#GamingTogether — Zelda Month Questions

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We’ve been doing #GamingTogether for a while now on our social media sites. With November being Zelda Month, we collected a few questions from this month that have to do with the Legend of Zelda series. Let us know your responses to these questions!

What’s your favorite Zelda game?

Kris: If I had to choose just one Zelda game to play for the rest of my life… I honestly think it would be Breath of the Wild. Twilight Princess would be a close second, but I think the bigger world, exploration factor, and the lore of Breath of the Wild puts it in the first place.

Rachel: I think my favorite Zelda game is Skyward Sword. I normally don’t like the “beginning” of things that much because it’s a lot of background story and getting to know the characters. However, Link and Zelda were already well established when Skyward Sword came out and they had fun personalities. The dungeons, music, and atmosphere as a whole were cool.

Who is your favorite side character in the Zelda series?

Kris: There are way too many side characters in the series to choose from! After thinking on it for a few minutes, though, Quill from Wind Waker popped up in my mind. I love the Rito race in the Zelda games and Quill was a great introduction to them. He was the one who convinced Tetra to allow Link to join her crew, introduced Link to his chief and tribe, and it was the Rito who rescued Link during his second encounter with Ganondorf. Quill’s an unsung hero of the series, in my opinion.

Rachel: I’m detecting a pattern with my answers, but I absolutely love Fi from Skyward Sword. She has a cool design and having her be the embodiment of the master sword is a cool idea. Plus, she dances and has a great voice.

What’s your favorite thing about the Zelda series?

Kris: Honestly, I believe the story. The reincarnations of the heroes and main antagonist, the lore of the goddesses and Triforce, and how it all boils down to just protecting the world from evil. The characters push the story forward, of course, but it’s usually the worlds and their stories that I get most excited about.

Rachel: I agree with Kris. The story is my favorite part for the same reasons as her. I enjoy trying to piece the timeline together when a new Zelda game comes out.

On a scale of 1 – 10, how excited are you for Breath of the Wild 2?

Kris: I’m going to go with an 8 or 9. I’m wicked excited, but I’m trying to keep my expectations a little lower than I normally would. I love Breath of the Wild, and I’m hoping that the sequel can live up to it!

Rachel: Honestly? 1,000. I know I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up too much but I think they’re going to do a great job with the sequel. Judging from the quick trailer they showed, it seems as though they may be a bit more depth to the story.

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#GamingTogether – June 2019

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For those of you who follow us on our other social media accounts (all the links down below!), we’ve been doing #GamingTogether questions for… I dunno, since last October or November? They’ve been pretty fun and today we’re going to do another batch from this month.

Yeah, it’s been almost a year, I think. They’re fun to do and it’s great to engage with other gamers through social media. Here are some rapid-fire questions and answers from this month’s roster.

1: Name a game that came out the year you were born. Have you played it?

Kris: In North America, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. 3 in the year I was born. And, while I’ve played it, I don’t believe I’ve ever beaten it myself.

Rachel: Star Fox for the SNES came out the year I was born. And, surprisingly, I can say I’ve played it now that we have the SNES Classic.

2: What’s your favorite party game?

Kris: The Mario Party series is great, but I’ve also enjoyed Drawful 2 and Super Smash Bros., if that series counts!

Rachel: Mario Party, of course. No two games are ever the same and it’s extra fun depending on the people you’re playing with.

3: What are your top 3 Legend of Zelda games?

Kris: Breath of the Wild, Twilight Princess, and Four Swords Adventures.

Rachel: My top three are Skyward Sword, Wind Waker, and Four Swords Adventures.

4: Do you prefer the Pokemon gym battles or the contest/dancing competitions?

Kris: The gym battles all the way. I definitely missed those in the Alola region and I’m excited that some version of them seems to be returning for the Galar region!

Rachel: Definitely gym battles! They’re more fun and intense for me.

5: What is your favorite video game soundtrack?

Kris: I could cheat and say the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soundtrack, considering all the tracks from a plethora of video games, but… I really enjoyed the Fire Emblem Awakening soundtrack as well as Miitopia.

Rachel: Miitopia is fabulous, I agree. This is a tough one, but as of lately, my favorite has been Octopath Traveler.

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When to Play Games

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We’ve done #GamingTogether for the past couple of months on our social media channels. Today’s question just reminded me of how my gaming habits have switched as I got older.


Do you typically play games when you wake up or before you go to bed?

As a kid, before school, you would find me in the basement with Super Mario RPG on the SNES and my cereal and cocoa right next to me. I used to get up early enough to play a good chunk of whatever game I was into at the time before school. The anticipation of advancing in my game before heading off to school woke me up better than any alarm clock.

Nowadays, sleep is more important to me in the morning and sometimes it takes me a few minutes longer than it should to drag myself out of bed and into the shower. If I get a chance to play video games, it’s usually in the afternoon after my day job and any other work I need to get done. Video games are a reward and a chance to relax (aside from the ones I can get away with calling “work” for this blog) sometime after dinner if my mind isn’t too tired after the day job.

Thinking on it, if I could, I would totally play video games in the morning. Waking up to explore a new world, fight some bad guys, or solve some puzzles would be fantastic in jogging my brain to get ready for the rest of the day. While playing games before bed is relaxing, I have found it a little difficult to turn my mind off when bedtime inevitably rolls around and I need to shut down the console for the night.

Granted, I’m not that picky about when I can reach for my video games. What I can’t stand is only being able to play my games for brief periods of time. I need the time to actually immerse myself in my game.

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Only One Gaming Console

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

We’re nearing the end of April, which means the end to a lot of different things. We’ve been continuing #GamingTogether on our social media and there’s one question that’s really got me thinking.

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If you could only have one console, what would it be?

I’m pretty sure I’m the one who came up with this question and it’s totally an unfair one. I’m torn between the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Gamecube, and the Nintendo Switch.

I think, between home consoles and handhelds, I prefer handhelds. Of course, I love playing games on the big screen, but I love being able to put the handheld in my bag and bring it places with me. That said, I would choose the 3DS over the other two.

Except, the Switch has that portability. Can I fit it in my pocket? No. Can I fit it in my bag? Yes, though I do need a traveling case. I have one that fits in my bag, but we recently got the deluxe travel case for the Switch, which is like its own bag. It even carries the dock.

Needless to say, I can bring the Switch but also with a lot of other stuff meaning I have to carry more. I don’t have to do that with the 3DS. Although, with the carrying case for the Switch, I have more game options to bring with me.

Then again, there are so many digital downloaded games we have. My 3DS is loaded as is my Switch.

I’m not even mentioning the Gamecube all that much right now. I can’t download any games onto it. The games are much bigger to carry around with me. The console itself is big to carry around, though doable. The Gamecube is a decent size, has a handle, and is a cube so it’s pretty compact and fairly easy to fit in your suitcase. We used to bring our Gamecube with us on vacation all the time. My cousins brought their Gamecube when we drove down to Disney and we played it in the car – which you can easily play the 3DS and Switch in the car too, I guess.

Plus, it can have wireless controllers. Granted, the Switch has wireless to begin with. The 3DS has no controllers.

The Gamecube has cables to hook it up to the TV. The Switch does too and also has a dock. Although, you don’t have to hook it up to the TV if you don’t want. The 3DS doesn’t need any controllers or wires – unless you count the charger.

That’s another thing, too. You can only play your 3DS for so long before it runs out of battery. The Gamecube doesn’t have that problem. The Switch does, but you can also just hook it up to the TV and keep playing. You can keep playing your 3DS as well, but sometimes you have to move because the wire can only reach so far.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I have no idea which one I’d choose if I could only have one. I thought I’d be able to pick one or the other, but I don’t think I can.

I believe I’ve put an equal amount of time into all the consoles. The majority of my games are on those three consoles. The only other thing I could argue is maybe I’ve put more time into playing games on the 3DS and Gamecube.

As of writing this post, I’ve racked up 285 hours on YouTube on the Switch… Yep.

So, there you have it. I have no clue which one I would pick. To the point, that if I had to choose, I’d probably ask someone to make the decision for me. I wouldn’t be able to.

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#GamingTogether — February 2019 Questions

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#GamingTogether has been our little hashtag game on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr during the weekdays. Considering we haven’t done a little compilation like this in a couple of months, we decided to do another. These questions were from February 2019.

Here are some of our rapid fire answers from last month. Feel free to join in the game on social media!

1: Do you prefer characters with higher speed or attack power?

Kris: Higher speed, all the way. I love thief and ninja-like characters with their evasive maneuvers. Can’t hit a character that’s too fast!

Rachel: I agree, I prefer higher speed. Any damage is damage, especially if it’s done first.

2: What’s your favorite elemental magic in a game?

Kris: I’m finding myself leaning more towards lightning, if that’s an option, lately. Otherwise, wind or dark.

Rachel: Fire for sure. I’m sure you all knew that though.

3: Do you typically buy ports of older games?

Kris: Depends on the game, really. If it’s a game I remember loving, I’ll probably buy it for nostalgia.

Rachel: Yeah, it depends on the game. But honestly, I think I’d lean more towards yes. I always says I won’t buy ports and then I do.

4: What’s your favorite multi-player game?

Kris: I’d probably go with a Smash Bros. title or Super Mario Party, actually. Super Mario Party is something that is casual enough for friends that typically don’t play games join us for a round or two, while the Smash Bros. franchise is just classic.

Rachel: Super Smash Brothers, most likely. I don’t play it as often as I should, but it’s great fun with more people.

5: How do you feel about spoilers in game announcements?

Kris: Not great, admittedly. I like learning enough information about a game to help me figure out if I want to buy it or not, but spoilers turn me off. Case in point is the Pokemon franchise. I’m sincerely hoping Nintendo keeps some surprises about generation 8 and the new Galar region under wraps before the games are released. I do not want to already know the characters, the map, and all the new Pokemon before turning the game on.

Rachel: I can tolerate it, but could do without it. For the Galar region in Pokemon, for example, I like seeing the starters and the map. It makes me curious about the final evolutions and legendary Pokemon… but not curious enough that I want it leaked. I’d like to be surprised when my Pokemon evolve while I play the game.

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Friday Favorites: Single-Player Games

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Today’s post goes along with our #GamingTogether posts that we put up on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, with the question regarding single-player games. With eSports and online play, single-player games tend to be pushed aside for multiplayer experiences, yet single-player games tend to have more flushed-out stories.


Core Pokemon Games

While I admit that I was disappointed at the co-op mode in the Let’s Go duo, the core Pokemon games are tons of fun as a single-player. Exploring the vast regions and befriending Pokemon while crushing your enemies opponents in battle has always been one of my favorite pastimes.

Legend of Zelda series

While I have a blast playing with Rachel in Four Swords Adventures, the majority of the Legend of Zelda titles caters to single-players. I adore the stories, generally the same at their core, but always carrying surprises and twists based on the world that you’re controlling Link in. Breath of the Wild and Twilight Princess are a couple of my top games in this franchise.

The Sims

My favorite installments of the Sims games are Sims 3 with Sims 4 being a close second. Considering most video games are about saving the world or vanquishing some enemy, playing simulator games like the Sims that have the purpose of creating your own story and world is always refreshing.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Is anyone who’s been following this blog for a while surprised at this? I’ve sung the praises of Mario RPG for the SNES ever since Rachel and I started this blog. It’s always been my go-to game for a relaxing, nostalgic experience with great characters and game mechanics.

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Yours, Mine, & Ours

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One of our #GamingTogether questions on our Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr this week was, “Do you let friends borrow your games?” Kris and I went through all the games we own fairly recently and realized that some of them were not originally ours. We had borrowed them from a friend or our uncle and never returned them. Which made us wonder if we’ve ever let our friends borrow games.

While I don’t recall ever letting a friend borrow a game, I do remember giving one of our younger cousins a Pokemon game. I believe it was Pearl, so she could try her hand at Pokemon with Rachel and me one year while we were all on vacation. I did buy myself another copy of Pearl so I wouldn’t miss it, but I was probably stingy when it came to letting someone else borrow a game.

I’ve never liked anyone borrowing anything from me – especially games. I’m a stickler when it comes to that kind of stuff. Even letting our cousins or anyone close to me borrow things now, I always give it to them with some kind of warning or deadline of when I want it back. With that said, I don’t recall ever letting anyone ever borrow a game from me. I gave a game away once, but that was a gift, so I guess it doesn’t count.

It probably helps that most of our friends growing up weren’t gamers like we were. My high school friend group only had one or two people besides me who actually owned consoles. Us, on the other hand… I’m certain the three Final Fantasy games that we have for our old, original Playstation used to be our uncle’s. Think we have a copy of Donkey Kong 64 that was probably swiped from his old collection as well.

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It’s funny too, because those older games I always thought we owned. There are a lot of games I remember playing, but we always played them at a friend’s house and never owned the. Here’s a question – do we have any games from Blockbuster that were never returned?

Oh, Blockbuster, how I miss thee… Not that I know of, actually. Pretty sure we’ve returned all our Blockbuster games. That would have been a good idea, though. Not that I condone stealing but, honestly, I wonder what they did with all those games and movies after they closed.

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I know I’ve seen people with the Blockbuster sticker on some of their games. I think the store was closing so they just never bothered to return them. What was the store going to do? Either way, I don’t think I would ever let people borrow any of my games – especially if I wasn’t sure when I’d see them again. I don’t mind borrowing from others though… On the other hand, most games are digital now anyway so you can’t really pass them around.

I think I’d be paranoid about friends accidentally overriding my save files or such if I let them borrow games. Then memory cards became a thing, then games were saved right onto the consoles or on accounts that were on said consoles, such as the Nintendo Switch. You’re right about everything being digital nowadays… borrowing a game now would be like borrowing someone’s account, which I doubt anyone would want to do.

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#GamingTogether – December 2018


We’re still doing #GamingTogether on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr during the weekdays! This time around, we decided to answer a couple of questions together. These questions were a few picked from the first half of December.

We’re having fun coming up with the questions and seeing what other people have for answers. We don’t answer them often though, so here are just a few answers.

1: Who’s your favorite female video game character?

Kris: My first instinct would be to say Princess Zelda (and Sheik) from the Legend of Zelda series. However, I’ve always liked the various versions of Impa as well, and Urbosa is near the top of my list from Breath of the Wild. For a non-Zelda character, I like Robin from Fire Emblem Awakening and Mia Fey from the Ace Attorney original trilogy.

Rachel: I have to be kind of cliche and go with Princess Zelda here. But also, totally forgot about Ace Attorney and I second Mia Fey.

2: Who’s your favorite male video game character?

Kris: Geno (if he counts, ya know, being a doll and all) from Super Mario RPG, Link from the Legend of Zelda series, and Professor Layton from his own series.

Rachel: Miles Edgeworth. Yes.

3: Are you typically Player One or Player Two?

Kris: Player one! When I was younger and our older sister used to play once in while, I was player two.

Rachel: Player two, duh.

4: What’s your favorite movie or TV show based on a video game?

Kris: I have fond memories of a few episodes of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog from when I was much younger. The Super Mario Bros. movie was also great!

Rachel: Pokemon, forever and always!

5: Have you ever forgotten to save your game and had to start all over (or your file was corrupted)?

Kris: Not really corrupted, but my copy of the original Fire Emblem game for the GameBoy Advance was a used copy that my parents found for me for Christmas. I was so excited to play it, only to beat Lyn’s story twice before realizing that the save battery was dead. I couldn’t save my progress at all. For a while, I even left my GameBoy Advance plugged in and on 24/7 to try to complete the game. I believe I was almost done with Eliwood’s story before finally calling it quits and giving my handheld a rest.

Rachel: Yes… During my first play through of Pokemon Crystal, I had gotten about four or five badges in one sitting and never thought to save. I turned it off, went back to the game the next day, and was so disappointed when I only had one badge. It was a sad day.

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This month on Monday through Friday, we started doing a new hashtag called #GamingTogether on Twitter. Each day poses a new question to start up some more fun conversations about video games with fellow like-minded people and friends. We’re about halfway through the month and decided it was time to share our own answers for the questions.

#GamingTogether is meant to bring out a fun community for gamers to get to know one and another and connect. It can be found on our Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Today, we’ll answer questions from the first two weeks!

Day 1: Do you have a gaming buddy or someone special to play games with?

Kris: I feel as if the answer to this question is obvious to those who know us, haha! Rachel is my closest gaming buddy, and I’m lucky she started playing video games with me all those years ago.

Rachel: I feel obligated to say Kris. But no, really, Kris is my gaming buddy. Always has been, always will be.

Day 2: What’s your favorite home console?

Kris: At the moment, probably the Nintendo Switch, but I do have a lot of fond memories of the Nintendo 64.

Rachel: Echoing Kris, my favorite right now is the Nintendo Switch. But before that it was the Nintendo Gamecube. Though it’s hard to choose between that and the Nintendo 64.

Day 3: What’s your all-time favorite game?

Kris: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the SNES.

Rachel: Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64.

Day 4: If you could live in any video game world, which would it be and why?

Kris: I’m torn between Pokemon and Hyrule from the Legend of Zelda series. Each would be an awesome adventure, with Pokemon definitely focused more on exploring and growing while Hyrule would be beautiful. For Hyrule, it would also depend on the timeline, I’m sure!

Rachel: I actually wrote a blog post about this more in depth. My short answer though would be Pokemon.

Day 5: In Pokemon, if Grass, Fire, and Water were not an option, what type would you like your starter to be?

Kris: I’d choose Flying or Ground as my starting type. Both have an abundance of weaknesses, yes, but they have some of my favorite moves and I enjoy the strategies I can come up with for them.

Rachel: I would choose to have a Ghost-type Pokemon. They’re my favorite type aside from Fire.

Day 6: Which piece of The Legend of Zelda’s Triforce would you wield — Power, Courage, or Wisdom?

Kris: Honestly… I like Power. Unlike Ganondorf, I’d use my Power for good to help the world. Courage would probably be second.

Rachel: I think Wisdom would be my best bet. I’m kind of a coward and I don’t think I’d handle the courage badge so well. Power? I just can’t see myself wielding that either.

Day 7: What class in Fire Emblem would you be?

Kris: My favorite classes are the rogue and sniper classes, but I totally wouldn’t mind being a wyvern rider. Having a giant dragon-like flying mount would be amazing!

Rachel: Being a wyvern rider would be awesome, but my go-to would be a Mage. I like magic and fire!

Day 8: What is your favorite piece of gaming merch that you own?

Kris: There’s so many to choose from… I have a little Jolteon plush, a Koopa Troopa plush from Rachel, and a perler bead Geno that I bought from a talented artist back in March at Canada’s EGLX that are all at the top of my list.

Rachel: My Pokemon card collection. Hands down. I love all my figurines, art, plushies, etc., but my Pokemon card collection just keeps growing and growing.

Day 9: Who is your preferred Mario brother — Mario or Luigi?

Kris: I’m probably leaning more towards Luigi as the underdog, but I don’t mind Mario.

Rachel: Luigi! I don’t even really have much of a reason why… I’ve just always gravitated towards him. Maybe it’s because I’m always second player too.

Day 10: Who is your favorite character on the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster (so far)?

Kris: Sheik is my absolute favorite, but I’m excited to see Chrom there as well! Robin is also one of my favorite fighters.

Rachel: Zelda, of course. She’s always been a go-to. But I’m super excited to get the chance to play as Young Link and Roy again. They were always my favorites back in the day. And while I’ve never been a huge fan of Villager, I’m interested to see what Isabelle can do.

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Day 4 Of #GamingTogether

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Thursday!

Kris and I are doing something fun and different on our social media platforms this month. We’ve come up with a hashtag game called #GamingTogether. Each day asks a question about gaming. The point is for gamers near and far to answer the questions and make connections with other gamers.

Today’s question is an easy one, but I thought I’d add a little more to my answer in a blog post.

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Today’s question is, “If you could live in any video game world, which would it be and why?”

Well, there are a lot of video game worlds I’d love to live in – The Legend of Zelda, Ace Attorney, Super Mario, and so much more. However, there is one that sticks out in my mind and I don’t think any of your will be surprised.

I would love to live in the world of Pokemon. I love the idea of having Pokemon as companionship or even as pets. I’m not entirely sure if I would battle with my Pokemon, get my badges, and go through the Pokemon League… okay, well I absolutely love collecting things, so I probably would try to get all the badges.

However, I think I would just try to collect as many Pokemon as I can, you know catch ’em all and all that. I’d love to have a ranch or farm similar to the Wii Ware game Pokemon Ranch. Then we could all just live in peace and harmony.

One of my goals in life is to move out and adopt as many animals as I can and give them all great homes and happy, healthy lives. If I lived in the Pokemon world, I would for sure do that.

Plus, another reason I’d love to live in the Pokemon world, would be to explore. I’d have to get the Pokemon from somewhere and exploring the different regions and areas within them would be so much fun and cool.

What about you? If you could live in any video game world, which would it be and why? Let me know in the comments below and join #GamingTogether on our Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram!

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