I have never been a big fan of games that belong in the shooter genre. It simply comes down to the fact that my brain is unable to process everything that is happening at once.
by STAFF •
Greetings, readers! This is Amanda writing the intro because I am sick of being left out of MAN Challenges. And WHAT A Challenge it was this time! It seems that the other writers decided to compete viciously over a game. The “contra” game I guess, judging by the title they told me about, maybe. They had an email thread going and I sort of looked at it a few times and it seems like Billy Holiday and Jeremy P were getting angrily competitive. Over Contra? I don’t even know what that is.
by Jeremy •
Tiger Heli was one of those games I got out of nowhere as a gift without ever asking for it, and was forced to play it because I was poor and couldn’t afford games. I was also a kid. Kids don’t get shit. Well, at least I didn’t. So any game that came by was poured over with hands that would make any archaeologist proud. Tiger Heli was given to me at Christmas by my Mom’s family. Who, if you remember back a month or so ago, was also responsible for giving me the reprehensible Jaws for Christmas as well. I don’t know what their problem was. Thankfully though, Tiger Heli was a much better game than Jaws could have ever been.
by STAFF •
Oh Super Meatboy. You have done to me what no other game has done in nearly a decade. I play you almost every day in an attempt to maybe, just maybe, get past the one stage I’ve been stuck on for days. I lay awake at night thinking of different strategies/characters that I could use to A+ the last few stages in a world. I also curse like a sailor that has been on a three day bender because of missed jumps, running off platforms, or being killed by a disc coming right at my face. This is what playing Super Meatboy will do to you. You think it sounds like a bad thing? Oh friend, no. It’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, playing this game for the last week or so has made me feel the joy of what it’s like to play a game that beats you down every second you play it, but still so damn fun that you have to try just one more time. And then another time. And another. And another. Welcome to Super Meatboy.
by Jeremy •
I’ve been guilty many times in my life of spending incredible amounts of time devoted to relatively retarded things simply because of boredom. Like trying to create a miniature golf course in my bedroom out of cardboard, making a Go-Kart out of a non-functioning lawnmower engine, playing all the way through Final Fantasy 8, etc. All things that I would have probably gotten more out of my time by staring at a wall rather than actually putting forth effort to do them. And it just so happens that I’ll be continuing that grand tradition today, as we take a look at the time I spent playing a little game called, mysteriously enough, Summerbreak.