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Final Fantasy Challenge – FF1

At a couple points throughout my gaming history I had tried to play Final Fantasy I. I thought I had made decent progress into the story, and I was excited to kick of 2019’s Final Fantasy Challenge with the original title.

This classic was originally released in 1987 on the Nintendo Entertainment System. As a well-known advocate of forsaking retro games to play modern classics, how would this old-school tale strike me?

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Tom’s Triumphs – Beating the Best of 2018

Hello, I’m new here.

My name is Tom, and I have a full-time job, a baby, an amazing wife, a gaming website and a podcast. I have decided to write a recurring column, so uh, here we are. Thanks for spending some precious leisure time on my site. I assure you, if you click to continue reading and stick with me all the way to the end, you will be rewarded handsomely.

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Outside is Overrated Episode Eight – Best Games of 2018

Tom welcomes Hobby Box Burns to OiO, and the charismatic duo discuss gaming gifts, disappointments from the past year and the best games of 2018.

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2018 in Review – Babies Are a Lot of Work

Gaming has been a personal passion since the first time I saw an arcade in a mall. I have owned every major console released since the Sega Genesis, with the exception of the original XBox. For me, a Saturday spent playing video or board games with my wife or a few close friends would always be more appealing than a night out. Gaming is, and always will be a part of me.

So what happens when a hardcore gamer brings life into the world? Would my gaming self cease to exist, buried in a cavalcade of dirty cloth diapers? Would the world be forced to evolve without my tsunami of treachery and weiner jokes?

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Former MLB Pitcher on Balancing Career and Gaming

Steve Johnson is a recently retired right-handed pitcher who amassed a 6-1 record and a 4.26 ERA over 76 major league innings in parts of four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners. The Baltimore native is the son of a successful pitcher on one of the best pitching staffs in the history of Major League Baseball (Dave Johnson). An avid gamer, Johnson recently took some time to talk about balancing his passion for video games with the demands of being a professional athlete.

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DragonBall FighterZ Beta Impressions

Guest Post By: Super Saiyan Scott

Being a big fan of both fighting games and the DragonBall franchise, it’s not hard to see why I have been incredibly excited for DragonBall FighterZ since it was revealed at E3 2017. So when I got a chance to play the open beta this last weekend, I sucked up every ounce of hands-on time with the game that my schedule would allow.

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First Impressions: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is a colorful platforming throwback to yesteryear. You take the role of Shovel Knight, a shovel-wielding hero who leaps across chasms and defeats enemies on his way to the Tower of Fate. After playing the first couple stages, I think the game has a lot of potential.

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Opinion: I Suck at Dark Souls

It’s been 18 grueling hours. I’ve stopped playing for six or more months….twice. And now, finally, I realize that this game is actually fun.

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Review: Life is Strange

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 9

I’m an old-school gamer with limited time for video games.  When I do find some time, I prefer NES games, SNES games and 10-20 year old strategy/rpg games.  So when I can’t stop playing a new(ish), story-driven game about a Continue reading “Review: Life is Strange”

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