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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 12/17/17 at 03:51 PM CT

I just learned that I will be receiving a Nintendo Switch for Yule this year. This is a marked difference to the last four years, since starting way back in 2013 I have received ‘nuttin’ for Christmas’ except a handful of Steam gifts from my friends and colleagues here on MeltedJoystick.

I’m still kind of

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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 12/09/17 at 08:51 PM CT

But it’s the accursed “Romancing SaGa 2”!

I’ve discussed before how many classic SNES games were left behind by the North American branches of their respective publishers during the ‘90s. Recently, I’ve even been enjoying quite a number of these titles via the magic of emulation and fanslations.

At the Game Awards tha...

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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 12/02/17 at 03:26 PM CT

Welcome back to another installment of the MeltedJoystick Review Round-Up. Here’s what our staff has reviewed since last time:

Nelson’s Reviews:
The release of “Divinity: Original Sin 2” with 4-player coop inspired me to get going and play the first “Divinity: Original Sin” (the fact that it hit $16 during a Stea...

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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 11/26/17 at 02:37 PM CT

Welcome back to another look into the near future! Yule, and all of its syncretic Abrahamic holidays are just around the corner. What last-minute releases can we look forward to before the end of the first year of the Trump Administration? Let’s see!

What’s this? NO SHOVELWARE for December?! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Well… I guess I do have one correction to make from prior month...

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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 11/19/17 at 01:20 PM CT

I’m pretty sure Mountain Dew Game Fuel flavors come to grocery stores nationwide every year during Autumn, when the big annual Mainstream videogame releases drop, but as I said the last time I tasted and talked about Game Fuel back in 2014, the tie-in titles are so far outside my wheelhouse that relying on any form of in-ga...

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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 11/12/17 at 02:17 PM CT

After killing off their discrete GPU architecture, dubbed ‘Larrabee,’ way back in 2010, Intel has performed a complete 180, announcing that they will be diving back into the stand-alone GPU market, and giving Nvidia some much-needed competition. While AMD, the CPU maker ...

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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 11/05/17 at 02:05 PM CT

Quite some time ago, I addressed the concept of DRM and praised ‘pirates,’ those anonymous hackers who strip DRM out of videogames and distribute them in gray/black channels for free, as saviors of old games – truly elite archivists whose preservation of gaming culture far outweighs the small financial damages their activities cause immediately. In the intervening years since I first

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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 10/29/17 at 08:16 PM CT

Welcome back to another look into the near future! ‘Twas the month before Christmas and all through the aisles, 45 games were released, but ‘tweren’t greeted with smiles. At least by me, because it’s another month flooded with crap.

10 shovels full of filth are inbound for November. Of the 6 new pieces of licensed swill, we’re getting a new ‘

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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 10/21/17 at 05:27 PM CT

Earlier this week, Desura, the Little Indie Gaming Client That Couldn’t, which was bought-out by Danish keytailer and digital game rental outfit, Oneplay, miraculously came back online after months of straight-up nonexistence. When OnePlay’s placehold...

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Nelson Schneider - wrote on 10/15/17 at 04:01 PM CT

I bring you dismal news, MeltedJoystick readers. Sadly, the physical distribution of videogames has reached the end of its usefulness. As much as it pains me – as a staunch proponent of physical media and perpetual software ownership – I have to admit that physical media in videogames is no longer what it once was. Cartridges and discs have remained largely the same in structure, but the ways in ...

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