Good grief. Miles is ACTUALLY better at Super Punch-Out than I am. Look at those energy bars! How does he DO it?!
I picked up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection for Nintendo Switch last week, and with all the time he's spent playing Shredder's Revenge with me, it should come as no surprise that Miles was overjoyed to find we now had THIRTEEN more Turtles games to play, including the very game that vexed him … Continue reading Year 5, Day 192
In the days that followed our recent trip to Super Abari, Miles began honing his video game skills as we've tackled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge together. The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers are the perfect size for him, and the game itself has really given Miles a chance to finally "get" how controller buttons … Continue reading Year 5, Day 171
With Jaclyn out and about this afternoon, I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to visit the new location for one of my favorite Charlotte hangouts. More than merely amenable, Miles was excited to visit Super Abari Game Bar with me this afternoon. PICTURED: Palpable excitement. Upon entering, Miles was immediately drawn to multiple … Continue reading Year 5, Day 135
This past Saturday, I snuck away for a few hours to hit up the grand opening Limited Run Games's brick-and-mortar store in Cary, NC. While I was there, I picked up a copy of Return of the Obra-Dinn, one of my "pandemic games" and one of the best gaming experiences I've had in recent years. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 67
Today, Miles participated in a rite of passage all youngsters must endure, and I was sadly not there to see it. I was, however, sent plenty of photos. Yes, Miles paid a visit to Charles Entertainment Cheese's. I am informed that the animatronics have largely been removed from the complex at this point, which surely … Continue reading Year 5, Day 52
Yeah, that's how it started for me too, kid. Like father, like son.
Although he's previously played some of the original game and watched the better-than-it-has-any-right-to-be feature film that came out a couple years ago, today was the day Miles decided to double-down on Sonic the Hedgehog. From the moment he stepped in the door, it was "Sonic cartoons," "Sonic games," and "Look at me! I'm Sonic the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 340
This evening while we were trying to get some vintage (good God, where have the years gone??) games running, Miles offered to help with a wisdom beyond his years. He must have seen me try this method at one point, but I'm surprised it stuck so quickly. https://videopress.com/v/VJGJYVOz?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Sure, he blew onto the cartridge instead … Continue reading Year 4, Day 318
The opportunities the past two years have afforded us to see some of our closest family members have been greatly diminished, which has been difficult for a number of reasons, not the least of which is robbing Miles's aunts, uncles, and grandparents of the chance to see him at various developmental stages. This weekend, however, … Continue reading Year 4, Day 199