31/01/2021

๐ŸŽฎ Borderlands 3 | Review | X Box Series X | "My First Next-Gen Experience" ๐ŸŽฎ @Borderlands #XBOXSERIESX

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This Borderlands 3 review may seem like a weird one as it’s effectively written for a game that’s well over a year old but the Borderlands series has always been an oddity for me.

30/01/2021

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ Badly Drawn Video Games Consoles - Cartridges ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ #Retrogaming

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Well here's more of my bad art as this time I use MS Paint to create an idea I had for an article on Video Games cartridges.

I'll probably use it as inspiration to draw these by hand.


29/01/2021

๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿฒ Earth Defence Force 5 | Review | PS4 | "These….these….MONSTERS!!" ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿฒ @EDF_OFFICIAL #EDF5

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I was a real latecomer to the Earth Defence Force series. With almost 10 titles under the EDF belt since the days of the PS2, 2015’s Earth Defence Force 4.1 (The Shadow of New Despair – natch) was my introduction. 

Back in those dark, dark times when local co-op games were rarer than a decent film directed by Albert Pyun, I picked this up for a bargain price in my favourite gaming store (Insane Games, Bridgwater) and settled down with some bourbon to give it a crack with GF cohort Co-Op Chris and we were HOOKED on the B-movie styling, dialogue and arcade action.

๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•น️ PAC-MAN: Birth Of An Icon | Gorgeous New Pac Man History Book Available For Pre Order! ๐Ÿ•น️๐Ÿ• @cookbeck #PacMan #RetroGaming

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Here's some really exciting news for all you PAC fans out there!

The First-Ever Official History Book on PAC-MAN is Now Available For Pre-Order!

Cook and Becker have announced its gorgeous, hardcover retrospective, the first-ever history of PAC-MAN. 

PAC-MAN: Birth of an Icon is made in conjunction with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. and researched and written by Arjan Terpstra and Tim Lapetino. 

28/01/2021

⚔️๐ŸŒณ Ocean’s Heart | Review | PC | "Familiar Ground with Enough Heart to Recommend" ⚔️๐ŸŒณ @OceansHeartgame #IndieGames #GameDev

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A top-down adventure very much in the vein of Zelda’s 1992 Super Nintendo outing, Ocean’s Heart has its flaws but will definitely be one for fans of the genre and hopefully will see a port to Switch, which feels like a natural home for it.

27/01/2021

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ Badly Drawn Video Games Consoles - 5. SEGA Genesis ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ #Retrogaming #SEGA #SegaGenesis

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Some days I find myself trying to draw stuff in MS Paint and those are the days when I manage to produce BADLY DRAWN VIDEO GAMES CONSOLES!

My plan is to draw as many badly drawn consoles as I can in 2021.

Let's see how far I get...

Rich


26/01/2021

๐Ÿฒ⚔️๐Ÿน๐Ÿ‘น Monster Hunter Rise | Demo | 20 Minutes Gameplay | Nintendo Switch | No Commentary ๐Ÿฒ⚔️๐Ÿน๐Ÿ‘น #MonsterHunterRise #MonsterHunter

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Monster Hunter Rise is the latest game in the Monster Hunter series! I've never played any of the Monster Hunter Games before but I decide to give the Demo a try on Nintendo Switch for Monster Hunter Rise and I have to say I am really into it!

25/01/2021

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ Badly Drawn Video Games Consoles - 4. Nintendo Entertainment System ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ #Retrogaming #NES

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Some days I find myself trying to draw stuff in MS Paint and those are the days when I manage to produce BADLY DRAWN VIDEO GAMES CONSOLES!

My plan is to draw as many badly drawn consoles as I can in 2021.

Let's see how far I get...

Rich

๐Ÿช”Here's the new trailer that shows off Asha in Monster World as it nears completion! ⚔️ #AshaInMonsterWorld

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24/01/2021

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ Badly Drawn Video Games Consoles - 3. PlayStation 2 ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ #Retrogaming #PS2

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Some days I find myself trying to draw stuff in MS Paint and those are the days when I manage to produce BADLY DRAWN VIDEO GAMES CONSOLES!

My plan is to draw as many badly drawn consoles as I can in 2021.

Let's see how far I get...

Rich

23/01/2021

๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ Badly Drawn Video Games Consoles - 2. Atari 2600 ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฎ #Retrogaming #Atari2600

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Some days I find myself trying to draw stuff in MS Paint and those are the days when I manage to produce BADLY DRAWN VIDEO GAMES CONSOLES!

My plan is to draw as many badly drawn consoles as I can in 2021.

Let's see how far I get...

(The last time I did this was in February 2020, hopefully, I will do more than one per year going forward!)

Rich

22/01/2021

☄️๐Ÿš€ Everspace 2 | PC | Ten Minute Taster | No Commentary | Early Access ☄️๐Ÿš€ #Everspace2 #IndieGames #GameDev

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In Everspace 2 you will...Discover alien species, unveil mysteries, find hidden treasures, and defend your valuables against outlaw gangs. But don’t get cocky: there will be some high-risk/high-reward areas waiting for you where grabbing that ultra-special gear and getting out alive will require some serious piloting skills and all your talent for improvisation.

21/01/2021

๐Ÿš€☄️๐Ÿ›ธ Everspace 2 | Early Access | PC | First Impressions | "A Barrel Rolling Shooter Looter In Space" ๐Ÿš€☄️๐Ÿ›ธ @everspace_game @Rockfishgames #IndieGames #GameDev #Everspace2

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EVERSPACE 2 pitches itself as a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with deep exploration elements, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. 

The devs, Rockfish Games, have tried to create an experience that is story led with plenty of secrets, puzzles, and enemies to face off against.


I’ve always loved the idea of a space exploration game where you tinker with your ship, do some exploring and follow a story but normally bounce off these games because they are too hard to just pick up and play and require hours of time investment just to learn the basics.


BUT I can safely say that Everspace 2 is for everyone!

20/01/2021

๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ™ The Innsmouth Case | Nintendo Switch | Ten Minute Taster | "Open The Book and Join Me On A journey To Innsmouth" ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ™ @robot_pumpkin #TheInnsmouthCase #VisualNovels

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A desperate mother, a missing girl and a mystical place - a case could hardly be more challenging. To solve the enigmatic disappearance of little Tabitha Marsh, however, the toughest and cleverest detective of all is wanted... but he does not have the time - and so the job goes to you. This mysterious assignment takes you to the remote fishing village of Innsmouth, where nothing is what it seems…

Save the girl, solve the case, survive Innsmouth!

The Innsmouth Case is a detective adventure in the style of an interactive book inspired by the fantastical works of horror legend H.P. Lovecraft. The unique mixture of horror and humour makes The Innsmouth Case the first scary-comedy-text-adventure of its kind. A game in which every decision counts, and there is far more than one way to successfully solve the case ... or fail miserably!

19/01/2021

๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š Mean Machines Magazines - All The Video Games Reviews - Issue 0-24 "The Video Games Guide You Didn't Realise That You Wanted" ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š @JazRignall @RetroGamerDaz @MaximumPowerUp #MeanMachines #Retrogaming

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Well, I've gone and done something with my Mean Machines Magazine collection that I've always wanted to do but have never got round to doing until now.

For some reason, I wanted to catalogue all the reviews from Issue 0 to 24 so that if I ever need to refer to a physical edition of Mean Machines then I know exactly what issue I need to look at.

Yes it's nerdy and yes it is a bit silly but I think that it's something that you probably didn't realise you need but you do now!

18/01/2021

⚔️ Immortals Fenyx Rising | Review | PS4 | "I Heart Elias Toufexis’ Voicebox" ⚔️ @FenyxRising #ImmortalsFenyxRising

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As I‘ve personally come across multiple statements along the lines of ‘Immortals Fenyx Rising is Ubisoft does Zelda: Breath of the Wild’, I’m going to lay the groundwork for this review by opening with how I wasn’t particularly enamoured with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which I played a few years ago on the Wii U. 

17/01/2021

♟️๐ŸŽฒ ๐ŸŽฎ The 10 Best Indoor Games To play With Your Kids At Home ♟️๐ŸŽฒ ๐ŸŽฎ #lockdowngames

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If you have been living with kids during lockdown then the weekends have been a challenge to find things to do that don’t always involve a walk in the local park or field so I have been keeping a track of all the Board Games and Video Games that I have been playing with my kids during lockdown to give you some insight on what games worked best for me and my family.

Here are 10 Games along with a few BONUS games for you to take a look at:

15/01/2021

๐Ÿ™ The Innsmouth Case | Nintendo Switch | Britt's Brief Bulletin | 7/10 - Melting | ๐Ÿ™ @robot_pumpkin #IndieGames #GameDev

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Britt’s Brief Bulletin

The Innsmouth Case – 7/10

Nintendo Switch

A visual novel based on the world of HP Lovecraft presented with tongue firmly in cheek, The Innsmouth Case is a relatively fresh take on the miserable ones’ cosmic horror. That said, if the tone of humour doesn’t tickle your funny bone – as in my case – it can turn a quirky and breezily-written tale into a bit of a slog.

14/01/2021

๐Ÿงข ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿค›Fatal Fury First Contact | Review | Nintendo Switch | "Pocket Sized Fighter That Packs A Massive Haymaker!" ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿงข @SNKPofficial #FatalFury #NeoGeoPocket

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Just before Christmas, it was announced that Fatal Fury First Contact from SNK was available to download on the Nintendo Switch.

I’d never come across this Fatal Fury game before and that would add up as this game only ever came out on the Neo Geo Pocket Colour in 1999.


When I heard about this I was excited to play a fighting game that I hadn't managed to get to from over 21 years ago.

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