Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dead Island [5 Minute Review]

I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I’m getting a little sick (zing!) of zombie games. Granted, most of these games simply use zombies as a means to enhance solid underlying gameplay (Left 4 Dead, Plants vs. Zombies, … Continue reading

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Hobby Off = Gold Mine

Hobby Off is a chain of stores in Japan that specialise in the sale of second-hand hobby related items – they are refurbished and sold at a heavy discount compared to retail prices. It’s a great place to look for … Continue reading

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Japanese Arcades – MJ5

Is there anything better than spending several hours hunched at a mahjong table, lungs assailed with second hand smoke and ears slowly succumbing to tinnitus every time those tiles are shuffled with a deafening chatter? I thought not.

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Hit & Miss – October 2011

“Hit & Miss” will be a semi-regular post discussing games that I’m looking forward to (and games that I’m not looking forward to). Arkham City has already been released on consoles to critical acclaim, and now it’s been announced on … Continue reading

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RAGE [5 Minute Review]

I have a healthy level of respect for John Carmack and the fine wizards at id Software. Pioneering and popularising an entire game genre, paving the way for online deathmatch gameplay, and being a source of inspiration for several of … Continue reading

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Gears of War 3 [5 Minute Review]

Gears of War pleasantly surprised me when I first purchased it. Like with all things that pleasantly surprise me, I didn’t go in with a lot of expectations. I had just purchased my (first) Xbox 360, and I needed a … Continue reading

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UFO Catchers – Tricksters of the Japanese Arcade

Winning at UFO Catchers is difficult, but not impossible. I may not be the greatest UFO Catcher jockey in Japan, but I’ve tried a few in my time and have learned a lesson or three. I’ve compiled a list of … Continue reading

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