Sega Genesis Mini Live Stream featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Streets of Rage 2, and More!

On the morning of Thanksgiving Monday in Canada, I sat down to sample a number of games on the Sega Genesis Mini! We played Sonic the Hedgehog, Tetris, Eternal Champions, Comix Zone, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Streets of Rage 2, Darius, Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, and Virtua Fighter 2!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – Canadian Thanksgiving Edition

In the midst of Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, I booted up the Switch to play more Tetris 99 in support of Extra Life! Two big wins means two big donations! Also, we share what we’re thankful for, discuss retro mini consoles, and the downfall of rock music!

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World Cosplay Summit and the Globalization of Japanese Culture

When I think about globalization, my mind defaults to thinking about the ways in which the world at large has embraced North American culture. For example, when we were in London and Paris earlier this year, we heard the same music blasting on speakers everywhere we went. Who would have thought that Paris would love “Old Town Road” so much?

Maybe it’s just me being ignorant for not seeing the ways in which globalization has gone the other way. I acquired a taste for video games thanks in large part due to games that Nintendo and other Japanese developers were publishing in the 80s and 90s. Tetris, a game I herald as the closest thing mankind has made to the perfect video game, is a Russian export. I don’t really watch anime anymore, but there were stretches of time where I obsessed over Dragon Ball and Bleach. Heck, if I turn on the radio here, it won’t take long before I hear the K-Pop sounds of BTS.

After watching the documentary Cosplay Culture on Netflix Amazon Prime, it served as yet another reminder of how work from foreign countries can have a massive influence around the world.

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Unboxing the Sega Genesis Mini

I did what Nintendidn’t.

Though I’ve been flip-flopping on whether to buy a Sega Genesis Mini for quite some time, a combination of good news and a 20% off coupon at a national pharmacy chain pushed me over the edge. Here’s a look at what’s inside the box!

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Boss Rush Episode 18

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What an episode! Kris and Rachel from Double Jump, Jason from Downstab, Mat from Biff Bam Pop, and Jon join me to discuss a whole host of games, including Link’s Awakening, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Celeste, Galaxy Champions TV, Greedfall, the Sega Genesis Mini, Super Mario Maker 2, and more! We also play a round of Video Game Scattegories and OH MY GAWD THAT ENDING THO!!!

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Tetris 99 Live Stream – First Invictus Win and Donating to Extra Life!

Multiple top 5 finish and a win in Tetris 99 means many donations to Extra Life! As I play for the kids, we talk about weddings, the importance of networking as a content creator, Wii Sports speedrunning, and much more!

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From Affiliates now earning ad revenue to the new Creator Dashboard, let’s look at some of the new and upcoming features on Twitch

At the end of September, Twitch unveiled a host of new features coming to the platform in the coming year. There’s a lot of exciting stuff for viewers and creators to enjoy! This post won’t cover all of the announcements, but I wanted to cover the things that I found the most interesting. Let’s go!

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8 Tips for Participating in Extra Life

On Saturday, November 2nd, many will be participating in the Extra Life 25-hour gaming marathon in support of the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Our group had an amazing time participating in the program and can’t wait to do it again on November 2nd at 9am EST. If you’ve ever considered participating, or are in the midst of preparing for your big Extra Life event, maybe these tips will come in handy!

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Legend of Zelda Games That Deserve a Remake or Remaster

Over 25 years after its original release on the Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was given a fresh coat of paint on the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to the benefits of modern graphics and user-experience improvements, this stellar game received a well-deserved second wind.

While Link’s Awakening is the most dramatic glow-up for a Zelda game yet, Nintendo has already polished up a number of franchises previous entries. So far, we’ve received remasters of Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess. Here are a few more that I think are deserving of a remake or remaster!

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Returning to BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

For the past year or so, I’ve carried a bit of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle guilt. When it first came out, I was enamored by its measured approach to anime-style tag-team combat. The mechanics give players a lot of room for creativity while also being more accessible than your average anime fighter. In an alternate reality, this game wouldn’t have fallen out of my rotation and I would have competed in a few tournaments by now.

That’s not what happened.

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