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Breath of the Wild


this is the end

Posted by Voltex , in Life, Video Games Jan 28 2016 · 231 views

listening to this on endless repeat is literally turning my brain into oatmeal


too many

Posted by Voltex , in Video Games Jan 27 2016 · 185 views

too many games coming out

Fire Emblem Fates is three different ones
and then there's Bravely Second

four games in two

that's the way to go


most anticipated game of 2016

Posted by Voltex , in Video Games Jan 13 2016 · 171 views

this game looks beautiful and heartfelt and i just want to play it now please


shovel knight amiibo

Posted by Voltex , in Video Games, Collection Jan 12 2016 · 136 views

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he is mine

now i just need to get the game for either wii u or 3ds so that i can use it


best video game of 2015?

Posted by Voltex , in Video Games Jan 10 2016 · 417 views

undertale obviously

i mean like from me at least there isn't much competition?? the only other new games i played were splatoon and super mario maker, so


i now ask all of you, what is your pick for best video game of 2015? pick the goofiest piece of music from the game and toss it into your comment too


Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

Posted by Voltex , in Video Games Dec 17 2015 · 285 views

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

It is a free to play game that I would recommend to all of you, from some of the same people behind The Stanley Parable. Trust me, it is quite the heist indeed.


RWBY: Grimm Eclipse

Posted by Voltex , in Video Games Dec 01 2015 · 189 views

It's out on Steam Early Access now.

I wish there was a way to modify the controls.
You know.
That way I could learn the controls.

Otherwise, it seems fun enough so far from what little time I've spent on it.


Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics

Posted by Voltex , in Life, Video Games, Games & Trivia / RPG Nov 21 2015 · 300 views

Good grief

this is the kind of stuff i stumble across at 4am after listening to nothing but Undertale music for three straight hours


let's not even talk about the HF RPG or Mafia right now



Posted by Voltex , in Video Games Oct 20 2015 · 361 views

seems like a pretty popular game

i bet it sucks

yeah it's definitely terrible



About Bill

Posted by Voltex , in Collection, Video Games Sep 30 2015 · 397 views

Let's talk about Bill. You might know a Bill in your life; chances are you know of many. Perhaps they go by 'William' or 'Will' or 'Billy' or something else entirely. Maybe you knew them very well, or maybe you didn't know them at all. I myself have known several. But I'm not talking about any Bill in real life.

I'm talking about Bill from a video game.

"But Tex," you say, "there are like a thousand different Bills in video games too, MORON"

Maybe. But how many of them are ducks?
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This is Bill. Bill the Duck, from the Animal Crossing series. He's a jock, who is often self-absorbed and narcissistic, with just enough redeeming qualities to make getting to know him worthwhile. He was one of the characters featured on the cover of Animal Crossing for the Gamecube, as well as Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii. I did not play either of these games.

The only game in the series that I have played is the installment that was released for the DS: Animal Crossing: Wild World. It was given to me as a birthday present in 2009, only a few days before a big move from Winnipeg over to a town I despised at the time (and sometimes still do), where my family has lived ever since. The move itself was lackluster, and I was furious with my parents, with the world, with the military, with everything, because I did not want to leave Winnipeg. I was having a fantastic time, and it was being brutally cut short.

I am not kidding when I say that everything about that move went poorly for me. It took almost a month for me to find a proper friend that I could actually trust in the new town, and beyond that it wasn't until the next August where I began to encounter people, places, and experiences that started to make the move worth it. Recent discussions with both of my parents have revealed that neither of them was very happy about the move either, so I have gotten some six-years-late vindication. :P

I could talk about that all day, but let's get back to Bill.

Wild World was brand new when we were moving, and it was addicting. It was an escape from reality, a reality that was frustrating me without end. It was calm, it was relaxing, and it was fun. I spent a lot of time playing the game those first several months, as my town's population slowly shifted and grew around me.

The first villager to join my town was Bill. At first, I had a bit of trouble connecting with him. His attitude to start off was a bit standoffish, but I continued to interact with him anyway because the alternative was having Tom Nook inquiring about my next house payment. Bill warmed up to me rather quickly, and I slowly warmed up to him. Although his dialogue was often repeated (to the point where I could sometimes predict exactly what he was going to say), his easygoing nature revealed itself and it was always heartwarming to see him. Some of the other villagers came and went; others stayed put just like Bill. But none of them really connected with me like Bill did. He was the first, and the best. Every time I turned on the game, I sought him out, to see if there was anything he needed. I gave him presents whenever I could. Sometimes I just walked beside him as he wandered around town.

Eventually, I grew bored with the game. There's only so many times that I can keep myself focused and entertained with the same repetitive tasks, and while I liked Bill, he wasn't the same as a real person (nor would he ever be). So I started to slip away. First for weeks at a time, then months.

But every time I turned the game on, there was Bill. Waiting patiently, loyally. Heartbroken that I had vanished, and so happy that I had returned. It made turning the game back off rather sad, and as far as I know, he's still waiting for me in there, even now. I don't think I have even turned on the game in the past year.

I never really cared for any of the characters in Animal Crossing; none of them truly struck a chord with me.

Except Bill.

So when Nintendo announced the Animal Crossing amiibo card series... I hesitated. On the one hand... that's asking for too much. Over 100 cards in the first series alone (of which we know there will be at least one more) with 7 cards per pack, costing $6.99 per pack here in Canada. You don't know which cards you're getting. Collecting them all could become a nightmare.

But I saw Bill.

So I decided that I would buy three packs, hoping that my favorite villager would show up.

Bill must have been thinking the same thing, because he did.

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Welcome back, Bill.


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