Around the Network

Good afternoon everyone! Hope you’re having a pleasant Sunday. I stayed up much later than I should have done last night watching the debut streams for Hololive English, but I’m glad I did; the whole day was just utterly joyful.

I am suffering a little bit for it today, but at least it’s not a working day, so I can take the time to recover a bit before returning to the day job duties tomorrow. It was definitely worth it; I hope those girls have a great future ahead of them, as they were all a delight to spend time with yesterday.

Anyway, enough talk about virtual people who straddle the line between “existing” and “not really existing”, let’s take a look at what you might have missed in the last week!

MoeGamer

Magicami DX: Candy-Coloured Darkness – Another look at the impressive new free-to-play game Magicami DX, focusing particularly on how it blends a modern, colourful moe aesthetic with the sort of dark, explicit, sexual violence you might expect from a ’90s anime.

Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition: Froggy Moves One Step At a Time – Checking out Konami’s attempt to bring Frogger into the HD generation with this digital-only affair.

short;Play: Magicami DX – Want to see Magicami in action? I got you covered.

Waifu Wednesday: Yasuko Yamanouchi – Showing some love for the character who is, at the time of writing anyway, my favourite cast member from Nurse Love Syndrome.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Game of the Games That Never Were – Remember the Tokyo Olympics? Of course you don’t, because they never happened. But there’s an official video game of them, regardless — and hey, it’s pretty fun, too!

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland – Tradition, Modernity and Belief in Oneself – Continuing the Atelier MegaFeature with a look at Atelier Rorona’s narrative, themes and characterisation.

Atari A to Z

Atari A to Z

This week we have a rather late attempt to recreate the experience of Sega’s Turbo on the Atari 8-bit, plus an equally late port of Xevious to Atari ST, and an unreleased Atari 5200 game that provides us with a high-resolution miniature golf experience. Quite the selection!

Patreon

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 angryjedi.wordpress.com. 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!

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 and blogger/YouTuber meggsngrits, 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, it’s time to check out the WordPress community for a few other bits and bobs before we wrap up for today. Let’s see what everyone’s been up to!

Why Do Cher, Tina Turner, and Meat Loaf Make Me Think of Sonic? (Matt Doyle Media) – Only one way to find out!

Board Games for Sports Fans (A Geek Girl’s Guide) – Michelle shows us some top-notch sports games for your tabletop — many of which are worth checking out even if you’re not into the real thing!

Are Pink-Haired Anime Girls Either Airheads or Evil? (I drink and watch anime) – Irina ponders a question that is just as valid for gaming as it is for anime.

Nvidia Graphics Cards and the Expensive Solution to My Relatively Small Streaming Problem (In Third Person) – Jett explores some possible upgrade paths that anyone interested in streaming might want to take a look at… cashflow permitting!

Homebound: A couple of Retro Gaming Books (The Late Night Session) – Remember books? They were all right. Did you know there are books about games and computers? Now that got your attention, didn’t it? The Night Owl investigates.

And that’ll do for now. I hope those of you watching the HoloMyth crew managed to get at least a bit of sleep (and I hope the HoloMyth girls themselves have had some sleep by now too — last night at least two of them had been up for more than 24 hours by the end of the day!) and that the rest of you more normal people have had a pleasant weekend.

Hang in there! The real world sucks, but there are lots of ways to escape that suckage, and I’ll do my best to provide you with at least some of them to explore.


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