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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.

AniTAY Has Made It AniTAY Has Made It

A few days ago, one of the most prominent ani-tubers out there, akidearest, put out a video attempting to replicate one of Food Wars!’s most iconic dishes: The bacon-wrapped mashed potatoes loaf of gloriousness, the “Gotcha” pork roast. A task like that, however, requires a recipe. Where could one get that from?

Everything Else Simply Took Higher Priority Today Everything Else Simply Took Higher Priority Today

Woke up. Got out of bed. Fed the cats (at 5:30 am), went back to bed.

Nintendo Has My Number...As Usual Nintendo Has My Number...As Usual

Last night, I went to a concert for the Pixes and Weezer, and it was fantastic! That still left a whole day beforehand, though, video games included. What I played for that pre-concert period of time—and why—is rather telling for how games are fitting into my life in this particular moment of time.

My Love for a Song Went to Wholly Unexpected Places My Love for a Song Went to Wholly Unexpected Places

In Todd in the Shadow’s best-hits-of-2016 videos, while spotlighting Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”, he related his “weird relationship” to the song, with the realization that Mike Posner might have seen his review of it. Well, against all probability, I’m now finding myself with something similar.

Thumbnail Creation Tricks: Adding an Outline Border to Images or Text Thumbnail Creation Tricks: Adding an Outline Border to Images or Text

I am not a good artist. As a TAYer, that means putting together decent thumbnails for all these articles is often a challenge. However, with enough experience and frequency of practice, I’ve developed some good habits which at least help make that task easier. Here is another one.

The Theme for Gintama OP 3 Is a Breezy Alt-Rock Highlight The Theme for Gintama OP 3 Is a Breezy Alt-Rock Highlight

I’ve only seen Gintama in fits and spurts, happening upon it as my girlfriend watches it or has me see highlight great episodes. That’s still been more than enough to hear a decent selection of opening and closing themes. This one in particular immediately caught my attention on first exposure.

Scattered Feelings on the Officially Sanctioned Street Fighter Character Popularity Poll Scattered Feelings on the Officially Sanctioned Street Fighter Character Popularity Poll

So this was something had been conducted in October and November of last year, and had its results released all the way back in January. That all completely passed me by; I’ve only just realized its existence extremely recently. This is still as good of a time as any to take stock of popular opinion and be opinionated…

Some of That Game Maker's Toolkit Clout Is Responsibly Getting Spent on a Good Cause Some of That Game Maker's Toolkit Clout Is Responsibly Getting Spent on a Good Cause

As the old nerd adage goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.” and in his particular way, Mark Brown fits the bill. He has not only built up a strong reputation, but has also shown a willingness to pay it forward. His most recent endeavor on video game accessibility, which began yesterday, may be the…

The Delgados Is All Gunslinger Girl Needs The Delgados Is All Gunslinger Girl Needs

When you read about the trashiest anime show idea—little girls who get attached to adult male “handlers” and are used as assassins, for example—from a listcicle claiming that it’s actually seriously excellent, that show has some heavy lifting ahead of it to truly be convincing. Sometimes, it pulls that feat off…

Thirteen Figures Deep Into Girls und Panzer Thirteen Figures Deep Into Girls und Panzer

My merch enthusiasm does not end with Splatoon. In fact, on a pure figure-by-figure basis, after figurines, Nendoriods and Nendoroid Petits, the clear front-runner is someone else: Girls und Panzer, which I have been majorly into since its premiere six (!!!???) years ago. Here’s a look at what I’ve got.

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