July was a slow month and I was out of town a lot. This left only a few weekends for garage sales. But I still had good luck and I found a few gems. The season is over halfway done and there is only about 2 months left in my area. There are still plenty of games to be found.

"While Nintendo’s Wii U console suffers a slow and agonizing death, we can look away for just a few moments to enjoy Nintendo’s prowess in retro gaming with the NES Classic Edition. I know that sounds weird seeing as I grew up in the “classic” era of gaming, but the reveal of this miniature console is a dream come true and I can’t wait to buy mine. These are five reasons why I’ll be short $60 in November."

This morning, Nintendo revealed that their classic console, one of the most beloved gaming machines in the history of the industry, is making a return this holiday season in a new and updated way.

With a different bonus mechanic or fewer enemies 1943 would be a playable, though not exciting, shooter. As it is, though, for every good moment there are two frustrating ones and I only completed it thanks to the infinite continues. The series got improved with this sequel but still lacked quality.

"Now I am not a parent, and one day I would like to be, but I’m told it is easier to have kids if you can get past a first date, so I’m working on that. I do think that my parents had it hard trying to pick what games to get me with absolutely no idea about the hobby. When I become a parent, I’m thinking that I will know exactly what to buy my offspring."

"Neverwinter Nights (PC) - Battle - Forest Boss

I touched on the somewhat mystical quality of another Neverwinter Nights song last week when discussing City Docks Day. There were a lot of really good battle tunes in this one, but the Forest Boss song always stood out in my mind. The battle itself was not even the most memorable one, but right around the one minute mark, it reaches an epic level that just stuck with me."