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Pata-Pata-Pata-Pon!

Picked up Patapon on PSP today after taking a walk into town, and boy was I was starving by the time I was half way there, unfortunately had no cash to get food (had one of those GAME gift cards lying around from Christmas), but hell, getti...

 
 
 

Finally being understood...

My Dad and Step Mum visited today, with us living in different parts of the country, they try and visit 3 or 4 times a year, although this years its been more often, probably something to do with my Dad turning 60 next year and worrying he ...

 
 
 

Proud to be a gamer!

With gaming now become much more mainstream, its suprising that as dedicated gamers, we're still seen as geeks, nerds or generally uncool. Why is this? Personally I have no idea, but I do know one thing. We're never going to be taken seriou...

 
 
 

Combine invade Georgia

No, not the US State, I mean the country in Eastern Europe which shares its borders with Turkey, Armenia and Russia. Anyhow, those cretins, the Combine from Half Life 2 seem to have invaded the country In all seriousness though, this is...

 
 
 

New "skate" compilation

Heres my second "Skate" video, this time just featuring myself. Music is "Tangerine" by Brit-Rock group Feeder taken from their "Polythene" album. For some reason I'm most proud of the bail where I smack my head on the handrail!

 
 
 

Halloween gaming

So Halloween is this Wednesday. I already did the whole dress up shit yesterday when my fiance and I took our 3 year old daughter to the local kids theme park. So now I'm moving on to something else, I'm starting a new survival horror game....

 
 
 

Team Now Loading "Skate" vid#1

The first of my "Team Now Loading" skate video projects. This was thrown together in a couple of minutes today just as a tester, hence why its not edited to the music. Anyhow, this video is introducing (in order of appearance, each still ...

 
 
 

GAME OVER YEAAAAAAAH!

Just came back online after playing the new SEGA Rally demo, and have to say, while its not perfect, its great fun. First off, if you like either of the SEGA Rally's, then you'll at least get some enjoyment out of this, its got your staple...

 
 
 

ARGH Nintendo Wi-fi takes the piss!

I've had enough of this now! I've spent the entire evening trying to get my DS to connect to my Wireless router so I can play Worms: Open Warfare 2 online! I'm very close to saying fuck it and returning the game back to the store and gett...

 
 
 

What makes a “Greatest Ever” videogame?

This is something I’ve been wondering for a while. Videogame publications and communities are always doing “Your Top 10 Games Ever” or “The 100 best videogames ever made” type things. EDGE recently (well a couple of months back) published a...

 
 
 

GTM Forza 2 League RD1 Mugello report

A couple of days ago, I wrote this. Basically I'd organised a Forza 2 league for myself and 7 others on the community boards for the British gaming magazine GamesTM. The first round took place tonight, it consisted of 8 laps around the ful...

 
 
 

Help out with 07 Commando interview.

My websiite, bitparade, has been invited by Lexicon Entertainment to send a bunch of Questions to Mana Computer Software from China about their upcoming DS game 07 Commando. As you can see from the above Screenshot, it looks a wee bit l...

 
 
 
 

Mouse/Keyboard versus Controller.

Yesterday, I started to play through Half-Life 2 on the PC, now I’ve played the majority of the XBox version already but wanted something other than Guild Wars and a number of older “Tycoon” style games to play on the PC we bought back in A...

 
 
 

Game Wars: Return to the Game - update (FFV Advance)

I initially posted this would be recurring so here's an update. I failed in regards to Final Fantasy V Advance on GBA (via my DS Lite). Luckily I was well placed to carry on, but I just couldn't bring myself to play it for some reason. M...

 
 
 

Bioshock demo (yes another post!)

I’ve seen the build up to this game, its been immense, everyone wants a piece of the action, as evidenced by the crawling download speeds (it took near on 12 hours for me to download it). But usually I tend to try and steer clear of the hyp...

 
 
 

Game Wars: Return to the Game - Prologue

I have a really bad habit of starting games and never finishing them. I have a few hundred videogames in various places around the house, ranging from home console stuff from the days of the Super Nintendo upto the XBox 360, Handhelds fro...

 
 
 

Wanna mod my Gamecube

I don't mean installing chips or anything like that. I mean painting, installing lights, that sort of stuff, although don't even know where to start and can't find any sort of tutorial either! Can anyone help?

 
 
 

Omega Sektor........its a freaking LAN Arena!

Nevermind the “hip and cool” (read idiotically stupid) spelling of sector, this is a being touted as the next big thing in games playing. BBC Video One thing I don’t understand is why are they making such a big thing about it? I’ve never ...

 
 
 

Kick, Punch, You All Remember.

Wow, what is it with me and rhythym (spelling? haha!!!) action games? I just can’t seem to get enough of them, and its not like I’m particularly great at them either. I’m not even a big music fan, sure I do enjoy listening to music, and my...

 
 
 

Why we game?

The BBC have posted an interesting piece of writing by Margaret Robertson, journalist and consultant to the editor of EDGE Magazine (you can read it here.) She basically tries to come to terms with why she enjoys gaming, bringing up the ne...

 
 
 

Taking ahold of the market...

I recently put it to the very small community that follows my website that Microsoft had the potential to win this generations "console war" base upon their consoles current crop of titles and the stuff thats potentially coming out this yea...

 
 
 

My Gaming Weekend (June 29th - July 1st)

This was a good weekend for 360 owners in Europe, with the release of The Darkness, Project Sylpheed, Overlord, Vampire Rain and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix giving gamers plenty of choise (even if none of them are GOTY standar...

 
 
 

Bloody Mario

Christ, is anybody else sick of seeing so much Mario related stuff online? I don’t mind playing the odd game, particularly the platformers, that feature him from Nintendo, and the Paper series looks bloody good, aswell as the RPG’s released...

 
 

About RivaOnione of us since 8:37 AM on 05.14.2007



So who am I? Well, some call me RivaOni, some call me Duane, depends how you know me. I'm a early 23 year old male from the United Kingdom, currently residing in boring Bedford. I own numerous systems, and a filing cabinet full of games for them. I also run a website called "bitparade" to which you can find a link to below.

I'm the father of a 3 year old little girl, so have to balance my gaming around her, i.e. no violent games until she goes to bed unless shes out for the day.





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