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NES Chronicles “Excitebike”

UNITED STATES—I was never a fan of racing video games as a child. Why? I just happened to be very bad at them. I could never be victorious for one reason or another. However, I do remember one racing game on the NES gaming system called “Excitebike.” Yeah, the name alone is quirky, but it is not about cars...

NES Chronicles ‘Super Mario Bros.’

UNITED STATES—America it was the video game that changed the world of video games as we know it. It was released in 1985, it was the game that came with the Nintendo gaming system. It is the classic and fan favorite till this day, “Super Mario Bros.” Now, I know what some of you might be thinking, why would...

Closet Clutter Clarity

UNITED STATES—I did something this week that made me so proud of myself: I organized my closet fully. I mean I took everything that was on hangers, stacked, in boxes, and so much more that I had been ignoring for months. You know sometimes you open that closet, you see all the chaos and the notion of even tackling...

NES Chronicles “Punch-Out”

UNITED STATES—If there is one thing people know about me, I’ve never been a fan of sports video games. Why? They just aren’t that exciting to me if I have to be honest. However, there is one classic that I come to time and time again from the NES gaming system. Any guesses? I’m talking about “Punch Out.” The...

Take These Steps To Simplify Your Life

UNITED STATES—How did modern life get so complicated? If you've been daydreaming lately about how much easier life must have been for ancient hunter-gatherers, who only had to worry about hunting a woolly mammoth now and again, it might just be time to take some steps to simplify. In many ways, contemporary life is complex because we let it...

SF’s FTC Skate Collaborates With Nike On Japanese-Inspired Sneakers

UNITED STATES—Last July 21, Nike’s SNKRS App dropped the latest collaboration between Nike's famous Skateboarding (SB) Dunk line and the San Francisco-based skate shop, FTC. The famous shop for all things skateboarding is one of the four collaborators that Nike SB division worked with to celebrate the sport's debut appearance in the Summer Olympics this year. The four collaborators stuck...

A Tribute To Michael St. John

HOLLYWOOD—Oh, devastating news struck the San Francisco News family last week when we learned our entertainment columnist Michael St. John passed away peacefully on Friday, July 23 in his sleep. Michael had been part of the San Francisco News family since our inception, delivering his witty, blunt, entertaining, and awesome columns each week for the column, St. John’s Confidential...

NES Chronicles “Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest”

UNITED STATES—If there is anything people know about me as a game it is the fact that I have always and I mean always been a fan of the “Castlevania” franchise. I have played nearly every single game in the franchise with notable favorites. Some we’ve talked about, some we haven’t, hello, “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night” for the...

3 Habits To Quit To Protect Your Eyesight

UNITED STATES—Your eyesight is so precious. Think of all the things you wouldn’t be able to do if you lost it, even partially. Yet, we do things every day that can damage our eyesight, and most of the time, we do these things without even thinking about it. This is why it’s good to know just what these bad...

NES Chronicles ‘Ninja Gaiden’

UNITED STATES—This was a videogame as a child that was a major challenge for me. I recall it being that one game that I would get frustrated with because I would ALWAYS find myself getting to a certain point at the game and then I would get stuck or for a sake of words lose. You have those games...
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