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It just dawned on me that it's been 2 years since I've started seriously writing about Brazilian gaming culture. Looking back, I kinda feel like I ought to have written more than just 12 blogs on the subject. Well, here's for a more productive 2021 :)


 
 
 

They did it. They actually fucking did it. A Platinum shmup... SOL CRESTA LIVES!



 
 
 

Shoot 'Em Ups for An Empty Wallet

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time on this website, first, how dare you stalk me like that, and second, you know I’m a fan of shoot 'em ups. I understand better than anyone just how niche the genre is, as it...

 
 
 
 

Happy 29th birthday Top Gear! Here's to the racing game that changed everything for every Brazilian kid during the 90s! May your legacy shine for all eternity!



 
 
 

We are getting a new Melty Blood. This is not a drill. I repeat, we are getting a new Melty Blood! French Bread is back at the helm (first Melty and UNIST). Slated for 2021 on Xone, PS4, and Switch. LET'S FUCKING GO! Update: It gots Rollback!


 
 
 

Blood Omen 2 turns 19 years old today! What better way to celebrate than with a revisit of this incredibly divisive title? Sorry this one took me so long. Just one more game to go: Defiance!

 
 
 
 
 

Just found out Maiden & Spell is coming to the Nintendo Switch. If the idea of 1v1 bullet hell fights between magical girls appeals to you, it might just be the time to grab it! PS: This game does rollback better than SFV too. Take that, Capcom!



 
 
 

Gentlemen, I'm back from the GG Strive Beta. I can confirm, Giovanna is sick as all hell. It was the good kind of simple after all! Now if only the lobbies didn't suck absolute ass!

 
 
 

Man, Arc was not ready for this Open Beta eh? Things broke less than an hour in. I hope they extend it for at least a day or two...

 
 
 

The best game of 2018 (and that's my objective and correct opinion) is about to get its much awaited epilogue. Words fail to express how goddamn excited I am for this! Go play CrossCode you fools!



 
 
 

Wake the fuck up, it's time to blow up some nasty aliens again! R-Type flies once more, baby!!!



 
 
 

It's been a hot minute since I swooned all over the shmup genre. Let's rectify that right now and talk about scoring! It will be fun I promise!

 
 
 

Name Entry: An Ode To Scoring Systems

Scoring systems are essential to any sort of competition. Be it Monopoly, martial arts, soccer, or even tabletop RPGs to a lesser extent, there needs to be a way to declare a winner and a loser. Video games are no exception. In the ear...

 
 
 
 

I usually don't bother with the Epic Store, but this week they're giving Dandara for free, and I would not be able to live with myself if I didn't remind you of that. Please, go play that game!



 
 
 

BoB: Necrobarista - Dying to let go

In an undisclosed back-alley in the city of Melbourne, there’s a café. From the outside, it looks like any other business. It's a two-story building with plenty of space for tables, where an impressively tall tree stands s...

 
 
 
 

My current GOTY is Doom Eternal for being the best stress relief of the year. Runner-up is Necrobarista for being short, warm and bittersweet. Tough it might lose its spot to Kentucky Route Zero, depending on how it ends.



 
 
 
 
 
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IT'S ACTUALLY A NEW GAME, HOLY FUCKING SMOKES! SHIBUYA AWAITS US AGAIN MY FRIENDS!



 
 
 

This is the best video ever made about Evo Moment #37 and I hate how criminally underrated this is! More than just a breakdown of the actual moment, this one goes into the context and background of the event and those involved. Can't recommend it enough!



 
 


About Niorone of us since 5:29 PM on 12.15.2014

Writer for fun, professional amateur and 16-bit dreamer.

Brazilian man born and raised, under the hot sun where I spend most of my days. Currently working on a series dedicated to the documentation of the local gaming culture and landscape, that I call Brazil Of Games. I took the name from an old TV series that aired a long time ago here but no trace of it exists on the Internet.

The Brazil Of Games:

[*] The original blog about Nintendo's departure from my country that planted the seed for everything that's to come, all the way back in 2017.

[*] The first real installment, where I explore the origins of the world's first digital-only console, the Zeebo. And why it failed.

[*] Meet the Locadora, the parlors where we got our first contact with gaming!

[*] A follow up of sorts to the previous blog, where I explore Brazil's most revered game: Top Gear!

[*] The SEGA Genesis might have been born in Japan, but it was Brazil that made it its home! Here's how it happened.

[*] It's no secret we love soccer games. So here's a brief history of the Mod that forever changed how we played them!

[*] Folklore is not something many games explore. Here's a game based on a local folk tale from my hometown.

[*] Everyone knows that gaming really started in the days of the arcade parlors. Brazil's history with them was a very curious one, thanks to legendary company Taito and their many, many bootlegs!

[*] Every story has a beginning. Here's to the game that created our whole gaming industry, AmazĂ´nia! May your legacy be remembered for all eternity!

[*] Happy 20th anniversary PlayStation 2! This one is dedicated to the console that changed everything!

[*] A mini review of the cute little indie platformer Out There Somewhere.

[*] What do you get when you mix history, culture, and Metroid? You get the little hidden gem that is Dandara!

[*] On December 2000, one RTS almost put Brazil in the Triple-A gaming market. This is the unfortunate story of Outlive.
 
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