All About widdowson91
I have been a gamer for pretty much my entire life. My Dad had me playing Amiga games with him when I was as young as 2 years old, so you can blame my obsession on him. The first video game I ever played was Body Blows, a fighting game developed by Team 17 (who also made the Worms games). I hold a strong passion for video games, and my tastes encompass any genre you can think of. I would love to one day run my own video game website, a site made my gamers for gamers, without any of the rubbish we have come to expect from major gaming publications.
Formats I own: Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL and NTSC), Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Game Boy Micro, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo 3DS, Master System, Mega Drive (Genesis), Saturn, Dreamcast, Game Gear, PlayStation, PlatStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, Atari 2600, Atari Lynx, Atari ST520, 3DO, Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Nintendo 3DS Friend Code: 3652-0514-0533
Nintendo Network: Retro-Boy
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For a few years now I've felt it would be beneficial for Nintendo to buy Sega. In recent times Sega haven't been the force they once was, but I feel this comes from the fact that the company are trying to release games on too many platforms. Back when they still made hardware their games were fabulous. Even Sega's best games for the Saturn were just as good as anything for the PlayStation or Nintendo 64. If Nintendo bought Sega I feel they would benefit because they would only have one, or two consoles including the 3DS, to develop games for. It'll be just like it was back when the still made hardware.
But the chances of Nintendo buying Sega are slim, and I accept that. Still, it seems Nintendo may be getting the next big thing. During the most recent Nintendo Direct it was announced that a new Sonic game, Sonic: Lost World, will be coming exclusively to Nintendo hardware. What was most significant about the announcement though was that Satoru Iwata announced that Nintendo and Sega have enterend a partnership to make Sonic a Nintendo exlcusive for the forseeable future. Also Lost World is a collaboration between both Sega and Nintendo, meaning that Nintendo's mastery of the platform genre will come in to the fray.
I feel this news bodes well not only for Sonic: Lost World, but also for the prospect of seeing a Mario and Sonic cross-over platform game - which wuld be awesome.
I've recently heard that the world of Grand Theft Auto V, including all the underwater levels, will be bigger then Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas combined. Now, that is one HUGE game. Grand Theft Auto V is my most anticipated game of 2013 that is still to hit store shelves, and after hearing this news I can't wait to get my hands stuck in to all that lovely exploration.
I have been reading a lot about the Star Control series recently, and the one that sticks out the most is Star Control II. Just from reading about it, it sounds like it is the ULTIMATE sci-fi video game experience. And that's something I can climb on board with. I've seen a few snippets of game play and several screen shots so far, and on the surface it seems that BioWare copied a hell of a lot of Star Control II's ideas when creating Mass Effect. You can travel to 500 unique star systems, as long as your ship has enough fuel, and scan planets for research and search thousands of planets for minerals. The game is completely open-ended, but has a strong narrative to back it up (with branching discussion options ala Mass Effect), and all this is mixed together with elements of role-playing.
I've known about the Star Control games for a few years now, but I had never read extensively on them until recently. All three of the games are available on GOG, with Star Control 3 as a stand alone title and I and II as a double-pack. I seriously need to get these once I get paid this week from my job. As a huge fan of both science-fiction and video games I feel I will be doing myself an injustice if I don't.
My Recent Reviews
May 19, 2013 9:35 am GMTwiddowson91 gave Animal Crossing: Wild World a score of 9.0
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May 18, 2013 5:48 pm GMTwiddowson91 posted a new blog entry entitled So, Sonic is Now a Nintendo Exclusive.
May 18, 2013 5:39 pm GMTwiddowson91 began Following Sonic: Lost World
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May 18, 2013 2:06 pm GMTwiddowson91 added Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars to their now playing list
May 15, 2013 2:28 pm GMTwiddowson91 added The Dig to their owned game list
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May 14, 2013 6:23 pm GMTwiddowson91 added Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to their now playing list
May 14, 2013 6:22 pm GMTwiddowson91 gave LEGO City Undercover a score of 8.0