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5 Minor Annoyances of Gaming

Red Ring of Death, Yellow Light of Death, Joy-Con drift - they are pretty big annoyances. So we won't be looking at them here. Nah, this is a list of little annoying things. Things that won't ruin your day but are sure to get on your n...


Hello Darkness: The Black Dog on the Leash

Heads up, this is pretty dark. Lots to do with depression and suicidal thoughts so... yeah...   She'd fallen alseep. In a way I was glad, it meant I could stop the act - I didn't need to pretend to be okay anymore. I was free to m...


Totally Legit E3 Leaks

In a cellar without stairs or light, at the bottom of a locked filing cabinet at the back of a disused lavotory with a "Beware of the Leopard" sign on the door - lies a report detailing all of the news happening at E3. Here is that ne...


Beating Nostalgia: When New is better - Pt 2

I think more so than in any other medium nostalgia is the most powerful in videogames. Sure, you can enjoy old movies from when you were a kid (even if you know they are bad) and listening to old songs will bring back memories (songs, ...


Future Review: Moss (PSVR)

This is a 'Future Review' - it's basically me guessing how a game will review from screenshots, videos and demos (if available). My first one is for the soon (very soon) to be released Moss. For this 'review' I saw the E3 reveal, the f...


Favourite Games I played in 2017

Well it's Feburary - so I've probably missed whatever 'hype' there is for these lists but, ah well... So, here are my top 11 (because 11 is a more awesome number than 10) favourite games (not best) I played in 2017. I've attempted to t...


Monster Hunter World: So you're going to go online...

Ah Monster Hunter, the online game where pretty much no one talks. You get some guy talking about god knows what in the city and that's about it. If you're playing with a friend, sure you'll have mics and if he's played before your in ...


Beating Nostalgia: When New is better - Pt 1

I think more so than in any other medium nostalgia is the most powerful in videogames. Sure, you can enjoy old movies from when you were a kid (even if you know they are bad) and listening to old songs will bring back memories (songs, ...


New Super Mario Bros. killed Nintendo for me

Right, before I start - yes, I know Mario games are for kids (apparently). But let's get real here. How many kids beat Super Mario Bros. 3? How many kids got all the stars on Super Mario 64? How many kids made it all the way to Bowser ...


Rhythm Games are Obscure again, and That's Great.

I don't know what the first rhythm game was I heard of. Maybe I knew about PaRappa the Rapper first, it could have been one of the Dance Dance Revolution games in an arcade. But I do know the first rhythm game that I played and loved. ...


The Nintendo Problem

Ah Nintendo, seems to be doing pretty well again lately - and I just don't mean sales wise, but in the eyes of gamers. The Wii may have been a sales dream making ridiculous amounts of money, and the amount of people I knew with a Wii a...


About Goemarone of us since 12:05 AM on 06.27.2017

I started as a massive Nintendo fan. I had a SNES before, but it was really the N64 I got on my 10th birthday that really got me into gaming. I stuck with Nintendo pretty much exclusively until the DS rolled out and I played NSMB - man I hated that game. It looked awful, sounded awful and was so easy it was hardly worth paying attention to what you were doing.

The PSP and Monster Hunter stole away hundreds of hours of life and that's when I really started to look at Sony. I had missed great games like Okami, God of War (it was cool at the time), Gradius V and Metal Gear Solid

With the promise of Metal Gear Solid and Monster Hunter on the PS3 I snagged one as soon as I was able. In the long wait (and Monster Hunter jumping to Nintendo...) I picked up Uncharted. My god, what a game! And more followed - Uncharted 2 was excellent, Catherine, Rayman Origins, The Last of Us - man the PS3 was amazing. Yes I still played the 'essential' Nintendo titles (and spent hours on my 3DS when Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate landed - and 100s more on Generations) but the PlayStation had become my main shabang for modern gaming.

I'm also a huge retro fan. Having loved the games I played as a kid, and discovering the earlier titles in franchises I loved - but it was really when I got into sprite ripping and the world of emulation that I truly discovered all there was out there on offer.

Top 10 Games:

Metal Slug X
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Frogs and Flies
Doom (2016)
Mother 3
Day of the Tentacle