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BoB: Terranigma, Quintet's Timeless Masterpiece

If I asked you what the golden age of the RPG genre was, there's a good chance you'll answer “the '90s”. With the increased popularity of console gaming came a demand for more mature and narrative-driven experiences that a...

 
 
 

Tristram Still Scares The Devil Outta Me

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do was watch my father play games on our old PC. Some of my most treasured memories involve the two of us exploring games till midnight or those times when I got sick but since my bed was ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Odin Sphere's Theme Is A Musical Fairy Tale

A few years ago when I was still trying to get a degree in music, I had a teacher of musical composition that would always, without fail, take 20 minutes of his classes for musical appreciation. We already had a class on that subject b...

 
 
 
 

Black Mesa's Xen Was Worth The Wait

Black Mesa, the unofficial-turned-official fan remake of the original Half-Life has been trough a lot. Upon release, it was missing the last portion of the game, Xen, a portion that many fans of the original (myself i...

 
 
 
 

Brazil Of Games: Local Legend Spooks The World

I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of folklore. A mix and match of ideas, stories, legends, and myths, that get passed from generation to generation, deeply rooted in tradition. It is a fundamental part of human cultur...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Best Games Of 2018 You Probably Didn't Play

Does this even need an introduction? It’s a blog about good games from the previous year that nobody played. Not a Top X, because I have a hard time putting ordering things, and all the games here deserve love in equal amount....

 
 
 

Thank You, Space Cowboy

In all my years as a not-even-amateur writer, I have never once considered writing about anime. Not because I dislike the medium, quite the contrary I simply don’t know how to do it. I can name you a few studios, I’ve watc...

 
 
 
 

Brazil Of Games: Locadora, Our Gateway Into Gaming

Living in a third world country is a challenge. Things that developed countries take for granted can be a struggle in these parts. Education, health care, technology, every major area of society is always behind, always lacking. ...

 
 
 
 

(Some of) The Fighting Games Of 2018

Welcome back to the stage of history ladies and gentlemen. It is now 2019 and the world was not ended yet. I wanted to get this article in December last year during the sales period but life decided to get in the way. But I like to ...

 
 
 

Rambling About 2017's Fighting Games

Sure You Can December is finally upon us and you know what that means. Time for everyone to start writing/filming/recording the mandatory GOTY list and like the mindless zombie that I am of course I wanted to follow suit. Unfortun...

 
 
 

Brazil of Games: A Land Without Nintendo

  Imagine one day you wake up to find out your favorite snack is gone from your local store, forever. Never again will you be able to taste its delicious contents, feel its soft exterior or smell its intoxicating aroma. Now ...

 
 
 

Happy Anniversary Megaman X4

You know, I think out of all video game series currently in existence on our perceived universe, Megaman belongs in the sacred pantheon of legends that require only a small introduction and the rest is magic that you wish you cou...

 
 

About Niorone of us since 5:29 PM on 12.15.2014

Writer for fun, professional amateur and 16-bit dreamer.

Brazilian man born and raised, under the hot sun where I spend most of my days. 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 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.

[*] 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 your legacy be remembered for all eternity!

[*] Happy 20th anniversary PlayStation 2! This one is dedicated to the console that changed everything!
 
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