Wednesday, 7 December 2016


So last weekend Sony hosted their 3rd PlayStation Experience event and holy crap!! Sony Interactive Entertainment are actually listening to their fans. Not only a new remastered Crash Bandicoot has a new trailer AND is even playable at PSX. We even got re-remasters and re-releases of PlayStation's classic titles such as WipEout, Parappa the Rapper, LocoRoco, Patapon. And heck, we even saw some great surprise releases such as Let It Die, Lara Croft Go (thanks to KOOP for handling the PlayStation port), SNK's Garou Mark of the Wolves. And finally. FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gets a PS4 port with all DLC included in which I guess Capcom's contract with MARVEL may have gotten renewed.

I'm glad Sony is focusing much more on the games than actual hardware and that makes me happy. And to me I find Shawn Layden a very awesome guy. Because one, he listens to his fans and two, he cares about the games even classic franchises. I'm just really excited and happy that my classic childhood in video gaming is finally coming back. We had a Abe's Oddysee remaster, a Shadow of the Beast reboot with the classic Amiga game included, a Ratchet & Clank remaster. Everything is coming back to me now. Now if only we can get a Spyro classic trilogy next.

And with all this success, the PlayStation 4 even managed to break the 50 million unit mark.

Even though that we don't have any more information on God of War and Days Gone. I can forgive that Bend Studio and Santa Monica weren't ready to reveal it just yet. I'm just going to leave the whole PSX Experience video here in case you have missed it. No wonder why Shawn was teasing me with that WipEout shirt. Me wants.

Thursday, 1 December 2016


So I had many commissions done for other people but sometimes I barely get any sales what so ever. So what I was going to do is take PayPal commissions as well for my fans who doesn't have a DeviantART account and prefer to pay me in real cash. Here are my planned prices:

Sketch: £3.00

Sketch with Pen Ink: £3.50

Sketch with color: £3.75

Black Lineart only: £4.00

Coloured: £4.50

Lineless Coloured: £4.75

50p for an additional character
50p for a background

Not only, I also do avatars, logos, wallpapers and even banners for other social media users such as Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube. Here are my samples of work that I have created in the past months:

Here are the prices for the following content that I can work on:

AVATAR: £2.50
WALLPAPER (1920x1080): £5.75
BANNER: £5.50

If you are interested with any of works being created for you or have any questions regarding my work. Simply contact me at 

Thanks very much for your interest and hope you can get in touch soon.

  • Unfortunately I can only do Original Characters and Original Content created by you as I DO NOT use other content made by other people. I'd love too but it's against the law to sell stuff I don't own. Sorry.
  • I will only take PayPal payments as of right now.
  • I will work on your order once the payment has being received.
  • Please keep your questions related to my creations. I do not answer questions related to different topics.
  • I do not do porn, extreme violence, sex related material or even disturbing content. 
  • Please be patient, I will work on your commissions as soon as I can.
  • If you live outside the UK, you can also pay in your currency since PayPal is an international service and will transfer into my currency once paid.

Friday, 18 November 2016


So finally during my Level 2 Games Design course at college. I was tasked into making animated people at college. One being puppet animation and the other my personal favorite. The traditional animation. At first, I wasn't that good at using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Flash Professional. But however, after a few practices and few play-arounds later. This is the results:

With that kind of style. I could like minisodes or even quick pliots with this style. If I only had Adobe Flash that is. But here's the kicker, it's too expensive and it's now subscription based. But however, I was supposed to do the stick figure for the game. But hey, it was fun doing them. No wonder why animation worns me out. Just hope I can get it sometime and make some at home. If only.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016


You know, I have been meaning to talk about this for a very long time now and I think it's now a good time to talk about this. Remember back in the early 2000's and the 1990's. Now before I nitpick about cartoons, I've started using Netflix again in my opinion, half of their content is actually quite good, you have the 2000's version of Doctor Who, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, every single Power Rangers show, every single Star Trek show, Top Gear, the whole series of Thats 70's Show, Big Bang Theory, and 3rd Rock from the Sun. And hell, we even just gotten Cowboy Bebop and Adult Swim's Rick & Morty joining the Netflix party. And not to mention, Netflix's original shows such as Daredevil, The Crown and Better Call Saul are receiving excellent reviews and ratings from critics and fans. The thing is, what about cartoons?

TV Networks such as Cartoon Network, TCC and even Boomerang used to air great favorite Saturday Morning Cartoons such as the excellent video-game based Earthworm Jim and WB's finest show called the Animaniacs? As of today, none of these childhood favorite doesn't seem to be on British TV anymore and there is NO way to watch or buy the shows legally, even on digital platforms such as Amazon Video, Google Video and even it's company YouTube. For me, I used to love watching Cartoon Network shows, as of today, I can't find a legal way into watching them, and yes, uploading them onto YouTube doesn't EVEN help as networks may tend to get serious with their content being uploaded illegally by other users and can even take them down and cause the user to get suspended off YouTube. This is a forgivable tactic toward the companies as they own the rights to the series.

But one thing that has gotten me bothered about them, why do they never release their content on DVD or on digital platforms in the UK? I mean get this, the only time Cartoon Network and Warner Home Video has released a show as a complete series box set is Ben 10 Alien Force, that's it. And the only time I get to see Cartoon Network shows again is on Netflix for only a mere two years. Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants and possibly even Dora the Explorer has been Netflix UK's streaming platform since it launched in the UK back in 2012 and here we are in 2016, they still remain on the service but with episodes being removed and replaced throughout. And what's worse, Codename: Kids Next Door has yet to be on any streaming service as of yet, not even on NOW TV or Amazon Video and only Season 6 is available on iTunes. Because this show I really want to watch isn't even available, I had no choice but to do something that I shouldn't done just to watch the show, what's worse, the entire series or the Operation Z.E.R.O. special never saw a DVD release even in North America because the CEO Stuart Snyder wanted to ditch cartoons for live-action which received major backlash from the fans.

So as of right now, if there is a great TV show that we really want to watch again, we have no choice but to visit torrent sites and risk ourselves into getting a virus or get fined. And worse, YouTube removes them or block them due to licensing. You know what's sad, I feel really sorry for kids today who don't know what cartoons were really mean't to be as we are now stuck with crappy CGI shows and overrated junk. Oh and before I go, Peppa Pig, Spongebob SquarePants and Transformers Prime is available on all three streaming platforms.

Now if you excuse me, I will watch these shows in the first paragraph that are worth my time.


Monday, 24 October 2016


So when I was browsing on Twitter this morning. I found out that the creator of Rayman Michel Ancel has found a working ROM prototype for the Super Nintendo that he and his team been working on 24 years ago according to his Instagram posts. However, Ubisoft wanted Ancel's team to completely scrap the Super Nintendo version in favour for 32-bit/16-bit consoles which uses more power and colours. He states that the unfinished SNES ROM is shelved for 24 years before showcasing it to the public. As of today...

The ROM still works and only 4 people seen this prototype in action!! He even considered this to Ubisoft on making a new Rayman game based on the actual gameplay used in the SNES build for Nintendo's new hardware. For me, that would be an excellent idea to both Ubisoft and Nintendo. Even though there is no gameplay videos of it, I'd love to see Unseen 64 cover this build if Ancel provides an actual ROM file to the team in which I think it is very unlikely as I seen numerous developers not releasing their prototype builds to the public. But hey, it can happen. : P    

And now, there is gameplay video also posted by the creator himself. And trust me, it looks interesting, check it out for yourself here:

Thursday, 20 October 2016


So after sooo many months of waiting for Nintendo to reveal their new NX console. We finally a new name and a new console and it's way way different. It's not a another shitty Wii console. Enter a brand new console called. THE NINTENDO SWITCH!!

To me, I think the console looks really interesting and very very sleek. It's both portable and even a home console at the same that Microsoft and Sony couldn't do. True Sony had remote play with the PlayStation Vita but that requires always online connection. Also, it uses game cards for media input. And from what I heard, no more region lock bullcrap according the Twitter *hurrah!!*. And it's getting freakin' Skyrim for pete's sake according to the trailer. But I'm just curious, could that be a good thing or a bad thing because:
  • How will major AAA games fit into that one tiny card and how much data can these cards store?
  • Can it run powerful game engines that PS4 and Xbox One use like Unreal Engine 4 and Id Tech 6?
  • It will engage mature gamers this time?
  • Is it going to sell well?
  • With Microsoft and Sony having their own free benefits for monthly subscribers, will Nintendo do the same?
  • And most important. Will Nintendo ever learn from their past mistakes and gain back trust from major third party studios?=
  • Will major AAA studios make use of the Amiibo feature?

Also, I highly doubt that Nintendo Switch would be backwards compatible with Wii and Wii U titles since it uses cards instead of discs. Also Nintendo, please do not screw this up.

I don't have any information regarding the console's launch and it's launch lineup. But the fixed date for this is March 2017. I hope the Switch's launch lineup doesn't consist of shovelware titles.

Sunday, 9 October 2016


The Nintendo Wii U, an interesting piece of hardware that would of helped Nintendo gain more sales and gain more of a wider audience. But the problem is, it doesn't seem to be doing very well with poor sales, lack of third party support and most of all starting shun their hardcore with crappy Mario mini-game titles and shovelware. Even though I never found the time to write blogs like this. I will list down the reasons why the Wii U did terribly in the gaming market.

Even some of the games were decent at the time such as New Super Mario Bros. U, Tekken Tag Tournament and Batman Arkham City, unfortunately those games don't have all the DLC that it's competitor's Sony and Microsoft got. While the rest of the launch line-up is nothing but shovelware. Rabbids Land? Tank, Tank Tank? Party games? Is this what Ubisoft and Warner Bros. can do to treat the Wii U? However, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends were supposed to be released as launch titles until their developers decided to delay them until fall of next year. The PlayStation 3 also had a rough start but managed to recover from that so why not Nintendo? The question is, poor sales.

All games on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network support online multiplayer. But for Nintendo, only some. What annoys me is this. No option to leave the game or quit to the Wii U menu meaning you are forced to stay in the action or completely turn off the Wii U just to go back to the menu. I can quit to the PS4 UI even during online sessions. Why can't I do this. A another annoyance I had in Splatoon is once you join the lobby before the game starts. YOU CAN'T LEAVE. A another kick in the teeth is that their titles DO NOT HAVE VOICE CHAT. Every single Microsoft and PlayStation console has voice chat, even the PlayStation 2 has this so why not the Wii U? Is it because Nintendo wants to be family friendly again? I think that's the reason why. Having no voice chat is a big mistake. Step up your game Nintendo.

This is what the Wii U lacks. Major AAA games. True that the Wii U has Mass Effect 3, Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed 3, Watch_Dogs, Need for Speed Most Wanted and even Bayonetta for that matter. Few of these games are missing DLC and has glitches which are causing poor sales for the Wii U versions of those games. Slightly Mad Studios was going to release Project CARS for the Wii U but had to canned due to the Wii U's underpowered hardware which is a real shame. 

That!! That is the reason why you do not see any more third-party titles being released for Wii U anymore. The only titles that the Wii U is getting is Toy-to-Life adventure games and dancing/singing games. That's it. Most third-party titles used advanced game engines that were designed for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. The Wii U however wouldn't be powerful enough to run Epic's Unreal Engine 4 and other later game engines. Look how terribly Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric ran by using the forth CryEngine. It lagged like hell in the running sections. Not only that, it is hard for other developers to port their games onto the Wii U, look how Slightly Mad Studios tried their best to get it on the Wii U but couldn't due to the Wii U's poor hardware. Let's hope the NX has superior hardware.

So let me tell you this. Why does Nintendo want to waste all this money on just plastic figures to use in their games? What's the point? What's even worse is there's games that require them especially Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival. Nintendo must know that Amiibo figures isn't really going to save their dying console. Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival was one of the worst games ever made back in 2015 and it received a metacritic score of 46%. I missed the old days where Nintendo is all about games. Not just using toys.

This is what driving mature gamers away. I seen quite a few titles being censored in the west. One of them being #FE Tokyo Mirage Sessions. Nintendo thinks that swimsuits is not OK to be in their localized titles. But on the other hand, Marvelous and PQube doesn't censor their games and Marvelous actually has a Senran Kagura game released for Nintendo's 3DS system. People do not want their games gimped over stupid reasons. And on top of that, a couple of Virtual Console games were also censored. If you don't believe me, watch Censored Gaming's YouTube videos regarding this.  

If Sony and Microsoft's first party titles are having their prices decreasing. Why is Nintendo's first party titles still dang expensive!? What's worse, games from 2013 onwards still carry a full price tag. I really want to get Starfox Zero and Pokken Tournament so bad none of these titles drop down on price yet. My local retailer GAME only discounts PlayStation and Xbox games. It is Nintendo that's preventing retailers from dropping price? Well lemme tell you, you can pick up Sony's Uncharted 4 which is a first-party title btw for only £30.79. Some of Nintendo's first party titles however is still at full price. Thankfully Nintendo is currently re-releasing their older games for a cheap price as Nintendo Selects. But some of them are just generic sports/party titles. Let's hope Amiibo Festival isn't part of this soon.

Yup. It was released just before Microsoft and Sony announce their next-gen hardware. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has much powerful hardware than the Wii U. It encouraged developers to develop titles for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, even Sold Out Games was willing to publish titles for Sony. If only there were better sales. It would stand a chance. Also at launch, Sony barely had any first party titles for PS4 at launch and it sold just fine even with major third party support.

The Wii U has a tablet controller as a main controller. Not to mention it's too bulky to use and what's worse, few games required it. Doesn't developers understand that gimmicks in video games do not work? 

And the logo, just why? 

Sony isn't the only one with constant delays with their first-party line-up. The Wii U has yet gotten a true Legend of Zelda game so far. And to keep fans occupied, Nintendo gave Zelda fans two HD remasters of Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. A new Zelda is being in develop since the day Wii U was announced and here we are still waiting for a new Zelda title which could the last hurrah for the Wii U. Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends were going to be launch titles until they got shafted until next year. 

Here's a fun fact. Watch_Dogs was the last Mature rated game to be released for the Wii U. After that, the Wii U is getting nothing but family friendly shovelware and minigame titles. True the Wii U does have quite a few good indie games for the hardcore fanbase such as Super Meat Boy, Oddworld New & Tasty and Axiom Verge. But what matters is the retail market. There's barely any new titles for the hardcore fanbase anymore. Could Paper Mario: Color Splash and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild be the last hurrah for Wii U? Could be with the NX coming soon in the near future.

And I guess that's all.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016


Remember back in the mid-90's when we had such great arcade hits such as Ridge Racer, Point Blank, Daytona USA, SEGA Rally, Virtua Cop and House of the Dead? Well it's all thanks to these awesome companies from the likes of SEGA and Namco (AKA: Bandai Namco to be exact).

These companies produced and developed some timeless arcade classics. So awesome they were also ported to video game consoles. Even though SEGA had alot of arcade games for their own hardware which is the SEGA Saturn. Namco however made an exclusive tie-in deal with Sony Interactive Entertainment to bring their titles such as Tekken, Point Blank, Time Crisis and Ridge Racer exclusively to PlayStation, thus competing against SEGA and their lineup of home versions of their arcade hits on the Saturn. Namco however also developed many peripherals for the PlayStation system which includes a arcade stick, the NeGcon controller that twists and even the G-Con 45, a light gun used for Time Crisis and other shooting games.

With Namco and SEGA competing in amusement gaming. 
  • SEGA had Daytona USA and SEGA Rally, Namco had Ridge Racer.
  • SEGA had Virtua Fighter, Namco had Tekken. 
  • SEGA had House of the Dead and Virtua Cop, Namco had Time Crisis and Point Blank.
  • SEGA had pinball machines, Namco had NamCam technology.
  • SEGA had AM2, Namco had System 22 hardware.
You know, back in the 90's it was filled with games both created by SEGA and Namco. While many are very underrated such Namco's Prop Cycle and Gunmen Wars which had kick-ass soundtrack by the way. But more commonly, some amusement places still has SEGA's Outrun 2 game. If you're really lucky and if your local amusement place took great care of these two machines, you might still happen to find SEGA Rally and Daytona USA which are both released in 1994. I'm so glad that these machines still exist today. You know if I had to pick either SEGA or Namco. Well I don't know. Namco makes great shooting games while SEGA makes great racing games so for me I'd pick both. 

Yes Namco did have their timeless classic arcade games such as Pac-Man, Galaxian, Dig-Dug and others but however. I'm only focusing in the 90's. I kinda miss the 32-bit days of arcade gaming. It was good. 

Before I head off, here's a little fun fact. Today, Namco stills makes amusement games today such as Time Crisis 5 as well as other 4D games. They even have their own entertainment centres across the UK as Namco Funscape which has allsorts of fun and games. Oh and didn't you know that Namco and Nintendo joined forces by developing a Mario Kart arcade game which had Namco's characters in it?

Friday, 2 September 2016


So basically, I have managed to watch a new Nintendo Direct which heavily focuses on Nintendo 3DS games. If you didn't manage to watch the presentation. You can watch here to refresh your memory:

To recap the whole in a nutshell:
  • Super Mario Maker goes portable on Nintendo 3DS and has a release date of 2nd December in both North America and Europe. Unfortunely however, here is no online course sharing which is kind of a bummer.
  • Four years later, Animal Crossing New Leaf is getting a new Amiibo update on November 25th which allows you to use AC Amiibos to add new content to the game. 
  • Poochy & Yoshi's Wolly World, a conversion from the Wii U is getting a new 3DS version along with new features and modes. The game is due out 3rd February in both North America and Europe.
  • Picross 3D Round 2 is out now in North America just after the presentation. Europe however has a release date of 2nd December.
  • 4 New Zelda Amiibos including the 3D 8-bit NES version of Link is due out on 2nd December to celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 30th Anniversary.
  • Yokai Watch 2 Poke! is due out in North America on September 30th. Even though the fixed date for Europe is 2017. I do not have a confirm date for Europe as of yet.
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is out on September 27th in North America while September 30th in Europe.
  • Hyrule Warrior Legends is getting new DLC based on the two Nintendo DS Zelda games, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks
  • Dragon Quest VII is due out on September 16th. While Dragon Quest VIII has a 2017 release date.
  • A new 2D Pikmin game has been announced. No firm date as of yet.
  • Disney Magical World 2 also has release date of October 14th in both North America and Europe.
  • Rhythm Paradise Megamix has a release date for October 21st. You can try out the demo right now. The game is already out in North America however.
  • Mario Party Star Rush has two different release dates. October 7th in Europe and November 4th in North America. New Amiibos including a glow in the dark Boo Amiibo will release along side it.
  • A new Mario sports title (not the actual adventure game unfortunately) Mario Sports Superstars is due out next year with no firm date as of yet.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Pikmin surprised launched for the Wii U.
  • Mii Plaza now has 5 new games. You can download StreetPass Trader or StreetPass Slot Racer for free.
  • Tank Troopers is due out 2017. No firm date yet.
  • Nintendo EU/UK has announced a new Pokemon Sun/Moon Nintendo 2DS bundle. Pokemon Sun/Moon is due out on 23th November in Europe. The game is due out 18th November however in North America.
  • 3 new New Nintendo 3DS colours and the special Mini NES micro console is out on November 11th. While the Pokemon version of the N3DS is out on November 18th, however the game won't be included.
  • Nintendo is holding a 10% special offer on several indie games. Including the awesome Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 from Inti Creates which launches on 
  • Ever Oasis has no firm date yet.
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon III Code VFD has a firm date of Winter 2017. No date for Europe as of yet but I will let you when Deep Silver has more info.
  • Capcom's latest entry in the Phoenix Wright series Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice has a release of September 8th in both North America and Europe.
Phew, talk about alot of announcements for Nintendo 3DS. But I'm not done yet. Some My Nintendo rewards has been added. No new games though but there are some good rewards such as:
  • Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1: Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8: 60 GOLD COINS
  • My Nintendo Theme 4: Samus: 200 PLATINUM COINS
  • 15% off Discount for Mario Kart 8 (WII U): 500 PLATINUM COINS
  • 15% off Discount for Mario & Luigi Dream Team Bros (3DS).: 200 PLATINUM COINS
  • 30% off Discount for Nano Assault EX (3DS): 250 PLATINUM COINS
  • 50% off Discount for Xtype Plus (WII U): 150 PLATINUM COINS
  • 30% off Discount for Super Mario Galaxy (WII): 350 PLATINUM COINS
And that's it from me.  

Monday, 8 August 2016


So I have been drawing and uploading all my artwork onto DeviantART for like 8 years now. From Powerpuff Girls, too Kids Next Door and even my own Original Drawings such as Mantu the Ball, Zonk the Martian, Tina Newbie and even my fan character Supersmith in both PPG and KND style.

After many many I sketches I drew for DeviantART. My friends and supporters really loved my artwork, some think's really cute and some think it's really awesome. Not to mention my monthly request giveaways were a success. However I tried out point commissions on DeviantART but it seems no one isn't interested. As from September, I'm going to try and do artwork for cash via PayPal. Why PayPal? It's just so I can raise a bit of money and save up on things. But however, there is one rule. It has to be original characters as I don't own KND or other things I do not own but I will use the point system for these sort of characters. I'm going to first give these a try to my close relatives and then expand it a bit more. But first, more practice with my creativity skills and then I will take a step forward one at a time. 

Sunday, 31 July 2016


We know that we all wanted a Crash Bandicoot game for PlayStation 4. The great news is, back in E3 2016. Sony revealed that they have partnered with Activision to bring the remastered collection exclusively for PlayStation as well as bring Crash Bandicoot to Skylanders.

To be honest, I'm not that hyped for the remastered collection since Activision is notorious for publishing really bad games such as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, MARVEL titles, Destiny and even Nickelodeon titles. Everything they basically touch just turns out complete trash and I'm worried Crash Bandicoot might end up being the same with glitches, load times and horrible sound effects. But there is hope who could make a better game; Vicarious Visions.

Despite the developers Vicarious Visions handling the remasters. They have developed the Crash Bandicoot games before. They did the Game Boy Advance titles and Crash Nitro Kart but never made a platformer as Traveller's Tales made Wrath of Cortex and Twinsanity. They also made Skylanders games so it is very likely that the game could use Skylanders' game engine and hopefully does not use the same game mechanics as Skylanders.

Whilest we have yet to see some gameplay. I don't know how it will turn out. But we will have to see. 

Monday, 25 July 2016


The PlayStation Portable may have been discontinued in the water. However, Brian Provincino, the creator of Retro City Rampage has decided to release the PSP version of RCR DX and I have to admit, it plays very well. However this is not the case as the PSP version was going to be released back in 2009, until Brian decided to shelve the PSP version in favour of the PSVita version (or was called NGP back in the day). After he saw a great success in sales with other versions including the MS-DOS version. He decided to release the PSP version on the PlayStation Store, marking it the latest PlayStation Portable game ever released with Brandish: The Dark Revenant which is created by Falcom and published by XSEED Games being the 2nd (I don't know for Summon Night 5 though).

However you can actually grab it right now on the US PlayStation Store while the European version will be out this Wednesday according to the developer. Also if you happen to own Retro City Rampage DX for PS4, PS3 or PSVita. You can get the PSP version for free. Sadly, I don't own the DX version meaning I don't qualify of the DX version. But hey, I have the 3DS version so can't complain. 

It's great to see more people supporting the PSP. 

In order to play this game on the PSP. You need to add this game to your library via the PC store or the PS3 store then download it via the USB cable. Unless however, you can still access the download list on the PSP's deceased store and download it from here. It's simple really.

Saturday, 23 July 2016


If you happened to watch Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th Anniversary party stream at 2am this morning. You may have noticed that SEGA has fully revealed that two Sonic games are currently in development right now. 

A 2D fast-paced Genesis/Mega Drive style platformer which is filled with many references to other SEGA Classics and other things Sonic related and makes use of Christian Whitehead's game engine that was similarly used in the remastered version of Sonic CD. The name of the game is called Sonic Mania and due for release next year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC as a digital release. It's looks really good I cannot wait to play it. Even the trailer looked excellent (take notes Deep Silver).

And of course, a brand new Sonic game is also in the works which sees Modern teaming up with Classic yet again. The game is thankfully going to be made by Sonic Team and will come out next Christmas for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo's new console. The NX.

It's great to see Sonic coming back to his usual roots again after Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric bombed. Like I said before, Happy Birthday Sonic yet again. Also, from what I heard, it's been an action packed weekend at SDCC 2016. And SEGA, please do not screw up this one.

Saturday, 16 July 2016


Street Fighter V would be one of my most anticipated fighting game ever yet. It featured great iconic characters and it ran on Epic's Unreal Engine 4. I happened to found the chance to play the game and did it live up to my hype? Well to be honest with you and I really hate to express my negative opinion. It's just plain out unfinished and disappointing, with only two stages opened at the start and only 10 characters to play as. What really pisses me off is that Capcom made the game more focused on online functionality rather than the true single player arcade experience like what Street Fighter IV. For the single player aspect, you only had survival mode which only had one round per each character and a very short character story mode and that's it. The cinematic story mode is just like story mode from the Mortal Kombat games.

I have something to ask you Capcom, why is there no arcade mode in Street Fighter V and why is some characters such as Blanka and E.Honda were omitted in the game? And not only that, why on earth do you have to listen to the SJW community by toning down female fighters? It's sad, it's just really sad. Capcom even went on that they admit their big mistakes with the game being an incomplete mess by lacking modes and characters and even server issues at the game's launch. I mean, you are excepting me to pay £35 for an incomplete mess of a fighting game that lacks characters and modes? If only Capcom would delayed the game and focus more on developing time. I would of bought it rather than trade it in and bought four more PSN games. 

Remember the wise words of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto: ''A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.''

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


So here it is folks. Part two of my blog regarding of my trip to North East Retro Gaming so let's look at some more photos.

Starting off this entry is this big obscure console that was made by Pioneer Electronics. It plays laserdisc games and even had additional hardware which can play not only Sega/Mega-CD games, even MegaDrive/Genesis games and I have to admit, this is a really interesting console.

Here's some excellent RPG's for the Super Nintendo and PlayStation. Even though the Super Nintendo had tons more. Few of them such as Chrono Trigger, Legend of Mana and Super Mario RPG never saw a European release.


Holy cow those teeth. I never knew Vipers have teeth. 

The boxart for Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts looks generic. But still it's not that bad as I thought.

I love the grey box for the PlayStation.

Another Warner Interactive title with the other being called PO'ed. Is that when they later become known as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment? Anyknow, moving to cabinets.

Here's that Crazy Kong cab again except this time it doesn't run Crazy Kong since Donkey Kong was actually present this time.

Four of Nintendo's legendary titles were present at this time. Unfortunately, Mario Bros. wasn't. But hey, I can settle with Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Junior.

Now for the SEGA arcade games. Starting with Pengo. here's more.

There is also Crazy Taxi, 18 Wheeler, and Sega Rally. Sega should made some great arcade games then huh? The Saturn they produced had some excellent arcade titles.

And that's my visit so far. I really enjoyed it and I hope to go back next year. Bring on NERG 2017.