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Movies, School, and a Blog-It Too

Posted by sliknik27, 31 January 2010 - - - - - - · 224 views

Good evening, my friends. After a long hiatus, I have decided to return to the world of video blogging. I apologize for the complete lack of energy in this video, but I've been waking up at 4 in the morning to go into work and sleep has been a rare commodity. As always, questions are welcome and I'll try to answer them in my next video.


The 2009 Endies: Game of the Year

Posted by sliknik27, 15 January 2010 - - - - - - · 234 views

Today is the day that the inaugural Endies come to an end. I thought long and hard about what my game of the year would be and came up with a limited list. I didn't play a lot of games, but those I did were mostly fantastic, making this a very difficult decision. In the end I knuckled up and made my surprising pick. Read on to find out.

Game of the Year...

The 2009 Endies: Day 3

Posted by sliknik27, 12 January 2010 - - - - - - · 216 views

As we approach the halfway point of Januaryand the video game barrage of 2010 begins, the inaugural Endies are winding down. We've had some great times, a couple people got punched in the face, and you've seen that I play almost exclusively old games. But fear not, my GOTY will come to light in the next and final entry. Until then, enjoy one finalancillar...

The 2009 Endies: Day 2

Posted by sliknik27, 08 January 2010 - - - - - - · 216 views

Good evening boy and girls and welcome back to my personal End o' the Year Awards, or as I call 'em, The Endies! I apologize for going AWOL yesterday, but I was stuck at the hospital for 13+ hours and didn't have the time or energy to write after getting home. So without further ado, here are the winners for day 2.

Music to My Ears Award

This award...

The 2009 Endies: Day 1

Posted by sliknik27, 05 January 2010 - - - - - - · 272 views

As 2009 fades from our memories like a high school crush and we return to the rigors of daily life, I'd like to take a few days to reflect on my personal gaming experiences, or lack thereof. I didn't do nearly as much gaming as I'd hoped, but probably did about as much as I realistically expected. School has become a new kind of suffocating; some might ev...

'Tis Better...

Posted by sliknik27, 05 January 2010 - - - - - - · 221 views

I needn't finish that quote because what we had is not lost. I'm back and, thanks to some recent spectacular gaming experiences, am newly committed to my estranged hobby. Now, "newly committed" should not be misconstrued to mean I will become some sort of professional gamer who surgeries people on the side, as I remain a busy human being and will require...

Quick Update

Posted by sliknik27, 14 August 2009 - - - - - - · 203 views

A few notes.

Third year of med school is amazing. Extremely busy, but amazing.
Rock Band 2 (360) is still awesome and my friends are still obsessed with playing it every time they come over.
Braid (XBLA) is a beautifully challenging game that has given me two moments of intense satisfaction: 1) Solving all 60 puzzle pieces on my own; 2) Beating the c...

Nick's VGM Picks - 2 - Rising Sun (Piano Solo Ver)

Posted by sliknik27, 24 June 2009 - - - - - - · 138 views

Game : Dawn of Mana (PS2) - 2007

Song Title: Rising Sun (Piano Solo Ver)

Album : Breath of Mana (Promotional Soundtrack)

Composer : Kenji Ito


Posted by sliknik27, 23 June 2009 - - - - - - · 244 views

I didn't do any gaming this weekend, but that's okay because I was enjoying myself on a visit to Chicago. I basically avoided all of the tourist trap activities, only walking through Millennium Park to get somewhere else. Instead of the standard fare, I spent most of my time catching up with two of my good college buddies, watching/playing sports, and t...

Easing into Gaming: 80s Style

Posted by sliknik27, 18 June 2009 - - - - - - · 225 views

Sometimes I think we forget just how large of a commitment many modern-day games really are. Having not gamed seriously in the past couple years, I'm actually too intimidated to fire up Fable II or Halo Wars right now, instead opting to start with something simpler. As such, I'm beginning my return to gaming with a few 80s classics courtesy of Namco M...