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Am I Playing It Wrong?

Since as far back into my gaming life as Id care to remember I have always been the type who would push the instruction manual to one side, favouring instead to learn by playing the actual game. The one exception to this that springs to mi...


Happiness is a Warm Right-Trigger

Im just going to come right out and say it: I love my first-person shooters. Ever since I picked up a second-hand copy of Wolfenstein 3D on the SNES from an awesome little market stall in town, Ive not been able to get enough of the runni...


Life, The Universe, And Dead Space 2

Back in The Good Old Days in 2008, a brand new survival horror franchise was born. Hailed as a cross between Resident Evil 4 and Run Like Hell, Dead Space quickly became a shot in the arm for a genre that seemed destined to become very stal...


Bored of the Open World

The idea I had for writing this came from a conversation I had with a friend. I had let him borrow Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for the Xbox 360 over Christmas, having proudly racked up a thousand gamerpoints on the title myself and without...


Magic Moments of 2010

Even though 2010 wasnt a particularly great year for myself (or for anyone I know, for that matter) there is still a part of me that cant quite leave it behind just yet. Curiously, its the part of me that enjoys dishing out compliments a...


Looking back on 2010 (first post)

Hello and welcome to my first post on this c-blog. Not the most original way to start this off, I know. I could make massive promises about how its going to be great! and well unite to change the world! and free muffins!* but in all...


About Melzone of us since 9:42 AM on 12.30.2010

Long time reader, first time blogger. My handle is usually 'Mr Melz' but it's probably easier just to be called Melz. I was created in England in 1985 and have been gaming since very shortly after that. My first game was Space Invaders on an old Atari system that used to belong to my folks. Since then, my systems of choice have been Amstrad CPC 464+, NES, SNES, N64, PSone, Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3. I am also the proud owner of a chunky Nintendo DS, a clunky PSP and a shiny new iPod Touch.

I love the action / adventure and RPG genres, and I also have a specific interest in puzzle and horror games. I am the kind of gamer who will happily give anything a try though, and approach any new game with an open mind.

Ive never written before in any kind of professional or unprofessional capacity but thought Id give this a shot as I genuinely love discussing my hobby and sharing opinions and recommendations. If, however, anyone with a website reads my posts, likes what I do and wants me to write for them, I would be more than happy to give it a go.

My top ten games of all time, because everyone loves a list:
1. Final Fantasy VII [1997]
2. Super Mario World [1993]
3. Zelda: A Link to the Past [1993]
4. Deus Ex [2000]
5. Zelda: Ocarina of Time [1998]
6. Secret of Mana [1994]
7. Chrono Trigger [1995]
8. Half-Life 2 [2004]
9. Super Metroid [1994]
10. Day of the Tentacle [1992]