My Gaming Week in Review (2/18- 2/25)!

Console

No console gaming this week!

Handheld

Nintendo 3DS

I peeked in on my little Look-Alikes in Tomodachi Life this week. It was late at night, so a lot of them were sleeping when I visited. Anyway, Ryu and Leilah became friends…

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Carol loved her new reggae hat that I gave her…

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Someone had a freaky dream about worshiping soft serve ice cream…

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and I solved 700 Mii Problems!

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Mobile

iPhone

So, I decided to try out Fire Emblem Heroes this week. The graphics are really nice!

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I tried out a few of the levels, but… I just can’t seem to get into it!

The game isn’t too hard to figure out, and the story isn’t bad. I just feel like there are a ton of characters I know nothing about, since I haven’t played any of the previous Fire Emblem games.

I did use orbs to summon a few heroes, but I should’ve waited until I had a couple more, since I only had enough to summon 4 of them! Oops.

Anyway, it really is a bummer, because I WANT to like this game so bad. Nothing about it really grabs my attention and makes me want to play it again, though. Plus with all the different characters and different stats, etc. etc., it’s a lot to learn- and I don’t really feel like learning it right now. I’m glad to see so many other people enjoying it though! For now, though, I’ll probably focus my attention elsewhere.

I played a little bit of Pokémon GO this week, and I caught 3 new Pokémon! They were Natu…

Teddiursa (HOW CUTE)…

and Hoppip!

I played through some more Super Mario Run this week. I am loving this game! I still plan on doing a First Impressions post of it sometime this friggin’ year (I’m sooo slow) but this is the level I am currently on:

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PC

No PC gaming this week!

Misc.

No Misc. gaming this week!

So overall, I didn’t have a lot of extra time for gaming this week, which is a real bummer. I need a vacation!

GameStop, Cybertron, and Target Goodies!

Some of my remaining Christmas money was burning a hole in my wallet, just begging to be spent, so Michael and I recently went on a little gaming shopping spree!

First, we went to a GameStop to look around. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I don’t really like GameStop all that much, and I don’t shop there very often. I really only like to look through their games that are dirt cheap. Anyway, this particular GameStop really pissed me off!

First of all, I was going to buy a Boo amiibo, and the box was all banged up and there was a sticker slapped on it haphazardly. I don’t care about keeping my amiibos in boxes, but I know a lot of people do, and the carelessness of it just annoyed me. Second of all, the guy who worked there was really rude. Normally I don’t let things like that bother me, but I had a headache and wasn’t in the mood for bullshit. So we left!

The second GameStop we went to was much better. I did end up buying a Boo amiibo there, and I’m glad I did. He is too cool! I love the fact the he glows in the dark.

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I also picked up Cooking Mama: World Kitchen for the Wii. I recently realized that I am missing like 3 Cooking Mama games, and I really enjoy that series! So I was able to cross this one off my list. 🙂

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They also had Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call for the 3DS for a really cheap price! This game has interested me for quite some time, so I can’t wait to play it!

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We then decided to hit up a little store called Cybertron, which we had never been to before. Since we just moved to this city a few months ago, we are still learning the area. My husband saw it online and it’s only about 15 minutes from our house, so we decided to check it out!

And man, am I glad we did! What a cool store! There are SO MANY games from SO MANY different systems, it was hard to decide where to look first! They had a decent selection of imported games too, which was super cool. They happened to have a promotion where it was buy one, get one 50% off so I ended up buying several games!

First of all, I picked up Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition and Wheel Of Fortune for the NES. I know, there are many updated versions of these games, but they were only $2!

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I also picked up Mario’s Time Machine for the SNES. Yes, I realize to many people, this game sucks, but oh well. It was cheap, and I’ve never seen it in person before, so I wanted it!

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I got 2 Super Famicom games… one is called ライトファンタジー, or Light Fantasy- this is an RPG never released anywhere outside of Japan.

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And one is called バンプレスト / コンパイル, or Super Nazo Puyo- Lulu no Luu- this is a puzzle game from what I understand!

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I was really excited to get this games until I got home and realized I was a TOTAL IDIOT. Somehow I managed to forget all about the fact that the SNES is region-locked and will not play imported Super Famicom games. WOW. How did I forget that?! I know I can break the tabs inside the SNES so the cartridge will fit, but I’m not really that talented and will probably break the whole thing. Ugh! I’ve been looking around for a converter like the one I have for my N64, but they seem kind of expensive. Oh well, I’ll figure something out. At least these games only cost me like $5 each!

Moving on from my idiocy, I nabbed a game called Bio Freaks for the N64. I don’t know much about this game at all (in fact I’ve never even heard of it) but I looked it up. It’s a fighting game made by Midway. So maybe it will be similar to Mortal Kombat?

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Also for the N64, I spotted 64で発見!たまごっち みんなでたまごっちワールド, which translates to 64 de Hakken! Tamagotchi- Minna de Tamagotchi World!

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I was SO EXCITED to see this game! I’ve wanted this game for years. It’s kind of like Mario Party, but you have to raise your Tamagotchi and take care of it as you go around a game board. And yes, since I have a converter for my N64, I can play this game! I did test this game out when I got home since it sounded like the cartridge was rattling a little bit, but everything works great! It seems like an adorable game. At $13, this was the 2nd most expensive game I purchased that day, so not too shabby!

So what was the most expensive purchase that day? My shiny (used) PlayStation Vita! 🙂

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I have been wanting a Vita for awhile, but for some reason I kept putting off getting one. My husband has one, but I wanted my own because I wanted to link it to my own PlayStation account and use my own memory cards for games instead of using his up! Plus, I’ve read about so many great games for the Vita that I want! Anyway, it was sitting there at the store for $130 bucks in almost brand new condition (there is one small scratch on the screen that you can’t even really see), came with a 4GB memory card and a free charger, and I had my Christmas money… so I bought it! 🙂

And just so I had a game to start out with, I bought Persona 4: Dancing All Night. I also have Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz that I bought awhile back, plus all of my husband’s games, so I have enough to keep me busy for awhile!

A few days after that, we went shopping at Target. I was surprised to see Paper Mario: Color Splash for the Wii U for $20 off, so I went ahead and nabbed it!

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I also picked up this adorable Pokémon handbook.

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And even though this isn’t exactly video game related…

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I do enjoy board games and puzzle games, so I thought Cat Stax looked like fun! There are 48 different puzzles on cards to solve, and your goal is to fit the little cats perfectly in the grid for each puzzle. Seems like it will be challenging and fun!

So there are all the goodies I got with my Christmas money! 🙂 I told myself I wasn’t going to add to my backlog anymore, but fuck it, there is no way I can stick to that! 😉

Beating Yoshi’s Woolly World!

As I mentioned in my Gaming Week in Review (2/05- 2/11) post, Michael and I recently beat Yoshi’s Woolly World for the Wii U! We had left off on World 5-6 the last time we played, and we thought we were almost through with the game.

As we approached the boss, though, we knew that couldn’t be the end of the game. I mean, no way a boss named Snifberg the Unfeeling was the final boss!

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He is kinda cute though…

Sure enough, after we beat Snifberg, Kamek appeared and showed us that he had one more trick up his sleeve. After swirling his little wand around, World 6 appeared, and Bowser’s face was stamped right on it! We knew we were getting down to business!

World 6 pulled out all the stops when it came to trying to kill us! This spiderweb level was tricky, but man were those kissing spiders SO CUTE! Seriously. A little heart appears above their heads when they kiss. I’m sure they put that in the game just to distract you so you will fall off of the web and die, but whatever.

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Aww!

There were several other tricky levels to overcome on the way to Bowser.

This level in particular was a real pain! You have to hit each colored statue with a specific Shy Guy.

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Finally, it was time to face Bowser! If you’ve played Yoshi’s Island, this scene will probably look familiar to you. Bowser is basically a big whiny baby that Kamek is looking after.

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He throws a temper tantrum, and the first phase of fighting begins.

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After whooping his butt, you think it’s over…

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But then Baby Bowser gets absolutely humongous! I actually had a blast playing this part. It was so much fun to lob giant pieces of yarn at him!

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After hitting him a few times, that’s it! Bowser goes back to being a little crybaby, and the game is over.

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Of course, there is a bunch of replay value for this game. Collecting all the hidden yarns in each level will unlock more Yarn Yoshis, and collected EVERYTHING in every level will open up additional (way harder) levels in each world.

Overall, my husband and I loved this game! It was adorable, every level was so well crafted and the characters never looked better! The game held just the right amount of platforming challenge. This is a game I could play through multiple times and still really enjoy!

My Gaming Week in Review (2/11- 2/18)!

Console

No console gaming this week!

Handheld

Nintendo DS

I visited my Animal Crossing: Wild World town of Booland this week. I was looking through my pockets to see what I had, and for some reason I had this gas mask… so I put it on. Creepy, but I like it!

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Elmer was crying because he missed me so much! Poor guy. He is also trying to move away, so I tried to convince him to stay in Booland. I don’t know if it worked yet or not!

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Meanwhile, Robin found her way onto my Official Shit List. Piss off, Robin!

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Luckily, Stitches was there to make me feel better. I just love that little guy!

Playstation Vita

Surprise! I picked up a Playstation Vita last Sunday! I went to a cool gaming store and got a whole bunch of goodies (goodbye, Christmas money!) so I’m going to do a blog post on that soon. The game I chose to buy with my Vita was Persona 4: Dancing All Night. I’ll be doing a First Impressions post of this game, so I won’t spoil anything here. In the meantime, check out the colorful loading screen!

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Mobile

iPhone

Well, I beat Cooking Fever this week! At least, I beat the default restaurant that you start with (Fast Food Court). I reached experience level 9, which was nice.

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After beating all 40 levels, this screen popped up.

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And here are my stats after beating every level!

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Now that I’ve cleared all the levels, I really don’t have much motivation to upgrade that particular restaurant any further. I have 2 additional restaurants I can unlock as of right now, so I’ll save my coins and gems for those. For now, though, I consider the game beaten. I’ll definitely come back to it to play the other restaurants at some point though!

I played quite a bit of Pokémon GO this week! I hatched 2 eggs: one was a Meowth, one was a Tentacool. Kind of disappointing, since I already have both of those. I was hoping for a Gen. 2 baby, but oh well!

I finally evolved my Metapod into a Butterfree!

Since I have all of Caterpie’s evolutions now, it was time to pick a new Buddy! I decided on Goldeen, since I only need 4 more candies before I am able to evolve it.

I was pretty excited when the update rolled out this week and many new Pokémon became available!

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I caught quite a few of the new Johto Pokémon. The first one I caught was Furret, who was standing right on top of my dog!

I also caught Sunkern…

Heracross…

Spinarak…

Cyndaquil…(I don’t know what happened to the picture I took as I caught it?)

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Hoothoot…

Chinchou…

and finally, Sentret!

I also reached Level 18 and earned a medal for registering 5 Johto region Pokémon to the Pokédex. Overall, it was a pretty successful week for Pokémon GO!

I finally got around to trying out Super Mario Run this week! I’m going to do a First Impressions post for this one too (geez, I have a lot of blog posts I need to write!) so here’s a pic of the loading screen! 😉

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PC

No PC gaming this week!

Misc.

No misc. gaming this week!

So overall, I didn’t have a whole lot of free time for gaming this week. That’s always a bummer. At least I caught a bunch of new Pokémon and beat an iPhone game this week, so that’s progress! Thanks for reading!

First Impressions: VisionVR!

As I mentioned previously, my husband was out at a store and he found some VR headsets for only $6! That’s pretty cheap, so he picked one up for each of us. There are many different headsets out there, but this particular one is called VisionVR, made by a company called Soundlogic.

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Out of the box, it looks pretty much how you would expect. Nothing fancy, and the headset is super light (which is a good thing, you don’t want something heavy hanging off your face!). For only $6, it is pretty well put together.

To put your phone in, you pop open the front cover. Your phone rests on a sticky pad, which is kind of a shame since as you are moving your head around, you can hear (and feel) the phone sliding back and forth a little bit. Not really a deal breaker, but I wish there was something else holding your phone so it doesn’t move.

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My husband tried it out first, and he really enjoyed it. I have to tell you, though, there is something a bit unnerving about seeing someone sitting there with a big headset sticking off of their face, staring at a screen that you can’t see! It’s a little strange.

Anyway, I then tried out a couple of the apps he downloaded. The first one was a roller coaster app called Cedar Point VR. It’s based off of an actual roller coaster called Valravn.

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I guess I should tell you: I HATE roller coasters! Rather, I hate riding them. I think they are cool, but my head does not think so. I get so dizzy! I sat through the ride anyway, and it was pretty neat. I did actually feel my stomach twisting and turning and I got a little dizzy, even though I knew I was not actually on the roller coaster!

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I then tried a horror app called 11:57.

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In this app, you are basically strapped to a chair looking around while weird shit is out to get you! It was pretty cool, but I had to turn it off after about 2 minutes because my eyes and my head were starting to hurt. My husband watched it all the way through, and he said it was pretty cool.

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Conclusion

I think VR headsets are cool. The apps are neat, and I feel like this technology will continue to improve rapidly. I haven’t played Playstation VR at all, but I really want to at some point.

HOWEVER! I have one major problem with VR: it makes me sick! I get dizzy very easily anyway, and I do get motion sickness. For instance, if I am on a boat, when I get off, I still feel like I am on that boat for several hours, rocking back and forth. Sometimes I get disoriented just getting off of an elevator! It’s extremely annoying. With all this being said, I could not enjoy VisionVR for very long before I felt like I needed to get away from it. The next day after using it, I was slightly dizzier than normal. I think the VisionVR is something I will only be able to enjoy for a couple minutes at a time, which is a shame. 😦

 

Import Goodies, Round 2!

Last Monday when I got my wonderful copy of Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World and my Poochy amiibo, I also got a another surprise in the mail: たまごっちコレクション, or Tamagotchi Collection for the Nintendo DS! This is one of the games that I imported a few weeks ago.

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I actually thought this game was similar to the Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop games that came out for the DS (which I actually really enjoyed!) but believe it or not, this game is actually more similar to Tomodachi Life- just with Tamagotchis!

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From what I understand, you actually turn into a Tamagotchi for some reason, and you can customize the way you look! You become friends with other Tamagotchis, play games with them, collect furniture to decorate your room with… it all sounds very fun and cute!

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This game was released in Japan in 2011. It’s a shame it never made it to North America, it seems like a cute game! I’ll be sure to write about it when I play it! 🙂 I’m waiting on one more set of games that I imported, and they should be arriving any day now!

My Gaming Week in Review (2/05- 2/11)!

Console

NES

Yesterday, my in-laws came over for dinner and we were going to play a board game afterwards, but it was too hard for my mother-in-law to sit up and play one at the table. My husband surprised us all by bringing out Anticipation, a Trivial Pursuit type game made by Rare way back in 1988!

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Michael and his parents used to play this game a lot when he was a kid, so it was a blast from the past for everyone! I myself did not play this game until Michael and I met 14 years ago, but it’s a fun game that I still enjoy playing from time to time.

We decided to play in teams; Michael and I on one team, his parents on the other. His mom was actually doing pretty good! Like I said, this game is similar to Trivial Pursuit. Your game piece moves along the board, and you land on a colored square. Each square has a different category. Some of the clues are pretty easy:

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While others are extremely vague. None of us figured out what this was:

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The goal of the game is to collect one square of each color in each of the three levels. Whoever passes all three levels first is the winner!

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It was a close game, but Michael and I ended up winning. It was fun! It was nice to see my mother-in-law having some fun, since she hasn’t been feeling well lately. Anyway, playing this game made me really happy and I want to play it again soon!

P.S. Sorry for the glare that is present in all the above photos. From where I was sitting, it was hard to get a good picture!

GameCube

I visited my little Animal Crossing village of Branvil this week for the first time in 5 months. The first thing I noticed when I started up the game was that it was snowing, yay!! I think the snow is one of my favorite parts of the game, especially since I never get to see any in real life!

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Sydney moved away, which was a bummer. She’s a cutie!

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Maple acted like she didn’t know me.

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And Wart Jr. made me laugh with his crazy comment. Apparently I’m a real shady character…

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And just like always, Queenie was a big BITCH to me! Why doesn’t she move the fuck away already!

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I met my new neighbor, Buzz. He’s pretty handsome, I think!

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He has kind of a weird house, though.

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I found a snowball hiding in the flowers, which was kinda strange.

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After saying hello to everyone, I spent the rest of my evening pulling weeds and shaking trees! I deposited some money in my bank account, too. I wish it was this easy to make money in real life!

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Wii U

As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and I finished our playthrough of Yoshi’s Woolly World this week! What a great game it was. Since I’m going to do a separate blog post about finishing the game, I’ll leave you with a screenshot of an oddly-titled level we played!

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Handheld

Nintendo DS

I played just one level of The Legendary Starfy this week. Apparently the Hot-Spring Snapper (a really rude rock/ turtle thing) was terrorizing Hotcha Springs, and it was up to Starfy to stop him!

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I had to outrun lava, which was super. It moved kinda slow, but I still almost died trying to take this picture!

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The battle against the Snapper wasn’t too bad. I couldn’t get a decent picture of him to save my life, because he wouldn’t stay still!

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I am now on Level 3-1 Chillydip Cove: Snow Starfy. This should be fun!

Mobile

iPhone

I played some more Cooking Fever this week.  I’m still working on leveling up my Fast Food Court. It not really as bad as I thought it was going to be grind-wise- I find I can upgrade my stuff after playing one or two levels and getting some coins from them. I just don’t upgrade anymore when the upgrade requires gems, because I feel like I need to save my gems to unlock other places. Here are my current stats:

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I am currently on Level 36 of the Fast Food Court. Only a few more levels until I am finished!

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I also played more Pokémon GO. I was very happy to catch a Growlithe- so cute!

I evolved my Ekans into an Arbok.

I also evolved my Exeggcute into an Exeggutor. Finally! Seems like that took forever.

I also played a game called Strike! Ten Pin Bowling.It’s a simple bowling game that both my aunt and my mom played awhile back- I don’t know if they still do or not! Anyway, it’s a fun, free little game that is a great way to pass a couple minutes.

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For some reason, though, the game erased all my previous high scores! That annoyed me a little bit. Oh well, not like I’m very good at it anyway!

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I played some Solitaire this week too, and it seems I’m back on my losing streak.

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PC

Steam

Finally played some Stardew Valley this week! I haven’t played this game for a couple weeks, and I missed it! 🙂 Anyway, I continued clearing out my farm, and I came across this tiny, cute tree!

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I ran into Haley, who was a bitch as always.

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I finally figured out how to fish!

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It’s really fun. I only managed to catch one fish and everything else I caught was trash, but it’s all good. I need to catch more fish, because I am broke!

One of my current objectives is to build a coop. With how expensive it is and how many resources I need, it’ll take me awhile!

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One night when I went to sleep, a fairy came and made one of my crops grow. I don’t know what that’s all about, but thanks, little fairy!

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I also grew to Level 1 Farming.

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On the 10th of Spring, Year 1, I had a nice surprise when I woke up and was greeted by a friendly dog!

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Marnie explained to me that he was a stray and asked if I wanted to adopt him! BUT OF COURSE I DO! 😉

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I named him Wicky as an homage to a disabled dog that I worked with who has been gone for almost 2 years now. His name was Nykon, but his nickname was Wicky! He was near and dear to my heart and I loved him so much.

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While continuing to clear out my farm, I found a geode. When I took it to the blacksmith, it was some rare mineral or something, and it was advised that I donate it to the museum!

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I didn’t even realize it, but when I donated it, I completed an objective in my journal, so I got a nice little reward for it!

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I then grew to Level 1 Foraging.

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I am currently on 11th of Spring, Year 1. This game is becoming addicting!

Misc.

While my husband was out and about earlier this week, he came across some VR (virtual reality) headsets for only $6! They are compatible with both of our phones, so he bought one for each of us. I’m going to do a separate write up on this, but here’s a pic of the headset:

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So, looks like I was able to do a lot more gaming this week! That’s always a good thing. Thanks for reading!