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Why The Ashley Madison Controversy Makes Me Smile

Ashley Madison…life’s short, have an affair! Wow, what an incredible concept. I mean, who else would’ve thought to create a site to date other people locally, long distance, or otherwise? Oh, but this is a site that SPECIALIZES in affairs…got it! Yeah, except they aren’t the first, nor will they be the last. The only reason this got so much press is they had the gall to actually ADVERTISE this fact.
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X Box Live Gold – A Rant

The first system I got for the last generation of consoles was the X Box 360. As a result, I’m horribly biased toward it. Sure, it had the RROD issues, okay it didn’t have the best graphics, and it certainly didn’t have the best price, but it was a good middle of the road console that offered some of the best of gaming with the most expansive library, didn’t require for all of its games to be installed prior to play, and didn’t have a funky controller setup.
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Megami Tensei

Before I get started, this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but I have to warn you of two things. One, I am NOT the most widely versed individual in SMT. I’m a huge fan and have been for over a decade, but that’s not saying much considering how long the series has been running. And two, while I will be providing as much information as possible, it’s possible I may miss a few titles here and there or otherwise get stuff wrong as I’m mostly going to be referencing Wikipedia.

That said, again, I am a huge fan of SMT, MegaTen, Persona, and whatever. SMT is ever-changing, but one concept that usually remains the same is that of the occult. In many games you may communicate with demons, form demon contracts, recruit demons, fuse demons together, and all kinds of crazy stuff. At times it feels like Pokemon, but with demons, and other times it can operate more like Eye of the Beholder, but with demons.

Naturally, the key word is demons, but sometimes they’re referred to as persona, shadows, monsters, and whatever else, sometimes to get around the censors and other times because they’re not really demons within the SMT universe. Again, this will ATTEMPT to be a giant, canonical listing of all SMT titles, but it’s possible I may skip a few, so I implore you to investigate on your own time as well.

Before we get started, I will try to be as chronologically correct as possible. However, I will also try to present the original North American release date when possible as well. This may get confusing as games like Innocent Sin, originally released in 1999 on the PS1, but never released until the remake on the PSP far later in North America are always a possibility.

According to Wikipedia, the MegaTen series is the third most popular RPG series in Japan, just barely being inched out by Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. Read on to find out why.
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Brawler of the Year – 1998

This was an incredibly slow year for brawlers. Unless my info’s wrong (and you can blame Wiki for that if it is), there were literally only 3 brawlers this year. Worse still, I had no prior knowledge of these titles going into this and, well…they’re not that great.
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