10 Favorite Games of 2005 (Plus 7 Others)

Fav Games 2005

I will finish this! I’ve already wrote about my favorite games of 2004 and 2006, but 2005 was skipped because I had a hell of a time writing about these particular games. No idea why.

If 2004 is the king of outstanding gaming years (a debatable claim, but go with it), then 2005 was the runner-up for the title. That year saw Xbox 360 and PlayStation Portable release in North America and Europe, and Nintendo DS gradually found its footing. Although older consoles like PlayStation 2 and GameCube faded into the background as everyone prepared for next-generation consoles, they didn’t depart without dropping a few damn good games. You could make a similar argument for Game Boy Advance, but Nintendo probably claimed it’s because GBA and DS would co-exist. Nope!

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Witches, Aliens, and Amnesia: 5 More Recommended Anime Shows

Five More Anime

About four months ago, I wrote about five anime worth watching. Now I’m back with five more recommendations, although I’m willing to say that most aren’t of the same quality as the first five. As with the previous post, the same rule applies: no obvious choices. No Ghost in the Shell or Tenchi Muyo or Cowboy Bebop. Those don’t need me proclaiming their greatness.

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10 Favorite Games of 2006 (Plus 4 Others)

Fav 2017

If you’ve been keeping attention (nobody hasn’t, myself included), you might realize that I didn’t do a “Favorite Games of 2005,” and that’s because I’ve struggled to write about that batch of games (for whatever reason). So I’m moving onto 2006, where I only struggled to scratch up enough games to fill a top ten. The actually writing about the games was quite easy.

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SNES Classic Edition Alternatives


So you couldn’t pre-order a SNES Classic Edition. You were alerted when Best Buy opened orders late Monday and missed your chance with Amazon because you were, y’know, sleeping. You prepared on Tuesday yet missed on pre-ordering with Walmart and Target. And the less said about GameStop (in general), the better.

Now what?

You can do the adult thing by staying patient and being hopeful that you find one on store shelves. Or maybe you pay a few hundred to a scalper on eBay. But wait! Instead of those options, I have four alternatives to the SNES Classic Edition that won’t annoy anyone and definitely won’t get you the upcoming micro-console, but what else can you do? Leave your money in your bank account like a responsible person?

WARNING: This is a wise-ass post that should not be taken seriously. I want to get that out of the way because I imagine there are people too serious about this damn micro-console to get the message right away.

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Let’s Predict Fire Emblem Warrior’s Roster


The big news in the world of Fire Emblem is the slow reveal of playable characters for the upcoming Fire Emblem Warriors for Switch and 3DS. That, naturally, gets people wondering about what characters have yet to appear and start making predictions based around story prominence, popularity, and good ol’ fashioned wishful thinking. And I am no exception.

COMMENT ABOUT SPOILERS: With the Japanese release of Fire Emblem Warriors only days away, I created a spoiler section for characters revealed during playthroughs and therefore might be considered spoilers. The Spoiler Section is located at the bottom of the post.

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