Hello, 2020!

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A new year and a whole new decade! Welcome to 2020, where we’ll be spending the next couple of months incorrectly writing the year. With that said, I am looking forward to the new year. Even though you can start over with a clean slate whenever you’d like, there’s something about a new year that just lends itself to either starting over or beginning new projects.

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January 1st is just another day on the calendar, but I agree. There’s something about a “new year” that motivates you to work harder, do more, and improve yourself and other aspects of your life. While resolutions don’t typically stick around too long, we’ve got some plans for Double Jump that will presumably last a long time.

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We’re really excited to implement these plans within the next couple of months, and we hope you’re excited with us! We’re also committed more to our Twitch channel, hoping that our schedule (and equipment) will remain intact for the majority of the year. Double Jump’s blog anniversary is also coming up soon — next month, this blog will be a whole four years old!

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We have a few exciting things planned for Double Jump in 2020. One of those things being our Twitch channel. We’re going to continue our usual streaming schedule of three times a week. You can find the schedule on our Twitch channel. Not only will we be playing games per usual on Twitch but we also have some new updates for the channel as well.

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Some new emotes, a few new overlays, and a few other surprises are planned and in the works, things we’ve been wanting to do for our Twitch streams for quite some time. We’re hoping that you’ll join us on the channel whenever possible! As for the blog itself, we have a slew of posts and features ready to be implemented, and we’re aiming to bolster our brand, if you will, with some other additions in the coming months.

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We’ve had a lot of these plans for a little while and we’re excited to finally start implementing. These have been in the works for a while. I think 2020 is going to be a great year for Double Jump.

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Goodbye, 2019!

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2019 was… a year. I’ll be honest, I don’t remember too much of the first half of the year, except that we were probably excited and gung-ho about improving our blog, Double Jump as a whole, and really figuring out what our ambitions are for life.

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I’m with you. I barely remember the beginning of 2019 as well. 2019 wasn’t kind to my mental health. I got into a gaming slump for a few months and even a blogging slump as well. However, I feel like things weren’t too bad on the gaming and blogging front for Double Jump.

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Yes, we did hit that slump in the middle of the year, particularly in the summer months. We were busy with other life obligations, but it’s true that Double Jump didn’t do too badly, in my opinion. Despite not being able to keep up with daily posts and being a little sporadic with our streaming schedule, we’ve made strides with our goals. At the very least, our goals have become more concrete and it’s been a year that has taught us how important our mental health is amid the Internet.

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It’s true. Through the rough patches this year we were able to take an in-depth look at where we are and where we want to be when it comes to gaming and Double Jump as a whole. These past few months, we’ve been working hard on some new features and ideas for Double Jump beginning in 2020.

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We’ve been a couple of busy bees these last few months, both with Double Jump ideas and features as well as life obligations. Despite our mid-slump, it was great to take that time to prioritize what we wanted and where we wanted to go. Of course, we’ve had plenty of supporters and friends when it comes to our work and lives, and we’re grateful for all of them.

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Yeah, amid everything, we had a great gaming community to support us throughout the year with gaming, blogging, and beyond. We’re grateful for all of you (you know who you are) and we’re eager to see what you all bring to the table in 2020 as well. Despite everything, Kris, what was your favorite part of 2019? Do you have a favorite blog post we (or you or I) did or a favorite game you played?

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I think one of my favorites posts we did together was our post saying goodbye and thank you to Reggie Fils-Amié. While it probably wasn’t our most eloquent post, the meaning of it is what makes it a favorite post of mine. Growing up with video games, particularly Nintendo games, has made such an impact on our lives and being part of the scene enough to witness such a prolific person in the industry reach the height of his career and retire happily is a fantastic memory. Aside from that, the game Arcade Spirits sticks out to me, not only because of how well crafted it is with the programming, art, and voice acting but also because of it being one of the first games that I’ve played offering nonbinary and friendship options. Considering I’ve posted on this blog how I’m asexual for the first time this year, that was huge to me. What about you?

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Seeing Reggie go was bittersweet. It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year for that. He left in April, I believe. There are too many posts for me to mention, but I think we had a couple of fun debates throughout the year. For games, Luigi’s Mansion 3 definitely was my favorite this year, but that’s pretty recent. Looking back, Cattails sticks out in my mind. That game is bizarrely good and I enjoyed my time with it. I’m still looking forward to getting back into it.

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That was an odd game, one that was amusing to watch you play. We did have some good debates, particularly the ones about the Legend of Zelda Dungeons and Divine Beasts, as well as Special versus Physical attacks. This year also saw us playing Dungeons & Dragons for the first time, and I love that we’ve gotten a good party with our friends from our writer’s group. Being able to find others to play with after wanting to try D&D for so long has been great!

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Oh, that’s right. I feel like we’ve been playing Dungeons & Dragons for so long now. I forgot we only started in… February, I believe. In addition, we did stream a good amount on Twitch. Our schedule flopped from time to time but it’s always great to see the same people join us whenever we do go live again after so long.

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It is, yes. Circling back to our comment of being thankful for our supporters and friends goes hand-in-hand with seeing familiar chatters on our Twitch live streams. Despite the slump and learning to prioritize our mental and physical health, 2019 wasn’t too bad at all. We’re aiming to make 2020 even better, but 2019 was a great stepping stone for our goals and dreams.

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We have a couple of new things planned for 2020 and we can’t wait to share them with you! Thanks for a great 2019 and we’ll see you all in 2020!

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Hello, 2019!

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It’s hard to believe that it’s 2019 already. It seems 2018 was too short — and, at times, way too long. We had a pretty great year, gaming-wise, and we have high hopes for both video games and our blogs for 2019!

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2018 seemed to come and go in a blink of an eye. However, we had a good year. I’m hoping 2019 is just as great filled with awesome games, fun blog posts, and lots of collaboration with friends.

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More collaboration and expanding our network of fellow bloggers and gamers is one of our main goals for this year. We’ve connected with some fantastic friends this past year and we’re hoping to connect with even more in 2019, not just from this platform but from other social media platforms as well. Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitch, to be more precise. If you’re willing to share links to your own accounts on those in the comments, feel free to!

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We definitely want more friends on our Switch accounts and Discord. We’d love to chat more about gaming and actually game more with friends. We’ll be doing some slightly different things on the blog this year. One of those things will be collaboration. Our aim to have a guest on the blog at least once a month. We’ve already contacted some of you to write a blog post with. We have a list of people we want to reach out to, so we’re definitely excited for that.

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Don’t be afraid to reach out to us, either! We’ve updated the contact form and would love to hear from more of you as well! Speaking of expanding our network, we’re also going to be working more consistently on our Twitch streams, see what we can do to make them better and more inviting to others. As long as, you know, our Internet agrees.

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Yeah, our Internet is fickle at times… speaking of updating though, we’ve updated just about all our pages on the site and even the sidebar. Our Game Reviews page now has sub-pages and is broken into the years. It’s funny to see how many reviews we do each year and how they’ve evolved overtime.

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I’d like to think we’ve improved since starting this blog back in 2016. There’s no stop for improvement, though, and we’re going to continue to climb up. Here’s hoping you’ll all still be with us as we continue this journey.

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Agreed! We’ll be working on a big project in 2019 and we can’t wait to share that all with you!

What are your plans for 2019? Let us know in the comments below!

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Goodbye, 2018!

Goodbye 2018 | New Year | 2019 | Gaming | Video Games | Blogging | DoublexJump.com

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I feel like 2018 was both really long and really short. There’s been a few changes and shiny new features that we’ve done this year for the blog. One of the most exciting developments for Double Jump is that we’ve started streaming on Twitch! It’s been fantastic connecting with others, both from the blog and from the streaming community, just chatting about video games and life while we attempt to be good at games.

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2018 was weird for sure. It definitely felt long and short at the same time. I can’t believe we’re already prepping for 2019 though. But yeah, we started streaming on Twitch in August and it’s been a fun couple of months playing new and old games and connecting with friends through there. We’ve done a lot this year and we played through a lot of games, especially on the Nintendo Switch.

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The Nintendo Switch has definitely become one of my favorite consoles, both with its hardware and its games. While its online mode is a bit… lacking, we’ve used Discord to make up for Nintendo’s Online chat, connecting with even more people this year such as Justin at TWOTALL4UFOOL and Jett at InThirdPerson.

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2018 was filled with collabs with others between blogging and streaming. Jett hosted a 24-hour live stream for charity which we were apart of. That was definitely a fun and great experience. We hope to be able to do that again in 2019! We’ve also contributed quite a bit to Miketendo64 and Pure Nintendo with game reviews.

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Our reviews also branched out a bit with adding some card and board game reviews to go along with video games and movies. After all, we created this blog in order to connect with others with our love of games and, while our main focus is video games, why not go a little further and find other types of games to enjoy?

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Yeah, I’ve enjoyed reviewing board and card games, both old and new. I want to expand our board games collection. We have a lot more planned for 2019 and we’re excited to share our ideas! We’ll updating some old stuff and adding some new stuff.

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We believe we beat our score of game reviews from last year, too! Last year we did a little over 50 game reviews, whereas this year we’ve done about 50 on our blog, not to mention several others on Miketendo and, in Rachel’s case, Pure Nintendo. Here’s hoping 2019 is a great year for games!

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One thing we need to do is get into a better routine when it comes to playing! I want to allow myself more time to sit back and play the games. But I’m hoping to review even more games in the next year. I think 2019 is going to be great!

How was 2018 for you? Are you looking forward to 2019? Let us know in the comments below!

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Hello, 2017!

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Happy new year, everyone! Here’s hoping that everyone has a lovely start to 2017! We’ve got quite a few exciting new features for this blog in the upcoming months (and we certainly hope we’ll figure out how to implement them all without any mishaps).

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Happy New Year! We can’t wait to make Double Jump the best it’s been since we started 11 months ago! First things first, our schedule will be the same, but we’re adding Saturdays now! Kris and I will be doing a post together two days a week now, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. So look forward to that!

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We’re also going to be starting up an Instagram account to show off games (and probably our pets) and fun merchandise. Our Tumblr is also going to be getting a re-haul, all the better to communicate with others. We’ll still be using our Twitter, of course, so you can keep an eye on that!

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In addition to all that, we’ll be talking more about video game things rather than just video games… Did that make any sense at all? In other words, we’ll be sharing recipes once in a while of us creating video game themed food. Who doesn’t love a good pokeball cookie?

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Right, meaning we’ll be doing our best to talk about video games in different ways. Considering Rachel nor I are too acquainted with the kitchen, we’ll see how those pokeball cookies come out… We’re also planning on celebrating a Pokemon month in July as well as Zelda month in November to go along with some of our favorite YouTubers.

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Zelda Month was created by PeanutButterGamer on YouTube. Zelda is one of our absolute favorites, so we’ve decided to join in on the festivities this year! In the spirit of that, we also love Pokemon, so we decided to dedicate a month to that series as well.

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There are also a couple of other new features still in the works. We’re not going to say much yet… Just know that we think you’ll like them and to look forward to some more surprises in the future!

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We know we’re going to like them and I can’t wait to finally get started and share it with all of you! We hope you like to changes; I’m sure there will be more added as the year goes on. Happy 2017, everyone!

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Bye, 2016!

Bye, 2016!

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Well, look at that! A year has come and gone. We had started this blog back in February and look at how far we have come! Video games are one of our passions and we had just wanted to carve out a little nook of the Internet to share our favorite obsessions with anyone willing to listen to a pair of rambling, geeky sisters. Know that we continuously feel warm and fuzzy from the support that we have received this past year for our little blog!

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Namely, Miketendo and Mr. Panda. You guys rock and we’re so happy that we’ve met you guys and have been able to share our love of video games with you! Yes, 2016 has been quite the busy year and it’s amazing how far this blog has come in just a short amount of time.

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Nintendobound and Seb’s Gaming World are also a couple of awesome blogs and bloggers out there that we discovered with the help of our little Double Jump. There are definitely plenty of more out there, and I wish we could just have a running list of shout-outs for this post!

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Thank you to everyone who has made Double Jump’s first year a success! Even though it hasn’t technically been a year yet… But anyway…

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Eh, close enough, haha! We’ve been having a great time with this blog, and we hope that you all will continue to enjoy hanging around with us as we head into our second year. We’re hoping to have some new features and types of posts in the works for 2017!

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Oh, yes! We have ideas and plenty of them! We can’t wait to share them all with you. 2017 is going to be a great year! 2016 was great year as well. What was your favorite post we did this year, Kris?

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I enjoyed our Player One and Player Two syndrome posts, especially since we reference them every once in a while, haha! I was also excited about the step towards gender diversity that the Sims 4 took. One of my favorite game reviews that we did was Yoshi’s Woolly World. I love how hyped up on the adorableness we had been! What about you?

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I think my favorite posts we did together was when we challenged each other play something we wouldn’t normally. You played Luigi’s Mansion and I played Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones. I also loved our movie review of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva and our game review of Asagao Academy. Our discussion on old PC games was great, too! We covered a wide variety of topics this year and it was a lot of fun! I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did.

How did 2016 treat you? Do you have any goals in mind for 2017? Let us know in the comments!