My Top 50 Video Games, Pt. 2

Continuing with a list, counting down, of my top 50 video games. If you missed it, you can read part one HERE.

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My Top 50 Video Games, Pt 1 – UPDATED

A while ago I came across a blog that listed the writer’s top 100 favorite comic stories. I was struck by the idea and how hard it must have been to compile. Generally with these kinds of things once I’m past five everything is somewhat interchangeable. However, I also saw the merit in a project like this; it would force you to evaluate why you like something and what makes a thing important to you.

While I’m not sure I could whittle my favorite comic stories down to a list of 100, I thought I could probably manage a list of my top 50 video games. So, I set out to compile such a list. It was, as I had assumed, a tricky job. Many titles were added and removed and more still had their placement changed several times. However, I’m pretty happy with how the final list has turned out.

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Gemr – 5 Best Video Game Cartoons

I love video games and I love cartoons! Luckily, I grew up in the 90’s so I got to experiance the amazing combination of both! In my newest article for Gemr.com I look at five of the best cartoons based on video games.

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Dragon Age: Art Imitating Life

I’m quite a sucker for in-universe lore. I love learning more about the history of characters and the worlds they inhabit. One franchise where this is especially true is that of Dragon Age, the high fantasy RPG series from Bioware.

I bought the original game, Origins, upon release after being totally excited for it by the various magazine articles and videos that I saw. I even bought the Collector’s Edition of the game, something I did for its two sequels as well, including the huge Inquisitor’s Edition of the third title. I fell in love with the game and became obsessed with its world. As such, I’ve picked up every piece of extended universe media that Bioware has released and while some are better than others, I have enjoyed them all.

Recently, I read the Boudicca graphic novel, based upon the revolt of the Celtic queen of the same name against the Romans around 60 AD. I was surprised to learn that before one of the many battles she took part in Boudicca invoked the goddess Andraste. The reason for my surprise is that “Andraste” is also the name of the main – or at least most prominent – divine figure in Dragon Age. Intrigued, I decided to see what might tie these two goddesses together.


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Myst Collection

With Myst being one if my favorite video game franchises ever, it should come as no surprise that I’ve collected a few Myst items over the years.

While the collection isn’t huge – to be fair though, there isn’t a heck of a lot of Myst merch out there – I am proud of it. Mostly it’s variations of game releases, special editions and so forth, but there are a few other cool things in there as well.

I recently uploaded photos of all my Myst stuff to Gemr, so you can check out the collection HERE.

You can see all of my collections on Gemr.com

Why I Stopped Collecting Retro Games

Something I used to collect pretty passionately was retro video games.

My focus was on Sega, particularly the Mega Drive (or “Genesis” to any Americans) and their last console, the Dreamcast. I also had a few Master System games that I could play via the Master Converter and tried the Saturn out for a little while but never really go on with it.

Anyway, at the height of my retro collecting I had six consoles (multiples of some) and around 150 games. It was a lot of fun playing the older games and the magazine Retro Gamer fulled my desire to get more.

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