Jeff’s Thoughts on Gaming #6

6th edition of whats burning on my mind that I need to get out to you. Lets dive right into it.

Xbox Live on Nintendo Switch

Filler one here, Xbox Live on Nintendo Switch!? Yeah I did an article on this. I feel though this is truly important. We have 2 big gaming companies joining forces in some capacity. You have to say this is good for the gamer in you.

A new industry standard?

Lets see if I can attempt to figure this one out. EA’s new game Anthem seems to have a chart on across where you bought the game is when you can play the game. Let me recreate that chart for you.

If you have Origin Access Premier (PC) You get the demo and full game early Feb 15th

Across all platforms you get the demo.

On Xbox One and PS4 you get the first play trial on Feb 15th but you only get 10 hours of play time. Then the full game releases on Feb 22nd

Does any of that make sense? I don’t understand the 10 hour trial and I really hope that it doesn’t become the new industry standard. I’m fine with early access.


Tax on games with a more mature rating?

This is a please no. This is a hell to the no, Why are we going to tax the consumer based off a game with a more mature setting. That’s like saying that there should be a tax on more mature related movies. I’m not sure where even something like this is thought of. If we have an issue with kids and the more mature related games, The parents need to step into action. You can follow along the article here Lawmakers want tax on mature related content video gaming I will talk about this subject more in a future article. For now though I hope that this does not come to pass.

Fortnite is in a windfall

Even though I am not totally a fan of the game, It’s cool to see it’s success. It is flowing in millions of dollars and lots of gamer’s are really enjoying the game. So what does this mean for other companies and gaming going fourth? It’s ironic also as Fortnite technically isn’t a complete game. For starters I don’t want to see companies or games coming out half complete that’s something that would drastically hurt the gaming landscape. A message to developers, Sometimes graphics aren’t all what makes a game. Game-play and having fun playing the game is what will keep the player coming back.

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Your Memorable Gaming Moments. Collaboration with you!

This is all you! You interacted and shared me some great memories. Thank you everyone who participated in this collab. I hope to have many more of these for this year and beyond. Lets get right into it!

@TheIcePirate (Twitter/YouTube) We got a video daily double here! & 2 great franchises great memories

Thank you TheIcePirate! I have watched both of these when you first uploaded them also. Love me some Twilight Princess.

Wolfy40oz (YouTube) “I remember this time I was playing Sea Of Thieves with my buddy and it was a great time! Best part is when WE SANK A PIRATE SHIP!!!!!”

I’ll never forget the Christmas of 1983. I received this Tomy handheld PacMan game. Sure I had played video games before and Atari was way better than these but we hadn’t owned an Atari yet and this was my very first video game that I actually owned and it started my love for pac man! It was the hit at Christmas day with all my cousins gathering around and taking turns to see who could get the highest score. I think we went through a set of batteries pretty quick that day. Pac man will always hold a special place in my heart! I still have this handheld pac man game too! And it still works! It’s the best thing I have in my collection and it’s the only item that was actually mine as a kid! This will always be my holy grail to my collection.


Sounds great! That moment in a game you did something so dominant and while playing online with your friend! Memories forever. Ironically I did the same thing not too long ago! Do you we a mutual friend between us?!

The holy grail it is! It’s great to see something you have after all these years. It just means so much more also having something as a kid that now as an adult you look back at and just remember those fun times you had. 

Hidden Game Room (YouTube/Facebook Page) “I remember gaming.. it was fun”

Thanks for the share also brother! I hear you, The good old golden days of gaming. I love channels like yours keeping true and reliving those glory days.

Rawman (YouTube) “My favourite gaming memories are of playing N64 games with a group of friends. Specifically games like Goldeneye 4 player split screen. It was a lot of fun running about the facility and doing 1 shot kills with the golden gun.”

I remember those days like it was yesterday, I miss them dearly I had mastered the game from that aspect. Let me guess, You were always James Bond weren’t you? hehe N64 forever my friend!

@Jetjaguar67 (Twitter) “My biggest gaming memory has to be beating Final Fantasy 8! I really related to Squall as a kid did everything in that game and beating it was such an event!”

“My second memory is simulating and watching an entire NHL season when the lockout hit (Dallas stars won over the Rangers) so Dallas stars are always my 2005 Stanley Cup champs”

Relating to someone in a video game is so cool. Just add’s that extra experience for you doesn’t it! Ahh the NHL lockout of 2005, Great to see though you put your own spin on it. I think we should make it official. THE DALLAS STARS ARE THE 2005 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS! 

@adorkableNcute (Twitter) “The best gaming memory was back when me & my siblings were playing Star Tropics. We were stuck on the level where the strait was blocked & my brother & sister couldn’t figure out how to go forward. Stuck in a memorial where a giant piano was.”

“a close second would be the time I beat Symphony of the Night the first time, with the good ending. It was worth it to go through and get every item, including the duplicator. I maxed out the time on that file and still have it saved to this day. 😁

Those giant piano’s eh! Always seem to be causing some sort of trouble along the way. It’s always nice to hear of memories with the brothers and sisters. It’s something you can reminisce with them from time to time. Beating a game for the first time after sinking so many hours into it is just incredible. Especially going all out getting everything. That’s a true acomplishment! 

@TheRebelTom (Twitter) “One of my most memorable gaming memories, is when I learned how to spam 2 moves in order to beat Goro in Mortal Kombat 4 and how it made my favorite character in MK become Raiden! 😀 Back when I was a kid and Mortal Kombat 4 was the latest in the series and the 1st attempt at a 3D style for the franchise, my friends and I would play it, like, everyday after school. They had it for the N64. I personally didn’t own the game, so I played it at my friend’s house. We could never beat Goro! No matter how hard we tried. One weekend though, I was spending the night at their house (it was 2 brothers, Jake & Joe) and we would just pass the controller around and each would try to beat the ladder, but none could ever beat Goro. Then, late into the night, everyone was just laying on the floor and almost asleep, I was giving it one more go. I selected Raiden and because I was tired, in order to get to the top fast, I would just keep doing 2 moves (no particular order) the Electric tornado attack and the lightning projectile move. Occasionally, I would use the teleport as well for better positioning. Anyways, when I finally got to Goro… I noticed that I went to round 2 with me on the winning side. Jake and Joe were still just laying on the floor, probably about to fall asleep any moment, but didn’t realize I had just won round 1… I didn’t say anything. Cuz in my head, I’m thinking: “Great, I probably just pissed him off more and am going to die.” Well, as round 2 started, right out of the gate, I landed an electric tornado dive and pushed him into the corner, then I spammed the lightning projectile move as fast as I could and got maybe 2 or 3 in. I remember Goro trying the super jump and stomp attack, but I was able to use the teleport and he missed. Immediately, I put in the input for the tornado attack and hit twice in a row and then a projectile… Boom! Round 2 ended and I won a flawless victory!! I can’t express in words the pure joy and satisfaction that swept me. I jumped up and yelled: “I DID IT GUYS! I BEAT HIM! I BEAT GORO!” My friends, popped up so fast and were jolted with energy to celebrate with me and to finally witness what came next! It was, of course, Shinnok, and I was able to beat him and get that glorious end credit! I always treasures that mem2and felt pride of being the 1st among my friends to beating Goro and the game in general. Raiden has been my favorite character since, due to the memory and feat we accomplished together! 😀

Man don’t you just love it! Your with the friends, You have that goal in place you will be #1 you will dominate. That ladder that can seem to mock you just there with some unfinished business. Trying times maybe some glimmer of hope, Nope coming up short again. Fatigue tiredness sets in, You know now it will be up to you. The fire in your eyes you want to do it badly. Early hours of the morning, The round has come its you what seems vs the world. Maybe it seems like it was all in slow motion now? The moment you see it THE GLORY IS YOURS YOU DID IT! SCREAM IT OUT TO THE WORLD YOU ARE THE MASTER YOU HAVE ACHIEVED VICTORY. It’s memories like those that you will never forget!

Roaming Dan (YouTube) “My favorite gaming memory is renting NES games with my cousin almost every weekends… I would sleep over and we would play until 3am… the game that we rented the most was Baseball Stars… I think we put more time creating our team then playing it because it was a rental so our saved would be erased almost everytime that someone else rented it! But we would still redo it everytime!”

Weekend video game renting! The good old days! Remember when renting the game and then wondering if the cart still had any of your progress still saved on it? Creating it and stylizing it to your own preference. I love that, Makes you feel like the master in charge!

mtshark7 (YouTube) “My favorite gaming memory was playing video games with my cousins.”

Always having someone to share those memories with and then bringing them up again years later is always so cool! 

Loch SNES Monster (YouTube) “Probably gaming with friends and family. Never the games, but who you play them with.”

Memories with family and friends are always great. Looking back at that bonding time and then remembering when and how. More special with some family and friends also!

XX Smokie XX (YouTube) “I once saw someone get married on world of Warcraft”

I mean I’d consider that legal no? WoW is one hell of a great game. Wonder if that couple is still together today. Hmmm

@pollybird34 (Twitter) “I remember Atari, but when my mom was prego with my baby sis in 88′ we had Nintendo and mom would play and I’d sit next to her and my sis would go nuts in her belly, she loved it – she was born early so we had to stay in the hospital for a bit and we brought the Nintendo in And when my sis would get upset we would start playing Mario and it would calm her down – now my sis is a super gamer 😙

Now what a way to welcome a new baby! From the start right to Super Mario! A great memory also being at the hospital and able to play the NES during the stay. Nice to hear that your sister is still into gaming it’s honestly a great memory to share with her also!

@darklands23 (Twitter) “best gaming memory was playing the Sega Master System with my mom she loved Astro Warriors, and After Burner. She got mad at me when I broke the 3D glasses. like for real…”

Yay! getting the Mom in on the gaming with you. Fun times. Uh-oh! Mom must have really really loved those 3D glasses! Hopefully you don’t get too much of the “Remember when you broke the…” Let me now forever pardon you from this mishap!

@game_mana (Twitter) “Mine was the morning after Christmas. It was quiet and everyone was asleep. I came down and played my new NES. The game we had was Mario and Exodus. I thought the graphics were amazing”

Something about soaking up that quiet time and playing a new game for the first time and on a new console. Then it’s the date you remember too, Christmas of 80 something (90 something?) something that just stays with you forever.

Maine-ly Gaming (YouTube) My friend has a video bonus for us! 

I encourage you to subscribe to my friend here. I watched the video left a comment and like because it was a fantastic memory and even greater video! Also that hat is looking pretty good. Your choice of game is courageous my friend!

@xErik999x (Twitter) We got a picture bonus for this one! img_2817 15 years in the making and you have finally conquered! I’m sure you were over the moon and felt so ecstatic! Take a bow my friend you have done the gaming world proud.

@esperdreams (Twitter) “Gaming has so many wonderful moments that to narrow down to just three was a bit tricky. I really had to think on what was more of a memorable moment and that was still difficult since there’s so many that really stand out for me. After what felt like ages, I did manage to give one of my favorite moments. Resident Evil 2 is a fun survival horror game that completely blew me away the first time I played it. I was expecting the campy dialogue, lack of a plot and just jump scares aplenty that the first game offered. What I got was an amazing story of survival between the two main heroes, Leon and Claire, who managed to escape the city of the dead. I always enjoyed Claire’s scenario more than Leon and it was really had to do with Sherry. My favorite moment of this game was when Claire first meets Sherry. Sherry being scared tries to run away to her hideout in the vents. Claire reassures her that she’s not a zombie and it’s the whole scene that brings out the humanity in a mist of chaos just always stood out to me.”

When it sits and stands out for you, To me that just means the game has really connected with you. Then also you have that moment that sticks with you forever, You can bond with another fan of the game over your great moment! (as you have with me!) I love a good gaming story also


I would like to thank everyone who has given me your memorable gaming moment. I have truly enjoyed reading through your moments and memories and feel we have connected more on that level of gaming memories. I am so humbled that you have shared your memories and videos with me. I hope you all have some more memories and making new ones, Even if you don’t game anymore at least now you always have that great memory with you.

~Gamer Jeff

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Video Gaming Funk

You ever just sit there playing a game and then lose interest? Not because the game is bad or boring but because of reasons unknown. Crawls in you just don’t know what to do or how to feel. That sounds like video gaming funk! I’m sure we all been through it.

So what is video gaming funk? Depends on how you look at it I guess. Some attribute it to playing a game and not progressing how they would like to progress. Others may think that it’s they can’t decide what video game to play. Oh so many games but what to choose? Another funk and the one that I mainly associate with is interest in playing a game. Again this is not because the game is boring or bad, Just comes out of nowhere? Can you try and put it into words? I’m not sure.

My thinking of this article came when I was playing a game myself. NHL 18 in fact. I have some created teams and players and I just mess around it’s quite fun really. I was in the middle of playing and then all of a sudden I was like “Meh….I don’t really feel it now” Is it because of the game I was playing? Well then I couldn’t muster up anything else to play either. I set the controller down turned off the system and just sat there. I wasn’t upset or anything I was just relaxing I guess.

I’ve had a few times in a game where I was trying to figure out a puzzle, What to do next in the game and then something comes over me like a funk. Can’t figure it out done with the game maybe almost to never be heard of again. Months later you wonder hmm that game I was stuck in maybe I can try and again and push through. That moment you do it and break the funk! It’s an amazing feeling. You can now progress on the game as you were!

How do you guys choose that game to play? Looks fun? Story looks good? Game play seems pretty good? Then what if your having that time “Well I want to play something but what….I’ve played this…I’ve played that…Eh not really in the mood for this or that…Oh what to play” This one no matter how I look at it every which way, Even I can’t figure it out. I think it’s just a natural thing that happens, Something in you is just saying your gamed out for now come back later.

Today’s quick article just focuses on some gaming funk. What about you? Whats your funk and how do you break it?

~Gamer Jeff

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Multiplayer you know more than one fri…..end…..person. In any capacity multiplayer gaming with one or more friends or family members is a staple in gaming these days. I am going to be focusing more on the couch type co-op playing in the same room with the person. We’ll get into online gaming in another post. Time to relive some memories!

The earliest memories I have are PC gaming with my Mom. It was a more of a take turns type of thing with like action scenarios, In any event pretty much where it all started for me. NES was the main for us, Mario 1 & 3 when we were playing taking turns trying to get as many levels beat as possible. Well we really only got to the end of the second stage on Mario 3 and with Mario one up to 5 before we couldn’t really trek anymore.

Now I can go on and on about what games I have played multiplayer and whatnot, That would be stretching my memory a bit there. I played a lot of the classics, Marios, Street Fighters, Mortal Kombats, Mario Parties, etc I’ve done my time and enjoyed some couch co-op playing a gamer with someone in the same room as me. NHL games were quite our thing too. Me and my friend would create players and just have ourselves a very fun and very high scoring game.

Now before I get the whole “woah your missing something here” Of course, I played the hell out of Goldeneye 64. It was the pinnacle, That game just mentioning was the such of what legends talk about. I learned to dominate the game. The style they had it and overall game play of course added to it’s magic if it wasn’t muliplayer it was single player. I of course will get into Goldeneye another time as such a great game deserves it’s own article. I think most of us 90’s kids were on to Goldeneye. The follow up in later years of a James Bond game I found Agent Under Fire and Nightfire actually weren’t as bad. Nightfire got the more edge for me since it allowed bots as Agent Under Fire didn’t.

The PS2 was really the end of days for this type of Multiplayer. PC gaming online was alive and well though as for console gaming I feel PS2 were the last good days. Some of my last good memories were playing the NASCAR games, The Sims 2, and NHL of course. The odd time on PS3 I’d play some NHL with someone and then the Wii we’d play some of the sports, Also as I got older it wasn’t really a thing anymore for myself personally. This where I pretty much transitioned into the online gaming realms. Nothing against it but online sometimes just doesn’t quite offer the same as someone sitting by you.

Years have passed and I’m happy to say that the multiplayer days of couch co-op and playing a 2 player game have been reborn! Me and my 5 year old son have gone back to the past and been playing those games. Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter may wait a bit though we got NHL, Mario Kart, Mario Games, etc it’s amazing to come back after all these years and relive those days. It’s like they never left. It’s also too some good old simple gaming fun. Sharing it with my son seeing how happy he is playing is truly something special.

~Gamer Jeff

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A Gamer isn’t a gender

If you look up the word/term “Gamer” this what you get, “A gamer is one who plays and/or devises games” “Someone who plays games as a hobby” “a person who plays games especially a person who regularly plays computer or video games” You can look up for days all the terms and so on and so fourth what they have. I looked for a good 20 minutes on google and other various sites and the definitions above are generally what I see and come across. I know other folks will have a different view to this while some may not mind I am thinking of the bigger picture here. I did not see the “Gamer Girl” anywhere I looked. I am sure if I spent more time I’d see something somewhere but anyways I didn’t.

My personal view point on this too. I honestly haven’t referred to anyone as a “Gamer Girl” like with so many others they are gamers. Passionate and love their choice of entertainment just like the rest of gamers. I hate how the few who have to label such gamers by such labels “gamer girl” “fake gamer” “nintendo fanboy” I don’t get it. Sadly with how society has been going also I see a lot of it getting worse and worse. When I used to go into gaming online we all treated each other as equals and human beings. We didn’t think or dare to try to label anyone based on gender, sexuality, race, religion, etc. 

When I was growing up my choice of gaming was the NES and a PC. I would play some of the NES with my Dad casual fun. If we are talking more hardcore here then I’m on the PC with my Mom. We played some coloring games, Those old story book games, My favorite was the Toy Story PC game. I could maybe do 3 of the levels, It was my Mom, She was the master of the game. Watching her go through level by level and beating them inching closer towards the end of the game, It was something so special. Unfortunately we got to the end of the game and didn’t beat it. It did get pretty tough. There were so many other games though on the PC that I played with my Mom as a kid, That is how I got my passion and into gaming. 

I used to game a lot with my sister also back in the day. N64 and PlayStation up to the PS2/Gamecube was our thing. More great gaming memories she used to help me progress through some games and we used to work with each other in getting past games. As I did get older though I did think and wonder how she felt that a lot of games we played mostly had a male protagonist role or focused on a man for the game. This wasn’t any bad thinking on my part, This was because I know my sister had fun with gaming and I sure didn’t want to see her lose that passion and that something that was apart of her life. One Easter she got a game Rogue Ops for the PS2 that featured a female role. I remember that she spent so much time completing that game she felt so immersed in it, I loved it. 

To me gaming is for everyone, Some enjoy different aspects and other types of gaming than what others do. I remember at school during my primary days honestly actually most of the kids didn’t game at all, The girls also weren’t into it and I remember some saying that it was because the guys (men) turn it into some hardcore competition that doesn’t make it fun for them. I have never been about that, Unfortunately I can still see that divide these days also. Worse part too it’s especially in online gaming where girls get raided with all these questions, quizzes, doubts, why they game, etc. Now how ridiculous is that? It’s gaming it’s entertainment it’s whats fun for them! Going back to the label on this though “gamer girl” like I mentioned to some ladies they don’t mind anything being called that, That’s fine. My point will go to how I seen my friend Kate word it in a tweet and I couldn’t have agreed more. “I hate the term gamer girl. Last time I checked, I’m just a gamer. My gender has zero to do with gaming” It’s worded so perfectly and I applaud my friend Kate for sharing this in an age where social media can be quite a rowdy place. Anything to do with gender doesn’t have anything to do with a gamer. You may ask does the term gamer guy bother me? To me not personally but I can see why to others they would ask why. It’s an unnecessary label that we don’t need.

I have to be quite honest here too, I honestly don’t really know what the ladies go though. In a way too I don’t think I’ll ever understand. I just hope for a day or a time where we don’t have to label anyone by gender on gaming and so on. Now again we’ll get to the point on some people “The term does not bother me” the keyword in that was “Me” the person itself. It honestly doesn’t have to bother you or the “me” in particular, It’s the other person. In all I just say respect that person. I tailor myself with how I am with friends I just find it as a form of respect. The many terms can be attributed to an old way of thinking, As a society we’ve built years and years upon things that we think or thought that were fine and just brushed it off to the side while the feelings of those and such had just been buried away. Now as society and those who have risen up and gathered their voice to speak out you have those of the old way shouting back “oh no this is how it’s been for years! it doesn’t matter! I mean it doesn’t matter to me!” The keywords in there “Me” “It doesn’t matter” Attribute the respect that should be going fourth.

To end off I just ask, Think about the next time when you use the terms “Gamer Girl” think about that other person. You will have your beliefs and opinions, For those guys that think it’s fine or don’t have an issue with it quite honestly that’s not for you to say as your not in the perspective or position to give. Just think about how that nice lady who enjoys her games not because the game has something to do with gender, It’s just a game and shes playing it without any label or grief whats so ever. “Why am I being called a gamer girl? wouldn’t I be just as a gamer as anyone else would be?” Of course. There are so many of us out there like my friend Kate who accept and welcome all gamers no matter how they be! We love the fact that we can interact and share our experiences with those because we connect with gaming.

Huge shout out goes to my dear friend Kate. I first thank her so much for allowing me to share this post and write about something that I hope someone reads and they feel the comfort in knowing there are gamers like me and Kate who truly care. I also want to thank Kate on some inspiration to me. Kate has a beautiful blog site that I truly have enjoyed, It inspired me to keep up my work and connect with more fellow gamers out there. I encourage you to check out her site here please give her some love she deserves a lot! I am very humbled and appreciate of our friendship.

~Gamer Jeff

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The Variety Bunch

A variety of games!
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Having some variety in your life is always good. Having a good variety of games is pretty cool, Your immersing yourself in other aspects of a world of gaming. I touched on this in my Goemon article when I mentioned that the game was different than the other games out there. Just before I get into this too, As you all know I respect everyone’s gaming preferences and all that. Some folks only like a certain type of games and have fun with that, I love it they enjoy what they like. This article is in a way some homage to those type of games that you may have not heard about or anything about the series etc.

The gaming landscape changes a lot. You can look back through the decades and just see how far we’ve come and what games have evolved to today. Mostly too what I’m getting at is games that don’t really come to North America, Goemon was one an action adventure game. It’s the story and how you go about the game-play is what isn’t what most of the west world is used to. Konami has said themselves too that the series is too specific for Japanese culture and that’s why they aren’t (weren’t) released worldwide, Which is unfortunate because it’s another game we can add to our gaming library. Japanese games add other elements that some of the rest of the world may not understand, or get a grasp of. I recall a game Mischief Makers on the N64. Honestly I didn’t have the slightest clue (even when playing all these years later again while I get more of the idea now though) It combies platform gaming with puzzle gaming. It was noted too that when it originally came out that the game was too confusing and most criticized the game as whole. I’m happy to say though years later the game has been labeled as an underrated game and hopes of a revival have quietly been around.

Japanese RPG games are know to have lots of depth in their games. They can also be quite hard games when you have it on the most hardest difficulty also. One of the games that come to mind is the Persona series from Shin Megami Tensei series (Persona is a sub series to the Megami Tensei series…confused yet? there’s also another in the series called Q and it features the cast from Persona 3 and 4) The story of the persona games are very deep and more in depth to say your traditional Final Fantasy games. The Persona games you can say are a totally different element than the others. Persona 4 at times I feel plays like a simulation game as well, Romancing characters, Bonding and building friendships, Even working and going to school all while embarking on an adventure already going on.

I feel that RPG’s are some games that provide lots of depth. Then you do have some games that do try and do different things that just really don’t work out. Fallout 4 is a good example. Taking everything out of what it built it’s series on and tossing that. The building elements of Fallout 4 too totally lost me and lots of other fans as well. Dark Cloud 2 on PS2 utilized a building aspect of the game. The mechanics of how they did it for us was real fun though and we enjoyed it. Lots of games have that extra something not totally related to the story or movement of the game but they are fun. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle featured the chao garden where you are raising the chao babies. Honestly I was kind of hooked on this and it was some little fun and break in the action of the game. The Legend of Zelda series featured across many games all the extra things you could do that didn’t count to any fashion of completing the game, It just counted to the players overall experience of the game. Some things don’t really work out and the odd time the extra things you do in game are actually more fun than the actual game itself.

Dragon Quest series has been more open to North America these days (as also mentioned in this article I read) Fatal Frame was a pretty cool concept on a game that I wish got more notoriety in the West. Also as mentioned in the article one that me and my friends had a particular interest in as well, The Mother Series. Mother 3 in fact that was slated for a North American translation that all but disappeared as the years went on. Check out this article of the 25 best Japanese games that didn`t see the light in North America 

I guess in some little way I can understand that they can`t bring every single game out in North America based on so many factors. I recall one time playing around with some emulators and roms my friend caught his eye on SMT (Shin Megami Tensei) we knew of the name from the Persona series and all. He was curious and checked it out. We were blown away that we had just found the very first game in the series. It was translated too (not sure if fan made translation or something else) still though we were in awe playing. The game was pretty fun also my friend was more into the RPG`s of the time and I was the one watching and helping out. I would love to own an original copy of the game, Of course with such as the game is in Japanese I wouldn’t  know how to read it unfortunately.

I love gaming, I love to play all sorts of games and immerse myself in world of fantasy, adventure, excitement. I have fun with so many games out there that I add a variety and have fun with what I have. Again this doesn’t mean not having variety is bad, I guess though without knowing what other types of games and such aren’t out there then you wouldn’t know. Oh for the love of gaming so many games of so many varieties and such little time. Did I miss any games or the odd games such as Attack of the Mutant Penguins? I missed so much because there is an abundance of so much out there. That’s why hearing from you, Teach me and tell me about other games that I may not know or didn’t cover in this article today.

~Gamer Jeff

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Surrounded by a fake support of an FB Group

***TO CLARIFY*** Most of this article deals with mental health and an unresolved health issue that had unknowingly plagued me and affected my state of mine and actions as the issue was serious and affecting parts of my everyday life. In way is this article to incriminate or put anyone down. These are after feelings of reflection and a long battle of mental and health issues. Life happens and learning is a part of life.


Today’s article will be about some more personal experiences I have endured. It will touch base on some gaming. As you all know I am passionate and am a believer on play and enjoy your games how you want. Personally while being online and making friends naturally I want to help create a great community of gaming friends and what not. I have tried, I’m not perfect, I have failed, I got back up, I’ve been shunned away, I’ve been back stabbed and forgotten. It’s a cruel world out there sometimes. Of course not everyone I’ve been with in a group has turned out bad. You just need to make sure you realize the toxic before it consumes you. Due to the personal and sensitive nature of this topic names and group names will be left out of it. I hold no ill-will or any issues with any group founders or members, I have simply moved on.

I have been and seen so many changes to YouTube and the social aspect of an online gaming community. Sadly more recent memories have me looking back thankful that I am now out of the toxic grounds. Though unfortunately mentally it took a lot out of me. I’ve always been one to help build a good decent community full of support and help. I have and couldn’t count off hand how many folks I have endorsed, supported, helped out, confided in, All to be for nothing. It’s draining and in a lot of ways a waste of energy. I just like to think out there that sometime I’ll make a difference and won’t be forgotten in all this mess.

Now of course many friends who I have helped, endorsed, etc haven’t forgotten about me, I am very thankful and humbled for those folks. They know who they are and if they are also reading this they have stuck with me. Believe me I am ever so thankful for the friendship. The connections I have made all over the world mean a lot to me also. I still to this day 10 years later keep in touch with my very close Aussie friend who I have adopted as family, My Aunty whom is ever so loved by my family.

You may be asking too why am I bringing up something that’s so negative. I want someone to read this and not go through the same horrible experience me and others did. It really affected me and some others mentally that it hurt some aspects of fun online for us. If you recall my article in an article I wrote Have fun gaming online! I mentioned that playing online with a small group of then friends hurt a lot when things went sour. A lot of this attributes to some toxic things that I hope to someone whom is reading this can learn from my mishaps and misadventures.

I’ll go with more recent memories here. Facebook, Oh how Facebook has become such a negative hole for me. Me and a friend had helped start a gaming group with “friends” due to another group that became horribly toxic and filled with trolls. It was interesting because the group founder used to be a close friend of mine, Sadly I will say he got consumed into the realm of being a star or icon on social media. Again no ill-will it’s all in the past. I should mention too that unknowingly I had some health issues that were plaguing me and affected such things as my mood and chemical imbalances. So anyways the new group was born and was praised for the more support and friendlier grounds. Running a group on FB is a lot of work and there will be times where you can’t please everyone. I feel also that a lot of folks had been criticizing me and my friend based on our personal life schedules and stuff. I mean no offense to anyone either but a lot of the group did think they were some huge stars and demanded so much from everyone. We’ve had and myself personally posting videos just to have them quickly rated down. Now honestly to me doesn’t matter but whats messed up is that these were folks we took as friends and that’s how they treated everyone? Why troll? What benefit do you get from it?

2016 I started to in a way become less active but more helpful? I left the group to run to my friend and other folks. I was now just a regular participant of the group. The toxicity vibes were just getting worse. They were criticizing game choices, what they were playing, The console of choice, Nintendo was often the rise of arguments along with PC preferences, Like there was just so much it was ridiculous. In a way it just really messes with your mind. So there was something Nintendo and right away the first thing you see is a whole bunch of negativity spewing over it. Look it’s fine that someone doesn’t agree or that you may not like something, Though you don’t need to go on some huge high horse scoff on why you are solely right and everyone else and fact is incorrect. I used to get such a rise out of this one member that if you said something PC (personal computer) the comments section was just a battle, Oh my goodness. In the other times too there was just a lack of support and lots of bullying within, Like getting help or something it was like you just asked for like a million dollars or something totally ridiculous. By the time 2017 rolled around I was becoming less and less active.

My 2017 was a strange time for me. Little did I know there was some issues plaguing my health and it wouldn’t be solved until later in 2018. It was a very very tough struggle. I was all but finished with this toxic hole. I started to quietly disappear from a community that I once believed in, That I once helped build, That I once helped support, That I once helped to try and make friends to make a difference. What really bothered me and I grew foul over was that pretty much nobody who took me as a friend at least checked in on my well being. Sadly it seems that it has how society has become a lot these days. That’s why I say if you have those loyal friends hold on to them as much and show them as much appreciation as you can. When you invest a lot of time helping folks just to have them turn your back on you it’s a pretty low feeling. I had personally deactivated my FB but was able to keep my messages afloat. Even my friend whom was helping me run the group had grown tired and sick of the toxic hole it had become.

So 2018 has come and the peak of my health issues were at the top now. Now unfortunately with this I was not in control of a lot of my mood, and other functions that were plaguing me. I wasn’t the same person in some ways sadly and I’m happy to have been able to get the help I needed. Now this toxic group that I hadn’t been apart for a real long time now, So one day I learned that it had upped and banished itself. How would I know this? I was littered with messages and comments and tweets, Threats and anger directed at me. I was shocked, I was floored, I was disgusted. This also happened to my friend too. I wondered why all of a sudden some folks had started to check in on me, Though it was all for their own gain. Yet again disappointed and let down by those you thought had your back. A disgusting movement and so much talking behind our backs it just left me in a state where I was so happy to be rid of everything. Honestly my only guess and logical viewpoint I have as to what happened with the group, It was tied to a very old and buggy FB account of mine. I had deleted the account and then after the 30 days it deleted off the server. It must have taken the group with it? I really don’t know, Nor now care as to why as a huge weight had been taken off of me. The group I had long ago created represented nothing of what a good community of support should have been. Assuming and accusing someone of doing something without factual evidence is quite bold and rather unintelligent. The group had I believe over 400 folks? So with those that said we went in and removed 400 group members and subsequently canceled the group? Yeah I do believe I am sounding quite crazy now. Though honestly nobody was upset for long, As I saw everyone had moved on to a new group that most of the folks acclaimed that they will help to run and make it the best as they can! Well best of luck to them.

Anyways in all after my health issues had been solved I turned back into feeling like myself again. Honestly I felt happy again, The toxic hole was gone also. It was truly a great feeling. All those that had turned their backs on us made me realize and learn something about myself and the community of gaming as a whole. The group and circle me and my friend were apart of was a support built upon fake. So when the fake finally began to expose itself, The foundation crumbled. Now we know when we build a foundation we use real support!

We can’t forget also my friend here who tried and helped make this vision come true. This all consumed him into this dark hole of negativity too. He truly tried his best to make the gaming community a great place. He didn’t and doesn’t deserve the toxic negativity thrown at him. He was always true and helped everyone out. He deserves a lot of love here. Managing a fake support is just very exhausting and such an energy waster. It’s just in a way all for nothing.

So again without sounding like a broken record repeating myself, This article is destined to shine some light on the darker elements of how a gaming community group can draw such a negative dark toxic hole. Also a main focus of this is mental health. I couldn’t exaggerate enough how poorly this affected my mental health, Let alone also how my friend felt also being in the position. Toxic negativity when it consumes you it just eats away at you. You just feel some kind of low. Your stuck in this hole and you want and just claw and try and get it. It’s a very long path back to the light. I’m happy to say though once it’s been all done and personally especially after my health issues cleared, I have climbed myself out of that deep hole. My friend also has found more light in moving away from those aspects on FB. The toxic wants to go where it’s fed the attention, They want to only hear whatever pleases them. I’ll say that no matter in what group your in that the values and common courtesy of respect should play a role. Yes you may not agree or like the whatever it may be, Though showboating and constantly downing the person that their tastes and what they like are morally wrong and claim that is what’s wrong with such and such thing these days, That’s exactly the thing you don’t do in a group. Once that starts in comes and starts the plague of negativity. I just think of it as a tiny and narrow mind, Those folks would have never put themselves in the place of anyone else and think for a minute how they are coming off or acting like such a fool.

Well then, Long article today and it feels good to get some of this off my chest. I really hope that this finds some light and maybe some other folks will reflect and see that they weren’t alone, Even if they are drawn into a group and stuck in that toxic negative void. This post right here is your help. I again mean no ill-will toward anyone what is done is done. The cares around are non existent, They will breathe in their own toxic arrogance foul smell. I wish them all the best, They had a good support going for them. Thank you all for bearing with me and hearing me out it truly feels good.

~Gamer Jeff

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