For when you’ve outgrown Harry Potter.

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The Harry Potter series was a staple of a fantasy, coming-of-age, love-overcomes-evil story for the past couple of generations.

However, what with J.K. Rowling’s latest actions and the fact that Harry Potter readers are a bit older at this point, there are other magically-inclined fantasy books for adults. Each of these books has unique characters and different takes on magic (rather than waving around a wand) that I personally found delightful.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Perhaps one of my favorite books of all time, The Night Circus is a tantalizing tale of dueling magicians from an age-old rivalry and an odd circus that is only open at night. I fell in love with this book on the sheer descriptions of magic alone, but the plot itself is woven with romance and a stuttering timeline that spans between several characters before beautifully tying together at the end. …


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Game Dev Tycoon is a business simulation game by Greenheart Games, where one is in charge of a video game developer company. Inspired by the game Game Dev Story by Kairosoft, Game Dev Tycoon allows you to replay the history of the gaming industry, starting in the 80s in an attempt to put your mark on the video game world.

Throughout the 35 or so years of in the game’s time, you’ll grow your company with the gaming industry, researching the latest consoles and genres while creating best-selling (or so you hope) games.

And I’m obsessed with the game again.

It was through a YouTube playthrough of the Steam version of the game that I discovered Game Dev Tycoon. While Game Dev Tycoon was initially released on Steam in 2013, it was brought over to Android devices in 2017, and finally made its way to the Nintendo Switch console earlier this month on October 8th. …

In honor of the handheld console’s legacy.

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Last month, it was announced that the Nintendo 3DS family was officially discontinued. While the online shop and support will reportedly be continued — at least for now — for some time, the end of the Nintendo 3DS family marks an era in the history of handheld consoles.

Considering how successful the Nintendo 3DS sold in the first few years of its life, and how many supporters it has had since its introduction nearly a decade ago, it was disappointing to hear that the Nintendo 3DS production will be discontinued. …


Kristen Poli

A writer with a passion for creativity, gaming, dogs, and chocolate. | |

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