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Aaamaazing: Mortal Kombat

Aah Mortal Kombat. A true phenomenon of its time. While we were just getting the hang of the fighting genre that Street Fighter II introduced, this thing hit us like a battering ram. We all know what the deal was. Violence. And lots of it...

 
 
 

Groundhog Day: BlazBlue

First of all, let me say that I am particularly happy with this month's musing topic. I'm not the kind of guy that writes blogs to bitch and moan. I write about games because I absolutely love games. In fact, taking a single game or franc...

 
 
 

River City Retro: Kirby's Dream Land 2

A good day to you all and welcome to another issue of River City Retro. As I announced in my previous blog, this time we're talking about Kirby's Dream Land 2 for the Nintendo Game Boy. The first one in the series is one of my all time fa...

 
 
 

River City Retro: Kirby's Dream Land

Hello there, fine people. My name is Metallion and I write about games. Last week I read this blog on Destructoid. Not particularly well written. He should have used a spell checker and probably brushed up on his grammar a bit too. Nevert...

 
 
 
 
 

River City Retro: River City ... Ransom!

So how's it going? Hanging around Destructoid? Reading the Cblogs? Are we having fun yet? I don't know about you but you bet I am! I've been replaying my copy of River City Ransom for the NES. Not only is that an absolutely awesome game t...

 
 
 

River City Retro: Guilty Gear's Metal Meltdown

I've always been a huge fan of heavy metal music. In fact I entered this speech contest just earlier today. We were given a few minutes up on stage to talk in Japanese about pretty much anything we wanted. My subject was metal and in partic...

 
 
 

A Gamer's Diet: It's my birthday!

Well actually it isn't my birthday. It was a little over one month ago. I had fully intended to publish this blog back then but as you can see, that didn't happen. I'm guess I'm still getting used to my new daily life since I moved to Tok...

 
 
 

River City Retro: Time Slaughter

You know, when I was a little kid, I just couldn't get enough of Mortal Kombat. I didn't have a SNES until the Playstation was already out so until then, I could only play the game in a shop or at a friend's house. Whenever I wasn't in ei...

 
 
 

A gamer's diet: Ratatouille

Let me start off by excessively thanking everyone that supported A Gamer's Diet two weeks ago. I really didn't know what to expect at first. With double digit faps and loads of encouraging comments, including two from the Destructoid staf...

 
 
 

A gamer's diet: Spaghetti Bolognaise

This is a new series I intend on doing. Other than gaming, a thing I really love is eating and drinking. For a while now I have been wanting to blog about the things I make and bake. Feeling like this doesn't belong on a gaming site such ...

 
 
 
 

E for Effort: Becoming a World Warrior

I remember seeing Street Fighter II in a Club Nintendo magazine for the first time. Even to this day I can't quite put my finger on it but Street Fighter II just had something to it that made me absolutely crave the game. The only problem...

 
 
 
 
 

Four years of Destructoid, four months of Metallion

As we all know, Destructoid is turning four next week. Jordan has already written his collection of wacky memories and now Hamza is encouraging the community members to do the same. I have only been here for a few months so I'm not really...

 
 
 

River City Retro Alien Wars 1: UFO Done Properly

A very good day and welcome back to River City Retro. Around this time last month, I discussed a little DOS game called UFO: Enemy Unknown or X-COM: UFO Defence depending on your region. I tried out this gimmick where I explained the gam...

 
 
 

The Starcraft 2 beta and what it means to me

Ever since the release of Dune II back in '92, Real-time strategy has emerged as one of the most popular genres on the PC market. It was a genial formula that still stands tall to this day. You collect resources in order to advance your t...

 
 
 
 

My Expertise: A Moustached Hero

Before I start rambling about my skill of choice, let me ask you a question. Have you ever had a hero? You know... That one person that you elevate above yourself and admire more than anything else in the world. Until recently I've never ...

 
 
 

River City Retro Artwork

These are just a few banners that I have made for my blog. I intend to keep making more of these and I'll put up another one as my header artwork every few months. Since it's still a while before I'll replace my River City Ransom-banner, I ...

 
 
 

River City Retro: UFO: Enemy Unknown

Aah the X-COM series. The pearl of early PC gaming. This is a textbook example of a cult game. It's relatively unknown to the vast masses of gamers but yet several media outlets including IGN have stamped it "the best PC game of all time"...

 
 
 

River City Retro: 10 Games that love other games

In today's era where gay pride parades draw millions of people, it has become accepted to love one's own kind. It happens regularly that games indulge in this new right and show their love for other games by hiding subtle hints somewhere ...

 
 
 

River City Retro: Final Fantasy 6

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. In today's issue of River City Retro we'll be discussing Final Fantasy 6. Alright, I'll admit that sounded pretty gay. Then again, when I started blogging back in December, I had no plan to make any kin...

 
 
 

River City Retro: Tom & Jerry

I'm going to take it easy this time and discuss one of my old favourite NES games: Tom and Jerry. There's just something about these two that can capture any audience. Americans, Europeans, Asians, you name it. Everybody knows this dynami...

 
 
 

River City Retro: Sin... just sin

Last week I talked about Blood. One of those shooters of the old kind that they just don't make any more. It's kind of like those eighties action movies which were carried by breathtaking stunts rather than special effects and CG. Remembe...

 
 
 

River City Retro: Blood... just blood

Just a couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon this top ten bloodiest games list on gametrailers. I was amazed. Amazed at how they could leave out the most obvious game of all. Blood! It had gallons more than many of the games they covered a...

 
 
 

River City Retro: Eight games lost in translation

When something travels from one nation to another, it rarely arrives completely unscathed. Be it a complete butchering of the English language or simply you getting that extra bottle of booze lifted from your luggage, there's always somet...

 
 
 

New Super Mario Brothers Wii: My first impressions

The DS being the only Nintendo console I owned since the SNES has caused me to pass up on a lot of first party gems. The original Super Mario Brothers was what really got me into gaming and will remain one of my main favourites for all ti...

 
 

About Metallionone of us since 4:11 AM on 10.14.2009

I'm a dude that used to write cblogs regularly but doesn't do that any more.