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June 9th, 2014 at 6:04AM


E3 is approaching, and watching the press conferences is one of my favorite things to do every year. Seeing the major forces in the industry either debut new games/hardware, show more features of announced games, or make fools of themselves by announcing terrible things that nobody wants, it’s always an interesting event.

But the one thing that can always make press conferences better is a good helping of commentary. ABadFeeling used to have big Mumble meetings during E3 and it was hilarious to listen to. Unfortunately they haven’t for a couple years now, so I’ve generally just sat and yelled at my screen alone.

This is where I had an idea, why not stream while I scream at my screen? (Tongue twister unintended.) And then I realized it’d be far better with a friend! So, I will be holding applications for co-commentators for each press conference. If you would like to apply, please send me an ask or note with the following information:

• Preferred name for display on-stream
• Twitter account - not required but recommended
• Times available today
• Preferred conferences (Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, or Nintendo)

When I review the information, I’ll let the applicants know whether they’ve been accepted or not, then an hour or so before the conferences start (Microsoft’s starts at 9:30 PDT/12:30 EDT, pre-show at 9 PDT/12 EDT), I will announce the list of co-commentators and begin to set up the stream.

I apologize for the long-winded post, but I’m rather excited to get this going - and honestly should’ve got this organized sooner - but hopefully the first RietPlaysGames E3 Conference Commentary Stream will be a fun time, and I hope to see you all there!

Still looking for victims co-commentators!

(via absolutelypointless)

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April 12th, 2013 at 4:33PM

So I learned I had store credit at the local used game place and

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#gaming #nes #snes #genesis #nintendo #sega 
March 1st, 2013 at 7:43PM

The after-tax-return game haul!

Too much money later, I’m re-welcoming an N64 and some ultra cool games to my collection, including:

• Banjo-Kazooie
• Conker’s Bad Fur Day
• Cruisin USA
• Diddy Kong Racing
• Goldeneye 007
• Jet Force Gemini
• Star Wars Episode I: Racer
• Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
• Wave Race 64

4 of the games listed above were NOT made by Rare, it’s like they held the market on the 64. I’d have gotten DK64, but I want games that I either remember fondly, look like they might be decent, or are actually fun to play. DK64 does not fit into any of those categories, it’s awful and marked the beginning of the end for Rare. In addition, I grabbed Fester’s Quest and Rolling Thunder for the NES, they were cheap and they’re both pretty decent games.

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February 24th, 2013 at 6:56PM

So I was out trying to run some errands, when I decide to stop by PlayNTrade, forgetting they close at 6 on Sundays. I’m lucky enough to know the guy who’s assistant manager, so he let me in to quickly shop, and there, in the display case for the more expensive older games, sat Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! for NES.

I now own Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! for NES. Everything’s coming up Milhouse!

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#gaming #nes #nintendo #punch out 
September 5th, 2012 at 8:16PM

My retro game collection so far! (Minus all of my best NES games: SMB/Duck Hunt/Track & Field, Maniac Mansion, Metal Gear, TMNT 1, TMNT 2, and Cobra Triangle)

Forever lost from said collection (until I find them for cheap somewhere): Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Toxic Avenger, and Sonic 3. You will be missed ;~;

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#gaming #retro #genesis #sega #nes #nintendo #snes 
May 21st, 2012 at 4:02AM

Yeaaaaah, that’s the stuff.

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#Nintendo Entertainment System #Nintendo #NES #Cobra Triangle 
May 21st, 2012 at 4:01AM

No no, I got it this time.

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#Nintendo Entertainment System #Nintendo #NES #Cobra Triangle 
May 21st, 2012 at 3:58AM

Maybe this time?

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#Nintendo Entertainment System #Nintendo #NES #Duke Nukem Forever #Duke Nukem 
May 21st, 2012 at 3:54AM

I’m not sure if I’m doing this right.

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