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Resident Evil

As it currently stands, I have a collection of about 20 or so odd games that I have yet to play or finish. Some aren’t even opened yet. For younger gamers, this tends to be a non-issue. Either they have the time to get to the games they have, or they don’t have enough games to create a backlog in the first place. As the gaming landscape changes generationally, those of us who started gaming in the 70s/80s have found our lives evolving into new routines. This can cause a buildup of the very media we use to thrive off of. Along with the expansive length of games today, this causes a monumental backlog of “to-do” games that can, if left uncurated or ignored, lead to piles upon piles of unplayed games that can drive our spouses and significant others up the wall.

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Catching up with my Halloween playthrough of The Evil Within! I’ve decided to post both parts 5 and 6 together because I’m a little bit behind in posting these things to the site. And, of course, like a dumbass, I forgot to mute the dashboard during part 5, so you’ll hear a delay echo during gameplay. Sorry about that. It’s fixed in part 6.

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Well, folks, here it is: I finally lose it. If you’ve never seen me become so frustrated with a videogame that I froth at the mouth, now’s your chance. I have some frustrating moments throughout the game, but it isn’t until I hit the level 6 boss that I really fall apart. There is even some controller throwing.

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Okay, now the frustration starts kicking in. Just as I started having fun with the game, we reach a new enemy type that leads to a multitude of deaths and a level of frustration that I thought was only saved for bad NES games. Or even good ones, for that matter. See, that’s the feeling this game gives me: it’s like playing Double Dragon. When it’s good, it’s great. When it’s bad, you SMASH YOUR GODDAMNED COPY OF DOUBLE DRAGON.

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It’s that time of year again! Every October, I get extremely excited. Being a fan of all things spooky and horrific, I tend to celebrate Halloween during the entire month of October. Usually, it culminates with a day of horror movies on or around the actual holiday. However, given that I now have kids and will actually be going out trick-or-treating with Amelia for the first time this year, I may not be able to pull off a day long marathon of horror movie watching. So, this year, I’ve decided to try something a little different.

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