Reinstalling WordPress

Phew, the blog is back up! That… was a bit tricky. The OS on my server needed a major update, which required me to reinstall WordPress and restore the data through Vaultpress. This turned out a bit more difficult than I would have thought. The basic setup of WordPress was easy, of course. But getting…

Gaming Memories: Castle of Illusion (Game Gear)

Castle of Illusion was one of the first games I played on the Game Gear and also my first Jump’n’Run overall. Honestly, I was pretty lucky in that regard, considering this was also a license adaptation. That could have gone a lot worse (thanks mom and dad for picking this one). As an introduction to…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #10

Title: Man of Iron – Chapter 2 Original Release Date: January 26th, 1985 When did I first read it: In 1991, when this issue (and the other issues of this short story) was published in a pocketbook format Cover The original cover shows a rather toy-like looking Mirage walking around in what’s likely the village…

Backlog Battle: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

I’m glad my next step on the Backlog Battle went better than the first. In contrast to the previous game, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is exclusively single-player. According to Steam I now have played this game around 3.3 hours and I dare say I enjoyed them significantly more than Helldivers. Type-0 HD is an action…

Gaming Memories: Operation: Inner Space

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: A demon / evil force possesses your computer and now you have to enter it in a miniature plane / spaceship to re-capture your program icons and free your computer from the evil influence. Sounds like a plot that is right at home in the 90s, isn’t…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #9

Title: Man of Iron Original Release Date: January 12th, 1985 When did I first read it: In 1991, when this issue (and the other issues of this short story) was published in a pocketbook format Cover The original cover shows Jazz apparently emerging from a forest, meeting a human child that seems startled. The artwork…

Backlog Battle: Helldivers (2015)

Well I guess it’s just as well that I begin this series with a game that I quickly kicked from my installed games list again… As part of working through my backlog, I selected Helldivers as the first title to try out. After a little under 2 hours I have my personal verdict on it….

Gaming Memories: Castle of the Winds

In the time before Windows 95, when Windows 3.1 / 3.11 were around, there were pretty much 2 “classes” of games: DOS games that were as you knew them at the time, taking up the whole screen, the interface seamlessly integrating into it (of course dependent on the quality of the developer) etc.. And then…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 US #8

Title: Repeat Performance! Original Release Date: May 1985 When did I first read it: Like issue #7, in ‘92, the summer holiday after the issue got released in Hungary (in one comic book that combined issues #7 and #8) Cover This one is a bit less exciting compared to some previous ones. It’s just showing…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 US #7

Original Release Date: April 1985 When did I first read it: Must’ve been in 92, the summer holiday after the issue was released in Hungary (which was in October 91), the comic book also included issue #8. Cover On the cover we see a pretty bad situation, with Ratchet being confronted by Megatron, presumably in…