Demon Summoner: Soul Hackers

Kretzschmarmark/ September 16, 2023/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Keeping The Lights On Well, damn. Has it really been 2+ years since my last blog post? I guess it’s time to dust off this Pooh Corner since I’m paying to keep the lights on. There have been quite a few updates since April 2021. First, I’m still teaching and enjoying my courseload. Second, my book, The History and Allure

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PlayStation 3 Games to Buy Before the Digital Store Closes

Kretzschmarmark/ April 11, 2021/ Uncategorized

4/19/2021 Update: Sony reversed course and will keep the PlayStation Store open. Maybe we’ll eventually get true backward compatibility out of this, but that’s probably way down the road. Downloading the following games is no longer urgent, but keep this page in mind if you have some bucks to spend. Pour One Out for the PS3, PSP, and Vita Most

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Valkyria Chronicles

Kretzschmarmark/ February 18, 2021/ Uncategorized

Valkyria Chronicles Digital war is hell, man. Both of my grandpas served in World War II, and I occasionally picked their brains about their service as officers before the Air Force became its own branch. For the most part, they were open about their roles since they never (to the best of my knowledge) experienced frontline combat. One of my

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Final Fantasy VII Remake

Kretzschmarmark/ February 10, 2021/ Uncategorized

Final Fantasy VII Remake I, uh, guess we’re going to be here for a while… Testing. Testing. Is this thing on? The domain seems to be updated. SSL was recertified. Hey, I even see some comments! Huh. Everything seems to be working properly. Guess we can take the tarp off this site. 2020 turned into quite the ordeal. Suffice it

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Resident Evil 3

Kretzschmarmark/ May 25, 2020/ Uncategorized

Resident Evil 3 That feeling you have when the other reviewers were right. It was probably obvious in my review of the Resident Evil 2 Remake that I’ve always loved the Resident Evil series. While 4 is my favorite, 2 (or the remake in this case) is my second favorite. That leaves 3, which has always sort of been in

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South Park The Fractured But Whole

Kretzschmarmark/ May 9, 2020/ Uncategorized

South Park The Fractured But Whole Spoiler Alert: Sparked joy is related to how much you like South Park. (I know. Shocking.) South Park is so culturally relevant that it is appropriate to say most people have a favorite memory. The show premiered when I was just starting seventh grade, so of course I found stuff like a talking piece

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Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter

Kretzschmarmark/ May 8, 2020/ Uncategorized

Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter When the backlog becomes intimidating, make someone else play a game for you! Mark’s Note: This guest review is part of a potential series in which I commission games I own to friends who have played them because I probably will never get around to doing so. This first review is by Day Devereux. We

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Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls

Kretzschmarmark/ May 2, 2020/ Uncategorized

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls It is okay to admit that I have too many games and that I can put them down if I’m not feeling them. I am back to playing new games in my library following my Suikoden V post. However, I cannot say that this latest game held my attention very long. I was late

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Suikoden V

Kretzschmarmark/ April 20, 2020/ Uncategorized

Suikoden V A retrospective of the last true Suikoden game. What happens when the tedium of quarantine and nostalgia collide? If you’re like me, you fall back on one of your trap games. You know the kind of game I’m referring to. A game that you’ve played at least five times, yet you can’t help yourself and inevitably replay it

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Ace Combat 7

Kretzschmarmark/ April 10, 2020/ Uncategorized

Ace Combat 7 Fly the Angry Skies! Covid-19 has impacted all aspects of our lives, including how we work, socialize, prioritize responsibilities, and even exercise (working out from home has taught me that my endurance was nowhere near as good as I believed, so that’s the one good thing I will take from this experience). However, since my last post,

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