Standby Is Super Meat Boy Meets Electro-Minimalist Han Solo

I was searching the Steam store looking for new releases that looked interesting and I came across a game called Standby. Developed by NoClip and published by HypeTrain Digital, it’s a platformer with short levels, high difficulty, and requires near perfect execution, similar to games like Super Meat Boy. It’s heavily rhythm based in that you need expert precision if you want to get through the level and especially if you want to collect all the keys and finish the level under the optional time limit. To do this, you’re going to run, jump, slide, shoot, double jump, stomp, wall jump, and more across dangerous walls, bottomless pits, barriers, security lasers, and other hazards.

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My Gaming Landscape [January 23rd, 2017]

It’s back! Hello everyone. Welcome to my first Gaming Landscape in almost a year. After attempting to replace this with a new feature, Thoughts On, I’ve decided to stick with this format as it worked for me for a very long time. The only change is that I won’t be as strict with my rules as I was before. However, for you the reader, it should be the same as it’s always been. If you’re new here, this is an blog post where I talk about the games I’ve been playing and my impressions of them. So without further delay, here are the games I played between January 1st and January 23rd, 2016: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Dash, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.
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Colorwind Reacts: The Nintendo Switch Reveal

Finally, after months of teasing, the Nintendo Switch has been officially revealed. Nintendo held a conference on Thursday, January 12th, and had an event showcasing the games and console the following day. My initial response to the console was abrupt, and a lot of the following information seemed to confirmed that. However, after digesting all of the information that we have over the weekend, here are my final thoughts on the Switch before the console is released. This will be based on information from the conference, the Treehouse stream, and various press releases, and news stories published around the same time. I won’t be talking about every detail about the console in depth, as this is primarily about my opinion, but I will give details and sources for the info where I feel applicable. I’ll break down my thoughts into four categories: the hardware, the service, the games, and the marketing. Without further ado, let’s get into this. Continue reading “Colorwind Reacts: The Nintendo Switch Reveal”

Countdown: My New Years Resolutions 2017

2016 was a terrible year for many, myself included thanks to having something of a mental breakdown, resulting in me essentially sitting out most of the year. I’m fairly positive that I didn’t adhere to any of my resolutions from last year so this year is going to be an especially fresh start. I’ve got 12 resolutions this year (yeah, that’s a lot) but I’ve got a whole year to do them! These are my New Years Resolutions for 2017!

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