JoeTheDestroyer

About Me:

I write about video games and horror-related items. Also, I wear a hat.


Gaming Progress
January 17, 2015

I wish I had more to report, but I spent most of the week writing upcoming reviews or wanting to punch myself repeatedly in the head for agreeing to play Natural Doctrine.

Speaking of which...

Natural Doctrine- I got far enough into the game to know what I want to say. The review is live now at Realm of Gaming. Now, let's put this crap title behind us...

Bermuda Triangle- Not that you can make much "progress" on an Atari 2600 game, but I figured I'd muse about it. I've played it fairly extensively over the last week and have written a rough draft for it. Despite being a shmup on a way old system, it's actually a lot of fun. The game borrows a bit from Defender, in that you have to recover objects and deliver them to a safe area.

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Six Hilariously Bad Practical Effects Monster Movies
January 14, 2015

There are few things that warm my heart as much as an old school, practical effects monster movie. Sure, the suits look silly, but my goodness are they adorable! If at any point you need an accidental comedy to brighten your evening, look no further than these:

[NOTE: I realize the images are not equally sized. It's not easy finding good images for obscure movies.]

1. Gamera vs. Guiron (1969; aka Attack of the Monsters)

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Natural Doctrine sucks
January 10, 2015

I'm beginning to dislike NIS.

No, I don't harbor the "I'm swearing off future Disgaea games" kind of contempt for them. It's more like, "I'm done expecting greatness from you anymore." Natural Doctrine is yet another nail in their coffin for me.

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October Reviews: The Proposed List
October 01, 2012

HG:m/reviews/11197.html">BloodRayne (GCN)m/reviews/11092.html">Clock Tower (PSX)m/reviews/11406.html">Dr. Chaos (NES)m/reviews/11514.html">Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (NES)m/reviews/11503.html">Frankenstein's Monster (Atari 2600)m/reviews/11404.html">Ghost Manor (Atari 2600)m/reviews/11551.html">Haunted House (Atari 2600)m/reviews/11080.html">Soul (Xbox 360)m/reviews/11571.html">Sweet Home (NES)

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Tentative Halloween review schedule
September 11, 2012

Once again, I'm planning on hitting up some horror games this Halloween. I've rounded up some titles that I -might- cover both here and at Realm of Gaming this year. I hope this year will not turn out like the last one where I was ill for most of October and unable to do many reviews, except a whole crap ton in the last week.

For HG, I'm mostly doing retro reviews. For RoG, I'll be doing a mix of retro and anything semi-curren the side could use. Anyway, I hope to hit:

HG:
BloodRayne (GCN)
Clock Tower (PSX)
Dr. Chaos (NES)
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns (NES)
Frankenstein's Monster (Atari 2600)
Ghost Manor (Atari 2600)
Haunted House (Atari 2600)
Soul (Xbox 360)
Sweet Home (NES)
Zombie Nation (NES)
Zombie Shooter 2 (PC)
Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)

RoG:
Alan Wake (PC)

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Baby born!
April 29, 2012

My son, Grayson, was born today about quarter to 2 PM. 8lbs, 10 oz, healthy, and a very irritable sleeper like his dad [seriously, you lightly nudge this kid and he's like, "I'm trying to SLEEEEEEP WAAAAAAAAAH!"]. As such, you probably won't see much of me over the next few weeks. I hope to continue retro reviews, writing them if I get any downtime. I hope to complete some more Atari 2600 reviews (rewriting my reviews for Shark Attack and Tax Avoiders, and covering some games I haven't reviewed yet) before moving on to something like NES, arcade or Game Boy rewrites.

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Converting the rest of my Atari 2600 reviews
April 07, 2012

With the exception of my system review (which I don't feel like rewriting, and may even have removed from GF in the future), I'm rewriting the rest of my Atari 2600 reviews and posting them here. I know, it's probably more 2600 than one person should cover, but that was part of my original plan in coming here to HG--converting most of my old GameFAQs work to new reviews. So, in the future, expect:

King Kong
Missile Command
Moonsweeper
Ms. Pac-Man
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
Shark Attack
Tax Avoiders

I'm also planning on hitting three or more 2600 games that don't currently have reviews here: Atlantis, Forest, Dragonfire, No Escape!, and Tutankham.


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