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Getting Back Into Gaming on the Switch

Despite having been stuck at home during the past year with COVID-19 restrictions in place, my gaming backlog stayed on pause. Simply because my gaming PC and PS4 are 12000 km away from me, which makes them quite hard to use! But as time passed on, I needed something to occupy my free time and help me to keep a sane mind. Enter, the Nintendo Switch.

The Dark Souls of Blog Posts

Throughout many years of gaming the one genre or style of game that has passed me by is the brutal style of gameplay that Demon souls, Dark Souls and Bloodborne introduced over the last couple of years.

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Maxis and the Allure of Sims

The first game I ever got on my first PC was SimCity 2000 and I soon lost count of the hours I would lose trying to make the perfect city. It was the perfect blend of simulation and fun.

The joy of any of the early Maxis games was just how easy it was to invest yourself in them. After all, everything in the game is usually directly created by you which means you’ll have a far greater emotional investment in them than in other games. You could fire up SimCity for a quick 30 minutes, and then emerge 2 or 3 hours later.

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The Kojima-P.T. Conspiracy

You remember a while back when I wrote about my frustrations with Konami?

Well, a YouTuber by the name of RagnarRox just released a video today shedding an insightful light on what could have been the reasoning behind the cancellation of P.T.

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Oh Konami…

Ever since Pro Evolution Soccer 2 back on the PlayStation 2 I’ve been an avid supporter of the folks over at Konami when it comes to their stellar soccer series that always managed to capture the pure essence of soccer as a sport. Granted, it’s far from the glitz and glamour level that the FIFA series from EA Sports hits every year, but it really grabbed me in with it’s combination of gameplay and it’s Master League mode that set you in the role of a soccer club manager trying to take a team of amateurs and nurture them to the top of the world’s best leagues and competitions.

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Games Streaming and YouTube

So hot on the heels of my last post about the viability of streaming for the games industry in which I remarked on the popularity of Twitch it has now been rumoured that YouTube is looking to buy Twitch for a cool $1 billion.

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Is Streaming Good for Gaming?

With PC gamers long having had multiple ways to capture and stream gaming footage it’s still taken a rather long time for streaming to become popular, but recently sites such as Twitch and Ustream have seen surges with the availability of capture devices such as the Elgato Game Capture HD.

Adventures in Broken Age

I jumped on the Kickstarter bandwagon at the same time as most other people, with the news that Tim & Co. at Double Fine were going to head back to the classic Lucasarts formula of laughs and puzzles with their Double Fine Adventure.

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PS4 Impressions

With the release of Sony’s PS4 system in Japan on 22 February I decided to pick up a console for myself. Since moving to Japan I’ve moved to Sony’s platform for almost all of my gaming (The Xbox 360 is all but non-existent here and the Xbox One hasn’t even officially been given a release date yet.) and as I’ve never really bought a console at launch I thought I might as well give it a shot and see what all the fuss is about.

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Fond Farewells

As I was walking to the local convenience store this morning it struck me that this weekend will be my last official weekend of gaming on my old PS3. After this weekend I’ll be heading to South Africa for a short holiday before coming back to Japan and the weekend that I get back will be when the PS4 releases here in the land of the rising sun.

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