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For those about to die: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde

A familiar sound rings out of an old arcade machine. It is the sound of Pac Man kicking ass and taking names. It is such a very sweet sound to those who have been playing Pac-Man for the last 28 years. It is a sound that brings joy to tho...


Rise from your grave! Mad Catz Fightstick revisited

A couple of weeks ago, you might have remembered my post about how much fail and lose the Mad Catz Fightstick was and my general displeasure with the product that stopped working after about a weeks worth of usage. So that is when I took...


Buyer beware! Mad Catz Standard edition fight stick

Last Saturday, I went to Fry's Electronics and I saw the Street Fighter IV standard edition fightstick on the shelf. As you know, this joystick is pretty much what I was waiting for and to see it on the shelf 4 days before the actual rele...


DJ MAX Technika Location Test Impressions

Pentavision Entertainment announced location tests for DJ Max Technika a couple of weeks ago, hoping to achieve success by bringing one of Korea's best rhythm games to America. DJ MAX Technika has finally arrived at Sunnyvale Golfland an...


Beat'n Groovy, more like Beat 'n FAIL

For those of you who did not know, Konami's Beat'n Groovy hit XBLA today, which is the American localization of the japanese rhythm game, Pop'n Music made by the same company. I have spent some time with it and I can easily say that this ...


Vanillaware's new game: Kumatanchi

Vanillaware, developers of such games as Odin's Sphere and the upcoming Demon Blade for the Wii has a new DS game coming out this month called Kumatanchi. The premise of this game is that Kumatan and her friends put on shows at a zoo and ...


Can 2D games become more than a niche genre?

There was a time when the 2D platformer genre was more than just a subtle entry in the gaming industry like it is now, but rather, it was one of the main genres for many systems such as the NES, Genesis, SNES, and TG-16. But with the majo...


This is how I fly - My Shmup Gaming Setup

It seems like most people's 1st cblog post is always a gaming setup, but unlike every other post that I've seen on Dtoid, my setup contains multiple "tate-d" monitors. On the left is my 360 running Ikaruga @ 1280x1024 with a Hori Fight...


About Fogoone of us since 7:00 AM on 07.07.2008

Welcome to my side of Dtoid, the name's Johnny but I'm otherwise known on other circles around the internet as Fogo. A couple of facts that you should know, one is that I've been gaming for about 19 years now, and as you would expect, I have an eclectic taste in games. I love the old stuff as much as I like the newfangled current-gen stuff, but I do tend to hover around retro gaming whenever I get the chance to. My favorite genres include, STG/Shmups, Fighting, Rhythm, RPG, and Puzzle games.

Top 10 Favorite Games (in no particular order):
1.Megaman 2
2.Bionic Commando
3.Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki (AKA Legend of the Mystical Ninja)
4.Super Mario World
5.Beatmania IIDX
6.Bad News Baseball
7.Chrono Trigger
8.Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly
9.Shikigami no Shiro II
10.Super Metroid

Currently Playing:
STHD (X360)
Beatles Rock Band (X360)
Burnout Paradise (X360)
Pangya (PSP)
Fate Unlimited Codes (PSP)
Melty Blood Act Cadenza (PC)
Texmaster 2009 (PC)
DJMAX Technika (AC)
BlazBlue (AC)
Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion (AC)
Street Fighter IV (AC)
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike (AC)
Pop'n Music 16 PARTY (AC)
Beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS (AC)
GitaDora V6 (AC)

Past Articles:

Rise from your grave! Mad Catz Fightstick revisited
Buyer beware! Mad Catz Standard Edition Fightstick
DJ Max Technika Location Test Impressions
Beat'n Groovy, More like Beat'n Fail
Can 2D games become more than a niche genre?
This is how I fly - My shmup gaming setup