Category Archives: Video Games

A Humble Book for a Humble Man

Ask Iwata, edited by Hobonichi, Viz Media, May 27th, 2021 Satoru Iwata was the CEO of Nintendo from 2002 until his unexpected death from cancer in 2015. He was only 55 when he died which is very young for the … Continue reading

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E3 is pointless and has been for years

Just over two years ago I wrote a diatribe called ‘The Absolute State of Video Games’ that covered various aspects of the gaming industry. One that I covered towards the end was the increasing irrelevance of gaming media as publishers … Continue reading

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The Genre Amalgamation

Just over a month ago I happened on a post from David V. Stewart which was very similar to something I had been contemplating on modern gaming. His post dates 2007 as Ground Zero for video games because that was … Continue reading

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WWE 2K18 Review

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The Games of 2020

I might have written before that I don’t think much of the idea of a “Game of the Year” or really an “[Anything] of the Year”. Being a native of a country that insists on awarding citizens such titles, you’d … Continue reading

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Sake Doesn’t Age Well

Ōkami was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2006 and is probably best known as the best of the games developed during the brief but prolific existence of Capcom’s Clover Studio. Although not selling very well on release, it was … Continue reading

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The 30-Day Video Game Music Challenge

Game Sack covered this on the most recent episode and since I’m particularly fond of video game music, I thought I’d join in too. I’m not on Twitter or any social media and I usually avoid low-effort content here so … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Kill

More and more when I watch films I find myself opting to watch something I’ve already seen. This may be due to my age, my changing interests or something else entirely. But I mostly think it is because films are … Continue reading

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Jagged Alliance 2 – 20 Years Later

This year marks twenty years since the release of Jagged Alliance 2 and twenty five since the original was first released for DOS personal computers in 1994. Although never a hugely successful series, Jagged Alliance developed a loyal and enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Gears Awakens

I have something additional to say about video games in general which is something of a follow-up from a post I made earlier this year. However, this one fits in too. It is a bit late in coming since this … Continue reading

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