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Another Happy Birthday Tetris blogpost

I woke up today and as a normal human being, the first thing to do before washing my teeth was to fire up my pc to see what emails and shit I received from the random sites I participate. My brother was screaming on MSN as soon I loged in: ...

 
 
 

Touch your girlfriend/boyfriend hero

Did this caption confused you? I don't know if this has been posted before. Apparently some developers -maybe the ones who invented the curious REZ vibrator- made a game that resembles a lot Guitar hero or DDR but instead of plastic guitars...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Gaming summer and gadgets galore

This summer is just awesome. And it hasn't really ended yet. Besides my relations with the people around me getting better and better, I received and bought a lot of stuff, either gaming related or not. Let's start with the non gaming or ...

 
 
 

Sonic Unleashed: I don't know what to think.

It's not a secret that I am a huge Sonic fan. I have the original Sega Genesis Trilogy in every device imaginable (including Wii) Having played the latest Sega attempts, I stand disgusted. Sonic The Hedgehog was an unnecessary half baked an...

 
 
 

The Start of the Affair: Sega Mega Drive (Genesis)

I remember myself like a dream back then. When me and my brother were at our family's half-finished summer house playing Atari and Sega Master System. Looking at the closest mirror i can see why the other kids picked on me. I had enormous ...

 
 
 
 

Top 10 LOLs I had in games recently

Yes another countdown you have to deal with. Top 10 memorable moments of laughter i had with games In recent memory. 10 Mario & Luigi: Partners in time Mario and Luigi series are funny as hell. No doubt about it. But the moment that Mario...

 
 
 
 
 

European Wii software update

I woke up this morning and i noticed my Wii Disc Slot glowing. I usually get annoyed because of all the system spam of the Mii Contest channel, but this time it was from Nintendo. oh joy! oh anticipation! Is it a software fix? Will we be ...

 
 
 
 

Sweet 2D Okami is Sweet but not real... :(

Strolling at the internet i came across this pic from Kotaku The post under the photo was like We've got Okami on PS2, Okami on Wii...which should just about do us, I think. But hey, if you want to close your eyes and imagine an Okam...

 
 
 
 
 

JACK THOMPSON, I JUST PITY YOU OLD MAN

I've just found that the big and whatever else he is Jack Thompson has his own profile in Destructoid. Well that's better since I was about to write something for him and the other "ow videogames are LSD for Kids" blabbers of stupidity. I...

 
 
 
 
 

What's Wrong with Sonic Team. Also, Animal abusing

As a former Sega fan, I couldn't agree more to the statement "Sonic on Sega Genesis (mega drive) was great!" Hell yeah! These games are my entire childhood along with Super Mario bros.3 and Final Fantasy IV. There were much more but, These...

 
 
 
 

Good idea, bad idea: Old games on Modern times

Have you ever wondered why some legendary games from the past just doesn't do the leap into the modern times in an appropriate way while others just rawk? Enmodernism of old games is another double edged sword. Bringing an Old idea on nowd...

 
 
 

Greek pop + Lineage II... Please don't mix...

I was strolling the internet yesterday while chatting with a close friend for the exam period that is on the run. Suddenly he sent me this video and told me to watch it ASAP. Ok let me explain the situation. Lineage and WoW are the Big ...

 
 

About Mariolandone of us since 7:35 PM on 02.04.2008

Hey! I'm a 24 years old man and I'm living in Greece. Video games aren't banned in Greece.

Here's another update to my blog description.
Hi, I'm Marioland and I'm a gamer for a long long time. Greece sucks in general. I'm still practically unemployed. We have a VAT rate at 24% for everything except milk and the cost of living vs the salaries are so unequal, that it is needed to have two jobs in order to run your own house. We are the generation that grew up and stays in parents' basements.

My angst for the lame gamers in Greece is now silenced. Everybody plays as they want. I don't care. I have enough friends to play with so, random matches are a stranger to me.

Younger gamers still can't afford to READ the solution for a game. Let alone play it themselves.

And, yeah. Somehow I feel happy. Also, I kinda like gaming on iDevices, as long as it's not an iPhone.

I am growing old to the gaming journalism, but I still count my self as a newcomer. I contribute to a greek gaming site called Game 2.0 where I post news, reviews and editorials. It's all in Greek so, it will be kinda Greek to you.
I still believe that gaming journalism is a harsh place. Everything you do gets a lot of negative attention (that's kinda good in a cynical point of view). But, now I know more of the people in other sites, I could see that some of them are actually good people.

Anyways, I own a DSi, a PSP, an Xbox 360, a Wii and an iPod Touch 4G 32GB. Feel free to ask me for friendship on these platforms. It would be nice to get my ass handed to me by someone from Dtoid.

Keep Gaming!

Update kinda lame. But I had fun changing it!
 
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