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Bad Dudes for the NES

Bad Dudes for the NES ... oh where to begin. I used to play this to DEATH when I was about 10 years old. Even to this day I still pop it in from time to time just because beating the sh*t out of ninjas who drop soda cans, nunchucks and kniv...


Just pointing out ...

No, I'm not trying to plug my current blog post ... but it's more ignorance as to how Destructoid works. I started my previous post about a game a few days ago, keeping it private to add to it and that like ... and it's saying that I added ...


I love old games - Altered Beast for the Genesis

This is the FIRST time I've EVER played Altered Beast on a REAL Sega Genesis. No emulation or re-releases here. The real thing, and that's the only reason I'm writing this because I'm sure everyone and their mother has played this at one po...


When you know a game is going to be horrible.

I originally had this on my Wasted Seconds blog, but I decided to put it on here, though it is modified a bit. This is mainly just my personal thing, but I'm sure there are other people like this too. And yes I bleep out my curse words. I d...


About Dhalamarone of us since 7:01 AM on 05.06.2009

My name's David. I run a bullshit little blog at wastedseconds.com. Since around 2001 when I was unfortunate enough to get married for the first (and last) time and leave the emulation scene I've been a reclusive prick ... something that I've been trying to fix as of recently. I'm 27 years old and have been gaming since before I was really old enough to. I started with the Atari 2600 and an old green screen dual 5.25 floppy Sanyo 8086 4.77mhz computer that I still have to this day, though it's been dead for years. I tend to gravitate more to the games of old than the new shit like Call of Duty, Halo and Gears of War. Give me The Punisher and Galaxy Force II on the Genesis and I'm a happy boy.

Of the systems I own ... that I do almost regularly play ... I have a Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, a happily softmodded Xbox, Xbox 360 obviously, Nintendo, SNES, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, a Virtual Boy that I can't play for more than 10 seconds without getting a headache and worried about looking like more of an ass than I normally do. It's that same reason I don't have a Wii. Gamecube ... Sega Genesis, 32X, a Macintosh SE (though the screen is unfortunately dying. I was using it to occasionally play the old Zork games and Spectre), a Hyperscan ... a fairly capable PC for the times I feel like busting out a PC game and an Acer Aspire One 8.9" netbook that's actually pretty much my main machine since I mostly just type and browse the web. I've been on the internet since about '94, but I was on the bulletin boards years before that on the good ol' 2400 baud modem.

I posted news for such emulation sites as EmuCult, EmuUnlim, Zophar's Domain, Retrogames, PSXEmu, NGEmu ... had an offer to post news on ClassicGaming at one point. Wrote a couple of game reviews for a gaming site called Gamer's Uplink, which has now restarted, so I'm doing stuff on there again. I started in the emulation scene in '97 and, though I haven't been a "public" face or whatever in it since 2001 I never really left at heart. Even though I completely lost interest in it once all the systems worth emulating were emulated to near perfection. It still amazes me that the Atari 2600 emulator Stella STILL gets updates.

But yeah, if there's anything else you wanna know about me just give me a shout.

Just got a Nintendo DS Lite and playing these :

Final Fantasy 3
Call of Duty 4
New Super Mario Bros
Goldeneye Rogue Agent
Elite Beat Agents
Guitar Rock Tour

And I just recently got the DS version of Chrono Trigger. I haven't played this since the SNES days, so it's a welcome change. And it's the first RPG I've played in a long time that's held my attention for more than 10 minutes (Judging from the posts on my blog, you can tell what kind of games I like to play heh).

And I'm buying my friend's Wii off of her so I can play Punch-Out!! when ever the fuck I want to. Other than that there aren't many other games for the system I really care about. I'll eventually get Mario Galaxy or something, but generally speaking every time I walk into Gamestop or something and look through the Wii games, I see almost nothing that appeals to me whatsoever. Same thing with the DS, even though that has a few more games on it that I'm interested in.

As far as other stuff I'm playing, pretty much the PC version of Left 4 Dead. Single player though because #1)None of my friends have a computer capable of running it and #2)I fucking suck at the game, so there's less embarrassment single player.