Author: Joshua

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.

2022-03-05 / /

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.

2021-08-11 / Places

In games, we visit places that can be strange, scary, abstract, or just plain beautiful. One of my favorite places is none of these, and yet it can be found in almost every video game. It doesn’t appear on a single virtual map, but should still be the first place to visit before actually starting the game: The trip to the options menu is worth it!