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EMERGENT REVIEW: Star Warrior 2: Defenders

From the moment I am posting this, 6:04am (-7GMT), there are 19 hours 29 minutes left to DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL this game from GiveAwayOfTheDay for free in an absolutely legal way. Download NOW! The best formulas survive appearing as new ...

 
 
 

The Memory Card: The Citadel and Dr. Wallace Breen

As a fan of Chad Concelmo's The Memory Card series, I thought it would be a nice idea to try doing an unofficial entry, because I have encountered some moments that really do mean something for me in some games I have played through, and ...

 
 
 

Top 5 Valve Piping

I am such a Valve fanboy. What can I say? The company made me love First-Person shooters and PC gaming even more. They also make so much awesome stuff at the full service of their fans and audience, despite the problems they have faced in...

 
 
 
 
 

How to Stop Whining About Any Game.

We all gamers by nature have reasons to whine, some reasons make sense, others are horseshit, but still most of the times it is all horseshit. There has been raving about every single kind of game I have ever seen now, but will there be ...

 
 
 
 

Games I Wish they Announced in 2010

November arrived and is almost done already, that was fast! So as we are getting closer to the verge of another year, which has been very generous for my game collection, I think it is worth wondering about what will come and could come. ...

 
 
 

There Are No Sequels, Just Expansions.

Remember when you were young in the '80s or '90s when you played your first games? Wasn't it something incredible to see such a complex invention were you were doing something for the TV instead of it doing the show for you? Remember how ...

 
 
 
 

Make Peace With Venus

[Note: This is a resubmission of an old entry for the Untapped Potential musing we had months ago. I am resending this because I feel this is an issue I want more people to talk about.] For over 30 years, the videogame industry has been ...

 
 
 
 

Nothing is Sacred: Daltonism

You might remember E3 2005, we were introduced to all that was coming for next generation and we could barely contain it because it was emulating a lot of realistic details like the palette in real life. There is something we cannot deny,...

 
 
 
 
 

Video Game Tropes that get me sold

We know that games have tropes as movies and TV, and some of the most popular by now are zombies and music. As much I love the previous mentioned, there are some that I just feel hypnotized by the idea behind and make me want to know more...

 
 
 

This is how you make an EarthBound party. [shortblog]

And party as in BIRTHDAY PARTY! Starmen.net does not cease to amaze me showing me what fans like to do about his game. These guys made for a friend an EarthBound birthday party with games that honestly look like a lot of fun putting the pr...

 
 
 

Hello, I am a Medic.

For a decent time, I have been into the role of burning things when I was first recruited into the job of working for nastily rich companies, but just recently I decided to try something more demanded and way interesting. Due to it is tha...

 
 
 

TGS'09: A little snack from Capcom and the DS

Because I just HAD to post about my favorite handheld and one of my favorite publishers ever. Capcom is showing up more from their incoming titles, and here is some footage of the new Okami game, and it's official name seems to be somethin...

 
 
 

My games, my passion, the right way?

Hello, I am putting down the humorousness a little bit for making some reflections about my progress in what we commonly refer as life. As you might know, I am 18 years old; and as a new adult in the society I am beginning to explore the...

 
 
 
 

ATTN: Tempt me with awesome useless crap [shortblog]

So I have been in the look for some goodies for my dormitory. geeky ones if possible! the only thing I have in the walls is a rad Beatles poster, but as it is black and white, it looks very bland. So I want YOU! To tempt me buying useless...

 
 
 

Pokemon HG/SS OST Leaked [ShortBlog]

Well, the deal has been out for a little while, but jsut recently they began to upload the really good quality rips. And this remix... Yes. I came. Check the rest here.

 
 
 

What the Sega Dreamcast means for a Nintendo fanboy.

I'll be simple. I fucking love Nintendo, but I think there is nothing to be embarrassed with it because almost everybody does. But back then that was a stronger thing to say. For many, the Sega Dreamcast meant the ultimate system and the...

 
 
 
 

Introducing "Maestro! Jump in Music"

Oh man, have I told you I really really love the Nintendo DS? It's such a wonderful system. As for now, I am pretty advanced in Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure (which is hard as hell, and I love that!), and it is great timing to ...

 
 
 

Some thoughts about Fossil Fighters [PREVIEW]

Good old internet, good old blog, oh I missed thee so much! Last month I was roaming at Software Etc. (GameStop, w/e) checking out the Nintendo DS section as usual. Deciding about either RetroGame Challenge, Insecticide, and/or Bangai-O...

 
 
 

So... ummm the PS3Slim is real after all! [failblog]

Amazing! That means two things, for once, it must be cheaper and way more accesible to everyone (like me, OMG) On the other side... That also means we need a new reason to hate it. People still hate the Wii for the capacity and graphic...

 
 

About Monodione of us since 10:46 PM on 10.15.2008



About time I updated this freaking thing!

For those who already know me, I am Monodi. Those who doesn't, well, I am Monodi.

I got such a growing passion of gaming through the years and now I am currently in college starting my courses of Game Design as well!

I consider myself a Nintendo fanboy from all my life, but I have been much more in contact with titles for PC recently. Not that I am abandoning one, but I think it pretty much could cover the best the industry has to offer.

I am up for the philosophy that gameplay is more important than graphics, but I think graphics and technology are also a crucial part of the industry and experience even.

Games I love and recommend in no particular order

Rhythm Heaven (DS)
Half-Life 2 (PC/XBOX)
Team Fortress 2(PC)
Drill Dozer (GBA)
F-Zero GX (GameCube)
Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (PS2)
Super Punch-Out!! (SNES)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (GB/C)
Punch-Out!! (Wii)
Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)
Mirror's Edge (PC/PS3/XBOX360)
Marvel VS Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes (Arcade/DC/PS)
EarthBound (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
Pokemon Silver (GB/C)
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS)
Time Crisis 2 (Arcade/PS2)
The Misadventures of Tron Bonne (PS)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
World of Goo (PC/WiiWare)
Braid (PC/XBLA/PSN)
Starfox 64 (N64)
Left 4 Dead (PC/XBOX360)
DanceDance Revolution Extreme (Arcade/PS2)
Mother 3 (GBA)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
Cave Story (PC)
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (DS/WiiWare)
Psychonauts (XBOX/PC/PS2)


Other stuff I love

Drawing
Digital Art
Animation
Anime
Comics
The Beatles
Daft Punk
Gorillaz
Anamanaguchi
Julieta Venegas
Classical Music
Electronic Music
Game Music
Dr. Pepper
Wild Cherry Pepsi
A&W
Ice Cold Milk
Symphony Bars
Pizza
Fish sticks
Burgers
Sandwiches
Lemonade
Citrus
Cookie Ice Cream
Imagination
Over-thinking
Spacing Out
Walk home with my MP3 on
Talk to myself
Women
Go out to eat with friends
People that like to be what they are
Gaze the stars when the sky is clear enough
Sleep
Life itself
 
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