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Diary of a Gamer Dad: Weeks One to Three

The last blog I posted was on April 12 of this year, and it dealt with my thoughts about becoming a soon-to-be father and how this would affect my gaming habits. I won't go in to too much detail on what happened between then and now, but I ...


Achievement Unlocked: Baby In The Belly

My wife and I are having a baby. Iíve written variations on this sentence many times now over the last week while texting people to notify them of the good news, sending emails to friends and family to let them know, or on Facebook to make ...


Road Rash: The Novel - A Review

Back in the early 1990s I was a big Sega fanboy. I was the proud owner of a Sega Megadrive (Genesis for the American readers out there), and as a diehard Sega fan I regularly purchased Sega gaming magazines. One of my favourites was the Bri...


Rainy Games

I love rain. I love the sound of rain, especially on a tin roof. I love watching rain as it trickles down a window. I love the earthy smell of a rain shower after a hot day. I love how soothing rain is, and how relaxing it can be to just cu...


Dtoid Memories: Discovering Dtoid

In January 2011 I got married to the love of my life. No, I didn't get married to video games. I got married to a real, human woman! We decided not to take a honeymoon straight after the marriage. Instead, we planned to wait until it was wi...


Holiday Gaming

Ahhhh, holidays. They are a time for catching up with the family, spending time with my wife, going outside and enjoying the beautiful Summer weather (it's Summer here in New Zealand, you crazy northern hemisphere weirdos), but more importa...


Ultima VII: My Journey Continues

If you read my first blog about Ultima VII you may remember that I finished it with the Avatar having just left the gates of Trinsic, ready to venture out into the world of Britannia... I decided to head North, and before long I came acros...


To Any "Would Be" Game Developers

My friend Stephen has just teamed up with a mate of his to form a company called Broken Planet, and they're in the process of developing their first game called "The Broken Planet". Here's their website: http://brokenplanet.co.nz/blog/welco...


Road Rash Ramblings

It's funny what random things can spark video game memories. Yesterday my wife and I went to a barbecue out at a friend's place in the countryside. It's about 30 minutes outside of Nelson and the drive is filled with beautiful scenery. Any...



Last night, as is traditional for me on a Friday night, I stayed up once my wife had gone to bed so that I could get some game time in. I was at a loss for what to play, so I had a scroll through my games that I'd downloaded from PSN and ca...


Ultima VII: My Journey Begins

I donít really have much of a history with the Ultima series of games. Other than vague memories of my older brother playing the games on his Amiga 500 when I was a kid, and a brief stint playing Ultima Online around 1999, I havenít played ...


PAX Australia: I will be in you....

I bought a three day pass to PAX Australia! This is kind of a big deal. Living at the ass-end of the world (New Zealand) I always dreamed of one day attending a big gaming show like PAX or E3, but in reality I realised it probably was never...


Suspension of Disbelief: Broken

So, I've been playing a bit of Skyrim lately. I bought it a few months ago for PC, but it's taken me a while to really get into it. I don't have a lot of free time to game, normally only on the weekends and the occasional weeknight, and Sky...


New blog attack!

Wow, so...ummm...long time since last blog. Can't be bothered explaining, but there was the situation with the aggressive panda and then the police got involved and then I had to leave the country. But, I'm back! In all honestly, I've been...


Gaming Update: "I'll kill your dicks!"

The above quote is one of my favourite lines from Bulletstorm, which I picked up a few days ago on Steam when it was only $7.99. I had previously played the demo of the game on Xbox when it was first released. I kind of enjoyed it, but I co...


In memory of my sister

Two posts in two days?! Has the world gone mad? No, but today is kind of a special occasion. Today marks the second anniversary of my sister's death. In honour of this, I thought I'd write about one of my favourite gaming memories involving...


Hot off the press: Games what I've been playing

So much for my weekly updates. It's been two weeks since my last post. For shame! Anyways, I've been playing a few games over the last couple of weeks. I've continued on with Killzone 3 multiplayer, and I'm still doing well. I'm up to leve...


Killzone 3 Multiplayer Funstravaganza

I recently downloaded the free Killzone 3 multiplayer trial to give it a spin, and to my surprise I've become really addicted! I'm generally not much of an online FPS fan, the last game I really got into was Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare bac...


Back into the Masquerade

Yes, I have started playing Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines again. I first played this game waaaaaay back, not long after it was first released. I remember doggedly fighting my way through the countless bugs and rough edges of the game...


My favourite gaming moment from the last week...

...is speeding along as Optimus Prime in vehicle form in Transformers: War For Cybertron, jumping and changing back into robot form in mid-air, and then powersliding along when I hit the ground. It honestly made me laugh out loud with joy w...


Ahhh, my precious consoles. How I've missed you.

I finally got my consoles set up tonight after moving into our new place two weeks ago. I've been waiting for our TV to arrive from Wellington, the damn freight company sent it pretty much all over the country before it finally arrived here...


Metal Gear Salon

I saw this while my wife and I were on our honeymoon recently. The salon is located in the city of Kuching, Borneo. I think that we can all agree that this has to be the greatest salon the world has ever seen. Please proceed to leave va...


Almost back to normal

*Note, this is a repost due to an error I had with my CBlog* In three days time I should once again have access to my consoles and PC, which I'm ridiculously excited about. My wife and I got back from our three month overseas adventure/hon...


HD Remakes: Good times or badness?

If you've been paying attention to video game releases over the past 2 or 3 years, you will have noticed that HD remakes of old games have become more and more common. To name just a few we've had games such as Rez HD and Super Street Fight...


About Megakrangone of us since 1:11 AM on 09.12.2011

I do three things:

Love my Woman
Play the video games
Workout TO THE MAX

I own far too many games and consoles, and I have just about enough free time to play about one third of one game at a time.

All time favourite system: Megadrive/Genesis

Favourite current system: PC

Favourite games:
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Dune 2
The Myst Series
Broken Sword: Shadow Of The Templars
Max Payne 1 & 2
Final Fantasy VII and X
Brutal Legend
S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl and its spin-offs
Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout Paradise
Race Driver: Grid
Dirt 2
Mass Effect
Silent Hill 2
Dark Souls
Xbox LIVE:megakrang
PSN ID:megakrang
Steam ID:mysterious_pete


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