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PSA: Strive is already out in Japan and people be dropping the OST. More songs in that channel. This is FIRE!


I was exploring the site, trying to see what's currently broken and whatnot, and found this in one of my older blogs... I won't lie, it kinda broke me :D


I'm not big on rhythm games, but Unbeatable's style and attitude are speaking to me on a spiritual level. And good Lord, don't sleep on this OST! This one track alone has been on repeat for two days now for ya boi!


The World Ends With You was released 13 years ago today in NA! Holy macaroni I feel old all of a sudden. Anyway, here's the best remix of Twister to celebrate, and don't you dare to disagree!


It just dawned on me that it's been 2 years since I've started seriously writing about Brazilian gaming culture. Looking back, I kinda feel like I ought to have written more than just 12 blogs on the subject. Well, here's for a more productive 2021 :)


They did it. They actually fucking did it. A Platinum shmup... SOL CRESTA LIVES!


Happy 29th birthday Top Gear! Here's to the racing game that changed everything for every Brazilian kid during the 90s! May your legacy shine for all eternity!


We are getting a new Melty Blood. This is not a drill. I repeat, we are getting a new Melty Blood! French Bread is back at the helm (first Melty and UNIST). Slated for 2021 on Xone, PS4, and Switch. LET'S FUCKING GO! Update: It gots Rollback!


Just found out Maiden & Spell is coming to the Nintendo Switch. If the idea of 1v1 bullet hell fights between magical girls appeals to you, it might just be the time to grab it! PS: This game does rollback better than SFV too. Take that, Capcom!


Gentlemen, I'm back from the GG Strive Beta. I can confirm, Giovanna is sick as all hell. It was the good kind of simple after all! Now if only the lobbies didn't suck absolute ass!


Man, Arc was not ready for this Open Beta eh? Things broke less than an hour in. I hope they extend it for at least a day or two...


The best game of 2018 (and that's my objective and correct opinion) is about to get its much awaited epilogue. Words fail to express how goddamn excited I am for this! Go play CrossCode you fools!


Wake the fuck up, it's time to blow up some nasty aliens again! R-Type flies once more, baby!!!


It's been a hot minute since I swooned all over the shmup genre. Let's rectify that right now and talk about scoring! It will be fun I promise!


I usually don't bother with the Epic Store, but this week they're giving Dandara for free, and I would not be able to live with myself if I didn't remind you of that. Please, go play that game!


My current GOTY is Doom Eternal for being the best stress relief of the year. Runner-up is Necrobarista for being short, warm and bittersweet. Tough it might lose its spot to Kentucky Route Zero, depending on how it ends.




This is the best video ever made about Evo Moment #37 and I hate how criminally underrated this is! More than just a breakdown of the actual moment, this one goes into the context and background of the event and those involved. Can't recommend it enough!


20 years ago today, the late Westwood Studios unleashed upon the world one of the greatest RTS games of all time. Cheesy, stupidly unbalanced, and gloriously fun! Happy 20th anniversary Red Alert 2! May you Command & Conquer for all eternity!!


Crimzon Clover is getting a Switch port! This is a perfect bullet hell for anyone looking to get into the genre. Can't recommend it enough!


Happy Spooktober you beautiful people! I don't have much, but let's celebrate by continuing the Legacy of Kain Retrospective with a PS1 classic: Soul Reaver!


Finished Ys 8. One of the absolute best in the series, even if the final boss was a tad lackluster compared to 7's or Felghana's. Challenging gameplay and the best story since Origins. The PC port is finally fixed and Jesus Lord, that MUSIC! Go play Ys


Real life has been kicking me in the balls for the past month. I'm bouncing back now and I wanna celebrate that by starting a new retrospective: Legacy of Kain! First stop, 1996's Blood Omen!


About Niorone of us since 5:29 PM on 12.15.2014

Writer for Fun, Shmup Lover, and 16-bit Dreamer.

Brazilian man born and raised. Currently working on a series dedicated to the documentation of the local gaming culture and landscape that I call “Brazil Of Games.” I took the name from an old TV series on the subject that aired a long time ago here, but no trace of it exists on the Internet.

The Brazil Of Games:

[*] The original blog about Nintendo's departure from my country that planted the seed for everything that's to come, all the way back in 2017.

[*] The first real installment, where I explore the origins of the world's first digital-only console, the Zeebo. And why it failed. [Slightly outdated. New version below]

[*] Meet the Locadora, the parlors where we got our first contact with gaming!

[*] A follow-up of sorts to the previous blog, where I explore Brazil's most revered game: Top Gear!

[*] The SEGA Genesis might have been born in Japan, but it was Brazil that made it its home! Here's how it happened.

[*] It's no secret we love soccer games. So here's a brief history of the Mod that forever changed how we played them!

[*] Folklore is not something many games explore. Here's a game based on a local folk tale from my hometown.

[*] Everyone knows that gaming really started in the days of the arcade parlors. Brazil's history with them was a very curious one, thanks to legendary company Taito and their many, many bootlegs!

[*] Every story has a beginning. Here's to the game that created our whole gaming industry, Amazônia! May we always remember where it all started.

[*] Happy 20th anniversary PlayStation 2! Here's to the console that changed everything!

[*] A mini review of the cute little indie platformer Out There Somewhere.

[*] What do you get when you mix history, culture, and Metroid? You get the little hidden gem that is Dandara!

[*] In December 2000, one RTS almost put Brazil in the Triple-A gaming market. This is the unfortunate story of Outlive.

[*] Brazil's Independent Games Festival is a celebration and showcase of gaming in Latin America. Here's the best Brazil has to offer in 2021!

[*] 12 years later, we revisit the Zeebo console. This is an “expanded remaster” of my original blog on the subject, back in 2019.