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Morning everyone! Wasn’t feeling too hot this weekend just gone (still not feeling too hot, to be honest) so this kind of slipped my mind, but here we are now!

You may have noticed a few “From the Archives” posts popping up this week. This is due to the recent news that the entire staff of my former place of employment, USgamer, has been laid off, and the future of the site is uncertain. With that in mind, I wanted to ensure that I preserved some of the pieces I wrote during my time there that I was most pleased with — and which are still relevant.

You’ll see more of these in the coming weeks and months, so keep an eye out for them, especially if you missed them first time around! In the meantime, let’s check out what you might have missed in the last week.

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Are You Subscribed to TangoPunk Yet?

Regular readers may recall that a short while ago I posted an article about a brand-new zine known as TangoPunk that launched recently. Since that article, I’ve subscribed to said zine via Patreon, and the second issue is now in the hands of the growing group of subscribers!

Author TangoBunny is a supportive, enthusiastic and very kind person, so even though I’m already giving her money to get her A5-format bunny boobs and pachinko analysis through my letterbox every so often, I wanted to show her a bit of support and perhaps throw some new subscribers her way.

With that in mind, I wanted to give you all a bit of a look at issue 2 of TangoPunk. And if you like what you see, head on over to the Patreon page to subscribe!

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TangoPunk: The Zine Scene is Alive and Well

The rise of the Internet caused a quantum shift in how we enjoy our media. And magazines were one of the areas most affected by this change.

Whereas we once got most of our relatively up-to-date news and information on our hobbies from glossy periodicals, today we simply hop on a website and read the headlines, check our feed readers or get angry at things on Twitter.

That doesn’t mean there’s no place for magazines any more, however — I’ve long been a believer in this. In fact, I believe magazines now have a new, distinct and worthwhile purpose which is well worth exploring. Which is why I was so excited when a creator named Tango reached out to me last week, offering me a look at the first issue of her new publication, TangoPunk. So let’s explore that first issue together!

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I’m Not Okay: Speaking Frankly About Mental Health, Frustration and Ambition

Hello, dear readers. I’m going to take you a bit “behind the curtain” today, as there are some things I need to talk about for the sake of my own wellbeing.

Oddly enough, the last time I talked about this stuff was at roughly the same time last year, so I’m not sure if there’s something in the air in August or what… but regardless, apologies in advance if I end up going over any of the same ground, which I probably will.

Normal business will resume tomorrow, but for today… indulge me if you will, please. These things are important to talk about.

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Good evening everyone! I’ve spent the day editing a monster podcast that should be with you tomorrow, so I’m only just getting to this. Better late than never and all that.

Got some great new stuff coming up for you all in the coming weeks thanks to the arrival of both my PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini and my Evercade, both of which are absolutely packed with games that I’m super-keen to talk about. Depending on how feisty I’m feeling, there may be more than one “main” article a day for a while until I’ve covered everything to my satisfaction… but we’ll see how that goes!

Anyway. That’s all talk of the future, and we’re here to look back on the week that was. Hit the jump to find out what you might have missed.

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Morning all! Apologies this is a day later than usual, but I had a busy weekend with a lot of recording and the weekly roundup just slipped my mind! Never mind; better late than never, as they say.

In the coming days, alongside the Atelier MegaFeature, we’ll be taking a look at each of the games in the two Psikyo Shooting Stars collections for Nintendo Switch. We’ve already kicked this off with a look at Strikers 1945 and its sequel, so please look forward to more shoot ’em up funtimes very soon.

In the meantime, though, let’s have a look at what you might have missed in the last week. Join me after the jump!

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Happy weekend to you all! I hope you’re doing well. I’m having real trouble shaking off the illness I came down with in my week off; if anything it’s got worse.

Still, at least I’m not so incapacitated that I can’t enjoy some games or write about them, so I should be thankful for small mercies! And I had the foresight to get a whole bunch of videos prepared during that week off, so that hasn’t been a worry either. Hooray!

But you’re not hear to hear about my coughing, spluttering and general old man noises. You’re here to find out what you might have missed in the last week, so let’s take a look at just that!

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Happy new year! It’s time for the first weekly roundup of 2020. Truly, we are living in the future. Except now it’s the present. And we don’t have flying cars and everything is shit. Except for video games and visual novels, of course!

Anyway, that aside, it’s nice to have made it through the turbulence to everyone’s routine that is the holiday season and get back to relative normality… even if that does mean getting back to the grindstone of the day job. There’s some exciting stuff coming up on MoeGamer, though, as I’ve talked about elsewhere, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to some seriously meaty projects.

For now, though, let’s check out what you might have missed in the last week!

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Editorial: Supporting the Little Guys

Good morning folks! There’s a MoeGamer 2019 Awards post coming later today, along with Warriors Wednesday, but a few things have been on my mind of late, so I wanted to think them through “out loud” and share those thoughts with you.

What I’m going to talk about today was primarily sparked by the recent plagiarism accusations levelled towards Niche Gamer by Sal Romano of Gematsu, but it also ties in with other surrounding matters such as the horrendous attitude towards a wide variety of marginalised groups displayed by One Angry Gamer and the hostile and abusive point of view expressed by the mainstream press towards fans of particular types of entertainment.

Let’s talk!

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#ThankYouPatrons – A Message of Gratitude

I posted this quite late last night, so although it’s technically a day late I’d like to share something important.

Yesterday was #ThankYouPatrons day on Patreon, and creators from all over the world have been sharing messages of gratitude for the people who support them — whether it’s generous contributors on Patreon or similar services, or those who help out in other ways, such as leaving likes and comments, following on blog pages and social media, subscribing on YouTube and all that good stuff.

I love doing this, and every day I am filled with gratitude that other people enjoy and appreciate what I do, too. So hopefully that comes across in this message to you all.

If you’d like to support my work, please do stop by Patreon to find out more, and get access to exclusive daily blog posts, weekly vlogs and monthly wallpapers. You can find my Patreon page at https://patreon.com/petedavison.