Slashers From The 8-bit Console Era!

Video games of the horror genre are by no means a rarity these days. This year alone has seen the release of games like the psychological horror Layers of Fear 2, as well as survival horror titles like the Resident Evil 2 remake and Days Gone. In the spirit of Halloween, I thought I'd take …

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RPGs! My Love of Final Fantasy and Discovering Dragon Quest!

  First post in a looooong time. As always, life gets in the way of being able to keep up on here. Today I'm just going to babble about video games for a bit. Don't expect this to be a review or anything, it's more of an acknowledgment than a review of a specific game. …

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Knock-off/Bootleg Street Fighter II ‘SNES’ Controller E. Honda and M. Bison Micro Playset!

  It's been a while since I last wrote anything on here. But with it being a new year, I shall endeavor to post somewhat regularly. But we'll see how that goes. Anyway, back in 2017 I reviewed an unofficial Street Fighter II micro playset which featured Guile and Chun-Li, and was based on Guile's …

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Funko Savage World Mortal Kombat MOTU Style Figures! Scorpion and Sub-Zero!

I was a Street Fighter II loyalist as a kid. No other arcade fighting game could possibly interest me until one day I watched a kid playing a game in an arcade that was called Mortal Kombat. It looked much gorier than Street Fighter II and it seemed to play a lot faster as well, …

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My Christmas Haul 2017!

I haven't given Christmas any attention on here this year as I've just been so damn busy visiting family in England and stuff. I don't think I gave it much attention last year either which feels like a personal failure as it's definitely one of my favourite times of the year. Regardless of my failings, …

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Final Fantasy VII Extra Knights Action Figures, from Bandai, 1997!

I've been on a bit of a Final Fantasy kick of late. It started when I got the PS4 a few months ago and blitzed through Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy X HD. After finishing X, I went and bought Final Fantasy XII, but before I could install it they went and released Final Fantasy …

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The Forgotten Starship’s 1st Anniversary! Knock-off/Bootleg Street Fighter II ‘SNES’ Controller Guile and Chun-Li Micro Playset!

Today marks The Forgotten Starship's first anniversary. It's hard to believe that it has already been a year since my first post, which was a look at the Mighty Max Kronosaur playset. Seeing as that first ever post was looking at a micro playset, it's probably appropriate to look at another micro playset, in honor …

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Retro Gaming! Road Rash (Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Electronic Arts, 1991)

Many years ago it was my cousins birthday. I remember him telling me in school some of the things he'd received as birthday presents, a Lego Pirate/Islanders set, a skateboard and a few other things. One of those other things was Road Rash for the Sega Mega Drive, which was as he put it "a …

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G.I Joe Street Fighter II Dragon Fortress Action Figure Playset Review!

Well that title was a mouthful, but then again I think most of my titles are. You can buy video game licensed toys and collectibles pretty easily today but once upon a time they didn't really exist, and if they did they were very hard to find. Back in the mid '90s I discovered and …

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Retrocomputing: 10 Memorable Amstrad CPC games and a Q&A with Andrew Oliver of the Oliver Twins!

Last week I talked about some of my memories of the Amstrad CPC and I briefly touched upon games. Like any gaming system there were both fantastic games and awful ones available, and I thought that for this post I would look at ten of the most memorable games I played as a kid, whether …

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