Barking mad

If my Radiant Silvergun abilities were written up in the style of a school report, I would cross my fingers and hope to be politely described as an "enthusiastic trier" - Kimimi can't do it, bless her, but she's a determined little soul. "Good effort", "Marked improvement", "Making progress", and all of those other affably … Continue reading Barking mad

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Back to BASICs

I've always been interested in programming - what eighties kid-nerd wasn't? We were living in the era of bedroom coders transforming into sports car owning superstars apparently overnight and often found ourselves playing games on the exact same hardware others were using to create them. There was a practical side to this knowledge too: In … Continue reading Back to BASICs

Back to school: An unexpected lesson at Habataki High

  [CONTENT WARNING: Brief mentions of domestic/emotional abuse] Scary games? Pfft.¬†Drop me in a room filled with virtual zombies, giant crabs, or aberrations that have clawed their way up from the depths of Hell itself and I'll have that place cleared out faster than you can say "Actually I prefer the psychological horror found in … Continue reading Back to school: An unexpected lesson at Habataki High

Returning to Phantasy Star Online 2

Seven years feels like an eternity in online gaming land but that's about how long Phantasy Star Online 2's been around now, quietly outlasting any official version of the legendary Dreamcast-led original you can think of. I can happily report that it's not merely still alive but thriving - regularly receiving sizeable updates, brand-new content, … Continue reading Returning to Phantasy Star Online 2