Ah, Thanksgiving week. If you don’t live in the U.S., this week’s pleasures are likely lost on you, and rightfully so. But for those of us who’ve grown up relishing a three day school or work week, followed by a massive meal with close family and friends, and, for the hardcore, 4 AM wake-ups for Black Friday shopping to address your entire holiday gift list… this week can be wonderful. I’m more into it for the food and game time with the family, though– not so much the shopping.
And in fact, the influx of major video game releases and holiday-mandated family time is the foundation of this week’s theme. The ingredients are a perfect storm for gaming fun. Unless you’re going to watch American football, you’re likely to be lying around in your turkey/stuffing/potatoes/rolls/green bean/cranberry coma. You could nap, but why do that? Let’s fire up our favorite video game and get the family doing something fun: especially if we’re lucky enough to have just gotten one of the many incredible titles that’s come out in the last couple months, there’s even more reason to be giddy. The memories of those times are at the heart of our stories this week, in addition to general thankfulness and even not knowing what Thanksgiving is. We hope you enjoy our trip to years past and are encouraged to share some of your own stories.
Issue 25: Tales of Gaming Past
Nester64X: My Favorite Gaming Memory by Nester64x
So emotional you HOZERS wouldn’t be able to handle it!
Tidman’s Take: Thankfulness by Matthew Tidman
Tidman undertakes a high school writing assignment and fails in this week’s edition of Tidman’s Take.
The Slippery Fret Board by M. Noah Ward
You may know my parents are hardcore gamers like me, but their current infatuation actually started with a Thanksgiving several years ago.
Wait… What’s “Thanksgiving”? by Adam Sorice
And why am I meant to be thankful again?
A Gold and Silver Childhood by Carter Fagan
Pokémon Gold and Silver was Carter’s first experience with the monster training franchise and a defining point in his childhood.
Keys to Love by Andrew Hsieh
You’d never expect growing to love the piano because of video game music.
Hot Air: Fantasied by Aaron Roberts
You know, Final Fantasy XI wasn’t the first multiplayer FF…
Interview: Junction Point Studios Discusses Disney Epic Mickey by Matthew Tidman
Are you ready to hear a little bit more about Disney Epic Mickey? Check out our interview with the lead designer of the game.
Additional features in this issue…
- Nightly News Roundup by Andy Hoover
- Nightly News Roundup by Robert Thompson
- Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 118 by M. Noah Ward
- Nightly News Roundup by Kevin Knezevic
Coming Up Next Week…
Issue 26: Put on Your Ears
As Epic Mickey storms Wii this week, we take a look at our favorite Disney games.