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Dragon Questing Part Fourteen: Groundhog Day

Back in September of 2008, I had the pleasure of playing my first proper Dragon Quest game with "Chapters of the Chosen" for the DS. After completing it, I couldn't help but wonder why I had never played a game in this series before. I...


Dragon Questing Part Twelve: Restoring the Planet

Back in September of 2008, I had the pleasure of playing my first proper Dragon Quest game with Chapters of the Chosen for the DS. I couldnít help but wonder why I had never played a game in this series before. Iím always complaining ab...


Going Back in Time: Dragon Questing, Part Five

I recently experienced my first proper Dragon Quest game with Chapters of the Chosen for the DS and have since fallen in love with the series. As a result of my sudden infatuation, Iíve set out to acquire and play through every localized ...


The best thing ever... (DQ4)

I don't know who Hyadain is, but this is, without a doubt, the best thing I've ever seen... ...ever. Sorry if it's already been posted. Didn't see it on the front page. Sounds kinda like the Swedish Chef, right?


No More Heroes Sells Almost 40K in First Week?!

http://www.vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=7667 After seven weeks, No More Heroes has sold only 30,000 copies in Japan. I'm pretty sure we can all agree that it bombed. But on a happier note, according to VGCharts.com (I must stress I'm...


Ace Attorney 4 coming early '08

Check it out here! I originally found this on GoNintendo, but I think they're having some site issues... I'm in the final stretch of the last case on Trials & Tribulations right now; it's one hell of a case btw. I'm really looking forwar...


Portland is a Fantastic City.

I'm here in Portland for the first time ever, visiting my sister. I only live about seven hours away (In Sacramento, CA), So I dont know why I've never come here before. It's a beautiful city for the most part, the food is great, and it has...


Please, Help Me Find This Game!

I am on a quest to collect the entire Metroid series. I was doing really good, too. But I've run into a snag recently. See, I cannot find a boxed copy of Metroid II anywhere. Not eBay, not Amazon, nowhere. Not even at ridiculous prices. ...


This will be... our final battle.

I have been thwarted yet again. But once more, Tristero, once more will we fight. This will be... our final battle... Umm... yeah, I really wanted that fight scene between Cartman & Kyle during the Gamily Guy episode of South Park... c...


The Pinball Adventure Continues!

After a night of binge-pinballing, I have emerged victorious. If you haven't been following Tristero's contest, then... well, too late. It's down to the two of us now... man to man, mano y mano. While my first night with Devils Crush was ...


I just got punk'd

It's 5:00pm and it's time to go home now. I call the judges to check for remaining writs that need to go out, I turn off the computer, change the date on all the stamps for Monday, and head out the door. Okay, so I hop on the train home ...


My Continuing Adventures in Devil's Crush

Yesterday, I made a post about my first experience with Devil's Crush. Unfortunately, I think I had a case of beginner's luck. I went at it for about two hours last night, but my score never topped five million. Sad.


Domestic Abuse Hell Pinball - Devil's Crush

Devil's Crush Handed Me My Ass. No, really, I mean it. Devil's Crush handed me my ass on a platter. With garnish. I think it was parsley. I bought the game in an effort to win some Wii Points (Check out Tristero's Contest), but in the la...


About BenHaskettone of us since 12:32 AM on 03.02.2007

My name is Ben. This is my blog.

I enjoy working in Adobe Flash when I have the time and I've churned out a few websites as a result. I call myself a gamer, although I'm admittedly a bit of a fanboy; you could print "Nintendo" on a roll of toilet paper and I'd bid for that shit on eBay.

Seriously though, I play a lot of games and my platform of choice right now is the DS. There are a ton of sidescrollers and traditional RPGs that I remember playing a lot when I was younger. Better yet, I missed a lot of games on the Super Nintendo back in the day (they were like $70 or something) and a big trend on the DS right now is remaking and re-releasing them for this generation of gamers. I eat that shit up. Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Shiren the Wanderer FTW.

My Top Seven Favorite Game Franchises:

1. Dragon Quest
2. Half-Life
3. Mario (excluding some)
4. Castlevania
5. Metroid
6. Ace Attorney
7. Resident Evil

Some of my favorite games (In no particular order):

Paper Mario, Xenogears, Okami, the entire Resident Evil Series, Super metroid, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Gaia, The World Ends With You, Mario Kart DS, Kirby Canvas Curse, Super Mario Galaxy, Fire Emblem: Path of radience, No More Heroes, Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure, Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis, Dr. Mario, Devil's Crush, Ninja gaiden (NES), Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest Heros: Rocket Slime, the Phoenix Wright series, Hotel Dusk, The Longest Journey, Breath of Fire III, Half-Life 2, Lock's Quest, Henry Hatsworth, Rhythm Heaven, and many others that I just can't think of right now...