Shelved games: Why I gave up on Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Today, I decided to cross Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch from my backlog list. I haven't finished it and I don't intend on ever doing so. Now, before the pitchforks and "try it again" comments come out, I should lay out my reasons as to why I'm permanently shelving the game. It's… Continue reading Shelved games: Why I gave up on Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Site is mecha porn

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Mobile Suit Gundam (MSG) has always been a fascinating property to me. Even though it was never shown in South Africa during its US and UK 80s/90s heydays, it was something I always caught whiffs of. Model kit photos here, anime music videos (AMVs) there, and even a PlayStation game or two. When I heard… Continue reading Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Site is mecha porn

I missed out on these games and it sucks

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Hundreds of video games are released on a monthly basis – though this number is probably higher due to the ill-conceived Steam Greenlight programme and its influx of subpar titles. And due to immortality (currently) being out of reach for us humans, we'll never be able to play each and every one of these games.… Continue reading I missed out on these games and it sucks

New purchases: adding to my backlog (9 July)

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As much as I've tried to kerb my video game spending, the recent influx of gaming sales hasn't helped one bit. In fact, I've added a few more titles to my backlog that I hadn't really intended to, but these purchases tie into two previous articles. This is, of course, apart from the books I've… Continue reading New purchases: adding to my backlog (9 July)

Digital vs. physical: a video game collection nightmare

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As video games continue to evolve as entertainment, so do the devices they are played on. We've moved past the days of cartridges that you blow into, which have been replaced by flash memory, hard drives, and Blu-ray discs. As a video game collector, or someone who just accumulates games (like me), is it better… Continue reading Digital vs. physical: a video game collection nightmare

An update on my gaming backlog (20 June)

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Another weekend has come and gone and, thankfully, I've managed to get in some decent gaming time. Friday was a public holiday in South Africa, but since I took off the Thursday, I was afforded a four-day weekend. This also lead to me digging into a few games that I've been meaning to. Firstly, no,… Continue reading An update on my gaming backlog (20 June)

Microsoft is adding more games to my backlog

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While I think this year's E3 conference was average, one thing really stood out for me. After much speculation, Microsoft finally announced that original Xbox (OG Xbox) games were coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility. This is fantastic news and one that will increase the size of my backlog. I did own an OG… Continue reading Microsoft is adding more games to my backlog

To Silent Hill or not to Silent Hill

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Now that my break from gaming is over, it's time to jump into a new game. I have a few ideas of what I want to play next, but two of those are a little of the controversial side, and not in a good way. I've been a big fan of Silent Hill since the… Continue reading To Silent Hill or not to Silent Hill