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Reality Check


Playing Through the Pandemic

Wizards of the Coast cited 2020 as the best year for Dungeons & Dragons after seeing an increase of sales during the pandemic. This has been attributed to an influx of online players, but even local game stores have been seeing changes. 



A Retrospective on ‘Chocobo Racing’

Twenty-three years ago Chocobo Racing raced its way onto the PlayStation One (PS1) and into my house. So, in the spirit of Chocobo GP’s launch, I wanted to revisit this old classic and see if it’s still able to cruise on in 2022 and how it compares to its distant sequel.  





‘Chocobo GP’ offers fantastic fun for a price

Chocobo GP could easily have been a slam dunk love letter to the original that could’ve attracted people tired of Mario Kart 8. Instead, it feels like a soulless cash grab that I cannot recommend until the monetization is reworked or the price is dropped.


Kyle XY: The Secret to Life

Those that grew up in the 90s and early-mid 2000s will remember the dramatic, colorful TV shows that influenced popular culture. From Dawson’s Creek to Gilmore Girls to Zoey 101 and Hannah Montana, every single teen sitcom made its mark. While many may claim that these shows are well known because they were the best, there are some great shows that were forgotten. Kyle XY is just one example of an exceptional show that fell out of the public view.