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20 Years Later I’m Still Thinking About The Bouncer

20 Years Later I’m Still Thinking About The Bouncer

Sometimes a piece of pop culture worms its way into your brain, builds a comfortable, cost-efficient home in your cerebral cortex, and lives there happily for decades on end. My own tenant is The Bouncer, an odd beat ‘em up by Square Soft, which came out in Japan 20 years…

Thanks To My Childhood, I Can’t Throw Out My Console Boxes

Thanks To My Childhood, I Can’t Throw Out My Console Boxes

My first console was a PlayStation, a gift from my mother’s boyfriend. I don’t remember asking for it; I think it was a gift to curry favour. My mother had an antipathy towards video games that bordered on hostility, so while she didn’t outright ban my sister and me from…

2000 Was The Beginning Of A New Gaming Era

2000 Was The Beginning Of A New Gaming Era

2000 was an important year for video games. Alongside a smorgasbord of critically-acclaimed releases, it also saw the launch of Sony’s PlayStation 2 and the birth of a new generation of games. The Sims, Majora’s Mask and Perfect Dark all celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, but they’re not the…