About Natalie Neumann

Some wannabe writer who talks about video games in addition to writing novels for her own amusement.

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Review

In before the sequel.
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Nigmabox Rundown (8/05-8/11) The Next Level In A Dungeon Called School

So, this past week I completed the final class in my undergraduate.  That means that I am set to receive my bachelor’s in accounting soon, but in order to really succeed as an accountant, I will need to obtain a master’s in the subject, and then take a year long test in order to prove that I have what it takes to become a certified public accountant.  Seeing the long path in front of me, I really do not see this as a cause for celebration, as I am simply going to need to keep doing what I have been doing for the past two years, but this time at night school. Part of me is a little fatigued at how what is the end of schooling for most people is, for me, just another level in a 20-year-long game, but I’ve gotta do what I’ve gotta do.
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Nigmabox Rundown (7/29-8/04) Natalie Got A Switch Part 2

So remember how I said that I purchased an audio mixer for my Switch?  Yeah, that was a dumb idea, because as it turns out I could just have the audio from my Switch go into my computer via the microphone port and have that play back to me, but then I had to confront the horrors of ground loops, which ultimately led me to buying an isolator.  All so I could most comfortably use the Switch, which is a nifty enough system, except for some weird oversights. So far it is just minor things like, why do I need to hold down the physical power button on the system and then select an option to turn the system off opposed to simply using a menu?  Or why can’t I move around my game library or change the size of the icons. Seriously, this is stuff that Nintendo figured out years ago, and should be pretty basic to implement.
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Nigmabox Rundown (7/22-7/28) Natalie Bought A Switch!

As I claimed I would a few months ago, I finally picked up my very own Nintendo Switch.  It was a purchasing decision I finalized after gaining a second job by sheer happenstance, but in buying both the system and the necessary items for me to properly enjoy it, I found up feeling a bit irked.  $255 for the system, $60 for a controller, $45 for Super Mario Odyssey, and $35 for an SD card.  Oh, but in order to get secondary systems to work with my setup in my bedroom, I also needed to get two male to male audio cables and an audio mixer, totaling $50.  Do the math like you’re Atari before they were bought by Infogrames and after they were sold by Warner Communications, and that’s $445. Video games, man. They’re expensive.
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