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Music of the 16-bit era: five of the best

Introduction: I spent much of my late teens and my 20s playing and listening to loud music, earning me tinnitus by the age of 30. Its got a bit better in the years since I gave up being in bands, but nevertheless my days of listening to heavy metal are largely behind me (with a few exceptions), and my music of choice now tends to be video game soundtracks. 1,114 more words

Video Games

Damage Boosting Through Life

In Super Metroid there is a trick that allows you to somersault across a room with great speed. When you take damage from the environment, the game’s natural reaction is to “eject” you from the situation before you lose all your HP. 581 more words


Happy 30th Anniversary Metroid!

August 6th, 1986 was the day that the first Metroid video game was released for the Famicom and NES. It featured a large open ended world where our hero was charged with the duty of exploring its vast wonders to destroy enemies, find upgrades and overcoming adversity against all odds. 1,544 more words

Doomed Gaming

Top 5: Most Emotional Gaming Moments

I’ve never been one to get overly demonstrative with my games, but I was recently reminded of just how powerful a single event in a game can be. 1,105 more words


cary reblogged this on Recollections of Play and commented:

There are games that challenge players as they attempt to get from point A to point B. There are games that challenge players to survive waves of multitudinous enemies. And then there are games that challenge players to connect emotionally with the events happening on-screen. Take what you will from my terrible oversimplification here, but when a game hits you right in all the feels, and sometimes unexpectedly so, it's doing something right. This I discussed recently over on United We Game with this post, a rundown of some of my favorite emotional moments in gaming.

Play or Pass: Super Metroid

Welcome to the next post in my year-long series “Play or Pass” that takes on the proverbial “must before death” theme with video games. Every other week I will be covering one or two games from “ 490 more words

Video Games

Game 9/21 Super Metroid (New 3DS)

The atmosphere in Super Metroid is astonishing.

It’s 22 years old and was made on hardware from 4 generations back where manufacturers had to boast about how many colours there machine could manage. 528 more words