Written by: "Jason L. Hubsch"

Review: Final Fantasy V

Final Fantasy V
Being the fifth month of the year, this month's Final Fantasy title was naturally Final Fantasy V, a game I had played long ago when it came out as one-half of the original Playstation's Final Fantasy Anthology over a decade ago. The only thing I really recalled about the game was not liking it and eventually giving up on it; prior to this past month, it remained the one title in the series that I had quit and not beaten -- although, full disclosure, as I learned in March, I never actually

Being the fifth month of the year, this month's Final Fantasy title was naturally Final Fantasy V, a game I had played l...

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Review: Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy IV
Continuing with my goal of playing each single-player Final Fantasy game this year, one per month, I primarily played Final Fantasy IV. As mentioned in my original post, I was not sure if I would go with the PlayStation Portable version, which included two additional added post-game bonus sequel packs, or the Nintendo DS version, which was completely redone in 3D and included voice acting (but not those two extra episodes). I opted to go for the Nintendo DS version in order to have a completely

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The Month in Gaming: April 2012

My gaming this past month was much more focused than it has been the prior couple of months. I really only played two games, consistently, with a few trials of my new PS Vita instead.   Continuing with my goal of playing each single-player Final Fantasy game this year, one per month, I primarily played Final Fantasy IV. As mentioned in my original post, I was not sure if I would go with the PlayStation Portable version, which included two additional added post-game bonus sequel packs,

My gaming this past month was much more focused than it has been the prior couple of months. I really only played two ga...

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How Google Plus won me over and made me forget Facebook

Google Plus
gplus.to/jasonhubsch As mentioned in a previous blog post, the primary "sacrifice" that I gave up for this past Lent was Facebook in its entirety. It was quite the ride, and I decided that I would give Google Plus another shot and hope to really explore and learn more about it.   Initial Reaction When I first told people about giving up Facebook, they seemed surprised. The reactions I received were along the lines of "oh wow," implying that the notion of daily life without Facebook

gplus.to/jasonhubsch As mentioned in a previous blog post, the primary "sacrifice" that I gave up for this past Lent was...

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Lent 2012: A Reflection on giving up Facebook, profanity, and AdBlock

Being raised Catholic, it is customary that I give something up each season of Lent. Previously, I have given up such things as television, video games, profanity (swearing/music/video/etc), shaving, all forms of sex, and meat. And, in one season, all of the above at once! This season's primary item was Facebook. Facebook When I first told people about this, they seemed surprised. The reactions I received were along the lines of "oh wow," implying that the notion of daily life without Facebook

Being raised Catholic, it is customary that I give something up each season of Lent. Previously, I have given up such th...

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The Month in Gaming: March 2012

Just like last month, my gaming for the month of March spanned several titles across various platforms.   Final Fantasy III First and foremost was continuing the Final Fantasy goal for the month, which saw me play Final Fantasy III on the Nintendo DS. Right from the outset, I noticed how difficult the game was.   Mass Effect 2 Another game I had mentioned in last month's wrap-up was the Mass Effect series. I had been preparing for the imminent arrival of Mass Effect 3 and

Just like last month, my gaming for the month of March spanned several titles across various platforms.   Final Fan...

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Review: Final Fantasy III

Final Fantasy III
First and foremost was continuing the Final Fantasy goal for the month, which saw me play Final Fantasy III on the Nintendo DS. Right from the outset, I noticed how difficult the game was. In the previous two games, I had been able to literally just hold down the A button during random battles, which would automatically select Attack and my characters could kill the enemies they faced with no problem. I especially like to stay ahead of the difficulty as it increases in RPGs, so that my characters

First and foremost was continuing the Final Fantasy goal for the month, which saw me play Final Fantasy III on the Ninte...

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Review: Final Fantasy II

Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy II started up much like its predecessor, with an opening cutscene that led to a title screen to kick things off. The game itself differed a lot, however. First of all, the characters came with their own names already (Firion, Maria, and Guy). Beyond that, the roles they would play were totally up to me, the player. Maria came with a Bow and was put in the "back row" of the party, meaning she would take less damage there. Basically, she was relegated to support status -- or at least

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“Weird Al” Yankovic – Alpocalypse Album Review

"Weird Al" Yankovic Alpocalypse Released: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Initial Thoughts: I've been a fan of Weird Al since I first heard "Smells Like Nirvana" when I was a kid. Since then, he's had several albums come out, each with their own unique parodies of popular music from varying styles (check out "The Essential Weird Al Collection for a compilation of the most popular ones). This particular album has made waves because it contains a Lady Gaga parody of "Born This Way" that almost never

"Weird Al" Yankovic Alpocalypse Released: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Initial Thoughts: I've been a fan of Weird Al since I f...

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