Metroid 1-4 (1987-2002; 2004; 2016) game series review

So I've played the original Metroid games.  Can't say I've finished all of them, just the 3rd (Super Metroid) and 4th (Metroid Fusion). "Then how the hell do you expect to review these games reliably?  What the hell!?  Are you turning into one of those half-a-fag game journalists who bitch about games being too difficult … Continue reading Metroid 1-4 (1987-2002; 2004; 2016) game series review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1990

Jerry Lewis' 25th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $44,172,186.  Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West.  US citizen is shot in Kuwait; oil markets surge on aggressive US statements toward Iraq.  Ellis Island Historical Site opens on Ellis Island NYC.  Hard Rock Cafe opens in Las Vegas Nevada.  Pirate Radio NY International begins transmissions … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1990

Phantasy Star I-IV (1988-1995) review

A couple months ago I felt this urge to go back to retro gaming.  I don't mean retro PC, I don't mean downloading an emulated game on the PC.  I mean actual old-school console gaming.  But I found myself in a predicament.  I used to own a Sega Genesis, and a decent game collection for … Continue reading Phantasy Star I-IV (1988-1995) review

Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun (2016) review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 I question how much I actually enjoy stealth games.  Aside from Thief I and II, I don't normally go out of my way to play these sorts of games.  On the other hand, certain RPGs like Deus Ex, while not primarily a stealth game yet can be played as one, do … Continue reading Shadow Tactics: Blade of the Shogun (2016) review

System Shock (1994) and Quake (1996) review

So in celebration of cocksucking California passing bullet legislation, I figure I'd talk about the best defining first-person-shooters ever made, outside of Doom (made after Doom). Surely everyone has heard of Doom being the first major defining first person shooter game, which is still awesome to this day.  True, Wolfenstein came before it, and was … Continue reading System Shock (1994) and Quake (1996) review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1990

Stuff that happened this month: Angela Bowie reveals that ex-husband David slept with Mick Jagger.  Nora Dunn and Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew Dice Clay's hosting which was perceived as sexist; the show uses a time delay for the third time in its history.  "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer sentenced to jail for 30 days … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1990

What is censorship in the face of sensitivity?

So I originally had this as a blog post on boardgamegeek.com.  I suspected it would be too hot for it to handle.  Sure enough, before the day was over: "Your blog has been deleted due to multiple severe violations of site rules, including defending sexism and objectification, dismissiveness to concerns about inclusiveness, personal attacks, and … Continue reading What is censorship in the face of sensitivity?