Funny; I thought I'd be writing less for this blog and more for GameCola. Most of these posts are reactions to things going on in my life at the time, so there was no shortage of inspiration. Though these have a more serious bent to them, I'm pleased that I seem to be shifting away from "serious because I'm complaining" and toward "serious because I'm being philosophical."
- Retrospective: October 2013
- The Value of a Vote
- Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
- Burning the Camera at Both Ends
- An Addendum
- The Analytical Gamer
Funny; I thought I'd be writing more for GameCola and less for this blog. Partly because I haven't been playing too many new games to write about, and partly because I've been spending all my GameCola time on making videos and editing articles, the podcast is the only item here that really counts (and it's definitely one of my better podcasts). The video post was slapped together to conclude our extended celebration of The END DAY, and the review was written at the end of October, so I feel like a slacker. Of course, behind the scenes, I was laying the foundation for our next RPG podcast, too...
- GC Podcast #68: Of Consoles and Peripherals
- King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! (PC)
- Crystalis: NES vs. GBC
Whoa! It's rare for the GameCola YouTube channel to have so much new content in a single month, let alone so much new content for which I am partially or entirely responsible. The bad fanfiction podcast, like all our podcasts on YouTube, is a repackaging of content from the main GameCola site, but the playthrough videos are particularly novel—the conclusion to what might be the first full playthrough of the Game Boy Color Crystalis remake on the entire Internet, and my first-ever blind playthrough of a game with live audio commentary (co-starring my wife, at that). It's been a long time since I've been this excited about making videos, and I think you're going to start seeing more live/blind playthroughs from me, for better or worse. And hey, the penultimate installment of the 2012 Mega Man marathon arrived, too!
- Crystalis (GBC) - Part 8: Harder, Deader, Faster, Stronger
- Crystalis (GBC) - Part 9: Pyramid Life Crisis
- Crystalis (GBC) - Part 10: By Your Powers Combined, I Am...Not as Powerful as You'd Expect
- Hacks'n'Slash #4: Metroid High School
- Let's Play Mega Pony BLIND - Part 1: Friendship Is Painful
- Let's Play Mega Pony BLIND - Part 2: Making Friends With the Wrong Spike
- Let's Play Mega Pony BLIND - Part 3: Discorderly Conduct
- Megathon 2012: Mega Man 10 (Wii) - Part I
This might not look like much, but that's because I've been spending most of my gaming time on longer games that can't be beaten in only a few sittings (unless you're insanely good or in full-on marathon mode). Furthermore, I've been spending some time working toward full completion status on the occasional game that I beat months or years ago, and that generally takes longer, what with all the secret-searching and additional dying on Hard Mode and whatnot. Next month should be pretty substantial, though.
- Mega Pony (PC)
- Mega Pony (PC)
- Mr. Robot (Steam)