Animal Crossing New Horizons Day 1 – Welcome to LilacGrove

Animal Crossing New Horizons Day 1 – Welcome to LilacGrove

Island christening

The day is finally here. I’ve been waiting for it for so long, and it went by so quickly.

LilacGrove was established on March 20th, 2020 with fellow island goers Mac and Renée.

Today was rather eventful.. technically it has been two separate days, but with only one hour played on the 19th, I’m rolling it all into one. Last night I was up until 3 AM exploring my new island. I caught my very first tarantula! Something that took me quite some time to do in New Leaf. Still no scorpions spotted though…

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – Not a Review

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – Not a Review

It’s been a while since my last “not-review,” but it’s for a good reason. I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection, not only in gaming but in life. Recently I stumbled upon an archive of about 200 or so blog posts from my first blog ever, and I’ve had an incredibly unique experience going back over them. Not to mention that Odin Sphere is a weighty game, and it overwhelmed me, but in the best way possible. It is truly a masterpiece of story-telling and demanded my entire focus for the time I spent with the game.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Not a Review

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Not a Review

DISCLAIMER: This piece is in not intended to make light of mental illness. I am not, and have never had any diagnosis for mental illness of any kind. My intentions here are to give an accurate opinion, to the best of my ability, regarding the game Hellbalde: Senua’s Sacrifice. If I have made any errors in judgment, or trespasses, please contact me at contact@videogamesimo.com. I would love for this to be an opportunity for me to further my understanding surrounding these complex topics. Also, spoilers ahead. 

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PlayStation Gamer Advisory Panel (GAP) – Complete History

PlayStation Gamer Advisory Panel (GAP) – Complete History

Forums were the primary source of communication between fans and creators in an era before everyone had a voice online via social media. The concept of a “social media influencer” was utterly foreign, and without a unified voice for people to rally behind existed a community known as the PlayStation Underground. Deeper within that community existed a subset of “elite” gamers, handpicked by Sony, to serve as the voice of the broader gaming community. These people were members of what was known as the PlayStation’s Gamer Advisory Panel (GAP). 

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