Well I Never Knew That #5

Caveat lector, as this one’s coming uncited straight from Wikipedia in the form of an edit introduced only in February of this year, but it fits my prejudices so I’m going to run with it. As you may already know Wipeout 2097 was released under another name in America: In the United States, it went…

Murray Walker Is 94 And Still Going!

The incomparable motorsports broadcaster and WW2 tank commander [Graeme] Murray Walker was 94 years old earlier this week. As the literal voice of Formula One on British TV for decades he’s tied utterly and rightfully to the many greats of the sport, since its inception in the middle of last century. If a Fangio, Moss,…

Games Roundup September 2017

Games I thought about playing: Wipeout HD Fury Ridge Racers Everybody’s Golf Bayonetta Games I actually played: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii-U) Project X Zone (3DS) Mario Kart 8 (Wii-U) Nights into Dreams (PC) Desert Golf (Android) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) Dragon’s Crown (PS3) Journey (PS3) Super Mario World (SNES)

±5MA – Sonic Adventure 2

OK gamers, today it’s Plus Or Minus Five Minutes Alone! Brace {yourself}! Released direct to the frankly-wizard Humbledore Bumbledore site in 2017 Sonic Adventure II is an amusing fanmade Sonic The Hedgehog spoof that reimagines the franchise as though it were an early 00’s game made by a recently laid-off salaryfan with a late-’90s hangover….

Project X Zone Review – 3DS via Nintendo Life

I’ve played about 10 hours of Project X Zone this month already and so I was going to do a review, but I’m lazy and this review from Nintendo Life sums everything up almost perfectly.  I think the reason I’ve managed to put so much time into it is due to how easy it is to dip…

It’s Behind You: The Making Of A Computer Game

It’s Behind You is a free ebook by the programmer Bob Pape primarily about his writing of the legendary Spectrum conversion of R-Type. Engagingly written, the book briefly covers the author’s background and first introduction to the industry as well as a short chapter on his only previous Speccy game which was the Rampage conversion,…

This Weeks Top 20

In response to the recently published EDGE Magazine Top 100 Games, rllmuk forum (my home on the web) is collating its own Top 100 by asking users to subMit a ranked top 20. Brief guidelines for selections: For this top 100, I will take some inspiration from the recent Edge magazine list, and request that…

5ma – Frozen Synapse 

Not a fan of Pantera, so this is my 5 minute appraisal. I wasn’t alone for the duration of the playthru anyway! I remember liking the idea of this when I first read about it, shortly after its release in 2011. An abstract, turn based strategic cover shooter with multiplayer matches that could be played…

Mortal Kombat (1995)

Don’t expect every reader to have read every post let alone every comment on the blog, but following the conversation about the Mortal Kombat OST acidbearboy punted me his secondhand DVD of the film itself. I’ve only just got round to watching it and have a few quick things to say. Firstly, it must be…

Games Roundup August 2017

Games I thought about playing: Resident Evil HD remaster Castlevania Symphony of the Night Metal Gear Solid Rez Infinite Journey Wipeout HD Fury Fez Games I actually played: Nintendo Land (Wii-U) Aquaducts (Android) Frozen Synapse (PC) Mr Nutz (SNES) Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja (SNES) Kid Clown in Crazy Chase (SNES) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)…

The Holy 10 Video Games Of All Time

OK so here goes, the impossible task completed.  Naming ten of your most favourite games of all time isn’t an easy matter.  Its not a five minute thing for me to whittle down ten games that have had my eyes popping out, heart racing, control pad clenching euphoric emotion over the last 30 years.  Whatever the opinions you…

Eating. My. Hat

A wee while ago I made the assumption Microsoft wouldn’t follow suit with Sony releasing a console on RedBull (other energy drink are available). https://vgr2016.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/10331/ However on the eve of Gamescom we are going to actually see games running in XBOX hardware. I still think it’s a strange precedent being set and a taste of…