Monthly Archives: September 2014

Donkey Kong Jr.

Everyone knows the original Donkey Kong, but its sequel Donkey Kong Jr. is perhaps a little more obscure. Nonetheless, this is an interesting piece of Nintendo history, featuring the debut appearance of the eponymous Donkey Kong Jr. and a very … Continue reading

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Donkey Kong (Game & Watch)

When Donkey Kong became a big success for Nintendo, of course they wanted to release a version for their Game & Watch range so that people could play it ‘on the go’. Sadly, the technology to simply port it onto … Continue reading

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Watchmen by Alan Moore

Alan Moore’s Watchmen is a standalone graphic novel, which takes the superhero genre and tries to play it as realistically as possible. The result is something which is very pleasing and something which can be enjoyed both by fans of … Continue reading

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Chilli Challenge

In 2008 I went out to the local park to meet up with my friends Matt Smith and Elliott Egan. It was a regular thing back then, and I always had a lot of fun. Anyway, this particular time, Matt … Continue reading

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Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters

Four years after the first Kid Icarus, a sequel (Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters) was released. However, while this is a return for the characters of the first game, this isn’t much of a sequel story-wise. At the start … Continue reading

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The Moon on a Lake

During my first year at university, every Thursday there was a plenary lecture which went from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and was given by guest authors each week. These were absolutely lovely, but it was at least a little … Continue reading

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The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

This is non-fiction book which sets out to help its readers overcome any forms of creative block and get on with their own projects. The main focus seems to be on writing (as Pressfield himself is a writer) but he … Continue reading

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Mint Leaves

A month or so ago, I had a lovely day out in Bath with my friends Dalfino Madrigal Keyte and Christian Watkins. An important part of any day out, of course, is the lunch and we went to the marvellous … Continue reading

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Metroid II: Return of Samus

A few years after the first Metroid a sequel was released for the original Game Boy, and in my opinion it improves over the original in several ways. The first game had a few problems: you had to use passwords … Continue reading

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So Many Goodbyes

One thing that always concerns me is becoming separated from my closest friends. I’m a terribly needy person, as I’m sure regular readers of this blog may have been able to discern about me, so it makes sense that I’d … Continue reading

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