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#VisuEssayJam entry - Press Start
I was very intrigued by the Visual Essay Jam . Writing text criticism has been difficult for me over the past year, and a change in format felt exciting enough to inspire me.  My Jam Entry is here: Press Start . I don't want to expound too much on it, since...

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Super Mario Maker - Bully Bill
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintendo.net/courses/FADE-0000-0127-110B Bully Bill We’re finally getting to levels that I feel are pretty good! Here, I wanted to have a very high-up level, with multiple paths, and I wanted to focus on another one of my fav...

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Super Mario Maker - Steamed Cheep Cheep
https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintendo.net/courses/5D3A-0000-0125-90CE Steamed cheep cheep There are two elements of Mario games that I despise: the sluggish, difficult nature of water levels, and the rounded, cartoony look and sound of New Super Mario Br...

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Super Mario Maker - This Is My Christmas Present
this is my christmas present https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintendo.net/courses/D8E6-0000-011F-B335 You’ll come across lots of SMM levels featuring art created with Super Mario elements: depictions of Mario made of blocks, music stages that play a song, m...

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Super Mario Maker - Packed Pipes
Packed Pipes https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintendo.net/courses/2875-0000-011F-8981 I think this course is a failure. I wanted a course where all the platforms were pipes, which I thought would be aesthetically interesting, and it would give a chance for ...

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Super Mario Maker - Big Shroom 101
In this series, I’m going to talk about some levels I made in Super Mario Maker and the associated thought process that went with them. https://supermariomakerbookmark.nintendo.net/courses/56E7-0000-011F-4673 Big Shroom 101 I got the 8-bit Mario Amiibo with...

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Kickstarter
On rare occasion, I back video games on Kickstarter and wanted to lay out some of my criteria for sussing out any red flags a video game Kickstarter might send up. First: I determine if the game interests me at all. Most of my preferred genres (RPGs, city b...

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Me and MMOs
I just went through a gigantic MMO bender, followed by some Life Changes, which is why I have been totally inactive on this blog. I never considered myself an MMO person. I played Runescape briefly. It was unfriendly and grindy. I was never tempted to play ...

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What I'm Playing: 3/24
Murdered: Soul Suspect I loved this game. I had really low expectations going in. Reviews mentioned a terrible stealth aspect, which seemed like the sort of frustrating gating element that makes me give up on a game. In practice, the stealth wasn’t horrifyi...

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What I'm Playing - 3/13
I'm not doing very well at keeping a weekly cadence up on these posts... Sunset Overdrive This isn’t a good game. Well, it’s okay. There are moments where the writing and cutscenes are genuinely funny. But by the end of the game, it relies so heavily on bre...
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