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The voice of Cyclops passed away
September 03, 2020

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.
August 23, 2020

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
August 21, 2020

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.

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StarFox characters from the Cutting Room gameleak
August 10, 2020

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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H.E.R.O
August 01, 2020

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Art of Fighting
July 25, 2020

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
July 21, 2020

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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