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Reliving The Past : ‘Thunder Force 3’ (Genesis)

by King Darrenon 04/03/2016
The Sega Genesis was a system inundated with side-scrolling shoot ’em ups, Thunder Force 3 was the meillieur des meillieurs. Critics, SCHUMP fanatics, and casual players alike, were endeared to the game. Technosoft’s Thunder Force series got better with each successive release. Thunder Force II was once revered a classic by many, but detractors slammed […]

A Brand New Year…With the Same Old ME

by King Darrenon 20/01/2016
So, a brand new year brings new changes? Well, some things never change. I’ve realised that even when I’m gaming with friends online, I’m still enjoying the life of a loner. And I do mean, really relishing it. I’m not one for sharing my uber comfy sofa, ya know? It kinda spoils the moment. It’s […]

A Study of the FPS Genre:”Pressing The Trigger”

by King Darrenon 08/01/2016
The domain of the FPS genre is DAMAGE. Whether you’re ordering your squad to breach and clear a room in Rainbow Six, providing air support in Call of Duty, or rocket spamming a ledge overlooking an entry route in Quake, everything about your performance in an FPS ultimately boils down to optimising performance in this […]

Sorcery! 3 – IOS App Review

by King Darrenon 25/10/2015
Over a year has passed since I last traveled with the sorcerer from Analand on their quest for the stolen Crown of Kings. Back then, inkle Studios seemed to be content simply creating incredible digital gamebooks. Since then, however, they released 80 Days and what I would consider a “gamebook” evolved into a completely different […]

Reliving the past: NHLPA Hockey’93 (Sega Genesis)

by King Darrenon 27/09/2015
Ice Hockey. The forgotten sport. Like the lost city of Atlantis, ice hockey is ostensibly fading into obscurity. Sports like basketball, baseball, and football are ruling the world. In 2006, even the PBA (Pro Bowling Association) got better TV ratings than hockey. Does that mean an ice hockey video game is not going to be […]

Reliving the past: “The Immortal” (Sega Genesis)

by King Darrenon 30/08/2015
Apart from Sonic the Hedgehog and Herzog Zwei, few video games evoke as many fond, and exasperating memories as Will Harvey’s classic adventure, The Immortal, on the Sega Genesis. Originally released for Apple IIgs and ported to numerous systems, The Immortal is a fiendishly difficult, but incredibly rewarding experience. Though short in length (it can […]

R.I.P Satoru Iwata: A Royal Tribute To A Video Game Legend

by King Darrenon 13/07/2015
The video game world suffered a tragic loss Satuday as the company reported President Satoru Iwata died due to growth from a bile duct tumor. Mr. Iwata was 55. A sober statement was released by Nintendo. “Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to […]

A TRULY HELLISH EXPERIENCE! – A Look Back At A Fighting Fantasy Classic

by King Darrenon 11/07/2015
I’m more than just a pro gamer. There’s a well-kept secret none of my friends nor family members know of : I’M A FRICKIN FANTASY TEXT ROLEPLAYER!! I used to spend many nights in my bedroom, tempting my fate against demons and dragons with a pair of dice. The gamebooks I used to play a […]

E3 2015: NEW NIER FOR PS4!

by King Darrenon 17/06/2015
Square Enix’s sleeper hit 2010 ACTION RPG NIER is getting a follow-up! It will be co-developed by Platinum Games Announced at Square Enix’s E3 2015 press conference, this new NIER iteration is being directed by Taro Yoko, who took charge of the inceptive NIER  as well as Drakengard( This upcoming NIER game was only announced […]

E3 2015: Sony Closes The Lid On Major Vita Games

by King Darrenon 17/06/2015
Amidst the glamorous news of new games, there’s a piece of bad news for Vita fans – Sony has pulled the plug in developing any future blockbusters for the hand-held gadget. Speaking with IGN, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said that the electronics giant will not be making any more AAA first-party games. Say goodbye to […]