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  • jeremyf posted a message in the forum topic RIP Kevin Conroy. on the Kevin Conroy board

    It's been a particularly bad year for comic and comic-adjacent deaths. Conroy never seemed to take his position for granted and really understood the character. No one is able to say a bad word about ...

  • jeremyf posted a message on the post Blight Club: Grubbsy 3D - 01.

    Blight Club is now appointment viewing in this household.

  • jeremyf posted a message in the forum topic What do you do when your work is really affecting your mental health?. on the Off-Topic board

    All my worst jobs were explicitly temporary positions. That's one thing, but it ain't worth hating most of your waking hours indefinitely! Realizing you don't gel with something is not a failure, it's...

  • jeremyf posted a message in the forum topic Vampire Survivors and Why It Might be Game of the Year. on the Vampire Survivors board

    A few minutes ago, I just wrapped up the final achievements. So yeah, this game rules. It took me a while to "get it" though. It's really the endless layers that does it - every few hours they unlock...

  • jeremyf posted a new blog.
    RARE REPLAY RELAY: 30 Games, One Insurmountable Challenge

    30 games.431 achievements.8500 Gamerscore.Hundreds of hours.One year and one week from start to finish.All for an intangible quantity of bragging rights and accomplished feelings.I dedicated myself to...

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    RARE REPLAY RELAY, PART 1: Gaming in the Thatcher Years

    Rare Replay was made to commemorate 30 years since the company’s founding. Enough time has passed now that all of the games discussed in this post, save one, are at least 30 years old, too. Game desig...

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    RARE REPLAY RELAY, PART 3: Live & Rebooted

    When Microsoft acquired Rare, they gained both a studio with boundless ideas and a library of IP that had attracted loyal players. We can get a sense of where their head was at in 2002 with ...

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    RARE REPLAY RELAY, PART 4: Boxed In

    Keeping Dinosaur Planet as-is probably would have been better for everyone.We have officially crossed the 20-year anniversary of Microsoft’s purchase of Rare for 375 million dollars. If you count Ulti...

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    RARE REPLAY RELAY, PART 5: Zero Dark 30 (+330)

    Whatever you heard about Perfect Dark Zero is probably true. It’s a below-average shooter that, while still playable in 2022, fails to match the unique vibe of Perfect Dark One. There are no aliens, o...

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    RARE REPLAY RELAY, PART 6: The Pinata Game

    [Editor’s note: Please forgive the lack of “ñ” in this post. I didn’t feel like using it.]Wait, this game had a PC release? I wish I could have played that!By this point in the challenge, I had conque...

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    RARE REPLAY RELAY, PART 7: Nuts to This! Let's Bolt!

    Square nose?? Ruined Forever!!A disgrace. An insult. A real… boneheaded move. These were the sentiments I saw when Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts was new. Eight years after the last time the bear and b...

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    RARE REPLAY RELAY, PART 8: What Did We Learn?

    My hunger for Gamerscore is still ravenous. As you can tell by my maxing out Edith Finch in an hour.Well… this is the part where I’m supposed to break down, right? “I played every Rare Replay game and...

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  • jeremyf posted a message on the post Dan Plays Sonic '06 | Part 6.

    @chrisflavin: If Karl Pilkington fell into the Joker chemical vat, maybe.

  • jeremyf posted a message in the forum topic What is your list of MAINLINE Mario games?. on the General Discussion board

    I guess I don't get the point of the distinction, it's all semantic. I think from Nintendo's perspective they just make "the next Mario game." How Dan thinks 3D Land/World are somehow excluded, when t...