Category Archive: For Love of the Game

Stubby's regular gaming column.

May 02

For the Love of the Game Episode 6 – Resident Evil-ity and the Survival Horrors That Come With It

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The survival horror genre has been thrown around a fair bit over this last generation of video gaming and it’s interesting to see how far it has moved from the initial concept but one name will always arise when breaching the subject with the fans: Resident Evil. Known as Bio Hazard in Japan, Resident Evil …

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Jan 04

For Love of the Game Episode 5 – The Castlevania Chronicles

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It seems everyone is doing a Castlevania bit at the moment. Angry Video Game Nerd did his excellent marathon spanning the first 7 odd games and Egoraptor did his amazing Sequelitis episode on the differences between Castlevania 1 and 2. Irate gamer has done one or two, RPG fanatic did his, basically Youtube is full …

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Jan 06

For Love Of The Game Episode 4 – Games of the Decade (The Greats)

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So we say goodbye to the year 2010 and in the last ten years we’ve had Xbox and PS2 fight it out over supremacy, Sega ducking out of the race with Dreamcast, Nintendo being flat last to rising to the top with Wii, PSP coming and basically going, the eminent rise of emulation, the next …

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Oct 13

For Love Of The Game Episode 3 – The Collector’s Edition

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Littered around my room, I have dozens, literally dozens, of collector’s and limited editions of games. Some that even the hardcore crowd are probably unaware of. I’m not the kind of guy who buys a collector’s edition just to have it sit on a mantle and never get touched, oh no. I buy something to …

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Aug 27

For Love Of The Game Episode 2 – Making Enemies Out Of Friends

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My all time favourite video game industry story starts with the 2 major video game heavyweights of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Sega and Nintendo. Sega, back in the day when they actually made consoles, were quite a gutsy and ambitious bunch. They were the first to bring an 8-bit console to the home …

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Aug 19

For Love of the Game Episode 1 – Press Start

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Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing the whole “gamer” thing has gone from being shunned 10 years ago to being such an everyday hobby? I remember being called a nerd, dork, or a freak just because I enjoy playing video games when I was in high school. Now, if you bring up …

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