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Since I was 3 years old, I have always enjoyed playing video games.  I see video games as a great storytelling medium of interactive fiction and drama (in terms of plot, characters/character arcs, and narrative) in which the actions and decisions of the player can dictate the progression of the game’s story. I feel that video games help improve qualities such as: strategy, decision-making, hand-eye coordination, and visual-motor skills. The first system I played was either a Commodore 64 or Atari 7800 at the home of a Church Mother of my current church (back in the day when she used to babysit me), and as of today (20+ years later) I own a collection of 18 systems and over 500 games. I’m a Sonic the Hedgehog fan (through and through), I enjoy the Metal Gear series (and actually understand it to some degree), and my top 3 systems are the Dreamcast, SNES, and PlayStation 2. My two biggest gaming-related repair projects involved re-soldering the power supply of my Genesis, and replacing the entire case of my DSlite. In the future I hope to repair the speaker and replace the resistors in my Sega Game Gear. When it comes to the unique experiences of gaming, there’s nothing like playing “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” while listening to Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” or the Mozart, Verdi, and Stravinsky versions of “Dies Irae” on loop. Try it; it’s pretty interesting.


  • Fake News Video Game Is A Little Too Real March 27, 2017 12:30 AM
    Fake It To Make It is a game that puts you in charge of a website devoted to creating and spreading fictional and/or sensationalised online “news” articles. It has been put together by someone who clearly knows how online media works, and that makes it more than a little frightening.Read more...
    Luke Plunkett
  • Animal Crossing's World Is A Trip March 27, 2017 12:00 AM
    The way later Animal Crossing titles have scrolled make it appear to the player that the game world is round. Zoom the camera out past the confines of a DS/3DS/TV screen, though, and the world is not so much round as it is a giant, habitable roll of toilet paper.Read more...
    Luke Plunkett
  • Fan Creates Patch To Fix Nier: Automata's Graphics March 26, 2017 11:30 PM
    Nier: Automata is a fine video game, but it also has some technical problems on PC which are a bit of a bummer. Where Platinum and Square have come up short, though, a fan-made mod is making things right.Read more...
    Luke Plunkett
  • Loot Rascals Helps Take The Edge Off Of Punishing Roguelikes March 26, 2017 10:30 PM
    I die. A lot. In all types of games, but especially in Loot Rascals. Thanks to its precious art style and bubbling colors though, I can never stay away for long.Read more...
    Ethan Gach
  • The Week In Games: Remixed For Your Enjoyment March 26, 2017 10:05 PM
    Some places are worth returning to as often as possible on each new console.Read more...
    Ethan Gach
  • Sunday's Best Deals: Star Wars Saga, WeMo Mini, Amazon Luggage Sale, and More March 26, 2017 3:03 PM
    The complete* Star Wars Blu-ray, Belkin’s WeMo Mini Smart Plug, and discounted luggage lead off Sunday’s best deals. Read more...
    Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Kotaku
  • Three Overkills Highlight Series Sweep In Halo World Championships March 26, 2017 8:30 PM
    In the lower bracket semi-finals of the 2017 Halo World Championships, Team Envy and Str8 Rippin were fighting to stay afloat in the bracket. On match point for Envy, both teams’ players showed up in a stellar display of Halo ability. Read more...
    Eric Van Allen on Compete, shared by Eric Van Allen to Kotaku
  • Some Of The Witcher 3's Character Animations Are Still Blowing People Away March 26, 2017 6:50 PM
    CD Projekt Red’s RPG masterpiece came out nearly two years ago, but damn does it still hold up. And recently, a handful of people’s favorite character animations from the game have been making the rounds.Read more...
    Ethan Gach
  • The First Six Star Wars Films Have Never Been Cheaper March 26, 2017 3:12 PM
    The Star Wars “Complete Saga” Blu-ray isn’t actually complete anymore, since it doesn’t include The Force Awakens or Rogue One, but $58 is still the best price we’ve seen on the first six films. You also get audio commentary on each movie, 45 deleted scenes, and three bonus discs full of extra featurettes.Read more...
    Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Kotaku
  • Track: Like the Moon | Artist: Future Islands | Album: Singles March 26, 2017 6:15 PM
    Track: Like the Moon | Artist: Future Islands | Album: SinglesRead more...
    Ethan Gach
  • Protoss Prodigy Stats Wins Global StarCraft League Finals March 26, 2017 4:10 PM
    Last night was a fond walk down memory lane for any StarCraft fan. Between the announcement of StarCraft Remastered and the showmatches between old Brood War favorites like Lee Jae Dong and Lee “Flash” Young Ho, anticipation kept building for the night’s climactic battle for the Global StarCraft II League finals.Read more...
    Eric Van Allen on Compete, shared by Eric Van Allen to Kotaku
  • Radiant Historia Remake Gets Its First Trailer  March 26, 2017 2:45 PM
    Here’s our first look at Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology in action, complete with refreshed character art, anime cinematic, and a slew of ultra-vibrant looking little sprites.Read more...
    Ethan Gach
  • Sunday Comics: A Tight Squeeze March 26, 2017 2:00 PM
    Welcome to Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics that usually occurs on Sunday except when it doesn’t. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.Read more...
    Ethan Gach
  • Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader run community: Three Days With Mass Effect: Andro March 26, 2017 1:00 AM
    Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader run community: Three Days With Mass Effect: Andromeda - My Impressions So Far • Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans - Episode 48 “Promises” Impressions - Part II • Seeing Splatoon 2 Global Test Fire Is Giving Me LifeRead more...
    Zarnyx on Talk Amongst Yourselves, shared by Riley MacLeod to Kotaku
  • Blizzard Announces StarCraft: Remastered, Due Out This Summer March 26, 2017 6:46 AM
    Everyone’s favorite real-time strategy game is getting a face-lift. As Blizzard president Mike Morhaime announced at this weekend’s I ❤ StarCraft event in South Korea, the original game and its Brood War expansion are both getting an HD overhaul and being repackaged as StarCraft: Remastered, due out later this summer.Read more...
    Ethan Gach
  • Newcomer Shocked After Taking Down Smash Bros. Legend March 25, 2017 11:36 PM
    This what it feels like when somehow you beat the best Smash 4 player in the world with a miraculous, last minute combo.Read more...
    Ethan Gach on Compete, shared by Ethan Gach to Kotaku
  • Fans Are Ripping The Halo World Championship For Its Shabby Venue March 25, 2017 10:52 PM
    Competitive Halo’s biggest event of the year is going on right now but some fans are arguing about the venue and how many people are in attendance. The tournament has a prize pool of $1,000,000, but pictures on the ground tell the story of a more deflated event.Read more...
    Ethan Gach on Compete, shared by Ethan Gach to Kotaku
  • Underdog Knocks Hearthstone World Champ Out Of Tournament March 25, 2017 10:30 PM
    The 2017 Hearthstone Winter Championship is underway, and 16 players are competing for $250,000 and one of four guaranteed spots at this year’s World Championships. One Cinderella story may not only earn a ticket to the ball, but he took out a champ on his way there.Read more...
    Eric Van Allen on Compete, shared by Eric Van Allen to Kotaku
  • Splatoon 2 Lobby 'Easter Egg' Lets You DJ While You Wait March 25, 2017 8:34 PM
    If you’re playing one of the “global testfire” demos for Splatoon 2 this weekend, don’t forget to take a few moments and jam and create some tunes while on the match-making screen.Read more...
    Ethan Gach
  • March’s Mod Booster for The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ on PC is now live. March 25, 2017 7:10 PM
    March’s Mod Booster for The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ on PC is now live. Creator Edmund McMillen is curating monthly packages to integrate fan creations. This month’s includes new items, hairstyles, and even cards from Magic The Gathering. Another one is planned for April, “but who the fuck knows,” McMillen wrote. Read more...
    Ethan Gach
  • There's A Holographic Zapdos Pokémon Card Hanging In The Cubs Locker Room  March 25, 2017 6:15 PM
    Somewhere in the Cubs locker room is the proud owner of a number of a number of rare Pokémon cards, including a holographic Zapdos, the legendary electric bird that first appeared over 20 years ago in Red and Blue.Read more...
    Ethan Gach
  • The Simplest Way to Upgrade to Surround Sound Is Also One Of the Cheapest Today March 25, 2017 1:51 PM
    Vizio’s 5.1 channel sound bar systems are the simplest way to add surround sound to any home theater setup, and refurbs of the 40" model are down to $210 on Amazon, the best price we’ve ever seen. Read more...
    Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Kotaku
  • Justice League Trailer Unites the Team, and World March 25, 2017 3:02 PM
    The full Justice League trailer is here, and things are about to get epic.Read more...
    Beth Elderkin on io9, shared by Ethan Gach to Kotaku
  • Splatoon 2's Snipers Are Pulling Off Incredible Shots March 25, 2017 5:00 PM
    This weekend’s global testfire for Splatoon 2 is live, and players are already picking apart the new changes in the squid-shooter sequel. A new change to the Charger is letting snipers hold their charges while squid-swimming, leading to some spectacular highlight reels.Read more...
    Eric Van Allen on Compete, shared by Eric Van Allen to Kotaku
  • The Weekend In Esports: The Halo 5 World Championship Finals And More March 25, 2017 2:35 PM
    The spotlight this weekend belongs to competitive Halo 5 as pros descend on California for sci-fi carnage.Read more...
    Ethan Gach on Compete, shared by Ethan Gach to Kotaku


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