Archive for September, 2006

Week of Games: Number 1

Saturday 30 September (2006)

Well, here we are. A historic week of sustained consecutive posts, and a fine list of games, which you can view below. There remains but one.

What could it be? Perhaps Worms Armageddon, a game I have clocked up scores of hours playing? Or maybe that game is too annoying. It could be The Longest Journey, a point-and-click adventure game that told a story that was far too deep for its own good – but then, that Abnaxus really did piss me off. Maybe it’s Grand Theft Auto 3, another game that perfectly 3D-ified itself? Hellfire was great, but now we’re getting desperate. I’ve just realised that Toejam and Earl should have been at number 10, but alas, it is too late.

On with the show.

2. Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) 
3. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (PC)
4. Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)
5. Metal Gear Solid (Playstation)
6. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Gamecube)
7. Day of the Tentacle (PC)
8. Beyond Good & Evil (Gamecube)
9. Grim Fandango (PC)
10. Street Fighter 2 (SNES)

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Week of Games: Number 2

Friday 29 September (2006)

If we compare the list to the Earth, then the games that have so far been revealed represent the ocean, whereas the games which are still unknown represent the land. That’s right! 70% of the games on the list are here below for your approval. And beyond lies the second greatest game ever made.

3. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (PC)
4. Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)
5. Metal Gear Solid (Playstation)
6. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Gamecube)
7. Day of the Tentacle (PC)
8. Beyond Good & Evil (Gamecube)
9. Grim Fandango (PC)
10. Street Fighter 2 (SNES)

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Week of Games: 4 & 3

Thursday 28 September (2006)

Half the week is over, and more than half of the games have been revealed. Am I still blowing your mind? Because, baby, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. Here’s the list so far, and the third and fourth greatest games ever made:

5. Metal Gear Solid (Playstation)
6. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Gamecube)
7. Day of the Tentacle (PC)
8. Beyond Good & Evil (Gamecube)
9. Grim Fandango (PC)
10. Street Fighter 2 (SNES)

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Week of Games: 6 & 5

Wednesday 27 September (2006)

Wednesday arrives, and with it the next two games on our list. Let’s take a look at the story so far, and see what the next two are:

7. Day of the Tentacle (PC)
8. Beyond Good & Evil (Gamecube)
9. Grim Fandango (PC)
10. Street Fighter 2 (SNES)

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Week of Games: 8 & 7

Tuesday 26 September (2006)

We’re already two down, and eight to go – so with no further ado, here’s the situation so far, and games 8 and 7 on the list:

9. Grim Fandango (PC)
10. Street Fighter 2 (SNES)

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Week of Games: 10 & 9

Monday 25 September (2006)

This week is devoted to games. ‘Boo,’ I hear you cry, ‘games suck.’ But wait! These aren’t just any games – these are the best games ever made! That’s right, I’ve played every single game ever made (twice) just so that I would be informed, and now I’ve aggregated the results, and I bring them to you. The only rule is: only one game from each game series (so there can’t be three Sonic the Hedgehog games in the list.) Every day I’ll reveal another two games on the list until the final two, which I’m giving a day each to so I can write more about them – because, I mean, they’re the best. So read on, if you want me to blow your mind with cool.

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The Sunday Review: Desert Cruising In A Dub State Of Mind

Sunday 24 September (2006)

desert cruising in a dub state of mind

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The Sunday Review: Running With Scissors

Sunday 17 September (2006)

running with scissors - a memoir

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The Wii is the best console of all time

Friday 15 September (2006)

It has been brought to my attention this week (thanks Ryan) that the basic facts about Nintendo’s new console, the Wii, have been confirmed. Whilst this includes the boring essentials such as price (£180) and release date (8th of December), it also includes more elaborate nuggets of information which, when put together, make the Wii look like the best piece of home entertainment hardware ever released.

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Cornwall Part 2 – Ales and fishermen

Thursday 14 September (2006)

Well my friends, as promised here is part two of my memoir of my holiday in Cornwall. We pick the story up exactly where we left it – my quest to find some Doom Bar.

My biggest hurdle was Sally’s parents. Don’t get me wrong, I really like them – they’re great people, very hospitable, friendly and easy to get along with, all of that stuff. But they don’t really drink. I don’t mean that to sound like I’m saying it’s a negative, and besides, Sally’s dad enjoys a pint if he goes for a pub lunch as much as the next guy, it’s just different to what I’m used to. If they go for a day out to a town in the countryside, it wouldn’t occur to them to stop at a pub for a drink – and that’s fine! But my parents probably would do. It is this crucial difference which stood in my way. At all times I must be aware, ‘be on your best behaivour in front of the ‘in-laws’ – do nothing to make them think I’m anything other than the perfect and flawless gentleman.’ The image that is conjured when the four of us arrive in a seaside town like Looe at midday and I sprint towards the nearest pub is not good. I’d look like a raging alcoholic, and then they would forever disapprove of me, however subliminally.

Sally would tell you that I’m overreacting, of course. They would understand – and besides, we’re on holiday. Regardless, I waited until the first moment that the two of us were alone before dragging the poor girl kicking and screaming (haha, yeah right) into the best looking pub in town.

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