Classic Gaming Spotlight: Cyber Troopers Virtual-On

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Time Enforcer Anubis here with the first classic gaming spotlight for the month of August!

So, you’ve heard me talk about Virtual-On, and have wondered “Where did this whole Virtual-On thing start anyway?”

Wonder no more, because in this Classic Gaming Spotlight, we take a look at Cyber Troopers Virtual-On.

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Event Report: The Retro Gamer Challenge

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Time Enforcer Anubis here, with a little something special!

I recently attended “The Retro Gamer Challenge,” an event hosted by the Federation of Retro and Arcade Gamers (F.R.A.G.). Though I was only able to attend the last two hours of this nearly ten-hour event, I had a great time, and will be looking forward to future F.R.A.G. events.

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It’s Not So Bad in the Niche

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Time Enforcer Anubis here with some thoughts on the gaming world!

It’s not hard to see that the current gaming climate is warmer for certain gamers. Those looking for shooters certainly don’t have a hard time looking for something to play. The climate is colder for gamers who play games in genres that might have been bigger in the past, but aren’t as big now. This has sparked some dissatisfaction and animosity from those who are looking for less contemporary genres, and it’s not hard to understand why.

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She’s taken Bagram Airfield!

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Time Enforcer Anubis here with another review!

In recent years, the modern-day military shooter genre has, in a way, become the new WWII shooter. In fact, the two big modern shooter franchises, Call of Duty and Battlefield, were both spawned from games based in WWII. Recently, however, another old WWII veteran franchise has made the jump into the present as well.

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She’s shot down a Xenon N!

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Time Enforcer Anubis here with another review!

Some genres just aren’t around as much as they used to be. This is both a blessing and a curse, as the remaining games in these genres tend to be the hardest-of-hardcore, but as time moves on, said genres will slowly drift into obscurity. One such genre is the space-flight sim, which is the genre that the game I have today fits squarely in.

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The Nintendo Double-Standard

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Time Enforcer Anubis here with more commentary on gaming!

Back on the old blog, I made a post about the clamour for originality coming from gamers. It’s still something I think is an issue in the gaming community, and it’s related to the issue I present here.

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She’s burning in!

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Time Enforcer Anubis here with a new game review!

Section 8 has an ambitious plan going for it. It attempted to bring Tribes 2-style gameplay into the modern era of gaming, and gameplay-wise, did so fairly well.

Sadly, however, it failed to really take off.

Section 8 developer TimeGate Studios wasn’t going to be discouraged so easily, however. They recently tried again with a sequel, Section 8: Prejudice, released on the Xbox Live Arcade and PC, and soon coming to PSN.

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Favoritism: Tribes 2

While I do enjoy the Halos and the Call of Dutys of the gaming world, I can certainly agree that, in the current gaming climate, they aren’t the most original shooters, but they’re fun to play and I can always find people to play with.

However, as much fun as I have playing Reach of Black Ops, I look to a past game whenever I desire a truly unique FPS experience.

That game is Tribes 2.

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