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Freedom: Jetpacks

We as gamers truly take many of our freedoms for granted. We get the opportunity to play with so many different things in this hobby. The amount of imagination and thought that goes in to the process of making these games is mind boggli...


Jim Sterling, Opinions and Metacritic

I am writing all of this, because I'm tired of seeing Jim get ragged on. Not because I personally have any issue with him being ragged on, I really don't mind that. I mind when people seem to demean me as a reader because they have some...


Happy Birthday Sonic!

Direct Link 453mb .MP4 Download Episode 68: Sonic the Hedgehog Today is Sonic's day of birth and I thought I'd repost the most dedicated Sonic thing I've ever done. If you want, download the full version as it is of much better quality ...



I would consider myself to be a strong boxer in the UFC. That's kinda why they call me the Headhunter. Sure, I don't quite have that one punch knockout power, but I will make sure people leave the ring looking a lot uglier than me. Tha...


Review: Sequence

Sequence Available for Xbox Live Indie Games Created by Iridium Studios 240 MS Points There is a threshold that gamers have to cross when it comes to indie games on the marketplace. If it isn't 80 MS Points, then you have something to p...


E3 2011: Exceeding Imagination Awards

E3 2011 is gone now. Tokyo Game Show, PAX and other conventions will keep us satiated until next year, but they won't have the same excitement as E3 did. I was sick all week, and had the pleasure of seeing all the press conferences an...


Nintendo's E3 2011: Was It In You?

Note: I apologize for the slightly confused way in which this was written. I tried multiple times to write it some other more technical way, but it was an experience in madness that had to come out through a first person telling. What th...


Sony's E3 2011: Into Uncharted Waters

This was a big show for Sony. Sony had to come in to E3 and address the issues of "the PSN outage." From there they had to build momentum to the big reveal of what they planned on doing with their Next Generation Portable. They had to ...


Microsoft's E3 2011: Everything Old is New Again.

So Microsoft had their big E3 presentation earlier today and it was certainly big. However, it was vaguely familiar. We had top industry figures coming out and making excellent claims while showcasing what will be the biggest games of t...


A Happy Hobbyist's Haul: May Was So Good to Me

May was an awesome month for me and my hobby. Why? Good of you to ask kind sir or madam. Games. I gots them. A LOT of them. Total amount spent this month on gaming: $2.50 + Tax. You read that right ladies and gentlemen. Less than ...


Comics in Games: The Best of Marvel 1994

I was recently rereading a trade that I picked up 17 years ago called The Best of Marvel 1994. Sadly, if this was the best Marvel had to offer, you won't have missed much. It did attempt to showcase how Marvel was trying bring about a l...


Justin Wong and PowerUp 2011

This weekend an odd occurrence happened in Ohio. Justin Wong of Evil Geniuses was accused of throwing a match. That was weird, but he was also a part of a bizarre decision by officials of the tournament that changed the semi-final bracke...


A story from the Wasteland

I met with a strange woman in Megaton. She said she was writing a book, but I'm pretty sure she just wanted a lab rat. I probably should have run away, but she needed help and I really didn't know anybody out here. She irradiated me an...


Comics in Crossover Games: Marvel Brothel

Marvel Brothel In 2009, a small contest was started on a forum many have never heard of. It asked it's members to take an existing license and turn it in to a game. One of the highlights of this contest was Marvel Brothel. Nicolau "C...


Ugh...I'm sick and manasteelisms

Being sick kinda sucks. Right now I feel like I'm wearing one of those cosmonaut fishbowl helmets and it's full of fluid. My ears hurt, my nose hurts, my throat hurts. Ugh...this sucks. It isn't all terribly bad however, I do get to p...


Groundhog Day: Stuck in a Book

I have a terrible reading memory, which is probably why I've stuck to blogging like I have. When I read at length, I tend to prioritize some fact points and disregard others. I romanticize some moments and even create some points that j...


Comics in Crossover Games

Crossovers are the ultimate form of service for any fan. Whether it be video games or comic books, it is something that any hobbyist should get excited about. It is purely a moment of chaos that brings two things we love together in har...


2010 sucked. But man, what potential!

When people start talking about the year that was bad, they usually don't talk about games that were all but guaranteed to suck. Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos isn't what brought the year down for a lot of you. Saying 2010 sucked means t...


Review: Figment

Figment Available for Xbox Live Indie Games Created by Tempula 80 MS Points Action Platforming is a genre that we as gamers know. It has existed since before the NES era and if you haven't played one yet, revoke your gamer card. Games ...


Comics in Games: Superman

If you're a fan of comics and video games, then I'm sure you've picked up a Superman game at some point in your life. I'm sure you've been disappointed by this game. Why is this? Superman doesn't have a pedigree like Batman or Spider-man...


2010 sucked...wait, what?

I'm not sure what happened this past year to warrant such comments, but 2010 most certainly did not suck. Where could such disdain come from? Last year was perhaps one of the greatest year's I've experienced as a gamer and I can't reall...



Mr Andy Dixon is currently running a contest right now that's one of the better contests I've seen on this site. The idea is to get members of the community to reach in to their hearts or their pockets and give something to somebody else...


Christmahannukwanzica Get!

Did I spell that made up word right? Ah well, who cares... Man it's great not to be a kid anymore. Sometimes you just get stuff that you want! This year was a great year and I have to thank my wonderful family for the haul that they h...


It's the End of 2010

This year has been a good year for gamers. No matter what your preference is, you've likely gotten something good, and it is really hard to not be happy with the industry at the end of a recession. As a gamer, I'm probably having the be...


About manasteel88one of us since 2:10 AM on 01.09.2008

Front Paged:
E for Effort: Mass Effect 1+2
E3 2010 Recap
Changes: Fatherhood
Technical Difficulties: What A Difference Time Makes
A True Opponent Stands Before Me
P2 Press Start: Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
10 Games Captain America Would Play
Looking Out for the Little Guy
Special Little Places: Mississippi Memories

Front Paged on Flixist:
The Dichotomy of a Dark Knight
Not Understanding Your Audience
A True Classic: Superman Returns

Articles I wrote that I liked:
That One Mook: Gafgarion
My first playthrough of Resident Evil 2
Love/Hate: Operation Darkness
EVO 2010
Recettear Preview
Teh Bias: Nippon Ichi Software, Dood!
More Than Just Noise: Haunted by Final Fantasy
2010: Year in review and some other musings
Obligatory Destructoid Community Rocks Post
Groundhog Day: Stuck in a Book
A story from the Wasteland
PowerUp 2011
E3 2011: MS, Sony, Ninty, and AWARDS
Freedom: Jetpacks
Handhelds: East vs West
Labor Day: Player 2
Online Passes: Nickles and Dimes
2011: Year in Review and Top 10 XBL Indies

Twinfinite stuff I wrote that I liked:
Before Watchmen: It's Not the End of the World
Retrospection: The X-Men vs The Avengers
DC Kills Again
10 Reliable XBLIG Devs You Should Know
10 Disney Classics that Need Remastering
5 Best Moments from EVO 2013
5 Reasons Why the PS2 Was So Successful
5 Ways to Add Flavor to PS Allstars
Did We Really Need to Break Lara Croft?
Father's Day: Bass Armstrong
Why Do We Need Final Fantasy 7 HD?
Wormlight: A Group of No Name Losers
You Can't Fix Bad Parenting
You Don't Deserve Forgiveness
A Forgotten Hero
Future Diary: The Trial of the Father
Silver Haired Devils: Sephiroth, Magneto, Griffith
Sony Made Art Out of Ads
Celebrate the Ridiculousness of Games
The Graying of Gaming
What is Your Deserted Island Game?
An Opinion on How Value is Underappreciated in Gaming
Lazy Brain Games Legacy
Arkham Knight's Knightfall
Next-Gen Gamers: Kinect Party
An Interview with Adam Spragg
An Interview with Miguel Sternberg
An Interview with Nekros Lead Designer
An Interview with Divekick's Adam Heart
An Interview with The Behemoth's Ian Moreno
An Interview with Firebase Studios
An Interview with Lazy Brain Games: Part 1 / Part 2
An Interview with Fun Infused Games
Should I Be Happy Sonic is Selling Me Insurance
Is the $99 Xbox Worth It?
These Games Don't Belong on Steam?
Quest for Sexy Seaside Beachball: Part 1 / Part 2

Comics in Games
Comics in Games: Games in Comics
Comics in Games: The Original Batman
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four Deleted Scenes
Comics in Games: Superman
Comics in Games: The Best of Marvel 1994

Comics in Crossover Games
- Spider-man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!
- Spider-man the Video Game
- Spider-man and the X-men in Arcade's Revenge
- Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems
- Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
- Marvel Brothel
- Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
- Marvel Trading Card Game
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold

It Came From The Quarter Bin

- 1st Edition
- Promised Vengeance
- Sarah's Story Remembered
- First Strike! Extra!
- Fluffie Kiss
- 2112
- The Holiday Spirit
- Days of GLX-Mas Past

Games Created:
Twinfinite Pirate Kart

RetroforceGO Videos

My Greatest Failure

"We constantly have to revisit 'Why would Donkey Kong do this?' or 'Why would this environment be like this?' And then we start thinking: 'We're making a game about a gorilla wearing a tie.'"
-Michael Kelbaugh of Retro Studios on Donkey Kong Country Returns

"I have to say it's kinda scary how much you know about this game."
-Nicolau Chaud creator of Marvel Brothel