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My week in Games.

I have had quite a games orientated week which has now led to a slight boredom of them for the moment. I blame that most on the humid weather which has reduced me to a sloth like state, and so unable to sit up. It is imposs...

 


E-bay bargains Joy

I recently discovered the joys of E-bay after finally setting up a Paypal account, I did this as I wished to get a Super NES and NES. This I have now done. I love E-bay. Sure my first purchase - A Super NES was a tad exp...

 





Soleil - A forgotten gem!

Soleil is a fantastic RPG, and much under appreciated. Soleil was an RPG released for the Megadrive. It was a Zelda style game starring a boy armed with a Sword. On his birthday he is cursed by a mysterious fortune telle...

 



My list of SHAME : o

Here following on from my lastpost, posted earlier todayis my list of...SHAME. Basically I realised that I have a hell of a lot of games that I have actually never completed. To shame myself I am publishing a list of these ...

 




Feeling love for 'The Suffering'

Reading Aborto Thefetus's post about fear led to me thinking about The Suffering. I absolutly LOVE this game, at first I was gonna write a post on my blog at therottingzombie.blogspot.com (shameless plug) but it is not reall...

 


Musings on real life

A random post prehaps, but I was thinking earlier how much games influence my thinking. Sort of a tangent to the whole 'do games turn normal people into killers' topic. I realised in my weird half sober/drunk state that I...

 


About The Rotting Zombieone of us since 1:29 PM on 08.19.2007

Games Currently Playing:

-Dragon Quest IX
-Dragonage: Origins
-Turok
-Dante's Inferno
-Zak and Wiki

therottingzombie.blogspot.com

Am 28 years old, live in Northampton, England, work as a internet administrator. Like horror films, rock music, zombie books etc etc.

My gamertag is Happyhead UK, I really really want to play online games with friendly people,as I hate playing with strangers, I really feel like I'm missing out on online games due to this fact so am envious of all the people with thier fancy 'friend lists'!

Anyway my first console was a BBC Acorn Electron, I loved it, had hundreds of games for it. My fave games were the Repton ones, as well as Crazy Rider, and a game set in a underground base that I can't recall the title of. All good things come to an end though. One day the cassette box thing broke, rather then get a new one my parents chucked the whole thing away, and sold all the games to some dodgy bloke at a car boot sale for 5.

That was the end of my console owning days I assumed. My friends all had Master Systems, so we would spend hours playing Alex Kidd and Sonic, I thought the graphics and sound were unbelivable.

One birthday I find a big present, I open it to find surrounded by a legion of angels a Megadrive, a pure virgin Megadrive, with Altered Beast and Sonic. Before that day I had not even realised such a beast of power existed.

I become the cool kid in the neighbourhood with everyone wanting to play it. A year later a bitter war erupted, a enemy appeared on the horizon - the Super NES...

It was a bitter and bloody battle over the next few years. Some of my friends got Megadrives, while other friends were torn asunder and got Super NES's, a civil war of apocalyptic proportions. Fighting in the streets, gangs armed with Game Gears and Gameboys beating each other into bloody chunks, a literal Hell on Earth.

Looking back I think this is were my dislike of Nintendo appeared. Don't get me wrong, nowadays I love Nintendo games, I own a GBA, DS, Gamecube and Wii, but at the root of my being I will always love Sega more. To this day I dislike Mario. I think the games are amazing, but he himself I detest. I refuse to believe there is such a thing as a bad Sonic game, I just turn a blind eye to the bad ones...anyway I digress.

After that I brought a NES, sold it, though liked it, brought a Super NES (my fave game of all time is the Super NES version of Batman Returns), sold it to get a Playstation, sold that when I got a Playstation 2, brought an almighty Dreamcast (RIP), and got a N64 for Goldeneye. Swallowed my pride and brought a Xbox. The rest is history.

Now I own a Dreamcast, Wii, Xbox, 360, Playstation 2, Master System, Megadrive (my pride, over 200 games), GBA, DS, NES, Super NES, and a Gamecube (which I have misplaced somewhere).
 
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