MORE guestblogging: Opposites attract

February 23, 2010

While I’ve been quietly working on a few ‘long term projects’ for JOMG (which you’ll love) – I’ve also done a bit more guestblogging on Jason Hill’s Screen Play blog.

This time, I’m talking about ‘opposites attract’. What’s that mean in videogames? Check out my guest blogpost today & don’t forget to leave a comment. 🙂

Oh, and if you’ve been reading JOMG for a while, and wondered if blogging is for you – Screen Play’s YOUR TURN initiative could be right up your alley.

Just visit the link above, submit a suitable blogpost, and (a) You could be published on the Fairfax blog network around Australia with (b) The chance to win a Playstation 3 for your efforts.

Ten things you didn’t know about Armalyte (C64)

February 23, 2010

Welcome to ARMALYTE WEEK, here at JustOneMoreGame.

Why Armalyte? Why this week?
Maybe I have something special up my sleeve for you…

Today, here’s 10 things you didn’t know about one of the Commodore 64’s greatest games.

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Guestblogging today: How embarrassment!

February 16, 2010

Once again, I’m doing some guestblogging today over at Jason Hill’s Screen Play blog. I do this now & then, with any piece that’s more “general videogames” rather than the retro/indie/coinop stuff you expect, here on JOMG.

This time around, I’ve charted the history of ‘videogame coolness’.

  • Are games still for nerds?
  • Or have we passed that?
  • If so, when did it happen?

Join the debate at How Embarrassment!

Laser Blast + Strategy = Sky Invader

February 12, 2010

A long, long, long time ago, the kid down the street had a birthday. There, at his party, the challenge was on. The game: ‘Laser Blast’. The console: his brand new Atari 2600.

Birthday cake was eaten, Fanta was consumed, and after many pixellated tanks were destroyed, I was the winner…

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C64 classic The Last Ninja – coming to PC

February 11, 2010

Awesome news for C64 fans.

Fresh from finishing work on the PC remake of Armalyte (due out in April), well known game remaker Trevor ‘Smila’ Storey, has revealed his latest project. He’s working on a fan remake of System 3’s classy isometric ninja-em-up, The Last Ninja.

So far, all we have is a single screenshot. (And a promise to include ‘better controls’)

Screenshot - The Last Ninja - PC remake by Smila

Of course, TLN is such a huge game, it’s going to be a big project. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re looking at a 2011 release.

In the meantime, we’ve contacted Smila for some more details – expect an update here soon!

Guestblogging today: Avin’ a go at Avatar

February 4, 2010

Sorry for the brief break in transmission.
Life just got hectic for a bit, but to make it up to you, I’ve got a *great* surprise coming up for you this weekend!

In the meantime, I’m doing some guestblogging today over at Jason Hill’s Screen Play blog. It’s a timely piece, concerning a certain film with blue people in it. (Sadly, no Smurfette)

Jason’s called it a ‘rant’ – you be the judge! (Rant? You shoulda seen the 1st draft! Enough to strip paint off the walls!)

If you missed my earlier Screen Play guestpieces, here’s one from April last year, and one from March 2008.