Ragol Weather

This was originally posted on the now-defunct Random Fury! videogame blog. This is how you make the character creation music from Phantasy Star Online sound like it’s from Outrun. I can’t tell you how many hours I put into the character creation screens in PSO, never mind the game proper. …

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Friday update 25/4/14

We’ve got the 20 week ultrasound on Monday, I’m super excited for that. We’ve decided that we’re not going to find out if Flipper is a boy or a girl until they are born – it’s going to be an awesome surprise! I mean, I know it could only be …

Essential Charts Q1/Q2 2005

For the first and second quarters of 2005, I quite possibly overstretched myself and made the charts too unwieldy to continue. As well as PS2, Gamecube, Gameboy Advance, PC and Xbox games, I also included several retro consoles such as the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo Entertainment System. Here are …

Essential Charts Q3/Q4 2004

For the third and fourth quarters of 2004, the charts were expanded to contain the top 20 “Essential” games for each format. Listening to what the users of Gamesradar wanted, I also covered PC games and the top 10 online console games this time around. Here are the results.

Essential Charts Q1/Q2 2004

Back in 2004/5, I ran this thing called The Essential Charts on Gamesradar. The jist is this: Everyone picks their five favourite games and can either rank them from 1 to 5 (the game placed first gets five points, the game placed second gets four points and so on), or …

My memories of Phantasy Star Online

Back in the day, you couldn’t beat a bit of PSO on the Dreamcast. I remember begging my Mum to let me play it online, she agreed eventually but I had to pay the bill every month. I had many characters throughout my adventures with DC PSO, but the three …