Monthly Archives: January 2015

Donkey Kong Land 2

Back when the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy was being released for the SNES, there were a series of side games (the Donkey Kong Land trilogy) which were released as handheld counterparts. The Land games took the same general premise … Continue reading

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You Should Write Reviews

With every video game I play and every book I read, I write a review of it and post it here. I have plans to write reviews of TV shows eventually too. Maybe even films at some point. But, anyway, … Continue reading

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Creaking

Back in the winter of 2012, it was the end of the day at Bath Spa University and it was starting to get dark. With no more classes that day, I met up with my friend Tülin and, knowing how … Continue reading

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Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

Politics and the English Language is a short essay by George Orwell which covers the various ways in which language is twisted in ways to benefit politicians.    The whole piece is quite anti-government (but then, what do you expect … Continue reading

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Smokers

Whenever I’m going about my day and I come across somebody who’s smoking, I’m not quite sure what to do. When I get a cloud of smoke in my face, I feel the need to cough, but then I think … Continue reading

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The Importance of Experience in Writing

At the moment I don’t have a full time job and nearly all of my friends have moved away. Of course, there are obvious downsides to this, but another one is that updating this blog is becoming more difficult. I … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Murasame Castle

The Mysterious Murasame Castle is one of the early Nintendo games from the 1980s. Interestingly, though, unlike virtually every other game they made at that time, this game was pretty much completely forgotten for the next twenty years. In fact, … Continue reading

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Donkey Kong Land

With Donkey Kong Country a huge success on the SNES, there was, of course, a demand for a handheld counterpart on the Game Boy. With Rare being a top notch developer, they didn’t just want to make an inferior port … Continue reading

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Portal

Portal is a game which is a wonderful mixture of the first-person shooter and puzzle genres. I think that both of these genres are a bit off putting for some people; some find puzzle games to be boring and repetitive … Continue reading

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Super Metroid

Super Metroid is the third game in the Metroid series and the game which truly earned the franchise its reputation as one of Nintendo’s best. Though, story-wise, it is better to have knowledge of the first two games, there’s a … Continue reading

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