GameCube Week | The Legend of Zelda Bait-and-Switch

GameCube Week begins on In Third Person! We start with the curious case of one of gaming’s most notorious bait-and-swich!


Flashback to the year 2000. At Nintendo’s now-defunct Space World show, they revealed the Nintendo GameCube. Though I had concerns with the console’s cutesy looks and its asymmetrical controller, one demo that was shown gave me hope. Little did I know the one thing I clung onto would lead to the ultimate disappointment.

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It’s GameCube Week at In Third Person!

Nintendo’s cute gaming box gets the spotlight in this week of themed posts! GameCube Week begins tomorrow, with a post-a-day relating to the lunchbox that could. We’ll revisit a few games from my past, one of the biggest swerves in Nintendo history, and a dive into the demo disc that changed my life. There might even be…something different and very personal at the end of this run!

Hope to see you tomorrow and for the rest of the week as we celebrate GameCube Week at In Third Person!

Arcade Week | Pinball is Alive and Well at Tilt Toronto

Arcade Week concludes at In Third Person! Let’s end the series with a spotlight on one of the coolest gaming spots in Toronto! Maybe I’ll see you there someday!


By the time I started visiting arcades in the late 80s and early 90s, pinball machines were already on the decline. Losing ground to arcade video games and other amusement games, they were basically extinct by the time I was tall enough to see the boards.

Finding a pinball machine in the wild these days is tough, but Tilt in Toronto is doing the world a favour by keeping pinball gaming alive.

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Arcade Week | My Most Embarrassing Moment at the Arcade

Arcade Week continues! Can’t believe I’m sharing this story with the internet…


Flashback to the summer of 1998. 13 years young, out with my friend John at the local arcade. We were playing billiards when a group of girls approached us.

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Arcade Week | Favourite Amusement Games

Arcade Week continues! Today, we take a look at some of the games that aren’t video games or pinball machines.


The arcade is home to many different kinds of games. I gravitate towards video games and pinball machines, but there are other other attractions at most arcades to keep one entertained. Here are a few of my faves!

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Arcade Week | Street Fighter and Being the King of the Arcade

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Arcade Week continues! Online play is great, but there’s nothing quite like playing Street Fighter in the arcade!


Traditional arcades may be long gone, but a few times a year, I’ll stumble upon a Street Fighter arcade machine at a convention or other public establishment. Whenever I see one, I always make it a point to play it for the novelty, but my hype levels go through the roof every time there’s a random stranger on the other end ready to battle. These days, it’s my goal to stomp out every one I play against at the arcade as a petty means of reparations for all the losses I took as a kid.

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Arcade Week | The First Arcade Game I Ever Beat

Arcade Week begins on In Third Person! Many of us have played games in the arcade before. But have you actually beaten one? If so, how much did you pay to see the credits roll?


Arcade games are designed to provide bursts of thrills that suck as much money out of you as fast as possible. Due to the economic realities that come with trying to play any arcade game to completion, I simply didn’t. But there was one day in high school where my friends and I did.

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Arcade Week Begins at In Third Person!

Quarter up!

This week, we’re going to the arcade! Starting tomorrow and running through the week, join me for a series of posts starting relating to the arcade experience! We’ll cover some of my favourite amusement games, anecdotal stories of gaming excellence/embarrassment, and a look at one of the coolest arcades you can visit in Toronto right now! Come back tomorrow for all of the arcade action!

Street Fighter Week | A Collection of Past Street Fighter Posts

Street Fighter Week may officially be over, but there’s a lot more Street Fighter content on the site to check out! Here’s a few choice cuts to keep the mojo going!

My Top 10 Favourite Street Fighter Characters

Out Now – Focus: The Mike Ross Documentary

Street Fighter: The Complete History – Book Review

The Most Epic Street Fighter Win

Why I Love Rose in Street Fighter IV

Changes I Want to See in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Review

I Won the WorldGaming Street Fighter V Regional Finals in Kingston, Ontario

The Cineplex WorldGaming Street Fighter V Finals

This was fun! Not sure what the focus would be for another “week of”, but we’ll do this again sometime for sure!


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Street Fighter Week | Is Street Fighter Still the Premier Fighting Game Franchise?

Street Fighter Month concludes here on In Third Person! Though Street Fighter has always been perceived as the leader in fighting games, is it still deserving of that title? Thank you for joining me in this battle!


Street Fighter will always hold a special place in the fighting game community. Street Fighter II pioneered the genre. Street Fighter III was the game that kept the hardest-of-hardcore fans engaged during Capcom’s fighting game drought. Street Fighter IV ushered in the modern era of fighting games, laying out the blueprint for how to design a competitive fighting game for modern times.

But has it been deserving of that position in a post-Street Fighter V world? Not to specifically throw shade at that game, but in these last few years, the Street Fighter brand got weaker while others got stronger. On top of that, certain games may have stronger claims to the throne than you may think. Let’s discuss!

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