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Vices, Devices

When I conceptualized this website, I referred to it as a “blog on gaming and culture.” I’ve written a whole lot on the former and not much else. Today I’ll make an attempt to change that with a topic that I find to be extremely important and worthy of discussion — mental health. I’ll keep it simple, but try to just state my focus up front. I believe that constant electronic device and social media use can add substantially to the depression and anxiety that many of us face daily.

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Time After TimeSplitters

“They sure don’t make ’em like they used to.”

That’s a line we’ve all probably said in reference to a game or series in our lives. Whether it’s a product of our own nostalgia or an actual comment on quality remains to be seen, but there are certain cases where it really does ring true – games that haven’t been replicated since. TimeSplitters is a series that falls into the latter camp. Not only was it bizarre, fresh, and fun — it was a series I hold near and dear to my heart.

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Fun, Fatigue, and the Finish Line

Games, games, games. So many games. Too many games? One could say so. I find myself constantly floating somewhere between fun, fatigue, and the finish line. It’s 2018 and not a week goes by without an exciting release! I’ve discussed this briefly before and it’s a sentiment that has run through many of my posts here, so I thought it would be worthwhile to really dig into it.

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Editorial Nostalgia Bytes

NOSTALGIA BYTES — Old Faces in New Places

Nostalgia is a word that permeates the world of modern gaming. Despite our personal definition of “retro,” it seems we all want to find something that fills a certain void. We crave an experience that recaptures a feeling we had with a game from generations past. I believe we find a “certain something” in older titles that likely has more to do with our lives at the time we first experienced it than the game itself.