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…

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…

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…

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…

My Gaming History (Part 2): The Switch

So, as I wrote in part 1, I had played my Game Gear for a few years until it broke and for a few months… that was it for gaming. I continued reading magazines, but with my – at the time very limited – budget (allowance was all I had, so saving up for a…

My Gaming History (Part 1): The Beginning

Update: slight corrections to the year dates that are probably more accurate now Gaming has been a part of so many people’s lives, me among them. Everyone has had their own individual and unique experience, from owning different systems to playing different games, preferring different genres, having friends that own other systems or the same, the…