Around the Network

Good evening everyone, and I hope you’ve had a pleasant weekend. I upgraded my computer today, making me part of the $2.6 billion that will be spent worldwide to play the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Anyway, aside from that, I’ve been getting up to my usual tricks — writing stuff, making videos and recording a podcast, which will be in your eyeholes and lugholes to enjoy tomorrow at some point. Watch out for it — it’s a cracker.

In the meantime, though, let’s take a look at what you might have missed in the last week!


Nurse Love Addiction: The Power of Love – An in-depth deep read of Sakuya’s route in the fascinating yuri visual novel, Nurse Love Addiction.

Nutaku: Destigmatising and Democratising Adult Video Games – I take some time to chat with representatives from the world’s leading adult gaming platform about how they got where they are today, and what’s next.

short;Play: Carrier Command – Gaea Mission – In the longest episode of short;Play to date, we look at Bohemia Interactive’s ambitious reboot of an Atari ST classic.

Waifu Wednesday: Rorolina Frixell – With Atelier Rorona next up in the Atelier MegaFeature, what better time to celebrate its leading lady?

Nurse Love Addiction: Learning to Love is Learning to Trust – We wrap up our exploration of Kogado Studios’ yuri visual novel with a lesson we could all learn something from.

Final Fantasy Marathon: He Loves Only Gold (Final Fantasy III #11) – The Warriors of the Light assault Goldor’s mansion in an attempt to track down the next crystal, and bemoan the lack of Phoenix Downs in the world.

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland – A Matter of Time – We kick off our second visit to the lands of Arland as we return to Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland and ponder how it brings the traditiona Atelier formula into the next generation.

Atari A to Z

Atari A to Z

This week we’ve got ghostly adventuring, a dodgy movie license — a staple of the Atari ST library — and an excellent version of an all-time classic.


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Find out more and sign up to Patreon here!

Cool Stuff By People Who Aren’t Me

First up, Patreon goodness! Right now, I’m supporting Paul “Mr Biffo” Rose’s creative endeavours on the Digitiser YouTube channel, 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:

Spotify embeds are broken right now, so check out the grand return of the Mage Cast at this link!

And as always, let’s have a quick tour around the WordPress Reader to see what other members of the community have been up to of late.

Do your protagonist or leads have to be relatable? (Everything is bad for you) – AK ponders an important question. Do you need to be able to latch on to a protagonist in order to enjoy a work?

Collar x Malice x Double x Fun ( – Krystallina dives head-first into the latest big name in the otome game sphere. I’m going to try and pick this one up in the near future, too.

High Score (Impressions) (The Late Night Session) – The Night Owl takes a look at Netflix’s new series on the history of gaming.

Fairy tale floppies (Kimimi the Game-Eating She-Monster) – Kimimi plays Rod-LandOn the Amiga. Urrrgh. I’ll let her off this time, though, because Rod-Land is great wherever you play it.

A Rant About Fall Guys’ Technical Shortcomings (Frostilyte Writes) – Found yourself frustrated with the new indie darling’s various issues that prevent you from enjoying it to the fullest? Frostilyte knows how you feel.

Adventure Map (Normal Happenings) – Matt from Normal Happenings is winding down active posting in favour of other creative pursuits, but this post provides a convenient and sprawling guide to all the wonderful “The Characters That Define Us” posts that the community contributed to. Check out my post on Nepgear, and be sure to give the other posts a look too!

And that’s your lot for this week. Have a great week, and I hope Microsoft Flight Simulator hasn’t cost you too much money. Yet. I’m off for a quick flight before bed. Thank you, as always, for all your kind support!

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