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Dragon Ball FighterZ, a Toonami-Era Dream Come True Dragon Ball FighterZ, a Toonami-Era Dream Come True

I caught bits and pieces of Dragon Ball Z back in Toonami’s old heyday, but I was never all that much into it. Yet even with such minimal exposure, little me still thought about, and badly wanted, the bonkers fighting game that I knew the series had in it. It’s not often that the world fulfills dreams so completely,…

The Adorable Tragedy of Teasing Master Takagi-san The Adorable Tragedy of Teasing Master Takagi-san

If I were to attempt putting together a top anime of 2018 list, Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san (Teasing Master Takagi-san) would be near the top. I’d even go as far as to say that it’s criminally underrated. Right on its face, it works that cute slice-of-life/comedy beat which already hits me like pure catnip. However,…

12 Days of Anime 2018 12 Days of Anime 2018

I’ve seen this put on for a few years now, and with a little upcoming PTO from work to spare, as well as a 60-day writing gauntlet already under my belt, it’s time to do away with hesitation: This year, I will try my hand at the 12 Days of Anime.

BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad's First ED and the Oasis Connection BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad's First ED and the Oasis Connection

To this day, one of the best anime series about music is still BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad from nearly a decade and a half ago. Naturally, it features some pretty awesome tunes, and recently, my appreciation of one of my favorites has deepened even more after taking an honest musical dive into one of the UK’s most…

Secret Santa-ing for RedStripe118

I’m stranded all the out in Texas for work, cooped up in a hotel with basically no WiFi, so this page is unfortunately not going to look much better than “pretty rough.” Sorry for that.

The Switch Came Back! The Switch Came Back!

Last week, I sent my Switch out for repairs after realizing that its game card reader was not reading game cards. It took a short wait, but yesterday afternoon, after a knock on the front door, there it was! And look!! The repairs took effect!

Godspeed, Soldier Godspeed, Soldier

I was going to wait for clothes to get clean at the laundromat yesterday by playing some Nintendo Switch. Instead, I found out that it could not read game cartridges. Not just one single game; that would be too easy! None of the games whatsoever.

So Much Work, So Much Writing, So Few Breaks So Much Work, So Much Writing, So Few Breaks

It was just this past summer that I participated in the Talk Amongst Yourselves SixTAY Days of Writing Challenge. A sublime two months with enough literal output to sustain sixty straight days of blog posts. Now, how about what’s been written during the eighty-one days since the challenge’s final day?

Just Make Vanilla Destiny 2 Straight-Up Free for Everybody Just Make Vanilla Destiny 2 Straight-Up Free for Everybody

One of this September’s game downloads included with a Playstation Plus subscription was Destiny 2. Not either of the first-year expansions, nor the most recent Forsaken expansion—only the “vanilla” version, i.e. the original base game. That was perfectly fine by me, however as I finally had the chance to check out …

The Terrible, Incredible Results of Being Allowed to Play Your Ripped CDs In-Game The Terrible, Incredible Results of Being Allowed to Play Your Ripped CDs In-Game

The original Xbox not only played music CDs, but could even rip them to its hard drive. You could then bump those tunes without needing the CD, but that wasn’t all. A few games, like minigame extravaganza Fuzion Frenzy, could even harness the hard drive’s stored music for themselves! Surely it would be used for good!

Lending Some Deference to the 3DS, Even as a Switch Fan Lending Some Deference to the 3DS, Even as a Switch Fan

Game makers are still releasing games for the Nintendo 3DS in 2018, apparently to the chagrin of some. The impending arrival of WarioWare Gold and Persona Q2 has even inspired talk of such releases being “wasted” on the handheld, which just seems like code for “I’m annoyed it wasn’t developed for the Switch instead.”

The "Let's look at the menu!" Segment of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct Is Hilariously On-Brand The "Let's look at the menu!" Segment of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct Is Hilariously On-Brand

It’s the last three minutes of the August 8 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-centric Nintendo Direct. following a whole gauntlet of new item, Pokéball, and assist trophy reveals. Things seem about to wind down, but then the screen implores us to stick around for one more thing “Before we go...”

The RedStripe118 SixTAY Days of Writing 2018 Wrap-Up The RedStripe118 SixTAY Days of Writing 2018 Wrap-Up

On June 1, 2018, along with many fellow writers, I started my stint on ThePickyGamer’s SixTAY Days of Writing Challenge, with the goal of posting one article every day up to July 30. Somehow, I made it happen! For posterity’s sake, here is a commemorative post, with the whole catalog of articles, along with some stats…

When the Game's Best Mode Is a Way Different Side Diversion When the Game's Best Mode Is a Way Different Side Diversion

San Francisco Rush 2 was a racing game for the Nintendo 64, and it did city racing well. That said, I never did all that much actual racing while playing. Not once I discovered there was an obstacle course for stunts nestled among all the other tracks, and that it was a total blast.

The 2018 Standout Hit Songs Half-Year Check-In The 2018 Standout Hit Songs Half-Year Check-In

Same as last year, I am aiming to do a top ten list for hit songs (in America) coming out this year. That is proving to involve plenty of cataloging the songs I like which could make a showing on the list proper. As it’s halfway through the year right now, how about sharing what’s been picked up thus far?

Captain Earth's Most Enduring Influence? The Crepes Captain Earth's Most Enduring Influence? The Crepes

Captain Earth was a mecha show from 2014 by Studio Bones, hyped due to their past pedigree with other mecha series like Eureka Seven and Star Driver. It was gorgeous, it was a mess, good but not quite great, and I liked it overall. So its biggest contribution to my life was, of course, an episode with crepes.

Calculords, My Single Shining Moment for the Potential of WinRT Calculords, My Single Shining Moment for the Potential of WinRT

Windows Runtime, maybe better known by its acronym, WinRT...now that sure is an ancient term, isn’t it? Except that it really isn’t; it only first came into being from Microsoft in 2012, less than a decade ago—with the advent of Windows 8—only barely predating the current gaming console generation.

The Command & Conquer Theme Where Frank Klepacki Channeled Rammstein The Command & Conquer Theme Where Frank Klepacki Channeled Rammstein

“Hell March” is great, there’s no disputing that. Personally, however, when it comes to Red Alert songs, it’s something else that makes me smile the most, awash in nostalgic vibes and an aggressive stomp.

Another Way That My Past College Days as a Tutor Help Me Out Today Another Way That My Past College Days as a Tutor Help Me Out Today

One of the big parts of college, something that made me proud, was my combined time as a math tutor and a math/computer science teaching assistant. It even sparked the prospect of being a college professor as a dream job. That’s not the path I’m taking right now, but those times still enrich me yet.

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