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GitGud: Round 1

Posted by Jon on 5th June 2018 in GitGud | Street Fighter,Street Fighter 2,Fighting games,Fightstick,gaming,Retro gaming

A blog series following my progress on getting good at fighting games with a shitty long-term hand injury   Load up Street Fighter II for the first time and it won't take you long to realise it is a hard game. Play it as a regular to Fighting Games and you'll find a challenge.  Play it as a newbie to Fighting Games and it's brutally humiliating- and that's before you realise you were already playing on 'Very Easy' difficulty. Fighting games have a decieving simplicity to them on the surface, but dig a little deeper and you'll find a goldmine of techniques and skills that professional players use to get as good as they are. To truly understand this, watc...

How to Fix the Save Function on your old Pokemon Games

Posted by on 3rd April 2018 in Tutorials | gaming,Pokemon,Gameboy,Tutorial

There's nothing worse than digging out your old Pokemon games and finding that one save file- the one you invested hours of 8-bit-blood, sweat and tears into- to find that it has vanished into the digital ether. The save file in these games runs off an old CR032 watch battery. They can last up to a good 20 years but once the battery dies, that's it. The game won't recall your save every time you reboot the game. Sadly, there's no way of retrieving your old saved games, but there is a way of getting the save function to work again! And the best bit about it all is there is no soldering required, unlike a lot of other Retro console and game fixes. The tools you ...

Luigis Mansion has Aged Incredibly Well

Posted by on 24th October 2018 in Blogging | Retro gaming,Nintendo,Gamecube,Luigis Mansion,Review

With Halloween around the corner, my son is asking me for “spooky” games we can play. Seeing as Resident Evil might be a bit soon for a five-year-old, the gem that is Luigi’s Mansion makes a return to my life once more. Not in the recent release of the 3DS version, but by digging out my dusty Gamecube copy. The game was one of the choices you got when buying a Gamecube bundle during the console’s release. Console release games don’t tend to stay with me very long (Smash Bros Melee was my ultimate motivation for acquiring a Gamecube, but you learn to be grateful as a twelve-year-old) but 16 years later, I’m truly appreciating this game for what it i...

Before the Storm is hella amazing- Even without the time travel

Posted by on 26th February 2018 in Blogging | Life Is Strange,Before the Storm,gaming

Or writing about one of your favourite games to avoid the horrifying realisation that it's ending soon With the 2nd episode of Before the Storm that came out this month, you may be familiar or at least have heard of Life is Strange. For the not-so-familiar, LiS is a non-linear choice based game from the minds of DONTNOD (Remember me). Despite being a story focused indie game, it did amazingly well. Won a bunch of awards for it a few years back and the fan base is obsessive and loyal. Things got busier at DONTNOD since the game's success, so they handed the production of the prequel over to DECK NINE. I recently finished the 2nd episode of the prequel: Befor...

AER: It's Nice Not to Kill Stuff for A Change

Posted by TGD on 23rd March 2018 in Blogging | Aer,Memories of Old,Forgotten Key,non-violent gaming,gaming

  Like a lot of people, I suffer from heavy bouts of stress and anxiety. Whilst some of it I have to take as it comes, there's also a fair bit I can take responsibility for and do something about: Drink less coffee, sleep more and play less stress-induced-haemorrhage causing things like Halo 2 on Legendary. The first two are invalid options because they are apart of being a parent. So after finishing the Halo 2 Campaign, I was very grateful to stumble across this gem that I somehow missed. AER is a game by Forgotten Key, A studio in Sweden that specialises in atmospheric experiences. Kotaku described AER as Wind Waker but flying instead of sailing, and the...

I actually want to get better at Hyper Light Drifter

Posted by on 5th March 2018 in Review | Hyper Light Drifter,Indie Game,Pixel Art

OR I found a game that doesn't make me want to rage-quit   via GIPHY   That probably sounds odd. Most people want to get better at games because it's rewarding and so they can beat them. But I'm old. Not like in numbers, but in parenting induced fatigue. Which basically means there's a lot of shit I feel too old for but this hasn't stopped me putting time into gaming, which I enjoy a lot. It Just means I don't pull all-nighters trying to max out all my characters levels anymore and I tend to avoid games that make me rage-quit quicker. I tend to go for games with an easier pace. A colleague at work pointed me in the direction of Hyper Light Drifter a few...
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