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A Short Hike was a short joy, and I finally finished Red Dead Revolver yesterday after a long hiatus. Somehow my new Ryzen 3400G is better at PS2 emulation than my FX8350. I mean it makes sense, but somehow I still didn't think it'd be stronger...


The custom MiniITX case is 'mostly' done. Here's a bad night shot. I'll post more another day and some with the lid off. But first I sleep.


How do we all feel about Lords of Shadow? I'm finally setting out to finish it (I've had 4 false starts on this one), but I'm finally at about the halfway point (just played chess with the creepy vamp girl). I like the scenery and the story. The game...


One hundo done with Boxboy! + Boxgirl!. Except S rank levels. I hope this is it for the series. I like the games, and I love trying to break the puzzles and finish with as few blocks as possible, but I've had my fill after 4 games. How bout another Pushmo


Steam Pro Tip: I just got Dishonored (Deluxe), Dishonored 2 (Deluxe), and Prey (deluxe), for the same cost as the Dishonored Complete Collection. It's 23 dollars for the DCC, and somehow 7 dollars less to buy the 2 games complete, separately + Prey Deluxe


Decided out of the blue to build a custom PC case for my new Ryzen build in the living room. While it isn't quite finished, all the hard work is done and now it's just finesse stuff like painting the plexiglass and staining the wood. Pics when it's done!


New era for my living-room PC. So long 7850k! Got in just under 7 hundo. Not great... Not bad either. Time to put it in the Nintendo PC.


Now I remember why I stopped playing Blaster Master Zero 2... it hits this huge difficulty spike out of nowhere. Must persevere. Must finish game...


Just plowed through the Fairune Collection on Steam. I highly recommend this series to people who like Zelda games(be warned it's way simpler though, but some of the puzzles are brilliant). Also, my Steam sale haul in the comments.


Golden Axe marathon this morning. Not my favorite series. Easily ranked: 3>2>1. The third one was the only truly fun title as far as I can tell. Anyway, I should get back to Mega Man 10 - only Wily's castle left to do.


Just beat Mega Man 9, finally. It's taken a while. On to 10 and I already see we have mouse cursor enemies that create rectangle windows and throw icons at you... DUDE!!! I wasn't planning to, but maybe my last Steam sale hurrah will be MM11 and X series.


Looks like I'll get all the achievements in the Castlevania collection next: Pro Tip - use passwords for the less than great CV games (CVII is a must, also Adventure). I'm using all the points I get for that 5 off Steam sale coupon. Used it twice already!


I totally didn't just "platinum" the Contra collection. I mean I did... but still.


Just got back from my first trip to Canada. Stayed in Montreal for 3 days. Cool city, you should go!


Today I knocked Double Dragon Advance, Final Fight One, Final Fight 2, and Final Fight 3 off my backlog. DDA is the better game of the 4 by QUITE a large margin. Final Fight is a bad series and Streets of Rage is where it's at. That said, ranks: 3>1>2.


I realized the other day I never played The Evil Within so I got it during the Steam sale holy shit it's nearly 50gbs what the hell?!?!


I bought and finished My Friend Pedro in one sitting, but I'm itching for another game - Do I get Amid Evil or Bloodstained? Leaning towards Bloodstained, but I heard it was a bit buggy at launch? Still the case? How is it after day 1 patch? PC of course.


Look who I found! Just played Pulstar and Blazing Star. Pulstar wins for sure. I'm not really sure I enjoyed Blazing Star. On that note, maybe I'll try to play Blazing Lazers next.


Guys I beat Summer Carnival '92: Recca. Ask me anything. This post brought to you buy Save States™. Save States™, you're in good hands.


Played the "Ray" series today. RayForce is one of my new all time favorites, RayStorm was also amazing, RayCrisis was... not great. Oh man RayForce though! The first two games were just plain cool. I don't know how else to describe them.


I don't know why I thought the Contra Collection was coming out much later... but here it is and now I own it. Of course I've played most of these, but not the arcade or JP version, and I never finished Hard Corps. I'm totally playing all of these again!


Finished up Raiden III and IV Overkill. On to V. But can I rap with you all for a sec: took a Streets of Rage detour. Holy shit yes that was awesome! Started up Streets of Rage 2: Even better?! I'm in love. Now I have to finish it and see how 3 fares.


Raiden II DONE! Madness. I just got Raiden III and put an hour into it and already got to level 5. I like this one way more - I don't care if it's because it's easier. Bought IV and V just now too because I think I'm gonna like these 3D ones.


I've cleared the Star Soldier series. Finished Star Soldier (PSP remake), Super Star Soldier (PSP), Final Soldier (PSP), Soldier Blade (PSP), and Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth (N64 Emulation). Great series! Fun weapon/hit system. The N64 had shmups?!


Raiden II is officially at the top of my shmup shit list. Fuck this game. Your ship is extremely slow. Bullets are extremely fast. You can barely see them. The power up system sucks. The levels are an endless onslaught. But hey, it's pretty? Not fun tho.


I bought a Vita to get PS1 and PSP remakes of PS1 RPGs off my backlog. Turns out I'd rather play a mountain of shmups on it. So now I'm obsessed with shmups. Whoopsie Goldberg.


This weekend (so far): Gato Roboto, Katana ZERO, and OVERWHELM. I love short games.


Busy day. Played R-Type III, R-Type Leo, Salamander, Salamander 2, Xexex, started R-Type Delta, and am almost finished with Ape Escape 1. Yesterday was Metal Slug Advance and Iridion II off the backlog. Lots of games, lots of Pew Pew Pew!


About Dangus Taargusone of us since 5:07 PM on 01.27.2015

I make shitty video games as a practicing visual artist.