Cameron Eittreim
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Come take a trip back to 2001 with me and bring your GBA into the 21st century

Since the rise of Android-powered emulation handhelds has changed the way that I enjoy handheld gaming, I have let my GBA go to the wayside.

Nevertheless, nothing is better than pulling out an authentic Nintendo console to play some Golden Sun or Pokémon Emerald.

Unfortunately, the original GBA (Game Boy Advance) is just so the dated feeling when you put it next to a beautifully backlit console that has access to thousands of titles at once.

So, I set out to waste some money and reinvigorate my trusted old GBA. …


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Google has its hands in a lot of technology, but Stadia has received a lukewarm reception

When Google Stadia was released in 2019 the gaming community was curious as to what the search engine giant would bring to the table. There is no denying that Google has a ton of financial backing at its disposal.

But, can a newcomer attempt to take on the big three console makers in a time where gaming is already defined? People are so loyal to Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo that there isn’t room for another competitor.

Nevertheless, Stadia was released and it occupies a certain space in the market. …


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Grab your shades and your tunes, it’s time for a road trip

There was something about living in the late ‘80s and ‘90s and driving a red sports car on a hot sunny day with a beautiful blond next to you. Of course, this fantasy had to translate into the digital world, and OutRun did just that.

Released originally for the Sega Master System, and later ported to the Genesis in 1990, OutRun was not your average racing game. This game was more of an experience than anything else.

The Sega Genesis was home to hundreds of racing games, so for an in-house title to stand out, it had to be special…


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The PlayStation changed the video game industry forever, and Crash Bandicoot supported that early dominance

Nobody in the video game business took Sony seriously when the company was marketing the PlayStation. A failed venture with Nintendo and Sega left Sony only one choice, to go all-in on a new console.

The problem with launching a new console was the lack of third party support for the software. The 3DO had failed and the Atari Jaguar was a flop as well. Sony knew that it needed great software to entice gamers.

A brand new studio named Naughty Dog was shopping for a distributor and Universal Interactive bought in. …


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The iconic FPS manages to live on into a new decade

Popping Quake 3 Arena into my Sega Dreamcast is like taking a time machine trip back to 1999. The age of gaming was still young and online gaming was a new frontier.

Although Quake had been a franchise for about 3 years at that time, it was Quake 3 Arena that introduced us to the massive multiplayer universe that we have today. The realm of possibility was only limited by your 56K modem.

Gamers from far and wide could finally face off against each other, all from the comfort of their couches.


Being able to differentiate yourself from potential employees is more important than ever in a socially distant future

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Photo by visuals on Unsplash

Now that being socially distant is the new norm for the foreseeable future, job interviews are a lot different.

While the prospect of being able to interview in your pajamas is appealing, there is a certain etiquette that you need to nail down.

Just because we are not in a physical office anymore, doesn’t mean that you should let the sense of pride slip away. Because competition is going to be more fierce than ever in the digital future.

Potential employers are being flooded with thousands of viable employees, many of which have relocated or been unemployed for a year…


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Perhaps one of the most ill-fated business decisions in history, Sega missed out on the PlayStation phenomenon

By now you’ve probably watched the documentary Console Wars, or figured out that Sega is no longer a major player in the video game business. But there was a time in the not so distant past where Sega was the dominating force in the console race.

That domination caught the eye of a large conglomerate that had a chip on its shoulder from Nintendo. Electronics giant Sony had done just about everything by the nineties, but the company wanted more. Video games were a lucrative business and Sony wasn’t going to pass it up.

The company had originally struck a…


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The biggest video game blunder of the year has brought some issues to light.

There was a time when video games were separated from big-budget movie productions and the strain of high dollar expectations. A time when creators could do just that, create. Innovation was at an all-time high because developers were able to be themselves.

Then the money came into play and the video game industry became bigger than the motion picture business. When that happened designers were pushed to the brink, to deliver lifelike simulations with enormous advertising budgets and tight timeframes.

You have an industry that has been shaped by entertainment, varying far from the simplistic days of Super Mario Bros…


Learning to cook for yourself can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience.

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Photo by Tania Mousinho on Unsplash

Entering 2017 I was shifting careers and spending a lot more time freelancing. This also meant that I had a lot more time to explore my culinary chops in the kitchen.

We all say that we want to lose weight and have a better diet, but often due to life constraints we never fully take charge. Teaching myself to cook has been an invigorating experience and impressed many at my table.

While we all won’t end up being a Martha Stewart or Curtis Stone, cooking is actually not as intimidating as you’d think. …


What is the point of life to die?

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The spirit is born with a purpose, of what is unknown. But as we bring our voyage through life and the hairs start to turn grey we often wonder what is the point of our being?

What is the point of life only to die and become decrepit? Life and memories equalling an emptiness at the end. A fraction of the life that we once lived transformed into nothingness.

Initially sorrows galore and we are missed but then that memory fades, a cold concrete abyss awaiting. What happens after that and what is the point? …

Cameron Eittreim

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