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My week in Games.

I have had quite a games orientated week which has now led to a slight boredom of them for the moment. I blame that most on the humid weather which has reduced me to a sloth like state, and so unable to sit up. It is impossible for me to play games while lying down.

So here is the news in the world of Happyhead…

After quite a large absence from playing Guitar Hero 3 (mostly due to me being crap at it) I went back to it to discover I had somehow increased my skills 100 fold. I burned my way through normal mode, and had lots of fun with the Muse songs I downloaded. I don’t know why I suddenly improved so much, but I’m glad I did evolve my skills as it is very fun now. Hard mode beckons to me.

I brought a NES last week,the NES had the flashing red light of death, so it was a nightmare getting it to work. I went on a crash course in NES fixing (a quick browse of YouTube) and then stripped my NES down to the bone. After a small operation I successfully removed the darn security chip from the mother board. The NES now works perfectly, success, heh.

Last Friday Contra 4 arrived from Play-Asia. It is very good, but quite tough. I was brought up on a diet of the Megadrive Hard Corps Contra game, generally said to be the hardest Contra game in existence, but to tell the truth I never got past level 4 of that game, so suck at the DS one.
My friend has declared he will only do co-op with me when I have gotten good at it. That may be a long time.

At the same time as Contra 4 arriving, the soundtrack to Lost Odyssey also arrived. The soundtrack is good, but most the music looses a lot when it isn’t heard within the context of the game, unlike other soundtracks, such as the Silent Hill 2 one, where the music is fantastic regardless.

On the DS front, I started to get a yearning to use my R4 for nefarious means. Currently I use it just to play ROMS of games I already own. But the pull of the dark side is strong.

On a tangent – I despair at the crapness of the Mii Contest channel. I had such high hopes for it when it first came about. I still do it, and like it, it’s just that what they ask you to create is Sir Lieutenant Lord Suck, stuff like Heidi, I mean WTF? Give me something interesting to create!

Lastly I have been watching a few films of games. Silent Hill I still declare to me a great conversion, the film does feel at times too much like a game though, but hell it looks great.
I also saw Resident Evil, and it is still one of my fave films of all time, I cannot recall the amount of times I have seen that film. Most people hate it, but not me!

Anyway, that was my week in games.
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About The Rotting Zombieone of us since 1:29 PM on 08.19.2007

Games Currently Playing:

-Dragon Quest IX
-Dragonage: Origins
-Dante's Inferno
-Zak and Wiki


Am 28 years old, live in Northampton, England, work as a internet administrator. Like horror films, rock music, zombie books etc etc.

My gamertag is Happyhead UK, I really really want to play online games with friendly people,as I hate playing with strangers, I really feel like I'm missing out on online games due to this fact so am envious of all the people with thier fancy 'friend lists'!

Anyway my first console was a BBC Acorn Electron, I loved it, had hundreds of games for it. My fave games were the Repton ones, as well as Crazy Rider, and a game set in a underground base that I can't recall the title of. All good things come to an end though. One day the cassette box thing broke, rather then get a new one my parents chucked the whole thing away, and sold all the games to some dodgy bloke at a car boot sale for �5.

That was the end of my console owning days I assumed. My friends all had Master Systems, so we would spend hours playing Alex Kidd and Sonic, I thought the graphics and sound were unbelivable.

One birthday I find a big present, I open it to find surrounded by a legion of angels a Megadrive, a pure virgin Megadrive, with Altered Beast and Sonic. Before that day I had not even realised such a beast of power existed.

I become the cool kid in the neighbourhood with everyone wanting to play it. A year later a bitter war erupted, a enemy appeared on the horizon - the Super NES...

It was a bitter and bloody battle over the next few years. Some of my friends got Megadrives, while other friends were torn asunder and got Super NES's, a civil war of apocalyptic proportions. Fighting in the streets, gangs armed with Game Gears and Gameboys beating each other into bloody chunks, a literal Hell on Earth.

Looking back I think this is were my dislike of Nintendo appeared. Don't get me wrong, nowadays I love Nintendo games, I own a GBA, DS, Gamecube and Wii, but at the root of my being I will always love Sega more. To this day I dislike Mario. I think the games are amazing, but he himself I detest. I refuse to believe there is such a thing as a bad Sonic game, I just turn a blind eye to the bad ones...anyway I digress.

After that I brought a NES, sold it, though liked it, brought a Super NES (my fave game of all time is the Super NES version of Batman Returns), sold it to get a Playstation, sold that when I got a Playstation 2, brought an almighty Dreamcast (RIP), and got a N64 for Goldeneye. Swallowed my pride and brought a Xbox. The rest is history.

Now I own a Dreamcast, Wii, Xbox, 360, Playstation 2, Master System, Megadrive (my pride, over 200 games), GBA, DS, NES, Super NES, and a Gamecube (which I have misplaced somewhere).
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