Archive for July, 2013

#60 Juno First

Posted: 29th July 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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258th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release:1983 Developer: Konami Publisher: Konami, Gottlieb Time for a bit more shoot ’em up action today. While I’m hesitant to call playing these games checkbox exercises, when starting out a game like this – a shooter with increased controls – is one we […]

#31 Gorf

Posted: 25th July 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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257th played so far Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1981 Developer: Dave Nutting Associates Publisher: Midway When starting on some of these older games, it’s quite humbling to see what they brought to the field.ย  Gorf, for example, was the first to have synthesised speech – the first with voice acting, […]

#830 Dead Space

Posted: 21st July 2013 by Mulholland in Games
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256th played so far Genre: Survival Horror/Shoot ‘Em Up Platform: Xbox 360/Playstation 3/PC Year of Release: 2008 Developer: EA Redwood Shores Publisher: Electronic Arts Sometimes you encounter a gem solely by chance. I originally obtained Dead Space before we started this blog, mostly on a whim. It was cheap, it looked interesting and different, and […]

255th played so far Genre: Action/Role Playing Platform: PlayStation 2/Gamecube/XBox Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Snowblind Studios Publisher: Interplay Entertainment Now for something interesting. We all know I love Baldur’s Gate II – so surely I must enjoy the more actionny spin-off? Well, all it shares is the name and vague setting, beyond that there’s […]

#700 Earth Defense Force 2017

Posted: 13th July 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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254th played so far Genre: Shoot-Em Up Platform: Xbox 360 Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Sandlot Publisher: 3D Publisher Some games just don’t have things going for them. If it wasn’t for the book, Earth Defense Force 2017 would be a game I skipped. It sounds and feels cheap – the title alone is fairly […]

#254 Virtua Fighter

Posted: 9th July 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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253rd played so far Genre: Fighting Platform: Arcade Year of Release: 1993 Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega In the realm of fighting games, there are two main early entries: Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. The former arose in the late eighties, with the latter coming in in the early nineties. Both started off as traditional 2D […]

#187 Bomberman

Posted: 5th July 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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252nd played so far Genre: Action Platform: PC Engine Year of Release: 1990 Developer: Hudson Soft Publisher: Hudson Soft Okay, yes, I’ve played Bomberman games before. But those were later games – in particular the SNES version. I’ve never had a chance to play the original. As that’s the version listed this time, that’s what […]

#933 Machinarium

Posted: 1st July 2013 by Jeroen in Games
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251st played so far Genre: Adventure Platform: PC Year of Release: 2009 Developer: Amanita Design Publisher: Amanita Design Recipe: Take a developer known for creating eclectic adventures like Samorost. Add in cute robots and rusty cities. Get some Rube Goldberg contraptions and make larger puzzles out of it. Put in a few bits of heart. […]