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Arguments against digit only consoles.

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Published on: January 19, 2021

I know people are excited about digital only consoles, but there are many good reasons to avoid them. First what do you do when the store closes down? Try to go download a game you bought on a Wii from the digital store now. You can not as it is completely shut down, you can[…]

The PS5

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Published on: January 17, 2021

I got the PS5 back on Nov 12, 2020. I have played a few games on it. As I don’t see much for updated graphics from my PS4 Pro, I am sure they are there I just don’t see them, I am seeing a massive improvement on the load times. One of the games I[…]

Got a free stadia controller and 3 free months of stadia pro so here my thoughts

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Published on: January 17, 2021

First Connecting the controller well that was a pain, apparently stadia does not like it when you use Pi-Hole (a good anti-ad in home DNS server that runs on a Raspberry Pi) I had to disable the Raspberry Pi to get it connected (I was able to re-enable it after the set up, but mind[…]

Found this meme, one can wish

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Published on: October 2, 2020

New console pre-orders

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Published on: September 22, 2020

The new PS5 is coming out. And this is the first time I very tried to pre-ordered a game console. I see many content creates complaining that they did not get first dibs on the new consoles. For that I am thankful as it means us no bodies had a chance to get one. I[…]

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[…]

MS thinking about buying EA and I say good let them

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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[…]

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

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[…]

To game desiners

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Published on: May 2, 2017

When your game is 90% cutscenes (Final Fantasy X on vita) or nothing but text (press X to read the next line persona 4 golden on vita) It does not make me care about the characters back story more, it makes me return the game. Yes I like watching videos, but I have a DVD[…]

Steam on Slackware

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Published on: April 22, 2014

I was a bit board today while I was doing laundry so I thought I try installing steam on Slackware. It was surprisingly to easy to do. And the results (well see the screen capture below)

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