Another Winter

I watched Scott Pilgrim Vs The World earlier this week. Not seen it for quite a few years but it was still pretty good. Afterwards I thought about playing the game, but my Xbox 360 is in the garage and it’s not available on Steam (I read that it has been removed from sale on…

Games Roundup November 2017 [Updated]

Acidbearboy: Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii-U) I played Zelda 15 times during November, clocking up over 36 hours of playtime. That’s approximately 2.5 hours per session (usually until I was too tired to continue or actually fell asleep). That right there is a sign of a great game. I’ve played well over 100 hours…

Laibach – God Is God (cover)

OK, so Laibach (known for their album of Sympathy For The Devil covers amongst other things) apparently did a metal cover of Juno Reactor‘s classic God Is God. It rocks! Here’s the equally excellent original for reference (and to keep me on acidbearboy‘s good side). Check the amazing video: You shall see Heaven in Hell

Dizzy Island Treasures

Possibly the laziest post ever the act being a sort-of modern parlour game by now but here are the instructions to Treasure Island Dizzy, by way of multiple Google Translates incl. via Japanese, Welsh and whatever. It is surprisingly relatively close to the original text. If you remember retro game plots/blurbs you won’t be much…

Oranges Are Not The Only Black [NSFW]

Late to the party, but I’m here to officially endorse the much praised/promoted Orange Is The New Black as Something Worth Watching. For reasons of my own (partly spoiler-minimisation, partly guilt-for-not-blogging-sooner) I will target the first season exclusively. I’d added OITNB to my NetFlix queue somewhere along the way probably as testament to the marketing,…

SDTOTD #11: W-Elements quickref [subset]

This is not the post you are looking for nor ever will be. I do obviously really want that shirt in the accompanying pic. I do also have a lot of inchoate thoughts on “elements” and the power/value/occurrence of incomplete sets generally in games. Instead: necessarily incomplete list of EleMonsters ahoy! Type Wizards Whales Fire…

WIBIL? The sky! 

I love the sky. The sun, the moon, the stars, the clouds. Sunrise, sunset. Aeroplane trails across a fathomless blue.  The fact that your average camera can’t capture its beauty just bolsters my fascination of it. Here’s tonight’s sunset in low resolution.    

Misplaced Nostalgia

New Order’s Bizarre Love Triangle came on the other day. It stirred up what felt like nostalgic pleasure inside of me, except I can’t place where that feeling would come from. It was originally released as a single in 1986 (where I was surprised to read that it didn’t even make the UK Top 40)…

VGR Games Roundup Oct 2017 [updated]

Acidbearboy: Journey (PS3)  finished Desert Golfing (Android) ongoing Super Castlevania IV (SNES) finished with save states F-Zero (SNES) finished on beginner Super Ghouls and Ghost (SNES) stage 5 with save states Wipeout 2097 (PS1) quick blast Castlevania Chronicles (PS1) quick play on original mode Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) world 1 clear Zelda: Breath of…

In Praise of Michael Stern Hart et al

I don’t know all the ins and outs down the years and maybe it’s more complicated than I describe it, but there was a man who lived and his name was Michael Stern Hart. He was the first person to advocate, agitate and advance the gradual digitisation of the entirety of human knowledge as expressed…