Game Releases – Rest of 2017

Update (22.10.2017 19:04): added info to the .hack//G.U. Last Recode entry that I was reminded of by a comment. As the year is coming close to its end, we approach the holiday season, meaning there are still some game releases left to come. Here are some entries that could be interesting.

Gaming Opinion – Big Budget Single Player Games „Over“?

Recently the news came out that Electronic Arts are closing Visceral Games (for once not a studio they bought at some point), the Star Wars game they had in development is being given to another of their development studios and that it’s going to be taken into a different direction (due to “changes in the…

Old Video Game Magazines – Gamers 02/92

The April/May issue, released in March. Still written by a one-man “team”. As an improvement, a list of all reviews contained in the magazine was added to the content overview. In the reader’s letters area, they “backpedal” a bit on the note from the previous magazine about not reviewing “The Immortal” because of the violent…

Sega Game Gear – My childhood experience

As a kid at school, at some point video games become a point of interest for a lot of people. At the time I knew some that had a Nintendo Game Boy, but Christmas 1991 one of the presents I got was a Sega Game Gear. I think the colour screen and some of the…

Old Video Game Magazines – Gamers 01/92

The first ever video game magazine issue that I bought and read. The numbering was 01/92 (February/March) even though it was released in December 1991. This was the first Sega-exclusive magazine and this first issue was a one-man-show in terms of the written content (all done by Heinrich Lenhardt, who has already been around in…

Highlights Nintendo Direct September 13th 2017

On September 13th 2017, Nintendo released a Direct presentation on upcoming 3DS and Switch titles. I am not going to go through it all step by step, but list the entries that were my highlights or that I found noteworthy. If you are interested, you can watch the whole 45 minutes of the presentation here:…

Old Video Game Magazines – Video Games 9/92

The second issue of this magazine that I bought. Release date: August 26th 1992. In that month, the SNES came out in Germany, so naturally that was the cover story of the issue.

Games I played in 2016 – Looking Back

Note: List probably incomplete as I have not kept close track of all the games I played over the year. There is no particular order to the list Final Fantasy 15 Completed the main story, took around 55 hours (took some time in sidequests and the like, can be done faster). Mostly liked it, some…

My Gaming History (Part 3) – The New OS

(Man, it’s been awhile since the last post, hasn’t it?…. whoops) To recap, end of ’94 I got my first PC, thanks to magazines and collection CDs the small amount of games my budget could afford did still result in a nice list. Experimentation also included installing a Windows 3.11 driver that made the PC…