"The game is long gone before his hat trick is complete, but that makes it all the more worth it against shithouse Sergio Ramos and company. This result has been a long time coming."
"Hey board, how's that transfer ban appeal coming along?!"
"In the list of 'things that could only happen in a Championship Manager game', that is certainly one of them"
THE OBJECTIVE: Chelsea want their title back. As all entitled Premier League clubs do. THE CAVEAT: This time, they can't buy it. Any transfer bids must be accepted. No players can be purchased. Last month the season exploded into life. Everton, Leicester and Chelsea hold 100% records in the Premier League, albeit through each side… Continue reading Return to Championship Manager 01/02 Season 2 (19/20 Data) – September
20 years ago, Nintendo released what would become one of the most influential video games for the next 20 years. From slashing monsters to solving dungeon mazes, from open-world exploration to creating a destiny. Its a game that had everything. Who knew a 32MB cartridge could hold so much magic? There are many words to… Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at 20 – An Experience for the Ages
Developed by: Exact (now Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan) and Production I.G. What would have been deemed impossible for both the anime and movie industry 20 years ago, a Hollywood adaption of Ghost in the Shell was released. Masamune Shirow’s original manga of nearly 30 years ago is philosophical, sociological, psychological and essential reading, a feat… Continue reading Retroreflection #3 – Ghost in the Shell (PS1)
One of my favourite podcasts, Final Games, is to video games what BBC’s Desert Island Discs is to music. Each episode a different guest details their 8 video game choices they would take with them to a hypothetical deserted location for the rest of their days. So, in Final Games tradition, I will include my… Continue reading My ‘Final Games’
Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest are the world’s most famous JRPG series to date. Once respectively developed by fierce rivals Squaresoft and Enix, both tried to match each other year after year until the 2 companies merged in 2003, in order to better compete in the western market. Now some 13 years later, they certainly… Continue reading Retroreflection #2: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
Otherwise known as Goeman, Legend of the Mystical Ninja was actually the 2nd Goeman game in the Konami series, but the first released in the west. Considered by many a SNES classic, Mystical Ninja follows Kid Ying and Dr. Yang as they travel across native land to free an abducted princess. Now almost 25 years… Continue reading Retroreflection #1: Legend of the Mystical Ninja
2014 was a great year for gaming. Particularly for me, as I decided to undertake the ultimate lonely gamer task: complete 52 games in a calendar year. That works out at just shy of 4.5 games a month. Ouch. Now I’m typically a gamer who starts many games, but takes forever to finish them. Save points… Continue reading My 52 Game Challenge of 2014