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[Victoria, BC] Cherry Bomb Toys to Explode with Party Room Goodness

3 Mar

Reposted from an article written by Ed Sum for TwoHungryBlokes.com. To see the full photoset, please visit the original article.

1069719-01Cherry Bomb Toys in Victoria, BC is expanding. Not only do they have the National Toy Museum of Canada, on the second floor, which showcases approximately 80 years of love for childhood knickknacks, but soon, they will be opening their basement for people to use on a by appointment basis. The official opening is tentatively set for the end of March.

This area will not be limited to families wishing to celebrate their child’s birthdays (or an adult’s) in a venue that does not have to be their home. B Woodword, manager of the store, explained that not everyone has the space, especially if they live downtown, and cleanup for a whole home can be a chore. This operation’s idea is to offer a safe space so people can have fun in. There’s an arcade area filled with classic gaming consoles (Nintendo and SEGA were spotted) and four separate television screens so anyone can game with. People can bring their own next-gen consoles, but the purpose of this space is to stay retro. A dining room type area (with a few basic kitchen essentials) exists so people can mingle in. Of course, washroom facilities is down the hall.

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Knee-Deep in Winter, Videogames Set in the Snow

15 Jan

By Shawn Trommeshauser
(Dreaming in Digital)

Snow and ice in video games is often considered to be a nuisance. Controlling your character gets harder as you loose traction. You might have to halt your adventure to find shelter and stay warm. Perhaps you’re lost in a blizzard and have to carefully navigate your way clear. But some games want to play in the snow. They’re offering pristine worlds of snow and ice to frolic in. Here are five examples of winter gaming that you might enjoy checking out!

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Silent Hill 

The original PlayStation horror classic is bursting with many things, though holiday cheer is not one of them.

The town of Silent Hill is shrouded in perpetual fog and snow falling out of season. This seemingly empty mountain town is where you have to search for your daughter who went missing after a car accident. Just hope nothing else finds her, or you, first.

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Video Stream Along With Shona! (Visiting the latest Electronic Games)

1 Nov

By Shawn Trommeshauser
(Dreaming in Digital)

Yes, I have joined the ranks of YouTubers who share video games and reviews in video form!

I started streaming from the PS4 earlier this year and started this channel as a place to archive my sessions. It’s been an interesting experience so far. I’ve learned a lot about video editing and other related technologies. It’s really given me a lot of appreciation for what goes into the channels I watch that upload on a daily basis! I lot of respect goes out to the people and groups that make a living at this!

Over the last couple of months, I’ve come to enjoy the process involved in making these videos and it’s inspired me to begun recording much higher quality footage and add mini-reviews along with let’s play videos. Hopefully, this is only the beginning of something much bigger!

You’ll find my new First Impressions videos below:

Civilization VI

World of Final Fantasy

You can also check out the rest of my videos on my YouTube Channel.

And finally, if I’m Live Streaming, you can catch me over at twitch.tv/shonasof.

 

Shawn’s Dreaming of Spooky Gaming Hijinks

29 Oct

By Shawn Trommeshauser
(Dreaming in Digital)

Halloween is my favourite time of year! The weather is cooler, the days are shorter, and this special day is approaching fast. It’s a time to enjoy the spookier side of life, and with that in mind here are ten recent and classic games and franchises to fit the mood.

Presented in no particular order are:

Silent Hill

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Before this game even became a franchise, the original Silent Hill had you searching a small town of perpetual fog for your missing daughter. The mountain town of Silent Hill seems quiet, serene and surprisingly deserted. If you’re a fan of the recent television hit, Stranger Things, you couldn’t be blamed to think that Silent Hill was one of its inspirations.