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Minecraft: Me and My Identity Crisis

If thereís one thing I consistently do well, itís get into trends years after their introduction. By the time I made a Facebook page, I was a sophomore in college. My cell phone is still as much as two generations behind. TV shows? Pf...

 
 
 

How to Be a Man (As Told by Video Games)

Save the princess. Stomp on turtles. Gun down your creatorís rival and his robot servants. We gamers have covered a lot of ground in our time, but more often than not in a virtual landscape (though I suspect there are heroes of our rea...

 
 
 

What Does Master Chief Mean to You?

Itís not often that Iím left baffled and speechlessÖwell, barring the Percy Jackson movie from a few years back. But itís not often where I can stare at a product -- story, video game, what have you -- and walk away from it without the a...

 
 
 

How to Make a Good Street Fighter Movie

I fancy myself as a writer, but itís not often that I dream about any of my stories, or anything I could possibly write about. (Unless I just wrote about my gruesome, humiliating deaths, but thatíd get boring after a while.) But one nig...

 
 
 

Kingdom Hearts: Just Play It Cool, Boy

I like manly things. Seeing hot-blooded passion made real; men (and women) who speak volumes with their fists; earth-shattering attacks delivered with enough gusto to power Brazil. Itís no small wonder, then, that characters like Ralf, ...

 
 
 

What Makes a Character Attractive?

This is probably going to be the most asinine thing Iíve ever written (with the emphasis on ass), but bear with me here. What I do, I do for the sake ofÖwell, not science, but just to gauge the opinions of fellow gamers. Or writers. Or...

 
 
 

A 10-Hit Combo of Factoids Regarding Voltech

Iíve been seeing a lot of these ď10 Things You Didnít Know About XĒ recently, and -- as is the usual standard -- I figured Iíd give it a shot when the movement is at the fringes of relevance, and people have geared up to take the next socie...

 
 
 

Dreaming: FM Punks

This is probably going to be the most hypocritical post Iíve made in a while. (Also long. Strap in.) Not too long ago, I went on record saying that games donít need combat -- swordplay, gunplay, Kid Ďn Play, what have you -- to succeed...

 
 
 

Of Games and Combat

If thereís one thing Iíve learned from my brother, itís how to beat a dead horse so much that it starts trailing me as a pus-spewing, shambling skeleton of an undead equestrian. So while people (I hope) are starting to move away from the...

 
 
 

The Most Dangerous Song

I have a habit of compulsively checking fighting game site EventHubs. While itís got the expected guides and combo videos, itís also a repository for funny, cool, and informative content. (Have you SEEN some of Deskís videos? He recrea...

 
 
 

Disappointment: In the Sky

Yo man, Mass Effect 3 is the worst piece of garbage Iíve ever -- no, just kidding. Letís leave that off the table for now, shall we? I havenít beaten it yet, but unless thereís some grievous issue that I canít ignore, Iím willing to give ...

 
 
 

Street Fighter X Tekken: Flight of Paul Phoenix

You know, itís funny. Iíve played a lot of fighting games in my time, but Iíve never really put too much stock into why I chose the characters that I do. Until recently; since I learned about the concept of ďmainsĒ a few years back -- t...

 
 
 

Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Black

Thereís been a lot of controversy and hate spiraling around Bioware recently. Well, thatís to be expected; I doubt thereís a single company out there thatís never gotten any disdain from fans. Well, maybe Double Fine. Or Atlus. Maybe....

 
 
 

Soulcalibur 5: Thus Spoke Cervantes

Iíve played my fair share of fighting games this console generationÖwhich is to say, almost all of them. Iím nothing special in terms of skill; at the very least, Iím not one of those ďFlowchart KensĒ you hear so much about. Even so, go...

 
 
 

Endings: The Seventh Doctor

Iíve made a lot of mistakes when it comes to gaming. I chose Final Fantasy XIII -- a game where you run down hallways and mash the A button to win battles -- over Resonance of Fate -- a game where you somersault through the air and hamme...

 
 
 

Mass Effect: Playing the Right Way

Itís been a while since Iíve played the game, but I have fond memories of MassEffect 2. Playing the demo for Mass Effect 3 helped me rembember how much fun I had turning invisible and sniping dudes, or watching Krogans fall over after po...

 
 
 

Double the Pleasure

Street Fighter X Tekken will be out soon -- and with it, the chance to mix and match your favorite characters into a two-man team. As the Hype Train prepares to bring the game to Consumer's Hands Station, Capcom is making sure people get m...

 
 
 

Beginnings: Forever Tails

I missed out on the NES generation of gaming. If you asked me about World 4-2 of Super Mario Bros. or the sixth dungeon in The Legend of Zelda, Iíd probably just stare blankly at you for a little while before letting fly an enlightened ď...

 
 
 

The Ballad of the Blue Bomber

As much as I hate to admit it, I can't really call myself a die-hard, true-blue Mega Man fan (I don't even know if it's typed Mega Man or Megaman). I was a Sega/Sonic kid back in the day, then got an N64, and then a GameCube; a lot of th...

 
 
 

Training: Best Punching Bag Ever

Iím cheating by writing this post. Me writing implies that Iím anywhere near competent in my field, and that I can take out anybody that comes my way. Untrue. So very, very untrue. Iíve played a lot of fighting games over the last f...

 
 
 

The Biggest Game Ever

A lot of games nowadays are geared toward being big bullies -- not that thereís anything wrong with that. In fact, more games should embrace it, and make us the biggest bullies we can be. But before I move on, let me be perfectly frank:...

 
 
 

Improvement: Awesome in the Court

When I got my hands on Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, I -- through some beginnerís luck -- pulled off a few wins with Phoenix Wright. Since then, I havenít duplicated the same success (though Iíve made a turnabout or two). Maybe itís jus...

 
 

About Voltechone of us since 10:40 PM on 02.06.2012

Long-time gamer, aspiring writer, and frequent bearer of an afro. As an eternal optimist, I like to both look on the bright side of things and see the better parts of games; as a result, I love a game with a good story and awesome characters...and anything that lets me punch the heresy out of my enemies.

I'm a big fan of Atlus' games, and I've enjoyed my fair share of fighters and RPGs. Just...please, keep Final Fantasy XIII out of my sight. It never ends well for anyone involved.

You can check out some of my game musinga/stories/random stuff at my other blog, Cross-Up. I've also got a TV Tropes thingamajig, and a web serial novel, too. Maybe my stuff here and there will be the start of things to come. Hopefully good things, but things all the same.

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I Hraet You -- the over-the-top web serial novel...of love, maybe

 
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