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Mixtape #4 – 1991

I found a box of tapes I made in the 80s and 90s. This one is straight from 1991, the year the Gulf War ended. It’s also the year I moved back to Los Angeles and dated a guy named Ron in college. … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 Monsters Overboard

I wanted to play something with a Halloween theme for October, so I rented HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: MONSTERS OVERBOARD from a local Redbox. This single-player game continues the story of the Hotel Transylvania 3 movie. The player can choose to be … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: FALLOUT SHELTER

FALLOUT SHELTER was released as a mobile game, in advance of Fallout 4, just after both games were announced at Bethesda’s E3 2015 showcase. It was available as a PC game in 2016, Xbox One in 2017, and then Nintendo … Continue reading

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Mixtape #3 – 1990

I found a box of tapes I made in the 80s and 90s. This one, labeled “My Special Tape,” is a melancholy miscellany that reflects the personal struggles of my young adulthood. Love, loss, longing. I can remember holding this tape … Continue reading

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Mixtape #2 – 1989

I found a box of tapes I made in the 80s and 90s. This one is labeled “Miscellaneous Songs” and is more contemporary. I listened to these songs a lot when I was in high school and college. 1) Dead Man’s Party (Oingo … Continue reading

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Mixtape #1 – 1988

I found a box of tapes I made in the 80s and 90s. The oldest is one I remember listening to while cruising around Palm Springs in 1988. Dustin and I thought we were so cool, playing Bach at top … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: KNACK

I tried KNACK this week because it’s free for Playstation Plus members during the month of February 2018. KNACK is a button-combo beat-em-up platformer, released in November 2013 for the PS4, with a sequel, Knack II, released in 2017. “Knack” is also … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: CHILD OF LIGHT

One of my Patreon patrons asked me to play CHILD OF LIGHT on Try-It Tuesday, so I downloaded the free demo for PS4 this week and dedicated the livestream to them (thanks, Counterserum!). I don’t know much about the storyline, since the demo … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: THE FORSAKEN BRIDE

Time for another Artifex Mundi adventure! This week, I wanted something with a love story, for Valentine’s Day, so I played GRIM LEGENDS: THE FORSAKEN BRIDE, a point-and-click puzzle-solving story about a sister who attends her twin sister’s wedding, only to have the bride kidnapped by … Continue reading

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Try-It Tuesday: ROLLERS OF THE REALM

I bought ROLLERS OF THE REALM on sale for $2.99 because the artwork reminded me a little of fantasy artist James C. Christensen, and the idea of a “pinball role-playing game” intrigued me. “Persevere through the hands of tyranny; use … Continue reading

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