Author: Joshua

Two hours ago I finished Return to Monkey Island. It resulted in me digging through old photos, talking to my dad on the phone, and losing myself for fourteen seconds.

2022-06-11 / Do not use /

The beginning of the game is perfect. Absolutely perfect. Completely overwhelmed, no longer measurable adrenaline output and an inner discomfort and feeling of pressure – never again have I experienced a better start to a game.

Team Xtreme: Operation Weather Disaster has forever secured a place in my personal video game favorites list – not for qualitative reasons, but because the game triggers multi-layered, intertwined childhood memories.

The bigger, more orchestral and epic video game soundtracks became, the less I remember them. Not a big deal, because there’s only room in my head for Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins anyway.

Without the invention of printing, Martin Luther’s Reformation wouldn’t have stood a chance. Without the invention of the multitap adapter for the Super Nintendo, I would have saved 150 euros for a ROM hack of Secret of Mana 2.

2021-09-01 / Encounters /

My former roommate was an obsessive trophy collector. To get the highly desired platinum trophy in God of War 3, he beat Zeus for over 30 minutes. Emotionless. And unsuccessfully.