Opinion Pieces, Video Games

Are Emulators & Roms Good For Video Game Preservation?

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Technology is an ever-growing field. Even products made in the past decade are often outdated within a year or two of their creation.
The way media is created also evolved; creators no longer need to rely on tapes, cartridges, and other older forms of storage.

I will talk about emulators, ROMs, and how I feel they are essential for video game preservation in today’s piece.

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Opinion Pieces, Subjects That Interested Me

Are Conspiracy Theories Increasing the Spread of COVID?

Back in the summer, I remember tweeting about being pointed at and laughed at for wearing a face covering in the supermarket. I got quite a few negative responses to the tweet. Nothing really offensive, just playground insults, mainly the word “sheep”. From this point on, I found out about the conspiracy theories surrounding masks and the pandemic in general.

I’m a fan of conspiracy theories and I believe a little skepticism can be good on occasion, but these theories are either downright questionable, or spread misinformation which can be harmful.

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Opinion Pieces, Uncategorized

Does Nostalgia Kill Enjoyment?

My partner and I were talking about remakes, remasters and reboots of media franchises recently, he said that nostalgia can kill of enjoyment of franchises that either need new life added, via remakes or remasters, or long dormant franchises get rebooted for a more modern audience.

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Opinion Pieces, Video Games

PETA Vs Video Games: Animal Crossing – My Thoughts

PETA has never been subtle about how they feel about video games. They have targeted franchises before Animal Crossing.
While I understand and respect their message, their methods seem to alienate their cause more than benefit it, in my opinion, at least.

I will be giving my opinion on what I’ve seen them post in regards to Animal Crossing.
If you disagree with me, more power to you! I’m open for conversation on the subject, but I will never entertain abuse.

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Keratoconus, Opinion Pieces, updates

My Experience With Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL)

Ketoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped clear window of the eye (cornea) progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This eventually impairs the ability of the eye to focus properly, potentially causing poor vision.

— Definition from Moorfields Eye Hospital

For more information on the procedure itself, here is a link to a wonderful PDF written by Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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