It’s around Thanksgiving time here in the United States, and we thought it a perfect time to give our own round of thanks.
Thank you to the gaming community we’ve encountered. We’ve been playing video games since we could hold controllers and, while we’ve been lucky to have each other as a gaming buddy, it’s been great finding amazing fellow gamers that we can beat play with thanks to the wonderful thing that is online play. It’s been tons of fun and we’re looking forward to more games with you!
Thank you to those we’ve met through Twitch. We’re still getting used to streaming, although we’d like to think we have most of the bugs worked out. We’ve met some fantastic people through the chats while we sit there like dorks and play some games, and we’ve always had great conversations.
Thank you to the blogging and writing community. We communicate with so many of you through your wonderful comments on our posts, your thought-provoking posts on your own blogs, and our Twitter conversations, no matter how silly they may seem. We write to communicate with others and this brilliant platform has helped us connect with so many people.
We hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving! Thank you all for your support!
Here I am doing another list on a Thursday… but it’s Thanksgiving! We all gather together with family and friends during this time. So, here are some games that can be played with the whole family.
A whole bunch of games has come out this month and the month before. It’s crazy and it’s hard to keep up with them all!
But that aside, there have just been a lot of games in general for the Nintendo Switch that are new and exciting. I know the Switch is meant to be played with others, but I’m sure we all know a few people who don’t play games. Yet, there’s still something for everyone.
Even if you don’t have many people in your family that are gamers, there are still games out there that everyone will enjoy.
You can play with up to four people infuriating each other as they try to communicate with one another about how to solve the current puzzle. I don’t know about any of you, but Kris and I would get quite annoyed with each other playing this game. It’d be hard to explain what we wanted to say and then we wouldn’t understand each other. There were a few times one of us would just take both Joy-Con and show the other what we meant. I’m sure this game would be way more fun and chaotic with others. Turkey with a side of swears, please.
Okay, I haven’t really come across too many people who enjoy this game. I don’t even enjoy this game. Yet, I typically have a great time depending on who I’m playing with. It got pretty boring with just myself and Kris, but when we played with our cousins, we had a great time competing with each other. It’s 2 players, but definitely more fun with others.
Admittedly, I’ve never played this game. I couldn’t get into the first one so the second one hasn’t interested me. I’m sure this would be great fun with the family though, especially if you have two Switches and then you can go head to head in two teams of four.
Come on, you know you want to see your parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles duke it out.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Forget the racing, just battle it out in the various battle modes. Shine Thief is a great one to get competitive with. Though the races are great too.
Just Dance 2017/2018
My dad used to play this one a lot when my cousins were younger because they found it hilarious. Now that they’re older, I doubt I’d be able to get him to play again. But if you have any younger kids in your family, this will be a fun one for them. And they would most likely be able to convince any old geezers to join in, which would be a lot of great laughs for you.
Are there any other games you can think of? Maybe not just for the Nintendo Switch? Let me know in the comments below!
During my lunch break from my day job recently, Rachel asked, “Where do you think we’d be without the Switch?” In all honesty, we’d probably be playing lots of other older games and still be really sad about not playing Breath of the Wild on the new console. However, the question did get us thinking about all of the contacts and friends we’ve made due to both this blog, video games, and the Switch itself.
We’ve played through so many games on the Switch in the past couple of months. Old games and new games, Nintendo games and indie games. It’s definitely broadened our horizons as we’ve played games we’ve never thought we’d even look at. And we’ve enjoyed pretty much all of them and can’t wait to get our hands on more.
Many of those games we wouldn’t have given much of a chance or a second look if not for Jack and Mike at Miketendo. They’ve been fantastic friends and contacts since this blog started, and it has been a pleasure working with them this whole time.
When we first decided to start Double Jump (almost two years ago now!) we never really imagined that we would have made such wonderful connections. It’s not even just Mike and Jack, but it’s the whole team at Miketendo (sorry, I’m not naming anyone, there are too many and I know I’ll end up leaving someone out). We knew most of them before the Switch of course, but it’s just funny how games on the Switch seemed to really bring us together. Looking back on our game reviews, we’ve played and reviewed over 10 games in the past two months. That doesn’t seem like much, but our original goal was one a month for the year.
This blog was started due to our love of video games, even though video games themselves tended to take a backseat due to day jobs. When the Switch came out and we started being in regular contact with the rest of the Miketendo team, we’ve been playing and enjoying video games more often again. It’s been a treat to actually try out a new game, to discuss the story of it, to wonder how everyone else may enjoy the game. As sisters, Rachel and I have always had much in common, but it’s special that these games and this blog keep us close.
We’ve had a lot of help from our fellow gaming bloggers along the way, but we also couldn’t keep the blog going without our readers. We’ve had a lot of fun the past year, we’ve learned a lot, and we love connecting with our followers and even readers who just pass by but still take the time to check out the blog. We’re planning a lot of cool things for the blog and can’t wait to share it with all of you. Happy (early) Thanksgiving, everyone!
Ah, it’s Monday again, but this week is the start of the holidays. I hope everyone in the US has some wonderful plans for Thanksgiving! And, hey, if you’re not in the US or don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful week anyway!
So, being a woman, it’s kind of a pain to clothes shop. It’s not one of my favorite activities to do in the first place (I’d much rather be playing video games), mostly because I have horrible luck with finding clothes that fit properly what with being so short. That, and women’s clothes are expensive — manufacturers put so much emphasis on the pricey designs (most of which are absolutely misses with me) rather than fabric quality. More than once I’ve gone over to the men’s section of the store for basic shirts and the better designs, like t-shirts and hoodies with superheroes on them.
Of course, I work for my city, so my wardrobe needs to be a bit more professional than a t-shirt of Batman, so that’s where most of my money goes. However, there’s a site called TeeFury that a good writer friend showed Rachel and me the last time we met up with her, and I would love it if my closet could be filled with shirts and hoodies of those designs!
Rachel and I have been scrolling through the site at all of the Pokemon-themed shirts, mostly because it was due to our friend wearing a Cerulean City Gym shirt that had prompted us to ask about the site. And, c’mon, Sun and Moon just came out, so of course Pokemon are on our minds. We’re being very good waiting for the holiday weekend to open our games, but it’s agonizing, haha!
Other awesome sites that sell amazing video game — and other pop culture — merchandise are The Yetee and The Pixel Empire. Has anyone had any experience with these sites? Their collections are definitely giving Rachel and me decorating ideas for whenever we’re able to get a house!