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Fire Emblem Heroes – A Simpler Fire Emblem Game

I don’t play too many mobile games.  Some of them are pretty good, but they all eventually become more of a chore or a mindless way to pass the time, as opposed to actually being any fun.  Time will tell if the same happens with Fire Emblem Heroes, but this game is easily my favorite [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Blogs, Fantasy, Quick Updates, Video Games|0 Comments

Salt and Sanctuary – Not Just a Souls Clone

This game is something.  For several months, I had seen little bits of it here and there, and something about it always caught my attention, just not enough to commit to getting it.  When I finally gave in and picked the game up, I was kind of surprised to find that it was even more [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Blogs, Video Games|0 Comments

Video Games and Depression

It is a fair statement to say that all of us here at Duly Nerded have suffered from depression from time to time. It’s unavoidable, even people who are happy about everything feel depressed occasionally. Sometimes it can just seem like the entire world is against you or nothing you do seems to go right. [...]

By | January 21st, 2017|Blogs, Quick Updates, Sci-Fi, Video Games|0 Comments

Dead Island – What a Letdown

Let’s get negative.  It’s all good and fun to talk about the things in video games that are done right, but I doubt many gamers get through without stumbling across at least one game worthy of that special feeling called “disappointment.”  I’ve had my fair share, but one that really sticks out like a sore [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Blogs, Horror, Video Games|0 Comments

Manly Guys Doing Manly Things – Another Fun Comic

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about any kind of comic.  Truth be told, I’m not really sure what to say half the time.  But, that aside, let’s take a look at another webcomic that I really enjoy: Manly Guys Doing Manly Things.  The title doesn’t really give much away at first, but it’s [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Blogs, Comics, Quick Updates, Video Games|0 Comments

Touhou – What Even Is It?

What is that random thing I bring up every so often?  In short, a series of video games that fall into that fun category of “bullet hell.”  It’s a genre that doesn’t pull any punches and looks like a whole bunch of nonsense on screen until you figure out what the hell’s going on.  Think [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Blogs, Video Games|0 Comments

Problem Solving in Video Games

I have been a longtime fan of video games in all varieties. I enjoy first person shooters, RPGs, MOBAs, and MMOs. One of the things that I love about video games is the challenge. Frequently, a game will present you with some task that seems impossible, or at least very difficult. It is always a [...]

By | December 24th, 2016|Blogs, Quick Updates, Video Games|0 Comments

Top Ten Favorite Snow/Ice Levels in Video Games

Winter is coming, and with it comes the cold and snow that we all love or hate.  Unless you live in a place where that weather is already around, in which case, I don’t envy you.  But, things are a bit different in the world of video games, where ice and snow can make up [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Countdowns, Long Posts, Video Games|0 Comments

Pokemon Sun and Moon – Review Time

Here we are.  I’ve had enough time to play through the newest games in the Pokemon franchise, and I’m finally confident enough to talk about them.  However, since the only one I own and have played is Pokemon Sun, my opinions are all based around that version.  Also, let me be up front about this [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Blogs, Long Posts, Video Games|0 Comments

Mass Effect – The Original Trilogy

With all the recent news about Mass Effect: Andromeda, the series has been put back on my radar in a big way.  As such, I’ve been thinking about the games a lot, and figured I’d briefly share my thoughts on each installment in the trilogy.  The story of Commander Shepard and crew might be one [...]

By | November 27th, 2016|Blogs, Sci-Fi, Video Games|0 Comments

Rhythm Games – Just Plain Fun

Music is a wonderful thing.  I’ll just throw that out there.  Whether it’s used as a tone-setter for a piece of fiction, a way to express creativity, or just something to listen to on a long drive, music is a great medium with tons of variety.  Even as I write this, I have music playing [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Blogs, Music, Quick Updates, Video Games|0 Comments

Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion – Cute and Terrifying

One of my favorite horror games – and one of my favorite indie games in general – is Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion.  This one has come up on the podcast a couple times, but I’ve never really gone into detail about it.  But hey, what better time to do so than late October?  I may [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Blogs, Horror, Video Games|0 Comments

Top Ten Creepiest Places in Pokemon

Pokemon is widely known as a kid-friendly series with games focused on catching cute or cool little monsters and fighting other trainers.  It has had its fair share of controversy over the years, but the franchise is still considered relatively tame and not really harmful in the long run.  In-game, however, many scary and dangerous [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|Countdowns, Horror, Long Posts, Video Games|0 Comments

So You Want to Start Playing Online Games?

The world of online multiplayer games is one that is exciting, engaging, and exhilarating. Watching the major tournaments can make even those with strong disinterest become intrigued, and when coupled with the passion that many gamers show about their games, thousands to millions of new people decide to play online games each year. These new [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Blogs, Long Posts, Video Games|0 Comments

Ocarina of Time – The Bottom of the Well

The Legend of Zelda series is no stranger to creepiness.  Despite the E-rating of every game in the franchise before Twilight Princess, some truly disturbing things managed to find their way in.  Skull Woods in A Link to the Past, the banshee-screaming ReDeads of The Wind Waker, the Romani Ranch invasion and possible abduction of [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Blogs, Horror, Video Games|0 Comments

For the God Emperor!

I have been a fan of the Warhammer 40K universe since I walked into a Games Workshop when I was a kid. Initially, I just thought that the models looked cool. Especially the Blood Angels, massive warriors in red with huge guns and chainswords. However, as I grew up and became more involved in the [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Books, Quick Updates, Sci-Fi, Video Games|0 Comments

Life Lessons from a Dark Souls Player

Talk to people: If you have no direction, speaking to others may be beneficial.  Not everyone will be helpful, but that just means you will have a better understanding of who and who not to ask questions.  If you don’t already have an idea of what you’re doing, however, the people around you may have [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|Blogs, Video Games|0 Comments

Undertale – The Indie Game Sensation

It has been almost an entire year since Undertale was released to the world, and it’s a subject that has been talked about to death and back.  While a lot of the hype for the game has kind of died down in recent months, I wanted to take a look at one of the most [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Blogs, Video Games|0 Comments

Fighting Games – Tips from a Noob

Fighting games are fun, but not the most accessible genre of video game by any means.  Some tend to be more forgiving than others, but a lot of it boils down to whether the player is facing a computer-controlled character or another person.  The two make for drastically different experiences, as I have learned time [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|Blogs, Video Games|0 Comments

Dark Souls 3 – Semi-Early Impressions

There are some very mixed opinions about the final entry in the Dark Souls series right now.  Dark Souls 3 has been out for a few months, and, for better or worse, it has shown quite an impact on the Souls series as a whole.  Many people absolutely adore the game for what it does [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Blogs, Video Games|0 Comments

BioShock – Rapture is a Scary Place

With the fairly recent announcement of BioShock: The Collection – a remastered collection of all three games in the series – and its release slated for next month, I wanted to delve into the setting of one of my favorite video games of all time.  The city of Rapture is the location in which the [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Blogs, Horror, Video Games|0 Comments