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    An Open Letter to Ellie and Joel

    By Softballchic10

    There are certain games that come along from time to time that really get your attention. It could be for the action, the graphics or game play. However, it is a rare occasion that a game grabs you for all of these, plus the amazing experience of becoming emotionally attached and involved in the actions of characters. It is to this that I write this open letter to Ellie and Joel. I met them in the “The Last of Us.” *(Please note that I've tried to write this to contain no spoilers.
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What Happens When It Leaves?

I feel like I've hit the wall, both creatively and when it comes to gaming. I've so far ignored this current generation of games, as none of the "next gen" systems on offer feel like they have anything to offer me, and yet this creates a conundrum for me. I honestly cannot remember the last time a game absolutely blew me away, and yet looking back through the past, through my own memories, I can see dozens upon dozens of instances. Some of them were gaming "firsts", such as the first time I saw

Areala

Areala

 

Nintendo Power Retrospectives: Part 69

This time we’re covering issue #52 of Nintendo Power for September of 1993! Please support my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/countzeroor Member of The Console Xplosion Network: http://www.theconsolexplosion.com/ Watch my Live-Streams on http://twitch.tv/countzeroor/ Music: “Seven Songs for Seventh Saga: II. Water” Arrangement, Performance: AeroZ From: ~Inn~, ~Town D~ In: 7th Saga Composition: Norihiko Yamanuki URL: https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03097 Games Reviewed: Final Fight

Count_Zero

Count_Zero

 

Video Game Review: Final Fantasy III (DS)

Final Fantasy III had never gotten an official US release prior to the release of the DS remake of the game. The Famicom version had received an unofficial fan-translation, but there was no way to play it legally, until the DS release of the game. Even the somewhat controversial sophomore outing of the series had gotten by that point two updated remakes, for the Playstation as part of the Final Fantasy Origins collection, and for the GBA as part of Dawn of Souls. Final Fantasy III for the Famic

Count_Zero

Count_Zero

 

Anime Review: Dallos

Dallos is an anime that reminds me a lot of what got me into anime in the first place. I came into anime as a fan of science fiction and fantasy, and I came in through OVAs and films like Akira, Demon City Shinjuku, Ghost in the Shell, and Record of Lodoss War. So, when I found out that Dallos, an anime considered to be the first OVA (or one of the first alongside the Cream Lemon series), and which was directed by Mamoru Oshii (who also directed Ghost in the Shell and Angel’s Egg – which I’ve pr

Count_Zero

Count_Zero

 

Vlog: E3 2017 Sold & Unsold

This time I’m doing a one-month belated-due-to-technical difficulties Vlog ( Vlog because I don’t want to get clobbered under ContentID) of my thoughts on the 5 things I was sold and unsold on from this last E3. Please support my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/countzeroor Member of The Console Xplosion Network: http://www.theconsolexplosion.com/ Watch my Live-Streams on http://twitch.tv/countzeroor/ Filed under: Video games Tagged: E3 2017, vlog

Count_Zero

Count_Zero

 

Documentary Review: Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution

It’s been a while since I did a review of a music documentary – the last one that comes immediately to mind is a documentary review on the career of Pink Floyd. Well, this year is the year that the Beatles concept album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band has it’s 50th anniversary, and the BBC did a documentary on the album, which also broadcast on PBS, which is where I saw it. In broad strokes, the documentary goes briefly into where The Beatles career was before the album came out, before

Count_Zero

Count_Zero

 

Book Review: Log Horizon Book 2 – The Knights of Camelot

When I reviewed the first Log Horizon book, I mentioned that were a few plot concepts that were set up in the next book in the series – a general malaise filling Akiba, along with the state of food in the world – and in turn a new discovery by Nyanta related to that. With the second installment of the series, the book dives further into that, and shifts genres somewhat. In the previous book, we learned that while living in the world of a MMO – the titular game “Log Horizon” has it’s perks – you

Count_Zero

Count_Zero

 

Legends of the Force: Episode X – Tales of the Jedi Part I

This time we travel into the ancient past of the Star Wars universe with Tales of the Jedi. Opening Credits: Star Wars Theme from Super Star Wars on the SNES. Closing Credits: Chiptune Cantina Band from Chiptune Inc. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope footage property of Lucasfilm Ltd., a division of the Walt Disney Corporation. Used under Fair Use. Please support my Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/countzeroor Member of The Console Xplosion Network: http://www.theconsolexplosion.com/ Wa

Count_Zero

Count_Zero

 

Book Review: Deities and Demigods (1980)

Probably one of the first sourcebooks put out for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons was Deities and Demigods, a book with a collection of beings that would provide something for your Cleric to be, well, a cleric of. However, it doesn’t really hold up very well, particularly compared to later deity books for later editions of AD&D and D&D. The problem with the book lies with the fact that the book is very much at odds with itself. The first chapter or so of the book talks about the nature

Count_Zero

Count_Zero

 

Movie Review: The Legend of Hell House

I enjoy a good haunted house film – like Poltergeist and the Woman in Black. When this film, adapting a novel by Richard Matheson which was in turn inspired by a Shirley Jackson novel, came up on my radar.  The plot is pretty basic. An eccentric millionaire, Mr. Deutsch (Mr. German – cute), hires a selection of people with various talents to investigate a haunted house that has come into his possession, but not just any haunted house, but the ostensible “Mount Everest of Haunted Houses” – The B

Count_Zero

Count_Zero

 

The fragile ego of the magazine scanner

Someone wiser than me once said, "never blog when you're drunk."  But this isn't a blog, so I'm exempt from that advice thank god. I just wanted to put this out there now, while I'm too impaired to be concerned with how insecure and needy it makes me look.  Scanning a magazine is hard work.  Because it isn't just scanning, it it?  First you've got to de-bind the mag.  Then comes scanning.  And after that, the most time intensive process of them all - editing.  Depending on the length o

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kitsunebi77

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    • Very useful list! Often I caught myself on didn’t want to touch old game, coz its too hard. I'l add "casual" tag to all these games at RAWG https://rawg.io/games/nes/casual . Hope it helps someone
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      WWE 2k19, and I'm told WWE 2k18 and 2k17 as well. All due to no SSE4 support. Curiously, SSE4 and Phenom II came out in 2008. I was going to buy WWE 2k19 but can't play it until I upgrade to a "newer" CPU so I can run an 11 year old instruction set. Go figure.
    • Thank you for all, your help was immense and pushed me towards scanning my collection. As you told me the important thing is to get the stuff out somewhere, so when you feel it just upload something. I recently started a new job and free time basically disappeared, I’m trying to upload at least one mag each week but if that doesn’t happen it’s no big deal.
    • Welcome to my world. You finally took your own advice, that which you offered me so long ago  🙂 Don't forget to drop by Kiwis World for the occasional  Computer Games: Strategy Plus or PC Gamer mag now and again ..... I'm just glad you are okay my friend.
    • Totally understand, hon. I've taken a hiatus from time to time when real life got in the way. This is all fun and games, but it's also a hobby, not a lifestyle. You're allowed breaks, even completely disconnections. :) I'm just glad you're all OK and haven't succumbed to karoushi or anything extreme like that. :) *huggles* Areala