Monthly Archives: June 2014


              Believe me when I say that it took a conscious effort not to title this post something along the lines of “Game Over, Man!”, but that’s a shot so easily taken that even … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

To continue the theme I’ve had going lately, where I neglect modern consoles and massive Steam backlogs in favor of playing decade-old Xbox games, I’ve started Metal Arms: A Glitch In The System. I’m not going to talk about that … Continue reading

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I would like to amend my previous glowing review of The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, but only slightly.  It has 27 levels, and 25 of those are full of gleeful joy. Sadly I am having some difficulty finding appropriate vocabulary … Continue reading

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Hulking Out

A few years back, tired of giving up half our living space to media, we moved our DVDs and games into space-saving sleeves. Now that I’m selling some of them on, I’m having to reconstitute them into new keep cases. … Continue reading

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Orta This World

Embarrassingly enough, once I finally got around to playing Panzer Dragoon Orta, it turns out that it’s a pretty short game. The in-game clock put my final time at just under four hours, which probably includes a few false starts … Continue reading

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And boy, are my arms tired!

Nobody who’s read more than 3 or 4 posts here is likely to be startled by the revelations that I like cute things, bippy music, and rhythm games. It furthermore probably won’t shock anyone to find out that I bought … Continue reading

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Why I shouldn’t work for Nintendo

One of the weirder features of the 3DS is “Streetpass”, where your system regularly exchanges a little information with every other 3DS it passes. It’s not a lot – your Mii data, your greeting, and the last game you played. … Continue reading

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Girl und Panzer Dragoon

Recently I’ve had a friend helping me out by listing a bunch of stuff on eBay, which is a little lazy on my part if I’m honest, but which is also proving very handy for both of us – she … Continue reading

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From the “milestones” category: all DVDs are finally ripped and now I can spend a good couple of weeks worth of trying to finally burn out the processor on the encoding PC. That is, of course, stuff that takes very … Continue reading

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Crowning moments in UI design.

I’ve watched a bunch of sci-fi anime over the years, and I’ve seen quite a few futuristic user interfaces.  No self-respecting quasi-intelligent supercomputer or giant robot would ever use anything as pedestrian as a keyboard, after all. 80s anime liked … Continue reading

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