On The Road Again: Five Fun Video Games To Take On A Trip

Summer is here, which means a chance to get away for that long overdue vacation to someplace exotic or a short trip to visit family. Whether it’s a long or short trip, and you’re a gamer, it also means spending time away from your console or PC. As gamers, we love our games but we also have lives outside of Mario and Zelda. How can a gamer have their cake and eat it too? If you own a portable game system, like a Nintendo 3DS or even a Nintendo DS, you bring that with you on the road. Here’s my personal five fun games I’ve taken with me on trips to pass the time between flights or rest stops. The list will focus on games that can be played on the Nintendo 3DS. Continue reading “On The Road Again: Five Fun Video Games To Take On A Trip”

May Video Game Challenge Progress Report: Fire Emblem – Awakening

One of the biggest joys I find in doing these challenges and selecting a video game that’s in progress but waiting to be finished is rediscovering how much I enjoyed playing a game. I typically wonder why I never just continued with the game and finished it once and for all. Actually, I do know why I stopped but the reason is never really important. As long as I’m playing the game again with the commitment to finish it this time, that’s what really matters. I’ve encountered a close call with this month’s video game challenge and this is one game that has called upon me to exercise a lot of perseverance just when I was ready to throw in the towel.

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Video Game Challenge For May: Game Number Ten Revealed

As the temperature outside starts warming up and some of your favorite TV  shows start finishing up for the season, it can either be extremely easy or difficult to focus on other leisure pursuits, like video games. Video games tend to be more of an activity that’s suited for those days when the weather is cold, damp, or just plain crappy. What better way to occupy that time with playing a game that’s fun and immersive. When you have more free time during the late spring and summer months, video games can also be a great source for filling up your extra free time. Of course, this might also be a problem when you’re done hibernating for the season and want to go outside and enjoy the day. To suit my small pockets of free time and my on-the-go nature during these warm weather days, I picked a game that would enable me to get my gaming fix no matter where I go.

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Please Have Snow & Mistletoe: Fictional Characters I’d Love To Kiss Under The Mistletoe

The best thing about celebrating Christmas (for those of you who celebrate) are the traditions. Some family traditions involve decorating the Christmas tree with family. Other traditions may involve having a particular dish that’s exclusively made for the holidays. What’s Christmas without grandma’s famous egg nog? There’s also traditions people either love or dread around this time of the year. Depending on what your views are, people may like to bring out the seemingly harmless sprig of green with a cluster of white berries known as mistletoe.

Wherever this tradition of kissing under the mistletoe came from, it has been a source of delight and dread for most people. Maybe you need an excuse to kiss that office cutie you had your eye on for months because, you know, tradition dictates you must kiss under the mistletoe when you find yourselves under it. Or you’ll do anything to avoid being caught under it with that guy at the coffee shop who means well but is a bit of a creeper every time you get your morning java fix. To celebrate this Christmas week, I thought it’d be fun to list some of the fictional characters I wouldn’t mind being caught under the mistletoe with in no real order of favorites.

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