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EU FNF April 10th - Summer is here!
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EU FNF April 3rd - Ooo Europe
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Oh hey!

I'm celebrity author and renowned street mime Panzadolphin56. This is my blog. I write things here.

...in case the blog bit didn't give that away.

Anyway! To the left you'll find my latest blogs, and beneath this you'll find a fairly comprehensive list of most of what I've written over the years (unfortunately some stuff does eventually get bumped off the list.)

I like to write from a fairly critical standpoint about games, usually analysis or talking about issues that interest me, I also do retrospectives from time to time, talk about games I've been playing, write the funny things that come into my head, and very occasionally do some crappy art.

I hope you enjoy what you read!

I also make videos a little now, so check those out if you'd like - http://www.youtube.com/user/godi3400

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A little about me:

I am mostly a story person, good mechanics are good mechanics but button pressing never does anything for me. I like Horror, I like Cyberpunk, I like Neo-Noir (especially crossed with Cyberpunk), I like good art and good writing, I like games that cut against the grain or choose to challenge social or industry norms in some way.

I don't have a single favourite game but I am a big fan of the MGS games, Snatcher, the Forbidden Siren series, Silent Hill 2, the old-school Resident Evils, Advance Wars and Power Dolls, among many, many others.

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Critical Pieces:

How ugly should Horror really be?
Of Inventories and Horror Games
Crafting A Good Game of 'The Thing'
Alien(s), Creative license and Borrowed Ideas
Crossing from TV/Movie to Games
Scope and Depth in the world of gaming
Boss Battles - When do they ever make sense?
Survival Horror Essentials
Colonial Marines: Well, that kind of sucked...
Disability, Disease in Games
Blood 2 and Post-Modernism
Topics, Tropes and Atmosphere in Horror games
Realism Vs. Fantasy - Who Wins?
The gradual drift away from the mainstream
Is There Horror in The Ugly...?
The Fourth Wall and taking games seriously
Are You Always Online?
Hype: Aliens Vs. Predator
To shoot stuff or not to shoot stuff?
Character Design and Choice in Games
Culture Vs. Creativity: Where do Stories come from?
Where you go Isometric-Strategy Games?
What's the Point of Games?
Do Horror games even still exist...?
Why are Characters Always so White...?
Choice in Games: Heavy Rain

A Magical Dolphin Plays:

Claire
Sepulchre
The King of the Wood

Retrospectives:

Resident Evil Remake
Aliens Vs Predator 2
Sweet Home
Forbidden Siren
System Shock 2

Pick up and Plays:

Call of Cthulhu and the Spectre of Good Horror
Story Books and Nightmares in Rule of Rose
B-Movie Bliss: Extermination
Along for the ride with Michigan: Report From Hell
Some thoughts on Wargame: European Escalation
Skyrim: Impressions

Funny/Less Critical Stuff:

Get Yo Summer Game On
Lazyblog: Box Art
Escaping into the Darkness of Hellnight
Diversity what what?!?: Black Mamba Edition
Why Do We Still Have Exploding Barrels...?

Art:

Dead Space 3, in a nut shell.
CROSSOVER: Mario X Siren
Boss: Learning the Tools of the Trade

Front Pages:
Tales from Skyrim: The skinhead shopkeep
Player Profile
PSN ID:karatedolphin66
Steam ID:PD56
Mii code:Hell if I know!
Raptr ID:Anarchicheron
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Want to play some Europeans games? You bet your sweet buns you do! Feel free to post the details below if you're organising something and we can all join in and play together. Friday Night Fights are run entirely by the community so feel free to join someone else's game or host one yourself. Anyway, if you want in/are interested in any way post below, if you're hosting just use the format below to indicate the specifics:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username (Steam ID or Gamertag/PSN/NintendoID: Steam contact info)
Time: Time in GMT
Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game

Might try to get that L4D2 game going again this week if anyone's interested?

Mario Kart 8
ShadeOfLight
NID: ShadeOfLight
Time: 8PM GMT+1

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (PS4)
Host: Giovanni (PSN: extatix)
Time: 19:30 GMT (That's 7:30PM for y'all illogical time fans)
Server: n/a
Password: n/a
Note: Torment 6 rifts, perhaps some 30+ Greater rifts

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Want to play some Europeans games? You bet your sweet buns you do! Feel free to post the details below if you're organising something and we can all join in and play together. Friday Night Fights are run entirely by the community so feel free to join someone else's game or host one yourself.

Anyway, if you want in/are interested in any way post below, if you're hosting just use the format below to indicate the specifics:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username (Steam ID or Gamertag/PSN/NintendoID: Steam contact info)
Time: Time in GMT
Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game

L4D2
Host: Panzadolphin56 (PD56)
Time: 9PM BST (GMT +1)

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Apparently.

At least according to the clocks. It's still cold though... so umm... no.

Anyway, want to play some games? You bet your sweet buns you do! Feel free to post the details below if you're organising something and we can all join in and play together. Friday Night Fights are run entirely by the community so feel free to join someone else's game or host one yourself.

Anyway, if you want in/are interested in any way post below, if you're hosting just use the format below to indicate the specifics:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username (Steam ID or Gamertag/PSN/NintendoID: Steam contact info)
Time: Time in GMT
Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game

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Who wants to play something? Do you!??!? If you want to play some games, with yourself, or others, feel free to post shit below to get that organised. Friday Night Fights are run entirely by the community so feel free to join someone else's game or host one yourself.

Anyway, if you want in/are interested in any way post below, if you're hosting just use the format below to indicate the specifics:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username (Steam ID or Gamertag/PSN/NintendoID: Steam contact info)
Time: Time in GMT
Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game

Mario Kart 8
Host: ShadeOfLight
NNID: ShadeOfLight
Time: 8pm GMT

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...I doubt it'll work twice.

Anyway, play some games with us! If you want to play some games, with yourself, or others, feel free to post shit below to get that organised. If you'd like to play some games then please state below. Friday Night Fights are run entirely by the community so feel free to join someone else's game or host one yourself.

Anyway, if you want in/are interested in any way post below, if you're hosting just use the format below to indicate the specifics:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username (Steam ID or Gamertag/PSN/NintendoID: Steam contact info)
Time: Time in GMT
Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game


Destiny ( Raid? Pretty Please for 5 people to join me! ) or GTA5O if we can only get 4 people so we can do heists!
Host: mistic192 on PSN
Time: 7pm GMT, 8pm CET till about 11pm GMT or midnight CET ( possibly longer if I'm having fun )
Note: Never done a raid yet, so no idea how well this'll work And I've also posted this on the 'general' PS FNF in case any US-ians want to join in with horrible ping for all involved :-D

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...seriously, wtf were you expecting when you clicked on this?

Anyway, play some games with us! If you want to play some games, with yourself, or others, feel free to post shit below to get that organised. If you'd like to play some games then please state below. Friday Night Fights are run entirely by the community so feel free to join someone else's game or host one yourself.

Anyway, if you want in/are interested in any way post below, if you're hosting just use the format below to indicate the specifics:

Game Name
Host: Dtoid username (Steam ID or Gamertag/PSN/NintendoID: Steam contact info)
Time: Time in GMT
Server: (If any)
Password: (If any)
Note: Any other applicable info about the game



Mario Kart 8
Host: ShadeOfLight (NNID: ShadeOfLight)
Time: 8PM GMT
Note: Sign up for the Nintendoid Google Group to make the whole organizing thing a bit easier.

GTAO ( heists ) / Destiny ( my first raid? ) - PS4
Host: mistic192
Time: 19h in GMT
Note: I'll be hosting either GTAO for heists or Destiny ( to do my first ever raid, though I do have a lvl 29 hunter for it ). It'll depend on how many players we can get for each but I'm willing to host either... A mate of mine might join, if he can host, I will be able to stream the games :-)

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