Around the Network

Hello! It’s nearly the end of a decade! How exciting! How absolutely meaningless in the grand scheme of things, but it feels important, anyway.

We’ve got a year-end podcast coming up tomorrow (assuming everything renders correctly) so please look forward to that, plus the last trickles of this years MoeGamer Awards before we start a whole new year of exciting happy funtimes!

In the meantime, let’s see what you might have missed this week…


The MoeGamer 2019 Awards: Ten Years, Ten Games – As previously noted, it is the End of a Decade, and thus it is obligatory to make lists of The Best Things From That Decade. Much like last week’s visual novel list, here are ten of my favourite games from the decade just gone.

The MoeGamer 2019 Awards: Best Girl 2019 – It’s the obligatory Best Girl award, what with the vast majority of the games I play and cover featuring predominantly female casts. Who was my favourite lady from the year gone by?

A Very Merry Christmas (2019 Edition) – It was Christmas! Here is a Christmas message from me to you.

Warriors Wednesday: Hungry Hungry Horo – Our adventures in the strange world of Warriors All-Stars continue as we come into contact with a very hungry young lady…

The MoeGamer 2019 Awards: The “I’m Definitely Going to Get Around to This in 2020” Award – You can hold me to this one. I’ve made a commitment!

The MoeGamer 2019 Awards: The Unexpectedly Meaningful Award – Ever play something that you think is going to be silly fluff, then it ends up being all meaningful and emotional and stuff? That.

Final Fantasy Marathon: Finale – Final Fantasy is over! Well, no; we’ve just finished the first one. But just in time for the new year! How about that for timing, eh? Genuinely not deliberate.

Atari A to Z

Atari A to Z

This week we’ve got a dot-gobbling game from Frank Cohen, a game that is more than it was initially assumed to be on Atari ST, and a classic 2600 port from a legendary developer.


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Cool Stuff By People Who Aren’t Me

First up, Patreon goodness! Right now, I’m supporting chaotic “old men attempt to talk about games, usually fail” collective Digitiser 2000, the ever-grumpy (and always hilarious) Cheap Show Podcast, gaming and gaming culture commentator Liana Kerzner, independent games writing collective The Well-Red Mage and fountain of retro computer gaming knowledge Rob “Hellfire64” Caporetto, all of whom you can find out a bit more about by clicking through to their profiles.

Here’s a selection of YouTube and podcast goodness from several of this lot:

And as usual, here are some shenanigans from around the WordPress Reader… what with it being Christmas I haven’t been keeping super up-to-date on everyone’s blogs, I’m afraid, but I made sure to make some time to have a quick trawl earlier!

Kantoku 2020 Calendar (The Mundane Life of Nick) – Do you like beautiful artwork of beautiful girls? Then check out Nick’s annual look at the official calendar showcasing the art of Kantoku.

If WordPress was YouTube (#MILLENNIALLIFECRISIS) – V provides us with a much-needed (but firmly tongue-in-cheek) warning, lest we become that which we strive to avoid!

Happy New Year 2020 – Let’s Celebrate With the 20 Best Girls Games of the Past 20 Years (kawaiifluff) – Geeky Sweetie has a fine list of games from the last 20 years that everyone reading this will probably get a kick out of, whether or not you’re a girl!

Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Humanity Has Declined) (This is my place.) – Fred takes us on a tour of a thoroughly unusual-sounding anime, which takes a rather different look at the decline of human civilisation from what we usually see.

The Retro Arcadia Top Ten Games of 2019 (Retro Arcadia) – Obviously stvnorman’s top games of the year are the many and varied excellent Switch ports of classic retro titles we’ve had this year… but outside of that, what caught his eye?

That’s yer lot. Look out for the MoeGamer Podcast tomorrow, and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

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Thanks for reading; I hope you enjoyed this article. I’ve been writing about games in one form or another since the days of the old Atari computers, with work published in Page 6/New Atari User, PC Zone, the UK Official Nintendo Magazine, GamePro, IGN, USgamer, Glixel and more over the years, and I love what I do.

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2 thoughts on “Around the Network”

  1. Been ages since someone last link anything back to my personal blog. Honestly didn’t think anyone read it still, not that I mind really I barely post there anyways.

    Thanks for the mention though! Much appreciated man!

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