Thursday, March 26, 2015

Retro Throwback Thursday Review - Metroid Prime

Hails and pixels gaming metalheads! Today is Thor's Day which means that we celebrate all things Thor and traveling back in time. I have an old review for defunct gaming site Gamer-Pit (nothing to do with metal or mosh pits) that I decided to share. This was written by a teenager just finishing up high school so the writing is definitely rough around the edges. I took the liberty of editing out some embarrassing spelling mistakes but other than that it is unaltered. Take a read and be gentle!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chrono Trigger - 20 Years Retrospective

Back in 1995, Squaresoft was at the near top of their game releasing one critically acclaimed RPG after another in the Japan and considerably less across the pond in the United States. At the same time, the original JRPG series, Dragon Quest was going strong and the manga Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z were flying off the shelves. What gamers wouldn’t give their D20 dice to see a collaboration between artist/creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama; designer and creator of Dragon Quest, Yuji Horii; and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi? This “Dream Team” would finally work together (along with other prominent Square developers) into creating one of the most beloved, and arguably finest JRPG: Chrono Trigger.

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Games I Played and Beat in 2014 but Which Probably Didn't Come Out in that Year.

As the end of a year comes to a close websites of various disciplines love to compile lists that show their favorite or best things of that year. I did it already with music and I’m not going to do it with games. Why? Because I rarely play games that are brand new and usually I don’t get to them right away. I’m a huge procrastinator when it comes to playing games for the most part so a lot of my titles are from days past. However, I do believe this is probably the most games I have completed in a year which I like as I rarely beat games. Anyway, here are the games that I played and probably beat – in alphabetical order – for the year 2014.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Metal I Listened to in 2014 and Liked Enough to Bother Making a List About It

The year 2014 is about to end and it’s time for the traditional end of the year lists. When this year first started, I was pretty underwhelmed by the metal music coming out. Behemoth was an early contender and Cynic was pretty good even though I felt that Kindly Bent to Free Us was not as strong as Focus. But as the year went on, I found more hidden gems and the releases got stronger and stronger towards the end. Overall 2014 was a very strong year for metal. A lot of older bands still have what it takes and a lot of new blood are showing that metal is still capable of pushing the boundaries of the genre. So here is the list for my favorite metal records for 2014 in alphabetical order except for my absolute favorite which I will list in the end.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Tribute to the PlayStation 20 Years Later

Wow, it's been 20 years since the PlayStation was released in Japan back in 1994. For video games, that's literally an eternity. And it's been an eternity since this blog has been updated. I'd like to be more active and I intend to do so. I'd also like to create a proper site for this blog and give it a good design overall. I've already redid the logo and gave myself an avatar, so that's a start. But before I get into that, enjoy my thoughts and experiences of the Sony PlayStation!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Most Metal Video Games (Part 4)

Hails and pixels! It's been a really long time since anything has happened on here. It's just myself being incredibly lazy but decided it's time to stop and actually do something for this little blog!

I'll continue on with the Most Metal Video Games feature with today's game: Demon's Crest!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Gods Detest All

Alright so it's been awhile since I've posted to this meager blog. I have no real excuse so let's just continue on with the concert review. Ancient Egyptian influenced brutal death metal band Nile is on tour again with Ex Deo, Psycroptic and Keep of Kalessin to bring forth the brutality across the States.

It's been about eight years or so since I've seen Nile. That was back on the Blackest of Black (the first one?) that Danzig organized and headlined. At the time my taste in metal was still in a precocious state, absorbing all the new shit that I could find. I was still fairly new to death metal at the time being familiar to Death, Vader, Dying Fetus and Nile. This was also the same year that I discovered Opeth, so imagine my excitement when I found out they were going to be sharing the same bill.

Since it was essentially a festival style bill, each band only got about 20 minutes of set time. So that meant that Opeth played two songs and Nile maybe four. But they didn't get a chance to as their equipment shorted out and led me to exclaim "Fuck you" at the inanimate amplifier causing the headache.

More after the jump...