The Great Dragonyule Offensive arrives in Dragalia Lost on Dec 13th, 2020. Nintendo has announced an upcoming event for their Dragalia Lost mobile game titled “The Great Dragonyule Offensive.” They…


You may still be able to play Nintendo’s Dragalia Lost on your 2GB RAM Android device. Back in May, Nintendo provided details on a new update for their mobile game…


And getting Tyranobuilder games working too.

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This article aims to chronicle my experiences with getting RPG Maker and Tyranobuilder games made for Windows running successfully on Linux.

First off, these instructions are written with Linux Mint in mind, a popular version of the Linux operating system. This process has been successful on Linux Mint versions 19.x and 20.x in my experience. The steps to perform will probably be very similar for Ubuntu users as well, since Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu. …


Violence is not sexy. Sex and violence are two totally different things. Let’s treat them that way for a change, and stop lumping them together.

They operate on completely separate…


Do you own an Amazon Fire HD tablet, and want to use the Google Play Store app? I’ve used the below guide on 3 Kindle Fire HD 10 (9th Generation…


You’re here to experience your own life, not someone else’s.

Woman holding an open journal with a drawing about practicing self love.
Woman holding an open journal with a drawing about practicing self love.
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Most of us, by the time we reach what society deems an appropriate external age to call “adulthood,” we have established ways of looking at the world, and at ourselves. They will naturally change over time as we go through life, whether we recognize that or not.

But how often do we really examine these views we hold? Have you ever questioned yours? Where did they come from? How long have you held them? How do they make you feel inside when you consider them? …


The “hidden gem” of mindfulness tucked away inside a classic puzzle game.

I remember back almost 9 years ago, when I first got Bejeweled 3 on my PC. I was still in my 20s then, and it was the first Bejeweled game I had actually owned. I hadn’t played Bejeweled since the original game in its browser version back in the early 2000s, but I remembered enjoying it, so I decided to try out the newest game in the franchise at that time.

Bejeweled 3 was a considerable upgrade. It maintained the same core experience that made the original game…


Would you still play without the combat?

Link from the first Legend of Zelda game holding the master sword out to Link from Breath of the Wild, who isn’t taking it.
Link from the first Legend of Zelda game holding the master sword out to Link from Breath of the Wild, who isn’t taking it.
I imagine BotW Link saying: “Keep it, past self. I don’t really need it anymore.”

“I want to explore this beautiful world and discover its secrets, without having to fight or kill anything.” By the time I reached Kakariko Village during my first journey through Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this was my desire made plain.

Never before had I encountered a game world so ripe with possibilities for exploration. Never before had there been a Hyrule so vast and expansive, and so breathtaking. …


Creativity in video games is vital, and your choices send a powerful message.

A person playing a shooting game at an arcade cabinet holding a red gun controller pointed at the screen.
A person playing a shooting game at an arcade cabinet holding a red gun controller pointed at the screen.
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There’s an old, tired debate, about the potential impact of violent video games on the people playing them.

Various groups and organizations have studied the evidence over the past few decades. The American Psychological Association alone lists 163 results on its website when searching for “violent video games” as a topic. There are news media reports, and historical court cases surrounding these concerns. There’s even a Wikipedia page devoted to the subject at large.

Whether or not playing violent first person shooters is going to bring out…

Jonathan Hawkins

I’ve a knack for tutorials & how-to’s, unusual perspectives that express themselves thru words, and I love writing about video games, especially wholesome ones.

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