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“If I don’t play soon, I’ll die of boredom.”

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm Comments Off on “If I don’t play soon, I’ll die of boredom.”

Updated Scans & Bits with what you’d usually expect. More obscure Mario guff, rarities like some F-Zero and Landstalker manga, dumping raws on MEGA for the likes of Rockman ZX Advent, Ninja Turtles and Kirby, plus two new pages for game manuals and guidebooks.
Oh, and the officially licensed Shrek manga. Yeah, I had a double-take when I saw it existed too.

I had a case of the unwellies a few weeks ago which left me nigh-incapacitated… and it says a lot about my priorities that my first thought was, “now’s probably a good time to play Donkey Kong 64.” A debilitating flu really takes the guilt out of playing a nine thousand hour-long game!

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A Correction 65 Million Years in the Making

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:54 pm Comments Off on A Correction 65 Million Years in the Making

I’m a lazy bum and didn’t write blog posts for the last few updates, so let’s get it all in one go!

MS:MIA has a few bits and pieces here and there: some unused graphics, remnants of a debug dipswitch in Advance, translated bits from the Metal Slug Official Guidebook, and a bit of general maintenance, that sort of thing.
The Bomberman shrine sprayed a bunch of stuff  all over the place, mostly unfinished pages, but there’s some notable content like a translated interview!
I’m afraid Scans & Bits is my new jam for content-light research-heavy updates! There’s new pages for Comic Bom Bom (with Ganbare Goemon, Sly Cooper and Dr. Mario scans), CoroCoro Comic (Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Sonic the Hedgehog and assorted 4-koma), Shogakukan Learning Magazine (Super Mario Kun and Famicom Manga for Mario, Zelda 2 and The Goonies), Fami2Comic (Rockman ZX Advent and the rest of Go! Go! Mario Kart), and Dengeki Nintendo DS (Animal Crossing, Sonic the Hedgehog #6, #24 and #38), and English translations for the Star Fox Super Capture Guide, Wai Wai Wario and Klonoa manga courtesy of MiloScat, ReasonablePerson and Moonpie!).

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Indy Bomber and the Ring of Wishes

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:29 pm Comments Off on Indy Bomber and the Ring of Wishes

Splurge! Metal Slug: Missing in Action’s got some relics from the first game’s development, plus some unfinished areas from Metal Slug 7. The Bomberman shrine has coverage for GB 2 and the DS game. As for Random Hoo Haas, there’s the penultimate chapter of the Zelda playthrough, and some waffling about the rest of the guff I watched in 2014.

ONM Remembered will also resume by the end of the month, updating Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, so I’ll probably use that as an opportunity to take a hike. I’m pretty sure this run will be the final leg for ONM, but I might unearth more stuff that just needs colour commentary, who the heck knows! I hope it remains enjoyable to read and not a horrible stopgap measure between updates!

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Give a squid a home

Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm Comments (7)

No cash prize to hand out, I’m afraid – I went and found the unused Metal Slug Advance areas myself. There’s still a debug menu and a Slug Mariner to find, though, so if anyone in the audience has the hacking chops to find them, what are you waiting for?!

The past couple of weeks have been rough, full of work, stress and regrets. Still, it’s good to find the time to bust open MS Paint and make some fresh garbage. Thanks for sticking around, folks.

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ONM Remembered – #165

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00 am Comments (1)

“By all means chill out, but try not to crush that horse.”

from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 122 (November 2002)

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Get your pixels ready!

Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm Comments (5)

Quite proud of these. The scale gives me a headache, though – you wouldn’t believe how much grief I had over the size of Splash Woman’s head.

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Metroid: Mother from another Mother (Mother)

Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm Comments (4)

I rented Metroid: Other M last week, and finished it yesterday. In the past I only got rentals for three days, but it seems Xtravision now allows you to rent stuff for a whole week. For £4, that’s not a bad deal, as a week is usually enough time to finish a modern game, or at least sink enough time into it to get a good feel for it.
For the curious, despite what the Games I Own section implies, I don’t own Metroid: Other M – my brother does! … yeah, maybe I had a good reason for listing it at the time, but if I were to continue keeping track of all my brother’s games that’d be a bit tough, especially since we’re on different continents now. I might quietly drop those listings sometime in the future unless I eventually own them myself or at least have some comments to make on them. (You gotta sit down and write a review on Other M, bro! You waffled far too much about it through email and on the phone to back down now. =P )

I split the review into headers mostly because I’m a lazy writer, but I guess it could serve as how disconnected the two elements are anyway.

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In blandest day

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm Comments (1)

Went to see Green Lantern. It’s a decent bit of eye candy.
I admit I was a bit biased when watching it, as I’ve been keeping up a little with DC Comics’ reboot and their marketing strategies – namely, how they expect people who see the movies of their franchises will then want to read more and seek out the comics. Armagideon Times does a better job of talking about it in jaded tones than I would (and is a good read in general, I suggest checking it out), but what it basically boiled to was while watching the movie, I asked myself, “does this movie make me want to learn more about the Green Lantern and their adventures?”

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 11:30 pm Comments (7)

I like things!*

I received two packages in the mail today. One was Alleyway for the Game Boy, a game I already have on at least two multi-cartridges and isn’t anything exciting, but I bought it in hopes of the manual expanding upon the rather ridiculous story cooked up by the blurb on the back of the box. No such luck, the manual is about as boring as stale cheese. Mind you, what kind of moron thinks a manual for a paddle-and-ball game would actually have any interesting reading material in it? Only a total moron, that’s what!

The second package was a lot less disappointing, and I’d dare say its contents were pretty damn delightful!

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Let’s Go Tango in Paris

Friday, December 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm Comments Off on Let’s Go Tango in Paris

It’s funny how bad I am at planning things. I’ll totally have the site redesign finished to a reasonably functional degree by the end of the year, sure! And here I am, with the redesign still in its planning stages, and a bazillion unfinished projects littered around me.

For instance, this badge of a frighteningly disproportional Spider-Man. I don’t know what I planned to do with it, but I swear I planned something.

(no, I wasn’t going to wear it)

Here’s hoping next year will be a little more productive.

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