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Hokey smokes! I won some kind of viral award to spread awareness of cool blogs?! No way! Well, an award is an award and I am honored. There are apparently rules to this so I’ll go ahead and post them here so… here:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Them’s the rules. Now then…

Thank you to Steve from NUReviews for giving me the nod. I think in the rap world they call this “Game recognizing game.”

I don’t follow 15 blogs, but I do follow a few. Here are some I will nominate because they’re cool and I like them.



and one I just found today because she started following me and she’s actually written some really cool stuff: GamingBlonde

So now I must post 7 things about myself!

1.) I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan

2.) The first game I ever bought for myself as a result of earning money from an actual real job was NFL 2k5 for the PS2.

3.) My favorite game of all time is Super Mario Bros. 3

4.) I was scared of the picture of Mike Tyson on the title screen of Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! when I was a kid. It is now one of my all-time favorite games and one of the original NES cartridges still in my possession since childhood.

5.) My review scoring system was inspired by “Continue?” They play a game and don’t really dissect it and look at graphics and such, but they play it and as a whole decide if they would Continue or Game Over. I didn’t want to talk in great lengths about graphics or music or anything like that. I want to discuss the game as an experience.

6.) This blog takes two of my favorite things to do, gaming and bargain hunting, and combines them. I’m always looking for a good deal. I wouldn’t call myself cheap… ok maybe I would.

7.) I like to travel and it was recently brought to my attention by a career counselor at my college that I might want to do a travel blog and find a way to get paid for it so I can do it as a living. I have considered what I could do and I’m still looking into ideas, but I thought a travel blog about independent game stores would be cool.

OK, so that’s that. Yay.