It is 16th April 2003. In the National Basketball Association season play-off, the Philadelphia 46ers beat the Washington Wizards 107 : 87; this is the final professional game for the Wizards’ Michael Jordan, who receives a standing ovation. Czechia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia are admitted to the European Union. “Make Luv” by Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham is the UK no. 1 single. Empire Interactive publishes Eutechnxy’s Big Mutha Truckers to Microsoft Windows in Europe.
The last of the PlayStation One Final Fantasy games, I sat down to talk Final Fantasy IX with my own real laifu waifu!
Serialized specially for The Well-Red Mage, based on the podcast by Wesley Schantz
Comparing the two respective pop-culture genres, I couldn’t help myself but reminisce about all the great movies and games I’ve witnessed over the years, and it is at that moment I had an epiphany: is there a cause and effect ratio between the silver screen and the gaming system?
Greetings, fellow travelers! The Weekend Wizard Inn is open for business, so grab a seat and discuss what’s in your gaming quest log for the next few days. Maybe even do so over a piping bowl of ogre blood stew, a roasted giant’s toe, or a cool mug of our freshest snail ale! There’s a great spot over near the fire with some of your fellow mages, and it appears a purple-robed fella with a… creepy mask of sorts… is waving you over!
Bottom line is, if you like shmups, you’ll want to add this to your digital gaming library. If this genre doesn’t interest you, I’d hold off for the forthcoming Contra and Castlevania collections.
“I’ll kill that plumber.”
-King Koopa, Super Mario Bros.