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Category: 90s

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Blazing Chrome

Version Played: Xbox One, via Game Pass (Also available on PS4, Switch and PC) The Contra series was absolutely huge in the 80s and 90s. Across arcade as well as […]

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Games Of My Life: Jurassic Park – SNES

It’s hard to articulate the effect that Jurassic Park – the film – had on cinema when it arrived in 1993. Though CGI special effects had been utilised in a number of prior films – most notably in The Abyss, with its amazing sentient water ‘creature’ in 1989, then another James Cameron film in 1991: Terminator 2, with what were, […]

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A Birthday Story

So another birthday is drawing to a close. This one was my 42nd. It doesn’t even seem possible. When you’re a kid – even when you’re a teenager – being […]

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Games of My Life: Creature from the Black Lagoon (Pinball)

I spent endless hot, summer days in darkness in the early 90s. Darkness lit with colourful neon and ultraviolet light. The soundtrack: worlds being defended, the roars of dinosaurs once more roaming the earth, feuds being settled or contests being won with kicks and punches. The smell of dry ice; the smog-like substance hanging thick in the air, lending everything […]