Touch Yoshi, Get Happy

Yoshi has had it rough. Most will point to Yoshi’s Island as the pinnacle of the series. But even with excluding the puzzle games, there’s one other game I think every fan should spend at least some time with.

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Feel the Grind and the Burn

Note: I’m the opposite of an exercising expert. Don’t be a dumbass like me and say “This is fine and OK until I get hurt.” Probably actually ask someone who knows what they’re talking about.

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Exercising is hard. It takes a lot of time and dedication. Without the right mindset, it can be almost impossible to keep up with. The same can be said of some older RPGs. While they have their time and place in video game history, a straight forward turn-based combat system can feel like a slog. There’s often limited story telling and more of a focus on wandering aimlessly in a world while grinding.

I am far from the first person, but in recent years I made a commitment to tackle these kind of games and exercising at the same time.

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One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 25 – The Amazing World of this Amazing Game that we’re Amazingly Publishing

This week I talk about the publisher provided game coverage as well as some general Final Fantasy XI mobile chatter.

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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash – Hot, Wet and Lonely

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Over the course of my 27 years, I’ve put a lot of time into competitive shooters with probably over 200 hours each in Quake 2, Tribes, Battlefield 1942, the original Call of Duty, S4 League, Splatoon and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. Whenever I stumble across something that feels new and fresh is generally when I’ll invest at least a couple of months of time into it.

So I am a little disappointed that it seems like even if I wanted to dump loads of time into Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, it seems the playerbase won’t be around long enough to do so. It’s a game that surprisingly has great mechanics and pacing that I haven’t seen in other shooters, but, even a month after launch, it can be difficult to find a match.

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One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 24 – Benjamin in PRGE Land

This week I talk about Mario Odyssey, More Peach Beach Splash and Breath of Fire II, as well as my time and pick ups at Portland Retro Game Expo.

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