20 years of Goldeneye 007! 20 years of playing first person shooters on a console which was considered absolute scandalous previously! 20 years since I started playing against other people and quickly learned that I could beat them like kindergarteners at a spelling bee, because I was the only one of my friends that knew how to circle strafe!
Posts Tagged ‘N64’
Unfortunately the clip of my time on TV isn’t online because the TV station only put them online for a month in their weird proprietary player and agh that drives me nuts I was hilarious in it.
Also because everyone died in that fire. The cleansing, educational fire.
This comic stars my buddy Frank. Frank and I used to review Game Boy games for GameSpot back in the day, and most of them were terrible, absolute stinkers. After Pokémon broke out publishers released hundreds of Game Boy games hoping to ride the handheld’s surprise wave of success, but the thing about the Game Boy is that you have to be clever about how you make games for it since it’s basically a pocket calculator with a joypad and some buttons.
There were classics like Tetris and Wario Land and Tetris Attack that I sunk approximately infinite hours into, and then there were the Game Boy Army Men games.
Army Men was not a great franchise, but I guess it sold enough on the various machines the 3DO company inflicted it on that they kept making them for a few years, and after a while Stockholm syndrome sets in and you end up liking Army Men and I think that’s what happened to poor old Frank.
Literally the only thing I remember about this game is that it was the first game I reviewed as a for-real games reviewer in a newspaper, and that I was very excited to be a for-real games reviewer in a newspaper, and then got quite cynical when I found out they only publish positive game reviews, so I had to rewrite my review to say nice things or I wouldn’t get paid.
Sorry if anyone bought the game based on my review!
20 years after Pokemon Stadium brought Pokemon to the Nintendo 64 we are still dealing with the larger ethical issues the whole franchise represents.
(Okay I think Pokemon Snap came to the N64 first, maybe? But still)
Pokemon Stadium was cool though! That little transfer pack thingie let you play your Game Boy Pokemon game on the TV which was very cool if you didn’t have a Super Game Boy handy.
Man, Super Game Boy! THAT WAS COOL. Now I want to go play some Super Game Boy be back later.
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Rampage World Tour did the best it could with what was a limited pallet of gameplay components, and I liked the Plasticine graphics, and uh I think I’ve run out of things to say about Rampage World Tour OK thanks bye everyone enjoy your weekend.
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I have like four different copies of Animal Crossing in some form or another around here, and can only really remember playing the DS one? That was a lot of fun, but I think it was more about chatting with people online than anything else?
But games like this are just absolute murder to make comics about so can I make comics about some obscure Commodore 64 game next so I don’t have to worry that there’s like 400 other comics that did the same joke first? Yay!
I recently got this for my trusty 3DS, and fell in love with it all over again, and it really is one of my favourite Zeldas, until I realised I was walking aroun d in circles for hours because my lack of direction in 3D Zeldas is chronic.
Also, as someone who feels like there’s an invisible timer above his head counting down to something all day, every day, a game where there is a visible timer counting down until the end of the world is kiiiiinda a big anxiety trigger haha I need a drink.
Anyway I am glad to be playing it on a system that doesn;t make your eyes feel like someone’s just rubbed vaseline all over them so that’s great!
I was always more of a Goldeneye guy myself, until I got the PC version and MAN was this a blast! And it gave the Orchid Righteous 3DFX card a good workout too.
But that late ’90s fog, UGH I am not nostalgic for that no way.
This is more about any game, or movie, or comic, or album, or TV show or pretty much anything you used to enjoy a long time ago, and the feeling you get when you initially rediscover it.
Over the holidays I finally had a chance to clean up some of my man cave, which currently features a giant pile – a six foot high pile of video games, just dumped in the middle of the room. I’d been meaning to sort it out for a while now, and boy, going through it I went through the same conversations in my head that you see in the comic like a million times over. But c’mon, am I really ever going to play Chicken Run on the Dreamcast again?!
Originally this Quake comic was going to be about the day the QTest demo came out. I stayed up late to grab it on my trusty (rusty) 56k modem and played the living crap out of it for a few hours. It was pretty freaking awesome, and having to use the mouse to look around was a new way to travel for me, and it looked lovely, and it had ONLINE MULTIPLAYER WOW HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK MAGIC I GUESS.
I was about to go to sleep when the phone rang, and an editor I freelanced for was on the phone asking me what I thought of it.
“How…how did you know I was even playing it?”
“Well, you’re the only writer I have that actually likes video games, so I just assumed”
He then asked me if I’ve played enough of it to talk about it on the national radio show he hosted. I said yes. (Freelancing tip: ALWAYS SAY YES ALWAYS) It was then that I realised that he meant I would be talking about it right then and I had been awake for 36 hours and I had absolutely nothing actually of any value to say, beyond HOLY CRAP THAT’S GREAT I LIKE SHOOTING DOGS WITH A NAIL GUN which in retrospect is not a great thing to say ever, regardless of context.