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Thrifting Blog: Issue 3

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July 12, 2017 Dark Souls- Prepare to Thrift Edition: I re-visited the Goodwill where I found Ash’s talking Pokedex and almost missed this diamond in the rough. Hiding amidst the stacks of outdated college textbooks was a hardback Dark Souls strategy guide. This was very easy to...
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Thrifting Blog: Issue 2

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Crashing N-to Goodwill: So, this is a first. My mom and I went shopping at my local Goodwill on the morning of July 5th.  At the entrance of the store, there is a glass cabinet that houses anything that is considered new or “valuable”. Aaron and I...
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Thrifting Blog: Issue 1

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Hey guys!

As a life-long thrift store warrior, many of the best items in my game and toy collections have come from secondhand shops. I love the thrill of the thrift store hunt and the feeling I get when I find a diamond in the rough. Aaron and...
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Persona 5: Fast Times at Shujin Academy

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Contrary to the meme-worthy hit battle song "Last Surprise", I did see this coming. Persona 5 was nothing short of a breakthrough success for Atlus and the long running JRPG (Japanese Role Playing Game). It was the largest...
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Dead Cells: A Smash-Hit in the Making

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Metroidvania with a dash of Souls

Dead Cells is what I'd call a brilliant amalgamation of various genres and styles. It's one of the latest (released on May 10th) games to hit the Steam Early-Access page and is already rocketing off to...
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Persona 5: Take Your Heart – A Look at the Collectors Edition

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Hello everyone! April 4th will mark the first time a main series Shin Megami Tensei: Persona game hits the US market since December 9, 2008 when Persona 4 was released. Technically you could count the enhanced version of the...
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A Slice of Life…and Pokemon Puzzle Challenge

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Pokémon Puzzle Challenge for the Gameboy Color…one of many, many, spinoff games that came out during the latter part of Pokemania—the time when Pokémon paraphernalia could be seen in literally every room in my childhood house.  Pokémon beach towels and body wash in...
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Nintendo Virtual Boy: A Diamond in the Rough

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A Brief History of the Nintendo Virtual Boy

Ah yes... The Virtual Boy, one of Nintendo's greatest commercial failures. A system that led to a falling out between the company and legendary Game Designer, Gunpei Yokoi (1941-1997). Yokoi is man spear headed...
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