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Thanks kindly for paying my blog a visit.

I'm currently looking for paid writing gigs, so if you might want anything written shoot me a message (craighats at hotmail dot com).

In case the contents of this blog don't make it obvious enough, I have something of an affinity for slightly "offbeat" titles, so if there's something out there that few others cover, there's a fair chance I'm at least somewhat up on it.

If there's any sort of (reasonable) inquiry you'd like me to address, please don't hesitate to be in touch.

Below are a handful of recaps and other links (oldest listed first by section), in case you're interested - asterisks mark promoted articles.

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'Magnet School

Introduction

Curriculum: Puzzle Games

Course 1: Ochige 101
Course 2: Tossology
Course 3: Ochige 201
Course 4: Phys. Ed
Course 5: Ochige 301 (Adv.)
Course 6: Free Elective
Course 7: Ochige 401 (Hon.)
Course 8: Extra Credit
Graduation Speech

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Reviews/Impressions/Rants/etc.

King of Fighters: Orochi Saga
Ar Tonelico II - Part 1 and Part 2
Prinny and Street Fighter IV
King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
Nintendo DS
*King of Fighters XII
How-To: Atelier Annie
How-To: Mushihime-sama Futari

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The Forgotten Essentials

Part 1: RPGs
Part 2: Shmups
Part 3: Fighters
Part 4: Puzzlers

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The Obscurer Tribune

EXTRA! EXTRA!

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Monthly Musings/Writers Wanted

The Fear: The End
*A Time to Destroy: I Cast Thee Out
*Expanded Universes: Triple Triad X
*Those About to Die: Nocturne's Demons
*Untapped Potential: The Second Dimension
*I Suck at Games: and I'm Here to Help
*The Forgotten: Real Life
*Love/Hate: The Weirdo, The Wall, and The Beast
*The Future: A Refreshing Cup of Hemlock
*More Than Just Noise: Digital Cheese LIVE
East vs. West: Where The Old Gods Dwell
Resolutions: Fresh Flowers
Collaboration: IF Only...
Violence: The Gatekeepers

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Assorted Ramblings

Why Am I Here? (intro)
Non-Portable Portable Gaming
Hating the Unhateable
*Soul Bubbles, Mickey Mouse, Journey of the Self
Dreamcast: The Other Shmup Machine
One-Year Anniversary Reflections
Shmups: Gaming's EOE

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Non-DT Writing

Racketboy

Saturn Shooter Rundown
PS1 Shooter Rundown
PS2 Shooter Rundown
Shmups 101
Shmups That Defined the Genre
"Hidden Gem" Shmups

HG101

Deathsmiles
Espgaluda
Shadow Hearts

Misc.

Unofficial Shmup Glossary (shmups.com, WIP)
My Backloggery (Warning: Inherent Shamefulness May Be Too Intense for Some Readers)
Player Profile
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1:20 PM on 09.29.2010

More Than Just Noise: Digital Cheese LIVE

[September and its Monthly Musings are coming to an end. As we get to the final days of promotions, have a look at what BulletMagnet wrote. It's one of the longest Musings we've gotten on this topic, and coincidentally also o...

BulletMagnet

12:00 PM on 01.23.2010

The Future: A refreshing cup of Hemlock

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our...

BulletMagnet

6:20 PM on 12.21.2009

Love/Hate: The weirdo, the wall, and the beast

[Editor's Note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our...

BulletMagnet

7:00 PM on 09.22.2009

The Forgotten: Real life

[Editor's note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our...

BulletMagnet

12:00 PM on 08.30.2009

I suck at games: And I’m here to help

[Editor's note: We're not just a (rad) news site -- we also publish opinions/editorials from our community & employees like this one, though be aware it may not jive with the opinions of Destructoid as a whole, or how our...

BulletMagnet

7:00 PM on 08.03.2009

What's missing from King of Fighters XII

[Editor's note: BulletMagnet has a lot to say about King of Fighters XII. -- CTZ] By now I think it’s safe to say that the “dump on KoF” phase around these parts (if there ever really was one) has largely f...

BulletMagnet

6:00 PM on 07.30.2009

Soul Bubbles, Mickey Mouse, and The Journey of the Self

[BulletMagnet talks about Soul Bubbles and how it made him remember his childhood. -- CTZ] A little while back, I wrote a piece about my experience with the then-recently-released LocoRoco 2, and how it made me feel like the...

BulletMagnet

7:00 PM on 06.10.2009

Untapped Potential: The Second Dimension

[It's time for another Monthly Musing -- the monthly community blog theme that provides readers with a chance to get their articles and discussions printed on the frontpage. -- CTZ]  Though I’ve been playing videog...

BulletMagnet

7:00 PM on 04.13.2009

Those About to Die: Nocturne's demons

[It's time for another Monthly Musing -- the monthly community blog theme that provides readers with a chance to get their articles and discussions printed on the frontpage. -- CTZ]  Opening note or two: while there&rsq...

BulletMagnet

12:00 PM on 03.27.2009

Expanded Universes: Triple Triad X

[Editor's note: BulletMagnet, in over 5,000 words, tells us all about Triple Triad X for his Monthly Musing piece. -- CTZ] No matter how often I recall it, my mind is blown every time. Ten years. Ten whole years ago. Wow. I...

BulletMagnet

5:00 PM on 12.21.2008

A Time to Destroy: I Cast Thee Out

[Editor's note: BulletMagnet tells a wonderful tale about Capcom's Demon's Crest and how it messed with his religious beliefs for his A Time to Destroy Monthly Musing. -- CTZ]This might be a bit too personal of a stor...

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