Top 10 Highest Quality SiIvaGunner Rips (2021 Edition)

I have decided to bring back commentary this year. That’s what you all come here for, right?

SiIvaGunner is a parody account of noteworthy video game track uploader GilvaSunner. Multiple times a day (in infrequent periods), they will upload tracks that take the entirety or a portion of a (usually) game soundtrack and edit it in a way that makes it a joke. Should you need any examples, feel free to look at my 201720182019, and 2020 lists. What will be making my list will be the “highest quality” tracks, those that I can listen to unironically as music that makes me swoon, joke or not.

Please note by the big parentheses in the title of this post that this is an annual thing that occurs on this blog that shouldn’t be construed as a be-all, end-all list of the best rips to ever grace SiIvaGunner. This is just my own opinion, and if you disagree, you should make your own list, credit me with inspiring you, and tell me I’m wrong.

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Replaying 16 Hours of Pokémon SoulSilver Just Made Me Want to Replay Pokémon Silver

“Modern” (relative term) Pokémon games and I have a bit of a rocky history. Raised and conscious in the era of Pokémania, I’ve been raised into an expectation of what a Pokémon game is and how it should play. Scrumptious RPG elements combined with catching and raising a variety of creatures used for battle and, eventually, other activities.

In the years since I became a teenager and eventually an adult, Pokémon has constantly evolved (ha) into something more and more aimed at accessibility than anything else, which I’m not totally fond of. Such disdain spurs me to continuously replay older games to suit my preferences, lonely and tedious as that has become.

Recently, I’ve begun replaying various Pokémon games in order to ascertain their quality given my current mindset, which is more tolerant of the inevitability of change. Of late, I’ve found that Pokémon Platinum is pretty great (still need to finish it to be sure) and Pokémons FireRed/LeafGreen are not as great as I once believed them to be. The latest of my revisit tour comes in the form of Pokémon SoulSilver/HeartGold, which many consider the definitive version of Pokémon‘s second generation. Do I agree? Well, the article title gives a hint, but first, some history:

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NFL Pick ‘Em: Super Bowl LV

Current Super Bowl Pick ‘Em Record: 4-5

This overweight, overzealous-about-football fool was so preoccupied with other things that he forgot to make a Pick ‘Em post last year. Therefore, all of you will have to take my word for it when I say that I did pick the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the San Francisco 49ers last year. Then again, readers had to take my word for it when I say I had, like, a 1-3 record prior to when I started making Pick ‘Em posts… When did I start making Pick ‘Em posts? Regardless, it was pretty bad, but it’s been getting better recently.

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I’m Participating in an Indie Game Speedrunning Contest

I do not enjoy speedrunning. It’s a hyper-stressful, no-holds-barred precision fest of mega-alertness that I typically don’t care to partake in. This is doubly so when the subject in question is the entirety of a game, and not just one section. It requires patience, luck, knowledge, foresight, and skill to be able to say that you can beat something quicker than anything else. I hate it. Unfortunately, Prodigal is a game I played for review recently that I fell in love with, so when developer Colorgrave announced via Twitter that they were holding a speedrunning contest—with prizes to boot—how could I say no?

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The Oh So Fun Blog Update

Hello, everyone. I hope you all are doing well considering the circumstances of the world.

I am writing this update to inform everyone that my output will be (and has been, frankly) slowing down tremendously in the coming days/weeks/months/etc. I have recently gotten my part-time job back, and my work with KeenGamer has increased due to larger responsibilities and number of writers sending in articles. As such, I will not have the same amount of time to dedicate to writing articles for the blog.

This is not a death sentence, nor is it the beginning of the end. I am simply too preoccupied with adjusting to a busier lifestyle, combined with a relative lack of motivation to write about anything when my interest in games is at a high point. As these things tend to go, I will probably find myself re-invigorated with other subjects in due time, and my desire to write will follow.

With that said, I’m unsure of when I will write again for the blog and what I will write about. All I can ensure is that it will be something that I will want to write on. Maybe football; haven’t done much on that recently.

Thank you for your time. Have a great day.

Ranking 2020’s 7 New NFL Uniform Additions

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What is this, my third or fourth football uniform ranking post? It’s been firmly established that I, who enjoys this violent game of men running into each other for fun, also care greatly for how it looks. No, not the plays, the players. Uniforms, that is. With this upcoming season, which may or may not be played until 2021, a total of seven teams have tweaked or outright changed the overall look of their players’ outfits. I am here to tell you why I like or dislike them, because I enjoy talking visual aesthetic. It’s a passion. Continue reading “Ranking 2020’s 7 New NFL Uniform Additions”

Old Games Are Fast, New Games Are Slow | One of Many Personal Predicaments

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It’s been some time since I’ve done one of these “personal predicament” posts. Typically, these are things that I experience in my day-to-day life revolving things that interest me, that which confounds me or seem interesting enough to think upon. The “art” of critique and critical thinking is something that floods my mind often, and recently, Animal Crossing has been the primary subject. This will not be a full-on review of New Horizons (though I do have one), nor will it be a dissertation on why the original game is so much better. This will cover something I’ve felt a common occurrence in games from then and now, which has affected the way I approach and appreciate titles: speed.

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