Waves is gone

My old blog, Waves, which used to be at the old domain of randomfury.co.uk, is no more. All the posts have been folded into this blog. It was a lovely place, if a bit quiet. I feel like I’ve written this a lot recently, but it was always more for …

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MGM – Biggest. Letdown. Ever.

Steel Battalion. You know, the one that came with the huge controller designed specifically for the game. So huge you had to assemble it yourself with an allan key. The huge controller with 40 buttons (all of which lit up as they had LEDs underneath them), two full size sticks, …

Goodbye Halo 2

Last night was the last time Halo 2 will ever be playable over Xbox Live. Personally, I didn’t attend (I got rid of Halo 2 ages ago – I never envisioned a time when we’d play it again), but I have spent the time being devoted to Halo 2 in …

Street Fighter Alpha 2

I think this was also for some kind of Gamesradar Games Guru competition. “The Street Fighter saga may have gone on and on, but in my mind, Street Fighter Alpha 2 was the zenith, the epitome, the finest one on one versus fighting game in history. Capcom stuck to its …

A Review of Versus Fighting Game Evolution ~ Something Different

I’m not entirely sure why I wrote this, it was probably for one of DML’s bi-weekly Great Gamesradar Games Guru competitions. Still, I found it on my PC and it’s from that era, so here it is. “A Review of Versus Fighting Game Evolution ~ Something Different Traditionally at home …

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 …