Transformers – Becoming a Fan and the Early Days

My first contact with Transformers was, like for many people of my age, in my childhood around the end of the 80s. I can’t remember what exactly came first, but I know that I hardly watched anything of the cartoon at the time. My only exposure to the cartoon was when I visited a school…

Market Change – Compact Cameras

While planning my next smartphone choice, comparing models and especially looking at the camera components, I was reminded again how much things have changed since I bought my first digital camera, back in 2004 (a neat little Canon Powershot A400, very decent cam especially considering its low price). At that time, compact digital cameras were…

Short Game Report: GemCraft – Chasing Shadows

Some years ago when the browser version of this game was new, I played quite a bit of it, as I was rather into the Tower Defense genre. I liked the way it played and what you could do (combine gems, switch them into different towers…). Relatively recently I discovered that they actually made a…

Currently (Re)Playing: Final Fantasy 15 (7)

During the last sessions I continued the main story up to the point where I have the material I need to repair the boat and continue on to the island. Also completed several sidequests along the way. I’m still enjoying the game on this second playthrough, finding new content here and there (the camp quest…

WordPress Gutenberg – First Impression: Terrible!

So since WordPress 4.9.8 has a popup encouraging users to try out the new Gutenberg editor, I thought “what the heck” and did so. But as you can guess from the post title, it didn’t go well. How badly did it go, you ask? Well for starters I could not even create a simple post…

Huawei P20 Pro – Impressions after some use

So after some months of day-to-day use, how has my experience with the phone been?  Battery life Has been usually good for more than one day, with a bit less use I could get the phone through 2 days pretty much. So on that front I am absolutely happy with the phone. The high capacity…

Gaming Memories – Dragon Crystal (Game Gear)

When asked what game introduced you to RPGs, often you’ll hear names like Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, Baldur’s Gate, larger names like that. For me, it was a much smaller title: Dragon Crystal for the Sega Game Gear. While it wasn’t a full-blown rpg like the other titles, it had character levels, experience points, lots…

Saving a Port – Chrono Trigger (Steam)

Back in March, I made a post about how horrible the Steam port of Chrono Trigger is… and now it’s time I follow up on that. Consider me pleasantly shocked: Square Enix actually remedied the situation and fixed the problems with the port! Since the original release there have been 4 updates to the game,…

E3 2018 – Ubisoft Press Conference

Ubisoft’s press conferences have been pretty solid the last few years and this year wasn’t an exception. Thankfully they got Just Dance out of the way right at the start (though the dance number they did was entertaining enough for the present audience), cause that’s pretty much the least interesting title and really doesn’t even…

E3 2018 – Devolver “Press Conference”

Alright, now THIS was FUN! Short and entertaining, that’s pretty much what this fake press conference was, making fun of… well, essentially everything and everyone. Loot Boxes, the tendency of gamers to buy them, how the industry does press conferences, the “classic mini” consoles, you name it. And in the short 20 minutes they took,…