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September 14, 2017 / Jett

ARMS Live Stream Featuring Lola Pop and a Nintendo Direct Recap

Trying out the latest character while discussing the big news from the September 13th Nintendo Direct!

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September 13, 2017 / Jett

The Super Nintendo Essays: The Original Console War

The Super Nintendo Essays is a series of posts detailing my history with and passion for the SNES. It had a profound effect on my life as a gamer, and I wanted to share some of my most memorable stories about it with you!


In a world with no internet message boards or YouTube comments to defend your side, the battle between the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis was – and may forever be – the fiercest console war of them all. Unlike modern times where the differences between consoles are minimal at best, these were two wildly different platforms in virtually every way, from console architecture, to controller design, to marketing. Heck, even third party games sharing the same name were oftentimes completely different builds between the two.

I was there for pretty much all of it. And in hindsight, console wars were always dumb.

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September 12, 2017 / Jett

The Real Problem With ARMS as a Tournament Game

A few days ago, I outlined some of the challenges that ARMS will face as a viable esports game. However, having now participated in a local tournament, I have discovered a critical flaw in the game that has completely killed my motivation to play it at that level. Worst of all, I don’t think there’s a viable fix for this problem.

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September 10, 2017 / Jett

The Super Nintendo Essays: Happy Birthday

The Super Nintendo Essays is a series of posts detailing my history with and passion for the SNES. It had a profound effect on my life as a gamer, and I wanted to share some of my most memorable stories about it with you!


I remember the day when my Super NES hype hit a crescendo. For months, I pestered my parents about my desire to receive an SNES for my birthday. In response, they would usually troll me by saying they were going to get me a TurboGrafx-16 instead. As time went on, the jokes got a bit more intense, and one day, they broke me.

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September 9, 2017 / Jett

The Video Games I Played at Fan Expo 2017

Playing video games at any sort of large public convention is a tough proposition. Despite it being my favourite hobby, the pros of trying upcoming releases in a 10-minute demo is usually outweighed by having to wait hours in line for that privilege. As such, Thursday at Fan Expo is the best day to do it due to it being the day with the lightest attendance.

On day one of the show, I made a beeline for the video game booths and here’s what I played!

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September 7, 2017 / Jett

The Super Nintendo Essays: Playing With Super Power

The Super Nintendo Essays is a series of posts detailing my history with and passion for the SNES. It had a profound effect on my life as a gamer, and I wanted to share some of my most memorable stories about it with you!


When it comes to my history with video games, you can draw a very specific line on my birthday in 1994. The time before it was the era before I got a Super Nintendo. After that, is the era I still live in now, where owning a Super Nintendo changed my life. That era of gaming, and specifically my time with that console, transformed me into a kid who likes video games into a full-blown gaming enthusiast.

I vividly remember the moment I received that SNES from my parents and many of my gaming experiences after that. However, by that point, the console was almost two years old. What was I doing back then? And why am I struggling so hard to pull those memories of a time before the SNES out of my brain? Follow me as I ramble on in hopes of piecing together my life before owning an SNES.

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September 6, 2017 / Jett

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Live Stream

Working my way through world 2 of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle while speaking a bit about my Fan Expo 2017 experience!

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