Vote for stream

•October 12, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Come visit our Facebook page. Currently running a Poll of what game will be streamed on Twitch Monday. Starting time will be around 7:30 EST.

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CD-ROM Collection

•October 9, 2018 • Leave a Comment

New post to the blog. Check it out! Click the link to visit the blog post on our domain.

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Streaming Live on Twitch

•October 8, 2018 • Leave a Comment

7:30 EST until 8:30 EST 10/8/2018
Streaming Minecraft

We have upgraded!

•September 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE

 

We own a domain!

For the past few years that this blog has not had recent posts. That is because I have been busy working on an upgrade. I wanted to move this blog to a site I own and manage. This blog has always been a hobby project for me since I graduated college. I thought it was due time to move to a self-hosted platform. I make more money than I did when I first started this blog, so for the next couple of years, we will have a domain hosted online. And while it is hosted I promise to bring regular content. Looking to post podcasts about various gaming topics as well as other content I will add in my free time.

Check out the site. It will be a work in progress as we continue to move existing content and create new content. We hope you enjoy our new site and visit regularly. Tell your friends!

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Other ways to play Roller Coaster Tycoon

•September 17, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I have written about this classic game before. It is one of my most popular posts on this blog. While Roller Coaster Tycoon (RCT) has stood the test of time, I have learned about new ways to play the game. And not only did I learn about these two new ways to play this video game classic, I found a community where people still love and play this game. People coming together sharing parks and roller coaster designs small or big.

Reddit is a great website platform for sharing. Where communities are able to ban together and share what they like. I visit the Roller Coaster Tycoon reddit page often. Click Here

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The Addiction is Real

•September 14, 2016 • Comments Off on The Addiction is Real

Video Game addiction is real. The addiction comes in different forms either collecting games or playing one particular game for an expanse of time. Many people would normally associate addictions with drugs, alcohol and gambling. Webster simply defines addiction as: ” a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble).”

Video game addiction has not really be categorized as a real addiction. Not all gamers south-park-1200x675are addicted. But we have all seen the stigmas of an old guy living his/her mothers basement playing an old MMORPG. But what makes video games addicting?

  • The High Score
  • Being a completionist
  • Role-Playing a fantasy character
  • Discovering a new universe, new game genre or players
  • Finding an online relationship partner

Addictions grow and can become out of control. But just like other addictions, there is help. If you visit video-game-addiction.org you can read more. I would like to take a moment to talk about my own story with video games.

I have been playing video games since age 5. So roughly since 1993. My first system was the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). My first game was the Mario/Duck hunt with the gun. The Christmas I got it I remember my Uncle and I playing through each level in 2 player. And booting up Duck Hunt with the gun and beating my dads score. Laughing every time the dog laughed at my dad missing a duck. I think that is just the start to my love of video games.

I have played PC games as a kid throughout the 90s. Typically playing alone on a PC. At least until the internet got bigger and better #DSL. I did have consoles when growing up. By far the N64 was my favorite console. Just all the memories I had playing with friends. So many great games were on the N64. Emulators have issues running some of the ROM games I loved. Lego Racer, StarWars PodRacer, Smash bros, Mario 64, and many more.

I thrive now for the collection hunt. Where can I find that game I played when I was 8 and for how cheap. Or if it’s a digital game I’m salivating for, its at what low price can I get this for. I will look through forums, sites, and reddit posts so I can find an indie game I like for free or for pennies on the dollar ($$). I would say that my collection has grown rather large. I mainly focus on finding PC games now. PC games in the 90s were more advanced than those on the consoles. I had fun playing games on a PC as a kid and now that I’m an adult and working in IT I feel like PC gaming is a no brain’er.

See my PC game CD-ROM collection on imgur just click the link. leave a comment if you like.

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My steam library has grown to 200+ games. I have either purchased, gotten for free, gifted to me, or got in a random key purchase. I plan on going through all my steam games. Maybe post about a few I liked or didn’t like. So please look back to this page for more post. Check out my Steam inventory

Thank you reader for stopping and looking at my blog. Its readers like you that keep me posted on this blog.

Fight for Democracy They Said

•February 21, 2016 • Comments Off on Fight for Democracy They Said

HELLDIVERS

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Hello gamers in this post you will get a look at Helldivers. Helldivers is a top down, co-op, twin stick shooter. The game is made by Arrowhead. It is available on Steam and Playstation. It was release in early 2015 on Playstation 3 and 4, then was ported to PC late 2015.

I picked up Helldivers during a steam sale. I was able to get the game and all DLC for under $30. Helldivers is typically $24.99. Some may say that normal price of the game is a little steep without DLC. My opinion is the game has enough content for the price you pay. I recommend getting the game on sale regardless.

Playing Helldivers makes me feel like I’m playing the Starship Troopers movie. You fight for Democracy on hostile infested planets. Players will originate from Super Earth. The democracy of Super Earth believe that all surrounding galaxies must be subdued by any means necessary. You will have to fight bugs, cyborgs, and Illuminates. Each mission you deploy on will have different objectives. The objectives consist of: capture area, blowup bug nest, activate SAM, escort civilians, assassinate key enemy target, Etc. Helldivers can be played solo or with friends, online or local. On PC local players are guests of your profile. On Playstation you will have to login with different user accounts, can still use Hosts DLC.
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