Unless you’ve been living under a rock or took a spontaneous 11 day Twitter hiatus, you have probably heard of Square Enix’s announcement of the long requested FF7 remake and my personal excitement for the news. Alas, days have passed and while people are trying to find multiple ways to ensure NO ONE gets their hopes up, I moved on to more pressing matters. In case you haven’t noticed, some people are facing their worst crisis in more than 15 years. Many amateur Youtubers and writers have lost their fetish game that “should not be remade” (and other results). Sure, Shenmue 3 and Fallout 4 were announced, but Half-Life 3 remains the running gag for unreleased sequels. As for “doesn’t deserve a remake” territory, the land is barren.
Hello there Internet people! I’ve got a riddle for you:
It usually arrived in your life without you expecting it or asking for it. Now it stalks you most of the day hoping you’ll feed it and complaining when you don’t. Whatever you talk about, it just seems to reply nonsense and never leave you alone no matter how many times you ask. Every time you’re on a computer, it jumps at you making your online experience terrible. It pisses on everything you love and hold dear, it shits in front of your face then acts like a victim. It knocks down all your achievements and you have a strange suspicion that it wants to genuinely hurt you sometimes. In fact, you often wonder how many of them are roaming in your neighborhood, ready to jump at you. In the end, though, you really pity the poor creatures and their seemingly senseless behaviors. So, what is it?
A Gator? No! I was talking about a cat. Why would you…? Oh. Well this is awkward…
Hello there! Welcome to the first personality quiz in 1 More Castle HISTORY!
While you are busy printing this out to circle the answers, I will be by the beach, downing some Tequila. Or perhaps I will be at the hotel buffet, stuffing my face as always. The apprehension of my vacation’s buffet is probably what inspired this column, unless it was the fact that I’m leaving in a couple of days and needed to think of something FAST!
Remember April’s Fool 2015? The whole site turned into a communist wonderland. I don’t know if you guys enjoyed it, but Chris Swartz, Alex Weiss and I sure did. If you recall, we had recorded a spoof, per se, of the famed 1 More Castle podcast. To be honest, we didn’t really have the chance to do much conversation before the recording and jumped right into it. If you’re like our audio engineer and part time wizard Eric Hunter, you may have noticed we seemed a lot more comfortable with each other after the music break than beforehand. Read More
Have you heard the news? Yooka-Laylee is funded, and then some! I know, it has been a couple of weeks now, but the excitement hasn’t died down. This is a major step in gaming history, we will finally see the return of the Rare buddy-duo 3D platformer collect-a-thon!
Easter was just around the corner, time to resurrect Holiday themed columns, right? Wrong. Eggs had started to invade us for a while now, from chocolate to painted plastic. However, with the influx of retro-style indie games and the upcoming Pixels movie, it seems Easter Eggs’ other meaning is attempting a barbaric invasion as well. With so many people trying to shove references in our faces, xenomorph style, and so many other begging for them, the gaming scene is quickly turning into a Royal Rumble, make that a Royal Scramble-(d eggs). It’s a shame so many are missing the mark more often than duck hunters on an LCD screen. Few are the ones who were able to cook up a rock solid recipe for references and Easter Eggs. I’m not saying I’m an expert on the matter, but if you have some time, stay a while and listen.
Comrades… I am saddened to have to be the bearer of bad news, but the site rebranding has been cancelled. While all three of us agreed on most of the directions the new website would take, we just couldn’t come to a consensus on the scent of the hand soap in the headquarters’ restrooms… (who wants their hands to smell like vanilla all day anyway?) Read More
Hello retro-gaming enthusiasts! Welcome to this fabulous website! Surely you have noticed that it looks “different” from before. Don’t be alarmed by this sudden change, because, at the heart of it all, it remained the same. The spirit of its creators shine through, perhaps brighter than before. We are dedicated to retrogaming. We are dedicated to you, the people.
Hey folks… I have to admit, I’m kind of ashamed of myself after that last post… Publishing an article I wrote while half drunk on a beach chair lacked some professionalism and I apologize. Not wanting to repeat the same mistake, I was in dire need of some motivation. Fortunately, gaming has a solution for everything. This time, the answer was Classically Trained by Jon Harisson. Some of you may know him as @CT_Blog on Twitter, others may be familiar with the website. Basically, using “allegamy” to further your personal and professional development. I don’t want to dig too much into it, just check out this example instead.
Hey folks… Hum… I’m a little embarrassed this week. I’ve been quite tired this week with work, leisure and trying to teach contemporary dance to my cats for a quick youtube cash grab. I’m sure many of you feel the same. This dang winter tries its hardest to bring us down. Snowstorms, polar vortex… it’s like we’re back in 12000 B.C.
If you’re expecting a topical story to celebrate the romantic Holiday that is Valentine’s Day, prepare to be disappointed. I rarely look forward to these mid-February mating calls. Now I know some of your are asking: “Why don’t you enjoy Valentine’s Day? I’m surprised since you seem to be living a great relationship with your life partner who comes back to a loving condominium at around 5H30 PM every day, 8PM on Thursdays, after her work day.” Hum… yes, you are right. I consider myself lucky and blessed by this almost 10-year relationship… Also, please respect the restraining order as per court demands. Thank you.
Yes, you read that right. The Wii, the Kinect, the Move… THEY ruined the gaming world. Don’t try to blame this on EA, Ubisoft, DLC, early access, microtransactions or the misplaced egos of entryway mechanism fanatics. Gaming’s downfall started with the Wii and ended… who knows how long we have left… We’re already so deep. Luckily, we have retro gaming. I mean, there’s a reason why the 1 More Castle cutoff platforms stop at the Gamecube, Xbox and Playstation 2. While some people would say the limit wasn’t set to exclude motion gaming and cater to my every desires and needs, I certainly disagree. Read More
Happy 2015 everybody! What an exciting start to the New Year! The elevators are empty because everyone is using the stairs; you have a lot more office donuts for yourself since others are eating right; most building entrances are relatively smoke-free for a couple of weeks; it’s New Year Resolution time!
Another year in the books. Are you drowning in nostalgia of the year past? Are you desperately trying to play games from 2014 to make sure you have an opinion on the games of the year? Are you contemplating the fact that all of your old consoles are a year older? Or are you waiting for some random person on the internet to FINALLY acknowledge that the PSP and DS are retro?
Has this ever happened to you?
@Nintendo_Legend wait… Is it not?
— Eric M Hunter (@erichunter) November 14, 2014
While no one likes to admit these moments of weakness, it happens more often than you’d think. The retro-gaming community is a fun crowd, full of good times and touching stories. However, if you don’t know your stuff, you WILL get called out. They seem like nice people, but one typo in a Super Famicom exclusive jRPG quote and they will run you out of town. It’s a long journey to earning that crowd’s respect.