Around the Network

Happy weekend everyone! I’ve just finished recording a bunch of videos that were really fun to put together, so please enjoy them when they release over the course of the next couple of weeks.

I’ve also got some great stuff coming up on MoeGamer in the next few weeks too, so I’m really looking forward to getting started on covering those things — more on those when I get to them, though, so consider this a bit of a tease!

For now, though, it’s time for our weekly roundup of what you might have missed here on MoeGamer, on the Atari A to Z series, and around the network of other awesome writers, video makers and other creators of cool things!


Helltaker: Hell is Sliding Block Puzzles – Everyone and their three-headed dog seemed to be all over this on social media, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about.

TubeLive: Living the Streamer Dream – When the Deep Space Waifu guys put together a new game, I pay attention! This time around it’s an enjoyably grungy “tycoon” game with some biting wit about today’s “influencer” culture.

short;Play: Blake Stone – Aliens of Gold – Back to the MS-DOS era with this week’s short;Play video, and Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, a game that would have been much more fondly remembered (or indeed remembered at all) had it not released the week before Doom!

Waifu Wednesday: Jessica Philomele – We take a look at Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis’ leading lady.

Should You Play Phantasy Star Online 2 When Final Fantasy XIV Exists?Well, should you? Read on!

Final Fantasy Marathon: True End (Final Fantasy II #23) – We finally beat Final Fantasy II’s postgame story Soul of Rebirth after much blood, sweat, tears and foul language. It’s over at last!

Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis – School of Hard Knocks – We delve further into the ninth Atelier game with an in-depth look at the game’s combat system, and how it diverges quite wildly from its immediate predecessor after initially appearing rather similar!

Atari A to Z

Atari A to Z

This week we have classic racing action for the Atari 8-bit, a rather late port of a beloved arcade title for Atari ST, and another amphibious competitive title for Atari 2600.

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, alternative fountain of retro computer gaming knowledge Kim Justice, 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 as always, we conclude with a look around the WordPress Reader for another week. As always, feel free to reach out and let me know if you have a blog you want to share, or if you spotted something else from around the community you think I might find interesting!

Why (and how) I Post Every Day (I drink and watch anime) – Irina reflects on what keeps her writing, and where her inspiration comes from.

Events That Defined My Experience with the 8th Generation of Consoles (In Third Person) – Jett looks back on the seemingly outgoing console generation and ponders the things that have stuck with him over the course of the last few years.

The Time for Smaller Maps is Nigh (DJMMT’s Gaming & More Blog) – djmmtgamechangerdoc believes it’s time we faced up to the fact that bigger isn’t always better.

Girls Last Tour x Hatsune Miku: The Unexpectedly Depressing Crossover You Never Knew Existed (Lumi Reviews Things) – With the world an absolute state right now, what better time than to read post-apocalyptic manga? And what better post-apocalyptic manga to read than one that features a surprise appearance from Hatsune Miku? Lumi explains.

Retro Arcadia Favourite Games for Favourite Systems (Retro Arcadia) – stvnorman likes lists, and this one’s a doozy — favourite games for each system, going right the way back to the Interstate 1160! Why not hop in the comments and share your favourites?

And that’s that for another week. I’ve got videos to edit and games to play now, so it’s time to sign off. With everything as it is out in the world right now, be sure to stay safe — and if you want a little haven of calm away from all the chaos, you can be sure to find one here, so stop by any time you fancy a break from it all!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support, and I hope you enjoy what’s coming up soon!

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