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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Feb 03, 2019. 2 comments

On the day (January 30th, 2019) of the Wii Shop Channel’s closure, a little angry chirp was made out

On the day (January 30th, 2019) of the Wii Shop Channel’s closure, a little angry chirp was made out

On the day (January 30th, 2019) of the Wii Shop Channel’s closure, a little angry chirp was made out of the corner of the Twitterverse which grew into a full blown rage against the corporate machine.

Frank Cifaldi, mostly known as the founder and director of the Video Game History Foundation and also a developer on the acclaimed and historically important SNK 40th Anniversary Collection,...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Dec 14, 2018.

Assuring Quality: NDAs

Assuring Quality: NDAs

The world of Quality Assurance can be a potentially bizarre job and to be fair... that’s correct! I can’t talk to you about it because I’m behind 7 NDAs (that’s like 7 proxies!)

(I have 5 years of experience working for an outsourcing QA company (Full disclosure: I got fired months ago for something that was totally my fault). More importantly, I’m not American - Thus there’s caveats...

Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Nov 13, 2018.

Kinjhatman's 2018 Gift Guide (Poor you) 

Kinjhatman's 2018 Gift Guide (Poor you) 

If you’re reading this, I’m sorry. You got the dud pick.

I’m Hatman. I am a notorious curmudgeon who’s tastes run the gamut of the bizarre both in gaming and outside.

I’m a Fighting Game aficionado - If it involves punchy punchy fun times I’ve probably played it or want to play it. Better if its old because the old jank has better flavor aged than the new flavorless kind. Of those, things like...

Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Sep 07, 2018. 4 comments

SNK Reveals Its New Game in 3 Days - Plausible Possibilities and Prepostrous Prospects

SNK Reveals Its New Game in 3 Days - Plausible Possibilities and Prepostrous Prospects

As is tradition with all major Japanese developers and publishers, SNK decided that an announcement of a countdown to the announcement was the best way to state that they have a new game. These kind of things are popular in Japan though we in North America have often derisively dismissed them. That being said, we were still left with the news that SNK is coming out with a new game right on the...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 28, 2018.

Cue the Fanfare, Dragon Quest 1 Through 9 Has Been Vanquished

Cue the Fanfare, Dragon Quest 1 Through 9 Has Been Vanquished

We often talk about people who played games to the detriment of their health - Whether it be the man who died after a 24 hours livestream, the streamer who inspired Twitch’s ResidentSleeper emote, or one of the many cases of deaths in Korean PC Baangs, all of these inevitably will make a measure of headlines in the gaming world. Last night, such a feat of endurance has finally concluded in a...

Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 25, 2018. 7 comments

What in the Actual Hell is Happening in Payday 2

What in the Actual Hell is Happening in Payday 2

Payday 2 is a video game where you take control of one of many career criminals (including guest characters) in order to perpetuate heists to get richer, get more gear, and perpetuate harder and more lucrative heists and... You get the picture. It turns out this video game had a story all along and it’s going in places no one had ever possibly expected 5 years ago, when the game first...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 16, 2018. 6 comments

What is a bad game?

What is a bad game?
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFYour buddy was just killed by a bunch of dudes that wouldn’t look out of place in a Tom of Finland comic.Screenshot: Franko’s Crazy Revenge (Mobygames)

A miserable little pile of coding. But enough, have an article!

The lovely header comes to us from a game called Franko’s Crazy Revenge, a Polish Amiga/DOS game with...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 16, 2018.

Playlog: I Broke Destiny 2

Playlog: I Broke Destiny 2

After learning how the game works, I decided to re-roll my Titan so I wouldn’t sacrifice my free Exotics like I did on my first character. Like an idiot.

Apparently the game doesn’t like it if you go too fast, as can be seen here:

I don’t want to blame anyone on this - It’s honestly a fairly common bug. However, Destiny 2 having been released for a while, I’m surprised this is still...

Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 16, 2018. 5 comments

SixTAY Days of Writing - Wrap-Up

SixTAY Days of Writing - Wrap-Up

Yesterday marked the end of an event two months in the making. Several of us did it, others did not. 60 posts in 60 days, no breaks. It’s hard man. However, that’s the life of your typical journalist. Gotta keep writing. Sometimes, you won’t have to post on a couple of days, but that’s because you’re working on a story and need more time to develop.

Still, I started this when I wandered onto...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 15, 2018. 9 comments

Try As It Might, Dissidia NT Will Never Be eSports

Try As It Might, Dissidia NT Will Never Be eSports

Square-Enix have touted the arcade brawler as their entry into the eSports world, perhaps tooting their own horn too early. They bought themselves some early interest by putting forward a pre-release tournament with FGC folks who’d never really played the game before, then getting themselves a slot on the Wednesday Night Fights tournament series. ESL has picked it up for online tournaments...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 09, 2018. 7 comments

SNK Heroines Outfits Are Pretty Rad

SNK Heroines Outfits Are Pretty Rad

Yeah, this game again. I didn’t intend on writing another post about it, but apparently cute girls with fanservice outfits is a popular subject around here. I don’t get it, but then again I passively thirst about anything that looks remotely human, so that’s just me.

Setting the unfortunate wording for Terry and the game’s overall presentation aside, there’s still some quality outfits there....

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 06, 2018. 3 comments

Playlog: Destiny 2 - I Have No Idea What I'm Doing

Playlog: Destiny 2 - I Have No Idea What I'm Doing

Those of you who aren’t in the TAY Discord (and really, you should be!) may not know that some giveaways were done in order to commemorate the 3 years of its existence. Well, during those giveaways, this happened:

Honestly, I also believe this is completely ludicrous (either that or I have been blessed by the raffle gawds) So I figure I would give back in the only way I know how (that isn’t...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 06, 2018.

The Big Bad Game-a-thon Just Released Their Games List 

The Big Bad Game-a-thon Just Released Their Games List 

I swear I’m not JUST talking about it because I got a game in. This is legitimately an event that was a blast last year and this year’s game list is definitely a strong one - From classic bad games like Arabian Nights (featured at AGDQ this year) to some powerful trash such as Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

In case genuinely bad...

Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 03, 2018. 7 comments

All Games Are Political

All Games Are Political

It doesn’t matter what the game is, it makes a statement: Pac-Man rewards rampant consumption, most beat ‘em-ups convey the message that the police is powerless to stop crime and it’s up to upstanding citizens to do so and how many RPGs are about overthrowing tyrants?

Thing is, we’re wired to believe that political messages are there to guide us towards one way or another, as though politics...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Aug 03, 2018. 2 comments

Here's Your 14th SNK Heroines Character - Terry Bogard

Here's Your 14th SNK Heroines Character - Terry Bogard

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you SNK Heroines’ final character - Terry Bogard. As far as genderbent/rule 63/woman version of a male character is concerned, this design is genius. It’s a call back to the amazing Midnight Bliss version of Terry from SNK vs. Capcom: Chaos (a forgettable game for all the wrong reasons) and somehow surprisingly makes sense. It’s a wee bit more risque in SNK...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Jul 31, 2018. 7 comments

Down The Drain - Pinball Arcade's Tables Through The Ages: Present Day

Down The Drain - Pinball Arcade's Tables Through The Ages: Present Day

Pinball, as we know it, is suffering. Suffering from being murdered. Murdered by VIDEO GAMES. Ok, let’s cut the melodrama - It was inevitable, as people stopped frequenting arcades in America to stay home, that pinball would die. A few hardheads and pinball dads still frequent trade shows, restore tables and generally play the machines near them but other than that, pinball just isn’t the...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Jul 30, 2018.

Down The Drain - Pinball Arcade's Tables Through The Ages: The 90's (Williams part 2)

Down The Drain - Pinball Arcade's Tables Through The Ages: The 90's (Williams part 2)

Last time, I only brought up Terminator 2: Judgment Day as one of the licensed tables that Williams did, but even in the early days, Williams had a lot of other licenses. While Data East Pinball often had some big licenses, Williams had a contract with Universal allowing them usage of their properties. We’ve already seen Creature from the Black Lagoon in the ‘80s, but that will not end here....

Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Jul 29, 2018. 8 comments

Pro wrestling is in a lot of games, except in pro wrestling games

Pro wrestling is in a lot of games, except in pro wrestling games

The WWE just got off making a truckload of money from a TV deal with FOX and their very questionable show in Saudi Arabia. NJPW wants to expand globally and has already set the seeds in motion with the opening of its Los Angeles dojo (headed by none other than Katsuyori Shibata). TNA, after years upon years of mediocrity, seems to have found its niche in Canada of all places and RoH, arguably...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Jul 29, 2018. 2 comments

Down The Drain: Pinball Arcade's Tables Through The Ages - The 90's (Williams Part 1)

Down The Drain: Pinball Arcade's Tables Through The Ages - The 90's (Williams Part 1)

Wait, Part 1? That’s right. While the other manufacturers had a reasonable amount of tables for this era, Williams has something like... 19 tables. That’s... a lot of tables to cover in one post. If I want to give Williams proper credit for their pin division (and they deserve it in this era, some of my favorite tables in the entire Pinball Arcade are here), I have to divvy up the...

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Kinjhatman Kinjhatman Jul 29, 2018. 4 comments

Assuring Quality: Sometimes, there's dicks (figuratively)

Assuring Quality: Sometimes, there's dicks (figuratively)

The world of Quality Assurance can be a potentially mentally exhausting job and to be fair... that’s correct! You get to interact with people that are very passionate about gaming during your entire shift, with some very extreme opinions that can be outright appalling!

(I have 5 years of experience working for an outsourcing QA company (Full disclosure: I got fired months ago for something...

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