My Top Twenty PSOne Games (20-11)

The Playstation was released 20 years ago this week (in Europe) and it goes without saying that it changed the video game industry as we knew it.

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Happy birthday bro!

With a lifespan of nearly a decade and a library of games consisting of more than 2,000 titles, the Playstation was home to some of the most iconic, innovative, influential and genre defining games the world has ever seen.

The task set before me was daunting, how do you compress such an expansive library of games into just 20?

With some rules; this list is my own personal choices and is in no way meant to be a definitive list, but the rules I’m using are;

  • Only one game per franchise
  • When a game is part of a franchise, they are inter-changeable (e.g. if I select Resident evil 2 it could be changed to 1 or 3 if you prefer that one).
  • I could only pick from the games I have personally played.

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MrLuvva’s Luv-In #20

A day late it may be! But the love of what you guys are writing is unwavering!

When I was writing the title I couldn’t believe that we have made it to the big 20! My only hope is that your blog posts are seeing an increase in traffic, because in my humble opinion, they all deserve the views they get.

If you look at the list closely you’ll see there’s a bit of a pattern with what I was reading…

Anyway I hope you enjoy these fine posts, as always, make sure you click on each one and support these writers. Until next week! Continue reading

Doomed To Fail?

…time to go back to the future?

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Ladies and gentlemen, we as gamers are on a cusp of new releases of three brand new games which I don’t do know about you all – but they definitely helped shape my child hood and adolescence. These three games of course are ‘Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5’ , ‘Rock Band 4’, and ‘Guitar Hero Live’. Do our memories of these games, and as a result – unreasonable expectations, mean these games are in a no win situation? Continue reading

Gaming Pigs That David Cameron could pork

I’m sure everyone has heard of piggate, the scandal that is rocking Westminster to its foundations. David Cameron (allegedly) put his wee-wee into a dead pigs mouth while he was at university.

Let’s just say I’m glad he did this act during his time before he was Prime Minister, it’s one thing I don’t want to be “in this together” at all!

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Crazy stuff indeed, I mean, what did the pig do to deserve that?

Perhaps the pig was working class, Cameron and the tories are used to fucking those guys over. Anyhoo, here’s a short list of gaming pigs Cameron could defile, if he was into that of course!

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It’s never good getting caught!

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Hearthstone – Or The One I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone

Recently I’ve been far too busy being a Dad to play “proper” games. Instead I’ve been playing games on my iPad including ‘The Simpsons Tapped Out’ and ‘Plague Inc’ – while these games are good little distractions (and more importantly; can be played with one finger), they hardly contain the game play required for sustained play during those late night/early morning feeds.

That’s where our little community’s influence came into play (pardon the pun), over the year I have read and heard how much some of you guys love(d) ‘Hearthstone’ and I eventually decided to give it a go; I downloaded it and gave it a little go…

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MrLuvva’s Luv-In #19

It’s another Monday, that means another recap of the stuff I read and enjoyed this week!

And what a week its been! I have no less than three blog posts lined up for the very near future offering counterpoints and even a sneaky list post for Izlain!

As always, please make sure you click the links and give these great posts the traffic they deserve! Continue reading

Giving Games a Second Chance

…. don’t you want me baby?

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We have all been there, you initially fall in love with a new title, but it isn’t long before you realise that there is certain game design aspects which are beyond terrible. You find yourself thinking “how did this get past any playtesters?”. A familiar scenario which I found myself in within the last year or so of my gaming life, but none more so than with the hotly anticipated Bungie title ‘Destiny’. Continue reading

The BIG News from the Tokyo Game Show: Sony

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A news article is not something that we do here at Luvva Towers but, well; the Tokyo game show is happening right now (at least for the press) and there has already been a massive deluge of information and news from Sony as they go large against Microsoft’s strong summer shows performance.

As-per-usual Luvva is here to collate this information, summarise it and even link you to videos of the games! Nobody love ya like I do. Keep in mind this is not all the news, just the items that I am most excited for!

Without further ado – here are what I consider the BIG news that everyone should know. Enjoy! Continue reading

The Dreamcast Diaries: The House of the Dead 2

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‘The House of the Dead 2’ is a game that sticks out in my memory for a number of reasons;

  1. It was the first game my Dad bought for me that was a) unprompted and b) not my birthday or Christmas.
  2. It was the first game that my Dad played with me religiously for months after release.
  3. It was the only time that my Dad went out and purchased an extra peripheral to play.

I remember when I found my Dreamcast on Christmas Day. My Dad took a real interest in it, coming upstairs with me, helping me set it up and watching me play my way through ‘Sonic Adventure’. This was the only console he took an interest in; well beyond that first day anyway. I’m not really sure what it was about the Dreamcast that he liked so much, perhaps it was all those days in arcades with us playing games, or perhaps SEGA just captured his imagination.

I’ll never forget the look on his face when he came home from work one morning (he was a night shift taxi driver) and produced a boxed Dreamcast blaster and a copy of ‘THe House of the Dead 2’ – he also had simple instructions; “make us a cuppa and I’ll fire up the SEGA”, he always called it a SEGA. Continue reading

MrLuvva’s Luv-In #18

It’s been a few weeks since my last Luv-In and I apologise for that, in the weeks since I’ve been a dad something has had to give and I would prefer you guys get original content over a recap and one/two of original pieces.

As a result I will be doing these as and when I can, but the good news is Li’l Luvva is sleeping more regularly and for longer periods so; hopefully, this will become a weekly post again!

In other news; I am now a guest writer for The Gaming Ground and will be contributing one post a week to there! If you want to keep up with everything I do make sure you bookmark that site as it is a damn good one! As this is a recap post you can find my first post for TGG here!

AS always though, make sure you check out all these posts! Continue reading