Review: Samurai Shodown III – Blades of Blood

The life of an old game hermit is never dull. It seems that I have found myself again in the midst of a career change. Don’t worry! It’s a good change and I’ve actually got a week of downtime before starting my new job. Not only is it nice to have a week off, but …
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Star Wars: Battlefront II – Inferno Squad – Christie Golden

So, I obviously fell short on my goal to completely catch up with all of the new-canon Star Wars novels in time for release of Episode IX. But in retrospect, I think that is actually going to work out just fine. Now that the future of Star Wars cinema has reached uncharted territory, the books …
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Final thoughts on the Star Wars saga

  Warning: The following post is very spoiler heavy with regards to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!   So now that Episode IX has been out for a few days, I want to share my thoughts on the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga. Before I begin, let me take a moment to discuss my …
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Review: Tekken

Taking time to play through all of these old fighting games has been a major nostalgia trip. My early teenage years were filled with afternoons at the arcade in front of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat machines. But for every fighting game I played as a teenager, there were a few that for a number …
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Review: Samurai Shodown II

Having recently discussed the SNK fighting classic Samurai Shodown, I was eager to follow up that review with an in-depth look at its sequel. Simply named Samurai Shodown II, this game takes everything good about the original title and improves on it in almost every way. Taking place a year after the first game, Samurai …
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Nerd Fuel: Donut Shop – Caramel Apple Pie

Happy Thanksgiving! It is my sincere hope that all of my readers have an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday with their friends and family. I hope your day is filled with savory foods, tasty treats, video games, and nerdy novels. Sadly, I will have to spend the evening at work. In fact, I’ll be up past midnight …
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Dungeons & Dragons: Baldur’s Gate – Descent into Avernus

For as long as I’ve been a fan of D&D, one aspect of the game lore has always been a favorite of mine: The Outer Planes. There’s just something about the idea of visiting what are essentially “other dimensions” that I find fascinating. Now, add in the fact that most of the planes are rooted …
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A note about Final Fantasy XIV

After nearly ten years, I have finally decided to retire from Final Fantasy XIV. The Final Fantasy series has always been special to me, and always will be. I’ve loved every single game in the series thus far. When Final Fantasy XI was first announced, I scoffed at the idea of it being a subscription-based …
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Review: Samurai Shodown

Before I move on to the next entries in the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter series, I want to backtrack just a bit and discuss another fighting series that’s not quite as well known. The game in question is Samurai Shodown. Originally released in Japan as “Samurai Spirits” by SNK, this game attempts to capitalize …
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