Around the Network

Good evening! It’s nearly the end of the weekend, and I feel like I’ve spent a significant proportion of it asleep. Evidently I needed it.

Anyway, that hasn’t stopped me from making a few videos and playing some more Atelier Iris: Eternal Manaso it all worked out fine in the end.

But enough about me; you’re here to find out what you might have missed this week. So let’s look at just that! Join me after the jump.


The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 34 – Acid Bass, Smack Around the Face – We get together and talk beat ’em ups — specifically those from the “golden age”. This is a discussion that needs to continue!

#LoveYourBacklog Week, 2020 – Kim from Later Levels has been inspiring us all to think positively about our backlogs… so here’s my effort in this collaboration!

Waifu Wednesday: Kurokishi – After chatting about Denjin Makai on the podcast this week, I became aware of Kurokishi. And I’m in… well, lust, if I’m perfectly honest.

Warriors Wednesday: A Light Worth Protecting – We’re getting close to one of the various conclusions to Warriors All-Stars. But first, there’s work to be done!

Hilzartov Fairy: Size Doesn’t Matter – Been looking for a nukige with a bit of a size difference thing going on? Ever wondered how a human-fairy relationship might go? I got you covered, thanks to Nutaku. (Very NSFW!)

Final Fantasy Marathon: The Search for the Black Mask (Final Fantasy II #7) – Firion and company set off in pursuit of Minwu, who had, in turn, gone in search of the Ultima Tome. But before they track him down, they need an important item…

Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana – It’s An Alchemy Thing – We get the Atelier MegaFeature well and truly underway with a look at how Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana implements the series’ core concept of alchemy.

Atari A to Z

No Atari A to Z Flashback this week as I wasn’t able to get footage recorded in time — the next couple of games are two-player only. We should be back on track next weekend though! In the meantime, we’ve got classic blasting and… not-so-classic adventuring.

Patreon and SubscribeStar

Don’t forget that over on Patreon I post a daily behind-the scenes personal blog that is, effectively, a resurrection of my old #oneaday blog I used to host over at At the present time, this also includes exclusive patrons-only weekly vlogs and Let’s Plays at the weekends! If you’d like to get to know me a bit better, be sure to sign up; just $1 a month (about 80p) can get you in the club, and it also provides you with access to the MoeGamer Discord as well as helping to fund and support the things I do here on the site.

Find out more and sign up to Patreon here!

I’m also in the process of getting SubscribeStar rolling for those who don’t wish to or aren’t able to use Patreon for whatever reason — I’ve had a few requests for this, so I thought I’d actually get it done. Once that’s up and running and some people have signed up, I’ll offer all the same benefits there for the same price as Patreon.

Find out more and sign up to SubscribeStar here!

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, fountain of retro computer gaming knowledge Rob “Hellfire64” Caporetto and blogger/YouTuber Megan Marie, 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 to wrap up today, let’s check out the WordPress community and see what’s been going on. As always, if you run a blog (or know of a blog) you think I should be following, please let me know!

Remembering Zankyou no Terror (Wretched and Divine) – Rose ponders how certain forms of media can leave you feeling heartbroken long after they finish.

Dungeon Master (not that sort of dungeon master, the other one) (Kimimi the Game-Eating She-Monster) – Kimimi’s been delving into deep, dank, dirty dungeons this week, and invites you along for the ride!

CocoPPa Dolls New Anime Mobile Dressup Game From The Creators of CocoPPa Play That’s A Lot Like Love Nikki Dressup Queen (kawaiifluff) – Geeky Sweetie’s been playing CocoPPa Dolls too, and having as good a time as I have, it seems!

#LoveYourBacklog Week, 2020 (Lethargic Ramblings) – Leth decided to jump on board with Kim’s challenge, too; his piece is a great read. Be sure to poke him until he plays Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

#LoveYourBacklog Week 2020 (Later Levels) – And with me having mentioned it so many times, it would be remiss of me not to link to Kim’s own post on #LoveYourBacklog Week! So here it is.

I need to sleep now. Thank you, as always, for all your support. Have a lovely weekend — what’s left of it, anyway — and I’ll see you in the week.

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