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,…

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…

The 10 Greatest Games Ever

Presented in alphabetical order, don’t ask me to start ranking ’em! I had to whittle down from a list of ~13-15 by convincing myself that I had conceptual coverage when my various choices were considered together. tl;dr – unlike acidbearboy I overthought it. Fez (Xbox360) Doesn’t just look like a modern take on a retro…

Games with gold co-op bliss

Now I owned Kane & Lynch first time of asking on the 360 and it didnt impress me much, this was a time when I lived in a different town from my friends and the weekly get together consisted of beer, music and insert football/fighting game. There was no opportunity for couch co-op so my…

Classic YouTube Comments #2

I’ve been half-clicking with this explore’em’up game off and on for a couple of months, yet still not done a 5MA on it. The unskippable intro/cutscene section features Dracula himself delivering the wonderful cod-Shakespearean rhetorical question and answer “What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.” Great stuff, if unskippable, grr! The above…

FFVII – Opening Bombing Mission music

The interaction between computer gaming and honest-to-goodness actual musicians is a ever a fascinating one. I started by YouTubing up some filthy FFVIII Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec, because if VGR suffers an absent friend or three it’s in no way attributable to their damn fine taste. The inevitable subsequent stroll through Black Mages’ (and other)…

Samsung gear Vr

I recently.. well November took the opportunity on a particularly good mobile phone deal and swapped my trusty LG G2 for a galaxy s7. This opened up an opportunity that I was interested to partake in, VR.  At present it’s far to niche for me (anyway) to splurge out serious bucks on however a trip…

REmember TomorROw

OK, bit of inside-baseball here, but what are blogs for, eh? For years now your humble hosts at VGR have made time with friends for an annual gathering of retro-gaming and catching-up. For the busier among us it’s a rare chance to sink teeth into some solid extended gaming time. Original hardware, pads and peripherals…

I Found Out What It’s All About

OK, so Christmas is upon us which means there’s a lot of slow music on public permaloop, including old jazz standards alongside the seasonal staples and glam rock classics. End result is Stevenger going back on his Fallout 3/New Vegas/Singing Detective ’30s/’40s/’50s binge. Lots of Louis Armstrong, Andrews Sisters, Inkspots (obviously!), a bit of Billie…

Metallica Game inc

Not quite Metallicock vs Warbarsted but I recently came across this cancellation of a Metallica themed open world racer. Doesn’t look half bad for a Ps2 title: