Around the Network

Good evening! I’ve spent most of the day editing a new episode of The MoeGamer Podcast, so you can expect that tomorrow.

I’m not doing a full series of The MoeGamer Awards for the whole month this year — I might do some “[x] of the year” towards the end of December though — so the upcoming episode is very much a “best of 2020” sort of deal. And in our usual manner, most of the stuff we’ve picked is stuff you won’t hear the mainstream talking a great deal about!

Please, as they say, look forward to it. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of what you might have missed in the last week.

MoeGamer

Q&A: November 2020 – In what will hopefully become a monthly feature, I present the first Q&A video, in which S-Rank Patrons can pose questions for me to answer for your entertainment. If you’d like to join them, sign up at my Patreon page.

Warriors Orochi 2: Building a Better Warrior – I continue my casual exploration of Warriors Orochi 2 with a look at how the game’s core progression mechanics work.

Mighty Switch Force: Perilous Policing – We love WayForward, and the Mighty Switch Force games are some of their finest work. Here’s a look at the first one.

short;Play: Quantum Theory – Critically panned third-person shooter from the makers of Project Zero, anyone? Step right up.

Waifu Wednesday: Elmerulia Frixell – As we bid farewell to Atelier Meruru in the Atelier MegaFeature, it’s time to give a warm welcome to Lulua, protagonist of the fourth game in the Arland trilogy!

Top Racer: Definitely-Not-Lotus Turbo Challenge – Continuing our run through the Evercade’s substantial lineup of games, this time it’s the turn of Kemco’s classic racer, beloved of all Brazilians.

Evercade A to Z: Tanglewood – The Evercade isn’t just about old games; it’s also about giving good homes to new games for old platforms. Here’s a look at the 2018 Mega Drive game Tanglewood.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland – A Trilogy of Four – The Atelier MegaFeature continues with our first look at Atelier Lulua. What difference does a space of eight years and six games make?

Atari A to Z

Atari A to Z

This week we’ve got one of the most popular games out there for the Atari 8-bit, a solid shmup for Atari ST, and the Atari 5200’s take on baseball, RealSports-style. With VOICE!

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. If you’d like to get to know me a bit better, be sure to sign up; just £1 a month (about $1.50) 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. S-Rank (£5+ a month) Patrons also get to play a part in the monthly Q&A video!

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 of course, we conclude with time for a freshly picked selection of goodness from the WordPress community.

I Love Meta-Gaming (in Hades) (Frostilyte Writes) – Frostilyte dives deep into indie darling Hades and comes back up with a solid understanding of the game’s fascinating, intertwining mechanics.

13 Sentinels – A Spiritual Successor to Steins;Gate? (I drink and watch anime) – Irina checks out Atlus’ latest and finds it to be a compelling blend of many different influences.

The Rookie Plays… Resident Evil Zero (on easy!) (Shoot the Rookie) – Pix1001 decides to jump head-first into Capcom’s classic survival horror series with Resident Evil Zero — a challenging and intriguing entry in the franchise that has had mixed responses over the years.

Blood on the Dance Floor Retrospective: Hollywood Death Star (Lethargic Ramblings) – Leth finally wraps up his in-depth look at Blood on the Dance Floor’s complete discography — but wait! There’s more!

Controversed Showcase: 2020 November (The Moyatorium) – Moyatori’s been running a workshop on critical thinking and writing for the past month, and there’s been some enthusiastic participation from a number of community members. In this post, there are links to all of the many and varied responses for you to enjoy!

And that’s your lot for this week. Watch out for the new MoeGamer Podcast tomorrow, and I hope you’ve had a pleasant weekend. Now I’m off to bed because I have a headache. Nantoka naru naru!


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3 thoughts on “Around the Network”

  1. Thank you for the shoutout!

    Slowly coming back into things now, and hoping to finally get over the fear of being lynched for my opinions online and get more regular things out.

    Hopefully with this milestone finally broken I’m closer to that!

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