The Nintendo 3DS and WiiU eShops are Dead

Yesterday, March 27th, 2023, was the last day to buy something from Nintendo’s 3DS and WiiU eShops. Opening the shops on those consoles now presents the user with a series of empty digital shelves. The 3DS eShop still displays its collection of “Nintendo Selects” for some reason, though all of the games’ listings read, “This software is currently unavailable.” At least the animations and music … Continue reading The Nintendo 3DS and WiiU eShops are Dead

Put Battlefront on Switch

Seeing as my previous plea/prediction/hope in this vein came true, right down to the announcement of some beyond-my-wildest-dreams Restored Content DLC for KOTOR 2 (though we’ve still yet to see that DLC), I’ve decided to push my luck. While indulging my own nostalgia last week, I remembered that I still have my original installs and saves of Star Wars: Battlefront™(2004) and Star Wars: Battlefront II™(2005) … Continue reading Put Battlefront on Switch

Every Video Game I Played in 2022

Amazingly, I finally finished my big, long Game of the Year wrap-up this week. So I figured whipping up another one of these would be a fun follow-up. There’s just something satisfying about agonizing over one post for three months, only to turn around and finish another in one sitting. This series (it’s a series now) started as a post marking the games I’d Played … Continue reading Every Video Game I Played in 2022

It’s RPG Season, Baby

Fall has finally, officially arrived in my neck of the woods, and you know what that means: It’s time to throw on your thickest socks, your fuzziest sweater, your coziest blanket, grab a cup of something hot, and play some video games. But not just any video games. Only the biggest, longest, meatiest (oh my) games will do. I’m talking about my new best friend, … Continue reading It’s RPG Season, Baby

The Boktai Database

Almost exactly a month ago (I’m a day late writing this), I started a new project. Since May 1st, 2022, I’ve been building a fan/archival website dedicated to the video game series Boktai. Aside from a bootstrapped portfolio website that I made as part of a college course, this is the first website I’ve ever built from top to bottom in HTML almost entirely on … Continue reading The Boktai Database

The Moment I Fell in Love With Final Fantasy VII

Last year, I played Final Fantasy VII for the first time, and it quickly became one of my favorite games of the year, and probably one of my favorites of all time. These things happen slowly, and as a result of many small moments added together, but one moment in particular stands out in my personal FF7 journey from “interest” to “love.” I was just … Continue reading The Moment I Fell in Love With Final Fantasy VII

Analogue Pocket Review: I Love the Fancy Game Boy

Well, it’s here. It’s real. The Analogue Pocket exists. And it’s a really nice way to play Game Boy games. The Pocket is the latest in a line of high-quality video game hardware releases from Analogue, a company that specializes in hyper-accurate hardware emulation via FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Arrays). I don’t know what that means either, but it sounds clever, and I’m told it matters … Continue reading Analogue Pocket Review: I Love the Fancy Game Boy