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
Miles is steadily becoming more acquainted with video games, although the bowling in Nintendo's Clubhouse Games is pretty demanding in terms of hand(arm, leg)-eye coordination, especially when you're three. Fortunately, there IS a gutter guard option.
After stomping his first Goomba by himself in Super Mario Bros. 3: "I got this game!" He's just taken his first step (stomp?) into a larger world.
Miles isn't great at video games yet, but he has discovered that there are certain areas on Super Mario Bros. 2 where he can "split the character" between both ends of the screen, a detail he found endlessly amusing. A reminder that success in video games is, at times, subjective.
An upside to Miles's teething -- I've finally been able to introduce him to The Legend of Zelda. In teething toy form. I think he was most fascinated by the difference in appearance between the two sides.