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Feb 14 // njsykora

Dear Pirates, Here's How Afford Games and Be Good People

I haven't blogged in a while so excuse me if I'm a little rusty at this. Seriously, my last blog post was an entry in a Pokemon meme from back when Jim was obsessed with Ekans. Those were some good times. I'm throwing in a p...
Mar 12 // njsykora

Ditto

(Ditto doesn't need your fancy backgrounds) How can people overlook Ditto? HE CAN BECOME ANY POKEMON!! A team of Ditto's can stomp all over your pathetic team by just copying them. Suddenly you're left vunerable because YOU HAVE NO ELEMENTAL ADVANTAGE!!!!!!1 YOUR PLANS ARE NOTHING BEFORE MY FLEET OF PINK JELLY CREATURES!! KNEEL BEFORE ME! KNEEL BEFORE MEEE!!!
Dec 21 // njsykora

Nintendo: Publisher of the Decade

Let me paint you a picture. It's the year 2001 and a hugely innovative company that once dominated the videogame landscape has missed the boat on one of the biggest technical developments to ever hit the industry. In a desp...
Dec 16 // njsykora

NJ's Game of the Year 2009 Nominations

It's that time of year, and while Dtoid are drip-feeding us their top 5, I thought I'd give you mine in one big lump. So in no particular order and including at least one game no-one else will include, here are my 5 nominatio...
Nov 29 // njsykora

Xbox Live Indie Games Roundup: 23rd to 29th November 2009

Let it not be said that I'm easy to anger or quick to give up on something. If I was like that then I probably would've quit doing these recaps after about 3 months having played enough shitty massagers to drive me off a cl...
Nov 25 // njsykora

I Think I Should Reintroduce Myself

It's been 4 months since I last posted something on here so I think I should start over by introducing myself to anyone who may be unfamiliar with me. My real name is Francis Lambourne, I go by njsykora on the internet and ...
Jul 28 // njsykora

Xbox Live Indie Games Sends Me to Bullet Hell Heaven

This week the Community Games channel of the Live Marketplace officially went through a few changes. Firstly it changes names from Community Games to Indie Games (or iGames, as I'm dickishly abbreviating it), secondly the pri...
Jul 15 // njsykora

10 Community Games Everyone Should Play

Community Games have become something of a passion of mine lately. I play pretty much every game that goes up on the service so naturally I was always going to notice when the gaming behemoth that is IGN picked their favour...
Jun 12 // njsykora

European Virtual Console: There Will (not) Be Brawl

Do you like fighting games? Well then this week isn't for you. It's not a fighting game but it kinda pretends to be. Game: Super Smash Bros. N64 - 1000 Points It's the game that brought new meaning to the word 'clusterfuc...
May 14 // njsykora

The 5 Challenge Goes Tits Up

Earlier this week I wrote an article over at Negative Gamer that led to some people accusing me of being something of a prude. Possibly even anti-tits-in-videogames. Well rest assured I'm not against having tits in videogames...
May 07 // njsykora

The 5 Challenge Hits The Jackpot

Last week I set a challenge. How much game can you get for only 5? I came back from a branch of CEX with Timesplitters, Dynasty Warriors 3 and Zone of the Enders. I decided after that that CEX was way too easy so today I too...
May 01 // njsykora

European Nintendo Update: It's Pong. Edition

4 games are available today over the 3 services. The Virtual Console gets Galaxy Force for the Turbografx (it's a shooter shockingly) and DSi Ware gets minified versions of cack magic game Master of Illusion and awesome puz...
Apr 30 // njsykora

A Challenge. How Much Game Do You Get For 5?

As we all know, videogaming is an expensive hobby. In these troubled economic times even I have been forced down to only one oil tanker full of caviar a week. So I decided that since I didn't have the cash to buy one of this ...
Apr 03 // njsykora

European Virtual Console: Song of Time Edition

You may have noticed that I only really do these update posts when something notable hits the European Virtual Console. The last one I did for example was put up when Secret of Mana was added. Well we have something really ...
Mar 29 // njsykora

Hey Dtoid, Won't You Look At My Crib? (PICTURE HEAVY)

Hey Destructoid, I've never posted a crib blog before and I've been hesitant about posting about my new place since my room here is still an incredible mess. But to hell with it I thought! Gamer's rooms are supposed to be unt...
Mar 29 // njsykora

JRPGs Torment Me, This Year I Make Them Stop

Today I got my collection of Gamecube games back after moving house. With those 27 games I got some of the greatest games ever made. And Donkey Konga. However it made me realise an uncomfortable truth. Of the 25 JRPGs I ow...
Feb 02 // MissHinasaki

10 Things You Don't Know About MissHinasaki (Sorry. I always come too late.)

I had been seeing these blogs pop up lately but just finally decided to check and see what they were all about. I'm sorry, SilverDragon, that this was so late. It's been a very trying week as my 6-year-old sister was just dia...
Jan 11 // the GAMEGOBLIN

My bestest buddy, UnstoppableJuggernaut

Unstoppable Juggernaut is my bestest internet friend in the whole wide universe. Forget that fat Texan guy or that mexican that's always in IRC, UnstoppableJuggernaut is the super duper-est. I'm writing this blog because ...
Dec 26 // njsykora

European Virtual Console: Merry Christmas From Nintendo Edition

Its Boxing Day, last year Nintendo gave us Donkey Kong Country 2 for the Virtual Console and that was it. This year they've been a lot more generous. Game 1 - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Master System - 500 Points YES! YES! YES! S...
Nov 30 // njsykora

Saving Sonic: My 5 Step Plan

LOL!! So, Sonic Unleashed is out and has somewhat put the series back on track after the horrific Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 however the game is still riddled with many of the problems which have sent the series to the point ...
Nov 28 // njsykora

European Virtual Console: Keep Your Money

So Sonic Unleashed is getting slammed by every reviewer under the sun. Its not affecting me as I know its a fun game, the only review I'm interested in is the one that's going to appear on this site. As far as I'm concerned, ...
Nov 27 // njsykora

Sonic Unleashed Impressions

So today I picked up one of my most highly anticipated games of the year. A game that has the hopes of every one of the series' fans riding on it. Of all the games released this year, Sonic Unleashed possibly has the most rid...
Nov 19 // njsykora

NXE Impressions From A Sony Fanboy

The insanely overhyped New Xbox Experience has farted its way onto my roommate's Xbox 360 courtesy of me since he's at work. So it falls to be to take to my Destructoid C-Blog to wave the almighty Sony flag from the roof of m...
Nov 14 // njsykora

European VC Update: One-Upping America Again

Hey America. I bet you're so chipper and happy after finally getting a Megaman game on the Virtual Console before us Europeans at last. However, we see your pew-pew and raise you some top-notch Sega RPGing. Game 1 - Megaman ...
Oct 31 // njsykora

European VC Update: Things That Go Bump in the Night

Its Virtual Console week again, what fine nuggets of past gaming goodness has Uncle Nintendo dropped into our trick or treat bags this halloween? Yes all 3 of this week's games share something of the ghoul and creep about the...
Oct 24 // njsykora

European WiiWare Update: Party Time! Edition

3 games. Not only in today's WiiWare update but also in the bag I brought home from town yesterday. Yes with some of the most potentially expensive gaming weeks ever up ahead and lots of time consuming games coming out this w...
Oct 23 // njsykora

Don't Hate Soulja Boy Yet? Watch This.

If you are a machinima artist, look away now. This is Soulja Boy's Halo.
Oct 22 // njsykora

rRootage is Now on iTunes

Yes, clean up your spunk shmup fans as Kenta Cho's brilliant shooter rRootage has now hit the iTunes store and is free for all iPod Touch and iPhone users. Honestly, I'm tempted to get an iPhone just for the game as I love ...
Oct 18 // njsykora

SingSterling: It Was Epic

Jim Sterling has just played Singstar for 12 hours straight. Unfortunately we were unable to raise enough money to keep him at the mic stand for the full 24 hours and get our Astley on. However, that is what NARPs are for. ...
Oct 17 // njsykora

European VC Update: Talk About Your Steaming Heaps Edition

Watching BBC News 24 and thinking about how easy it would be to break David Cameron's jaw. It takes my mind of this week's steaming heap of a Virtual Console update. Game 1 - Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition Mega Drive...

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