Monthly Archives: December 2016

Moving Away from Physical Goods

This Christmas I was surprised and delighted to get a Kindle as one of my gifts. Back in 2011, I remember talking to a friend of mine and dismissing the Kindle as something which ruined the experiences of reading, but … Continue reading

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Vermin

Vermin is one of the earliest Game & Watches (in fact, it is the third) but it’s one which cemented the formula for future titles in the range. The first two had been rather atypical when compared to the later … Continue reading

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Christmas Stories

A Christmas tradition which I have, but which seems to be fairly uncommon in my experience, is writing a Christmas story each year. Obviously, I am quite creative and so enjoy writing fiction recreationally and if you aren’t that kind … Continue reading

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Game & Watch games:

1980: Ball 1980: Vermin 1980: Fire 1981: Manhole 1981: Octopus 1982: Snoopy Tennis 1982: Oil Panic 1982: Donkey Kong 1982: Green House 1983: Donkey Kong II 1983: Mario Bros. 1986: Super Mario Bros. 1997: Game & Watch Gallery 2001: Super … Continue reading

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Game & Watch Gallery

Game & Watch Gallery is the first game in a delightful series which sees Game & Watch titles remade in ways which incorporate different characters like, Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi. I personally adore every installment and consider it one … Continue reading

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Loneliness

Way back in the second half of 2014, I was feeling rather lonely. Well, in fact, that’s quite a large understatement. At that point in my life, I was very lonely and I was quite miserable too. My social events … Continue reading

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The Story of Friendship

In my eyes, every friendship is a little bit like a story. When you meet somebody, that’s the start of the story and the finite nature of life means that all of these stories must come to an end eventually. … Continue reading

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Manhole

Manhole is one of the earlier Game & Watch games and it’s not one of the ones which really gets acknowledged very often in more recent Nintendo games. You might think that this one’s a bit less good, since it … Continue reading

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Spreading Out Events

I recently had an idea for something which I think would be very nice to do and so wanted to share it here. I don’t generally like to arrange birthday events for myself – I do sometimes, but usually lots … Continue reading

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Fire (Game & Watch)

Fire is one of the earlier Game & Watches and it is also one of the most iconic and the most fun. Quite significantly, the generic people in this game are what would be used as the basis for the … Continue reading

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