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Why I will not get a google “game console”

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Published on: March 11, 2019

There is a lot of talk about google entering the game console market, and they are “going to be the netflix of gaming” but I will not be getting a google game console for a variety of reasons. 1) As I posted here https://blog.mikeoconnor.net/2016/04/google-bricks-devices/, google has had hardware that they decided they did not want[…]

To those that think their pets are service animals (TL;DR they are not)

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Published on: February 10, 2019

To those that have I can not deal with live animals (aka “emotional support animals”) to many people think they can take their pets places claim the ADA or ADAA, which does not cover “emotional support animals” if you can not deal with life with our your pet, maybe you should stay home Federal law[…]

When it rains it pours

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Published on: January 29, 2019

This Sunday when I came out of church I found a 4 inch gash in my driver side back tire. My church is 70 miles from where I live so I am already behind the 8 ball here. I get towed to a tire shop. They have tires that fit my car, but not the[…]

A review of the Dell Inspiron Chromebook

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Published on: January 1, 2019

Back in November I got my hands on the Dell Inspiron Chromebook. First off I have heard people say how it is lacking, but i feel the problem they are having is that they forget what the chromebook and chromeOS is. It is not a full computer, you are not going to be doing codeing[…]

MS thinking about buying EA and I say good let them

Categories: Games, Geekdom, News
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Published on: January 31, 2018

I am hearing rumores from those I follow on YouTube that MS is thinking of buying EA games. As these are 2 companies I don’t like and don’t buy from I say let them. One of the reasons I have a console instead of gaming on the PC, is I don’t want to deal with[…]

Posted this on the FCC site for my support of Net Neutrality.

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Published on: November 25, 2017

I would like to make a statement why I personally support Net Neutrality. Normally I would say I don’t like government regulations, but when a company exists in a monopoly (such as ISP do, since many locals give them a legal monopoly and it is illegal to have another company run lines where these cable[…]

Who says conservatives and liberals can not agree

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Published on: November 21, 2017

Ok I am making a joke here a bit in the title, but Hawaii is a very liberal state, extremly (maybe not as much as CA) and here I am a well bit far right, finding myself in agreement with what the state of Hawaii is doing here.

Loot boxes are now illegal in Belgium

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Published on: November 21, 2017

My thoughs on the state of gaming

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Published on: November 18, 2017

First so you understand me, here is my history with video gaming. Growing up my family had a 2600. In my early teens my sister got a Saga Genesis (the same christmas I got a computer) Later on both my sister and I got the original Game Boy Finally in 2001 after I finished college[…]

I guess in Baltimore Side walk driving is considered acceptable.

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Published on: November 15, 2017

On my way to work yesterday I saw the following, I was just flabbergasted at it. But just another day in Baltimore.

Extra Life

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Published on: October 25, 2017

I will be participating in Extra Life this year. If you wish you can donate to the cause here https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=267411&wait=1 What is Extra Life? Here’s how it works Extra Life is a 24-hour fundraising and gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. On Game Day (Nov. 4th), I will join the thousands of gamers[…]

Why I canceled my preorder for star wars battlefront2

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Published on: October 24, 2017

Three words “pay to win” If you are going to charge the full $60 for a game, then do not make it pay to win, if you want to have it pay to win, make the game free. I also detest micro-transactions, and don’t do them, but to make a game pay to win (as[…]

Got “South Park The Fractured but Whole”

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Published on: October 20, 2017

On Thursday night I picked up the new South Park game “South Park The Fractured but Whole”. I will say I was surprised at what I got in it. Not only did I get what I was expecting, but I also go “South Park The Stick of Truth” Well since I have not played the[…]

So I did get a switch and here are my thoughts

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Published on: October 14, 2017

So back in June I posted about my new PS4, but still did want a switch (nintendo, I mean nintendo who does not want one) I got it back in July, so here are my thoughts. First nintendo needs to fix their attitudes about artificial scarcity. Mind you I got it in July 5 months[…]

Got a new game console recently and it was not a switch..

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Published on: June 8, 2017

I thought about a switch for 2 months, I been wanting a new game console for about a year and a half, my last game console was the game cube, I had played Rock Band at a friends house and that made me think about a new game console. The switch came out and I[…]

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