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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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#GamingTogether

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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.

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#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

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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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