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My Fire Emblem Heroes Roster!

This is currently my roster for Fire Emblem Heroes. I will go on record and say that this is my favoutite smartphone game to date. I know I am a Nintendo fan boy but this game is very addictive! To think that this free download has finally got me into the Fire Emblem series, something not even Super Smash Bros. could do!

VG Collection: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS


I’ve probably bought a hundred games since I last blogged about my video game collection but this is one game I just had to scream about. A handheld Super Smash Bros. I mean isn’t that the greatest thing ever? A lot of my fellow Smash players are boycotting this version and waiting for the Wii U version. I simply couldn’t pass on having Nintendo’s fighting game in my pocket. And you know how much I love my handhelds, especially the 3DS.

A cheeky 3DS snapshot

Anyway, so far I love it. I’ve grown a liking to Pac-Man, Mega Man and of course Yoshi and Mr. Game and Watch. Looking forward to the Wii U version (which is rumoured to be released in Europe on the day I leave for Paris :'().

Video Games that are proper me

Apparently, the new thing nowadays is to post something online and nominate your friends to do the same. Whether that be for charity or for fun, I sometimes follow the flock and join in. My brother nominated me to list out 10 Video Games (individual game or series) that are ‘proper me’. This task was harder than I initially thought and I did miss out obvious answers but here was my final list.

I can spend all day deciding specific games from a series that is proper me. Instead I just named 10 franchises I love and would carry the label #Deren with them.

Legend of Zelda – all
Super Mario – all
Yoshi’s Island – all
Mortal Kombat – all
Mega Man – all
Animal Crossing – all
Metroid – 2D games
Sonic The Hedgehog – 2D games
Final Fight CD – Sega Mega CD
Star Fox 64 – Nintendo 64/3DS

Honourable mentions below. Some belong to other people but I love them just as much as the next fanboy.

Super Smash Bros – all
Metal Gear Solid – all
Street Fighter – all
Tekken – all
Nights Into Dreams – Sega Saturn
WWF No Mercy -Nintendo 64
Pokémon – all

I actually think this should be voted on by close friends that would think of me when they see or play certain games.

And before you ask. No I didn’t give any money to charity. This was for fun. 🙂

Happy Birthday 3DS

It’s just been 1 year since the launch of my much beloved 3DS and I have 18 games and 54 downloaded games (including virtual console and ambassador games). Wow. It might be too soon to say but I think Kid Icarus: Rising is quickly becoming my favourite. But a quick look on the Activity Log shows what I’ve been playing the most, no surprises there.



I look forward to another great year of handheld gaming. Might pick up a PS Vita at some point to get my portable Mortal Kombat fix! 🙂

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony


Last night I arrived at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo with my bro Xavier Perez ready to see a musical masterpiece. Fans from all around Europe showed up. I picked up quite a number of StreetPass hits on my 3DS, Miis from Spain, Netherlands and wherever else. We saw a few cosplayers dressed up as Link, Zelda, Sheik etc. Saw someone with a Keaton mask (where is my local Happy Mask Shop?) and even a Minish cap.


The lobby was packed. People were playing Skyward Sword, I think they also had past Zelda titles there too. Paid £25 for a t-shirt (got bumped but how often do Nintendo do events like this?). Posters were £20, that was a bit much don’t you think? While upstairs, we recognised that chap from Xbox Live – MrPointyHead (I think that’s his name). What the hell was he doing there? He got caught!


We had some best seats as well. The concert was amazing. They played quite a few of my favourite pieces. We were surprised to see Zelda Williams (Robin Williams daughter) be the special guest host. She did a good job of winning the fans over. But the real surprise was when legend himself Koji Kondo came out and performed a piano solo. It was unbelievable. It was definitely the best concert/event I have ever been to. I loved it. Can’t wait to get the soundtrack with Skyward Sword.


Reasons to have faith in Nintendo 3DS

A lot of gamers, Nintendo fans and my close friends are starting to loose faith in the 3DS. I feel like I am one of the few gamers out there who loves the 3DS and is looking forward to it’s future. Sure it didn’t sell great, has already got a price cut and is currently lacking a decent line of games that aren’t ports or remakes but let me remind you why you should have faith in this amazing handheld.

Games to look forward to

  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Animal Crossing
  • Monster Hunter 3G
  • Monster Hunter 4
  • Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Paper Mario
  • Cave Story 3D
  • Sonic Generations
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright
  • Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon 3D

Games you know they’ll make (or have announced already)

  • Tekken 3D
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Mario Tennis
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pokèmon
  • Mario Party/Wii Party
  • Legend of Zelda (Majora’s Mask?)
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Metroid
  • Kirby
  • Yoshi’s Island
  • Mortal Kombat (I’m hoping!)
  • Capcom/Street Fighter vs.
  • Call of Duty (cringes…)
That’s all I could think of at the top of my head, I’m sure there’s more.

Love it or hate it, the circle pad attachment will enhance those titles that require camera control or FPS controls. It is optional, you don’t like it then don’t buy it. We are also promised a software update including 3D video recording and more StreetPass goodies. Not to mention tonnes of Virtual Console releases. We can look forward to more AR cards/games too.

I don’t go a day without playing something on my 3DS, whether that be a classic GameBoy game or new release.

VG Collection: Nintendo 3DS, Pilotwings Resort, nintendogs + cats: French Bulldog & New Friends, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition


It won’t surprise you that I am loving the 3DS. I wanted to buy more games for the launch but did the smart thing and am waiting for the better titles to be released. Dead or Alive Dimensions should be out soon followed by some N64 remakes in June. For the launch I went with the 2 first party games – Pilotwings Resort and nintendogs + cats. I chose the French Bulldog version purely because that is the one with Huskies and German Shepards. Super Street Fighter IV was an obvious choice for a launch day purchase as fighting game fans have longed for a portable Street Fighter game, and one as good as it’s home console counterparts.

Portable Gaming War

PSP had no battery 😦

I consider myself a versatile gamer, capable of playing any game type on any system. Unlike a lot of gamers out there, I love handheld gaming and sometimes it can take over home console gaming. The ‘pick up and play’ style of games has put off many hardcore gamers into believing a portable system is worthy of housing top class games. I agree that a lot of handheld games are aimed at the casual gamer but there are great DS and PSP titles that cannot be ignored. With 3DS round the corner and Sony’s NGP coming out next year (hopefully), gaming on portable systems can rival their bigger counterparts in terms of power. Developers are already promising full game experiences on these next generation handhelds.

Handheld gaming is better then ever right? Legendary developers and companies are pulling out all the stops to continue creating those amazing games we all gamers love, putting their blood, sweat and tears into their pieces of art. And it’s all being ruined because people would rather throw a bird at pigs for 59p… Yes, I like Apple products. They have made great personal computers, phones and tablets. Yes I like some little apps that I have downloaded, that make everyday life a little easier – checking cinema times, looking up an address etc etc. But come on people. iPhones are NOT gaming devices. I almost got caught up in the iOS gaming craze. I found myself playing stupid 2 minute disposable “games” more than real 40+ hour games on my DS or PSP. Why? Because it was easily accessible and cheap. Fuck that. Since when did I get lazy when doing something I like? Do I settle for watching garbage television or do I look for a DVD to watch? I look for a DVD.

There are way to many iOS apps available out there calling themselves “games.” Apple even tried to use these statistics and compare them to DS and PSP games available. No no no. I admit there are some good games for iOS devices but come on, do they compare to the experience you get on a proper handheld? I’d rather spend my money on a game that provides me with a quality experience rather than a free advert-filled “game” that you’ll forget about after 2 minutes. I have been playing Pokemon White recently and what a game! I have played for over 29 hours and there is still plenty to do. Try telling me that you’ll play Doodle Jump for 29+ hours. If you do, you are a jabroni.

I came to a conclusion recently that most people are stupid. They only like what’s put in front of them. Me and my brother have many discussions about this, and we are constantly getting annoyed at people for liking stuff that is garbage because it’s there. People like the worst things, they are too lazy to discover anything good, wether that be music, film or video games.

All the coverage of this portable gaming war got me thinking. Why do I own an iPad? Why do I still purchase these stupid apps. I love the internet side of things with these iOS devices but for games, they can fuck themselves. Nintendo EAD of Tokyo (geniuses behind Super Mario Galaxy) are making a new 3D platformer for 3DS. Eat that Apple. Do yourself a favour and support Nintendo and Sony in the new generation of handheld gaming!

If you aren’t into handheld games, download the Mortal Kombat demo! Peace!