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  1. Man I could say so many things about Fire Emblem: Awakening, but at this point all I really want to share is how brain-scramblingly amazing the soundtrack is. I beat the game last night, and got access to the sound test mode, and have just been listening to it all day at work. SO, I am going to just shamelessly vomit out an assortment of Youtube links to songs here. Be wary of comments and what have you, lest you inadvertently spoil this or that. The song titles are pretty safe though. If any of these links ever end up going down for some reason, you can easily find the songs just by plugging...
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  2. I'm not gonna sit here and claim I invented rhythm games since I already kinda did that before, but get this, I totally invented rhythm games. I distinctly remember tapping out little songs on my Nintendo controller buttons and being like "hey why isn't this a game?" And then later it was. Even though I've played basically every one of them that's been released ever in history, I probably haven't ever had such a weird relationship with any of them as I do with the "rhythm" "game" I play most often these days—Rocksmith. Some of you may know it as the ballyhooed guitar teaching tool...
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  3. Sometimes when I'm barely even thinking about it, I remember the way this factory smelled, sounded, one I worked at as a college student left to fiddle about on his own for the summer. It'll come when I'm just walking to the store, some driver that revs up his motor with an aggressive gas pedal stomp, that particular blend of car exhaust and rubber. Or maybe when I'm sitting next to a guy on the train, cooling himself with a handheld paper fan, and some of it blows my way, or I hear a worker jack-hammering a sidewalk into dust, these little sounds and smells, human rhythms. Just today, as I...
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