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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sunday Roundup: 7/29/12

After a nonexistent Sunday Roundup last week, things are back the way I prefer them to be this week, with a handful of new titles. And a game that I’ve been meaning to buy for months now. With a special story to boot!

 

 

 

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This Week in Gaming News: 7/21/12 – 7/27/12

In case you haven’t noticed yet, I am a fan of RPGs.

So it’s fitting that this week is full of RPG news.

Baldur’s Gate, Final Fantasy XIV, and even my old friend World of Warcraft.

 

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Posted by on 07/28/2012 in News

 

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One Year Anniversary of Slick Gaming

Wow.

It’s been one year since I started this blog. One whole year! It took me years to even begin writing one, and now we’re already one whole year into it. Once I started writing here I knew that I would stick with it, because I was having a lot of fun writing. Getting to this one year mark isn’t surprising in that sense. Rather, what is surprising is the amount of content I was able to build, and the number of dedicated readers and encouraging friends I’ve made.

First things first, I want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, provided comments and critiques of my work, and to everyone that has visited the site and enjoyed their time. There are a few people I want to thank personally for their dedicated support:

The Warning Sign: Eric at The Warning Sign was my first pretty much everything here at Slick Gaming. He provided my first comment, my first follower, and my first views. He has since grown to become one of the most frequent visitors. I wanted to express my gratitude towards all of your continued support of the site. I really appreciate you coming here and reading my articles. And for those of you that haven’t been to his site, it is DEFINITELY worth a look. Go there now!

Grinding Down: Paul over at Grinding Down has one of the more unique blogs I’ve seen. His posts are usually pertaining to what he is playing now, and reading about his exploits to get every last achievement has been very entertaining. It let me know that there are gamers out there that really enjoy playing and are passionate about each game they pop into their system tray or cartridge they slide into their SNES. Thanks for the support this year, and keep up the good write ups!

There are plenty of other bloggers, friends, and gamers out there that I want to say thank you too as well, but a collective appreciation will have to suffice.

So what’s next for Slick Gaming?

I’m looking to go another strong year. I’ve been working more and more on video content through my YouTube channel. I want to create more gameplay videos, Modern Classics, Free Plays, and I have a few ideas for more series’ should I get even more time. The tricky thing with video editing… it takes a long time.

I’ll be continuing the written articles as well. I was very happy that I was able to use this as an outlet for writing my own features and stories. I keep thinking up new pieces to work on, so expect more work forthcoming (I’m thinking “Games That You Can Always Come Back Too”).

And I’ll be working more on reviews. The cornerstone of this blog and the first written video game related media I worked on, game reviews are what I have been doing the longest. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on TONS of new games this coming year, including Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for iOS. Stay tuned for even more reviews!

So once again, thank you. It wouldn’t have been as great a year without all of the support I’ve received from you all. And I know, this is the cheesiest way possible to express my gratitude, but I’m doing it anyway.

Here’s to one more year of Slick Gaming!

Laters,
Jsick

 
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Posted by on 07/25/2012 in Randomness

 

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Modern Classics: DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution

It’s been a long time since I created the Modern Classics library, and I’ve completely neglected it over these pasts months. With that in mind I set out to reinvent the series, and I wanted to start with a game that easily fit into the Modern Classic criteria:
It has to be a fun, new, innovative, or personal favorite of myself and gamers;
Leaving behind a legacy for the video game world to remember is a plus, and;
There has to be something here that I can teach you about the game.
And what did I come up with? Dance Dance Revolution. And very quickly, actually.

 

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Posted by on 07/24/2012 in Playstation 2

 

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This Week in Gaming News: 7/14/12 – 7/20/12

Wishing there was an alternative title with the NFL license to combat with Madden? Well keep wishing.

Also this week, Brain Fargo makes good on his Kickstarter promises by releasing the first tempting screenshot of Wasteland 2, the remake of Double Dragon packs on the neon lights, and the rebooting of sorts of the Rock Band series is shaping up to be another must-have part game. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 07/21/2012 in News

 

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Review: Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure

I wish we could solve all our problems by dancing them away like in Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure. Forgot my money at home and need to pay a bill? Just dance and serve food. Need to enter your dog in the dog show but missed the deadline? Well just bark in rhythm with a poodle to gain entrance. Or my favorite, if you’ve found yourself outside of a prestigious event in Paris, improperly dressed, and without a ticket for admission, simply play a few chords on the violin and bam, you’re in. Unfortunately our world isn’t full of that much pizzazz but at least we now have Rhythm King & the Emperor’s Treasure to play on our 3DS’. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on 07/20/2012 in Nintendo 3DS

 

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Free Play: Gunbird 2

Free Play is a new series I’ve begun that takes a game and determines whether or not the game is worth your time. Each episode will spotlight one game on any system and in any genre. I’ll analyze the title, looking at the good parts and bad parts about it and judging if the game is worth it to play further. Best part for me, not only does this give me an exciting new feature to rant about, but it also lets me dig through my ever-growing catalog of games!

This episode features the Dreamcast shoot-em up, Gunbird 2.

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Posted by on 07/16/2012 in Dreamcast

 

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