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Darkstalkers the Animated Series
Posted September 21, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

It was quite a curiosity as to HOW Darkstalkers had the attention of TV producers in western countries and went on making an American cartoon adaptation of the monster-filled capcom fighting game. There was already a Street Fighter American cartoon showing up in the USA channel, but given that was a far more famous gaming franchise, Darkstalkers just came out of the blue and was slapped into normal TV show spots in the 90s.

And that is pretty much how one would see it. If you could acquire the rights of a videogame to create a TV series why not two? Sure, Darkstalkers was not that known to the masses but maybe this could be the time that kids could find out about it right? Yeah well...

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Beware servers like WHANGOUT (edited repost)
Posted September 10, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

The original post refused to be updated for one reason or another, therefore this is an edited repost with everything I meant to include as intended. Previous post was deleted therein.

Not long ago I deleted a post mentioning a Discord server called "whangout," which was created by justin whang for his fans and whatnot based on his youtube channel. I did so because after exchanging words with the owner on this site went nowhere , it seemed like it would be a lost cause if said post was left up, along with said bullies who attacked me here denouncing me in the most crude of ways with their fake, spam accounts solely created for that purpose on this website.

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Philips Announces the CD-i Classic Mini Game Console
Posted September 07, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

I will admit, when I found this "article" online it had me really going. Would Phillips make the mistake on making such a thing after how infamous it became back then? Would history repeat itself just to watch a new generation of gamers lament the same experiences as anyone who went through the pain and suffering with

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The SEGA 32X
Posted September 07, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

Yes I know. The 32X was the most panned console add-on SEGA had ever created and one that came out in the wrong time when The Saturn was around the corner. The system had a tiny library as well, and not many games that were out on it were that memorable or even worth playing to be truthful. Also, why would you want to spend money on such a thing when another stand alone system was on its way anyway?

And it’s not like the 32X would exactly live to its promise either. The sound and graphic qualities were a bit above the Genesis but not by much and overall it just felt like SEGA was trying to sucker anyone into spending more money than you could ever bother to do at that time.

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Sonic Stadium unveils unseen Sonic 2 official artwork
Posted September 05, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

"Some more archive SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis era material has come to light today, courtesy of former SEGA Technical Institute artist Craig Stitt. The latest drop comes in the form of some awesome original Sonic the Hedgehog 2 artwork, drawn by the creator of Miles ‘Tails’ Prower, Yasushi Yamaguchi."
-Sonic Stadium

Sonic 2 art article

The voice of Cyclops passed away
Posted September 03, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

Norm Spencer, the voice of Cyclops on both the X-Men animated series and Capcom fighting games passed away this month. He also provided voices for other Marvel animated shows like Silver Surfer. His voice samples in gaming included X-Men: Children of the Atom, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

Cyclops is one of my very favorite X-Men characters if not the top favorite surpassung the likes of Wolverine who is ultra popular in pop culture, and who I always recognized as the face of said Marvel comics superhero property. Watched the FOX animated series as a kid all the way till it was over, and will always remember him by his voice samples shouting "Optic Blast!" as he balsted away at opponents. May he rest in peace.

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That Phantasy Star game no one ever seems to talk about.
Posted August 23, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

Phantasy Star Adventure was released for the GameGear in Japan in 1992 and never was brought to the US, probably for the same reason as those telenet games were never available for US gamers just as well.

The game is a complete side story from the main ones found on the Master System and Genesis, featuring characters that are also not related to any within those games as well. Instead of shooting lasers and slicing monsters to grind and get exp., the game focus more on lots of talking and puzzle solving as you investigate what the ruckus is all about. Some of said interactions are totally bland as well.

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Trials of Mana seems to surpass expectations
Posted August 21, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

If what this article rings true, then the only thing I can say is that I am very happy being that this game which was missing from our youth back then is one of the greatest among the Mana entries and was happily brought officially after all this time for generations old and new to experience. I will add that hopefully this will motivate Square-(Enix) to create a new game that could potentially introduce many other mythos within the series that had been never been present on any game that has been out so far. Or at least just one game where the same mechanics that made Secret and Trials such a joy to play, I could certainly live with that.

From the article itself:

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StarFox characters from the Cutting Room gameleak
Posted August 10, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

If you hadn'r heard it yet, some leaks were revealed not long ago based on various Nintendo games providing discarded concepts and characters therein. These include StarFox which seemingly was worked as a prototype to the sequel on the popular SNES shooter of the 90s, but never released until it was included in the SNES Mini recently.

Seemingly there were going to be a potential number of pilots you could choose from, or at least, just concepts before deciding who would make the cut in the end. Some are robots, others even human beings. Another interesting thing about these is that includes facial expressions on characters which would had broaden the experience while playing the game. At least that's how I would look at it.

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Posted August 01, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

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Art of Fighting
Posted July 25, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

I noticed Art of Fighting wedged among other Anime DVDs at some store I don't recall buying it from. It was also the cheapest one of them all, roughly 6 dollars if I recall. Now I've played all three games at that point, and while I was not that much of a big fan of THAT particular series, I was indeed a fan of some of its characters and small lore that shared with other games within the franchise such as Fatal Fury and King of Fighters. The fact that this DVD about the game's adaptation in animation was sorely cheap was a clear indication of what I was about to stumble into.

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Final Fantasy and Me
Posted July 21, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

It was 1990 and Father brought me to a house of his friend's to visit. Well, it was either a friend of his or a cousin, it doesn't matter. During that time I noticed they had an NES hooked up to their TV at their living room, which had that Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge inside so I ventured into it. It was my first time playing Super Mario in fact, being that I've never even heard of the titular game series beforehand even though I was aware of the NES and some games like Castlevania, of which would be set up in arcade cabinets back in Mexico. During such times their neighbor who was related to this house's inhabitant had a Mster System and the kids had a wrestling game along with Phantasy Star, the latter which intrigued me even though I had no clue of what I was doing back th

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The Secret/Legend of Mana connection
Posted July 19, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

As you may well know by now, the Mana series started as a spinoff Squaresoft's titular Final Fantasy series on the gameboy titled Final Fantasy Legend, at least outside Japan anyway being that it was originally called Seiken Densetsu, legend of the holy sword. Taking in perspective the American title, we can see that it shared some elements with the Final Fantasy series, including Chocobos, Moogles, and other things that would be shown in later installations of the series, such as Black Mages images shown in Legend of Mana, which was introduced years later on the PlayStation console. There was something else that Legend of Mana would be having in common with its own series however, that being that some save points in the game featured statues of the Sprite who was one of the playable cha

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Finished Legend of Mana
Posted July 18, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

It had taken me years to do so but finally finished another game which I started way back on my Blockbuster Video employee days. Legend of Mana is not perfect by any means but it has gorgeous visuals and enthralling soundtrack along with unique stories to play through.

Speaking of said stories I went on ahead and finished the game with some of them unfinished, being that when I tried to at least complete a couple more before ending the game the crappy emulator (with a crappier PC I own) would freeze the game and make it impossible for me to do anything further, so I went ahead and finished the game right there and then.

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Forget you Discord
Posted July 15, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

I have posted last blog about my disdain towards Discord and Reddit, being that they mostly are used for kids that love memes while at the same time causing harm and problems for anyone else who tries to use such things for legitimate reasons. Simply put, both are just glorified message boards and chatrooms, each which share the same level of negative, toxic instances and with such toxic individuals using it will never amount to anything else other than being a breeding ground for bullies to hurt others.

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Why I don't take Discord and Reddit seriously
Posted July 14, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

The reason why I don't bother with chatrooms and message boards. I hate both type of things and the current places like "discord and reddit" are a prime example of such things, being they both are similar platforms I am ranting about more than things like twitter and the like.

Simply put, there is a variety of reasons as to why I dont bother socializing in such places anymore.


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Diminished Impact and Changing Expectations
Posted July 07, 2020 by honestgamer

I'm sort of going somewhere with this, but before I get to that dubious destination, please humor me as I make one of the most obvious statements in the history of obvious statements: there are a lot more video games available in 2020 than there were in 1990.

Why make such an obvious statement? For starters, I made it because I think it's easy to forget. We look at all the great games coming out these days, and sometimes the temptation is to say something like "They sure don't make 'em like they used to," which is based on a few factors but largely--to my mind--is based on the difficulty developers now have making an impact. Not a lot of new games, even some very good new games, can keep us talking about them even as little as three months after their release.

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Vampire Savior
Posted July 04, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

While I've known AND played the original Dasrkstalkers back when Capcom released it in the Arcades in the 90s, Darkstalkers 3 was the game which I owned for PlayStation and one I got myself acquainted with the most. I would later learn that this game was a port of the series titled Vampire Savior: Lord of Vampire for Arcades and pretty much had more skills on playing it than past iterations of the monster-filled fighter series. Characters like Felicia had been the easiest for me to master here, as well as Jon Talbain and recently Bishamon.

Beat Lunar Legend
Posted June 30, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

In all due honesty it is ironic that I was able to finish this game before I ever bothered to complete the original on the SEGA CD. I started playing the GBA adaptation couple years back and completely forgot about it until recently, which am grateful the SAVE FILE was still intact so I could continue till I finished it not long ago this month. It is quite a nice little title, one that is based more off the PlayStation port without all the Anime cut scenes. There is also something about this title that gives out this serene, nostalgic feeling when you play it. Now that I managed to beat it, I will state that it was pretty short, or at least, it felt like it, but I enjoyed every single instance of it until I beat it.

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The PS5 reveal and game trailers
Posted June 12, 2020 by CptRetroBlue

The PS5 has finally been revealed and it looks quite futuristic in design, dropping the dark colors from the previous entries to a slick black on white version. This trailer shown on IGN's channel shows all that it comes with even when it doesn't exactly tell you more than that.

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