Crayon Art #15: Kirby’s Dream Land

Did you know that Kirby was almost called “Twinkle Popo?” Thank goodness for the change! “Twinkle Popo’s Dream Land” just doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. Kirby’s Dream Land was released on the Nintendo Game Boy in April of 1992 (August in the US). After Tetris, it was the first significant game that I ownedContinue reading “Crayon Art #15: Kirby’s Dream Land”

*Marker* Art #14: Frog from Chrono Trigger

After successfully completing two pieces of 8-bit art, I knew that I wanted to make my own leap into the world of 16-bits. I was also eager to try out a fresh set of Ohuhu markers that were gifted to me by a friend last summer. Searching for the perfect new subject, my mind finallyContinue reading “*Marker* Art #14: Frog from Chrono Trigger”

*Painting* Art #13: Link

Coming off the heels of a successful Mega Man pixel art project, I knew I had try another! After my girlfriend ordered us some more canvases, I settled on my next painting subject: Link from The Legend of Zelda! The Zelda games have been some of my favorites ever since the original 1986 NES release,Continue reading “*Painting* Art #13: Link”

There She Blows: Wind in Games

There have been a few times this past month where the wind has been howling wildly outside of our window. It’s loud enough to raise my anxiety a little bit, but apparently this is just the tip of the iceberg. Where I’m currently living, March is supposed to be windiest month. So, I better getContinue reading “There She Blows: Wind in Games”

50th Post: Most Mentioned Games

Can you believe it?! 50 posts! I launched my website in the late summer of 2019 and began publishing regular blog posts at the beginning of 2020. It all started with my idea to create monthly themed Top Ten lists about video games based on some sort of pun (Jam-uary, Food-uary, Blarch, Ape-ril, etc.). OfContinue reading “50th Post: Most Mentioned Games”

You Are Mine: Mine Carts in Games

I’m not sure what exactly inspired me to write this article, but driving through the beautiful mountains of Wyoming has certainly helped. Every once in awhile, I’ll spot an old tunnel carved out of the side of a mountain and wonder where that tunnel might lead. Many of these tunnels have railroad attached to them,Continue reading “You Are Mine: Mine Carts in Games”

My Gaming Year in Review (2021)

Starting in about 2005, I decided to keep track of every video game I had ever beaten including the date and time of completion. I would even make notes about how the game was completed and added details like the difficulty level or percentage rates if applicable. I used my memory to recall games IContinue reading “My Gaming Year in Review (2021)”

Make Like A Tree: Trees in Games

Oh gaming trees, oh gaming trees – how lovely are thy branches! We put up our Christmas tree shortly before Thanksgiving (mostly because we knew we wouldn’t even be in town to enjoy it over the holidays), and now that the big day is here, I imagine many of you who celebrate have been gatheredContinue reading “Make Like A Tree: Trees in Games”

Shop ’til you Drop: Stores in Games

Have you finished your holiday shopping? Or are you just getting started?? Since I’ve been browsing for the perfect gifts, I’ve been thinking back to all the times I’ve spent gold, rupees, or gil during all my virtual travels. Which shops were the most interesting to visit? Below are the Top Ten choices for notableContinue reading “Shop ’til you Drop: Stores in Games”

Not for the Dinner Table: Birds in Games

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and we’re all still recovering from the massive amount of food that we put into our bodies. Crafting a feast fit for royalty, my girlfriend and I successfully dominated our first ever attempt at roasting a turkey. We may be eating leftovers for awhile… In the meantime, it’s time toContinue reading “Not for the Dinner Table: Birds in Games”