Can video games relieve stress? (Spoiler: Yep)

Spoiler: Video games can relieve stress!The other day I came across an article that talked about video games that relieve stress. Everyone had his or her own list of games that they turn to for comfort.

I had forgotten that games have the ability to help us feel better if we have anxiety or are going through a rough time. This got me thinking about what games I usually turn to for relief.

Spoiler alert: It’s not Grand Theft Auto!

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Miitomo review: Nintendo’s 1st original app

miitomo review 1A while back Nintendo announced it was going to release an app called “Miitomo” for smartphones. It’s now been released in Japan, so I thought I would try it out and do a Miitomo review. This is Nintendo’s first original mobile app, not including whatever Pokemon apps they previously released. Let’s not waste any time and get right to it. On to the Miitomo review!

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Legends of Localization Book 1 (Zelda) Review

legends of localization book 1 zeldaI recently came into possession of the first Legends of Localization book. What is it, you might ask? It’s a combination of all the things I’m passionate about rolled into ONE. The history of video games, retro games, The Legend of Zelda, game localization, and the Japanese language. I could never have imagined that one day a book that had all of these qualities would exist. Well, it’s finally here and I wanted to take some time to talk about it.

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Famitsu Japanese Game Magazine Nov. 1991

famitsu mandarakeI was in Osaka the other day and found a collection of old magazines. I happened to find a massive collection of old issues of Famitsu. I bought a few issues and wanted to share my pickups. This is a weekly issue from November in 1991! This issue of Famitsu is pretty old, which means we’re likely to find some old gaming treasures inside. I’m basically time traveling by flipping through this magazine. At this point, you can probably call this a retro game magazine. I flipped through it and took some photos of some of the things I thought would be interesting to share. Let’s take a look!

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