Around the Network

Happy Sunday everyone, and I hope you’re all doing well today. It’s been a relatively uneventful week here at MoeGamer Towers, though I am very pleased to welcome two new Patrons to the fold. If you want to join them and be super-awesome, check out my Patreon page.

Some of you may have noticed a few ads appearing here and there on MoeGamer. This is something I’ve wanted to avoid doing for as long as possible, but I’m at a point where certain things on the site do such good daily traffic it seems silly not to be able to get a bit of income from it. With that in mind, I’m running a short experiment to see exactly how much I could stand to earn from a bit of advertising on the site. Said ad income will, of course, be invested directly back into the site — and if the ads prove to be obtrusive or annoying, I’ll switch them off. Please also let me know if you see anything inappropriate!

Thank you for your understanding on that — though I must say when I raised this on Twitter the other day, everyone was surprisingly positive about it anyway, so perhaps I was overthinking things! Anyway, suffice to say nothing will change about what I do here; this will remain a strictly clickbait- and hatebait-free zone — it’s just now I might be able to cover a few expenses a little easier! We’ll see. Anyway, enough of that, let’s get on with looking at what you might have missed in the last week!


The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 44 – Happy Birthday PlayStation 2 – The PlayStation 2 is 20 years old! Yes, really. Chris and I take the time to celebrate one of our favourite consoles of all time, and some of the games that made it truly special.

Mad Rat Dead: Prepare to Die – Rhythm action, platforming fun and a thought-provoking narrative that makes you contemplate your own mortality from Nippon Ichi Software? Sign me up.

short;Play: TimeSplitters – One of my favourite games on the PlayStation 2, TimeSplitters is even better today than it was back in the day.

Waifu Wednesday: Mitsuru Kirijo – A classic PS2-era waifu who has proven to have enduring appeal over the years for a variety of reasons.

Are You Subscribed to TangoPunk Yet? – Well are you? If not, check out this quick look at Issue 2 to find out why you should be.

Boogerman: It’s Easy Being Green – It’s easy to write off ’90s Interplay platformers, particularly when they’re as deliberately gross as Boogerman is. But I was very pleasantly surprised by this game when I played it on the Evercade recently.

Evercade A to Z: Multidude – One of several “microgames” from RetroSouls on the Mega Cat Studios Collection 1 cartridge for Evercade, Multidude challenges you to cooperate with yourself to solve a series of puzzles.

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland – Meruru, Warrior Princess – The Atelier MegaFeature continues with a look at the exploration and combat mechanics in Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland — and how those things fit into the tomboy princess’ quest to develop her kingdom.

Atari A to Z

Atari A to Z

This week we’ve got a type-in racer from Atari User, a Japanese-style German puzzler for Atari ST, and a super-super-super-old school racer for Atari 2600. Don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube to stay up to date with all the video happenings!


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!

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, blogger/YouTuber meggsngrits and TangoPunk, the newest zine on the block, 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, we’ll take a quick trip around the WordPress Reader to see what the community has been up to this week!

On Green Bars (Baud Attitude) – Baud Attitude extolls the virtues of healing in World of Warcraft when compared to the relatively predictable experience it is in Final Fantasy XIV.

Deep reads #5.2: That was cheap (Everything is bad for you) – AK explores some of the more frustrating situations you might encounter in the Shin Megami Tensei series.

NekoJonez’s Favourite Gaming Music -SPECIAL- ~ It’s Podcast Time (NekoJonez’s Gaming Blog) – NekoJonez puts in an appearance on the Untitled Game Music Podcast by Alexander Sigsworth to chat about — what else? — game music.

Flowers -Le volume sur automne- Review (The Lily Garden) – Remy Fool is back with a review of the latest installment in the well-regarded Flowers series of yuri visual novels.

Sagrada on Nintendo Switch review (In Third Person) – Jett checks out the digital adaptation of the dice-based stained glass window game Sagrada.

And that’s your lot for now. Have a pleasant rest-of-weekend and thank you for all your support!

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