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Video games are a great way to pass the time! So often people assume they're all violence and gore, but there's so much more than first-person shooters. Here's a sampling of some video games and consoles you should definitely check out!

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Nintendo Switch

My fiance bought us a Nintendo Switch when they first came out and I hadn't really played with it much until recently, and now it's my constant companion. I'm playing Stardew Valley every night before bed and living my best virtual farm-girl life. Also, the ease of switching between playing on the handheld and on the television is so amazing.

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Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! + Poké Ball

So with Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu versus Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee, I feel the choice is simple. Depending on which version of the game you play, either Pikachu or Eevee are unable to evolve since they're your main Pokémon, and since Eevee has so many cool evolution options (Sylveon) and I typically just want Pikachu to remain a Pikachu, Let's Go Pikachu is my choice. Plus when you catch an Eevee in your game, you can evolve them into whatever you want! Also, this version includes the cool Poké ball plus controller!

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Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is great because it displays new games beautifully and it's backwards compatible with nearly all of my favorite Xbox 360 games (which include but are not limited to the Mass Effect trilogy and the Dragon Age games). Previous generation games look better running on the One X because there's no lag or weird texture issues. I've regrretted many things in my life but not my Xbox One X.

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Xbox One Controller Charging Station

I love wasting batteries so I don't own one of these. However, it's on my wishlist! I like that it doesn't take up much room, and it's also handy in that it's a place to store and charge your controllers so they don't disappear to a pocket dimension under your couch.

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Red Dead Redemption II

I really want to play this and I kind of want to replay the first Red Dead Redemption to refresh my memory. This digital copy is available and that's how I tend to buy new games nowadays because there's no disc to lose or scratch!

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