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Remembering Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

A private detective hired to discover my favourite videogame franchise would find their answer in my profile pic and my cover photo. The answer is, fairly obviously, Mario. Top of the pile is Super Mario Bros 3, that pinnacle of video...

 
 
 

Review: Atari Vault

There is no denying the historical importance of Atari – games like Pong in arcades brought videogames a wider audience than ever before, while the Atari 2600 console was the first games machine to feature prominently in million...

 
 
 

A Long View of Gaming's Culture Wars

It seems that GamerGate (and Revolt, et al) has been going on for a long-time. More than a year and a half since the loose movement began, at least officially, Nintendo of America employee Alison Rapp has been terminated in the wake o...

 
 
 

Jim Sterling's Next Adventure

I always liked Jim's reviews here on DToid. They were always a notch above what most other games critics do - "the graphics are good, the mechanics are bad, 7/10" - and more importantly he used his intelligence to write honest criticism. He...

 
 
 

Something to do with Breasts

I have just read OpiumHerz's blog entry Community Discourse (or: for a better DToid). For those who haven't read it, the post consists of a quick list of suggestions for making the DToid community better. Although they are all valid, I do f...

 
 
 

Games That Never Got Made #1: Horace Goes Clubbing

It is widely known amongst fans of the ZX Spectrum home computer that William Tang, creator of the Horace series, was too ill to finish the mysterious fourth game in the series ‘Horace to the Rescue’. From a man who delivered such classics ...

 
 
 

Review: Grand Theft Auto V

I apologise for two things: first, for not blogging since June last year, and second, for not bothering to write this review until over a month since I finished the game. GTA V is my sixth experience with the series, following (in order I p...

 
 
 

The Interesting Gender Issue: Raymond v Nigri

Last month, I told you just how pointless it is to care about how genders (and, for that matter, races, religions, and every other group) are represented in games. I feel it is important that I mention that gender problems do exist in gamin...

 
 
 

The Crisis of, and Challenges to, the Triple-A

The triple-A title does not seem on the outside to be struggling all that much. By far the most lucrative releases are those in established franchises such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed. The truth, however, is that the triple-A and ...

 
 
 
 

Mature is a Dirty Word

I finally got round to reading my latest copy of games™ the other day. Inside, between a wonderful piece on the next GTA and a bland one about Battlefield number God-knows-what, I found a rather interesting little piece about Hideo Kojima...

 
 
 
 

Review: The Cat and the Coup

Thank God The Cat and the Coup is free, for if it wasn’t, I would probably tear my eyes out in disbelief. This indie title is so short and so devoid of replay value that it charging even the smallest of prices for it would be a scam of Ponz...

 
 

About Asterionone of us since 6:41 PM on 08.01.2011

If I could live in a giant green boot which protected me from the world, I would. Alas, I can only dream.

Reviews:
Atari Vault
GTA V
The Cat & the Coup

Games That Never Got Made:
Horace Goes Clubbing