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EddieV

Having a foundation in Video Games since the Atari 2600, I been in love with the industry and creativity that has been release to the world. Playing over 500 games for 30 years, I have created a lot of memories that these games have given me. I continue to write about them and podcast about them in a different way on my show, Optional Opinion. You can find it on Soundcloud and theanomalistradionetwork.net.

The Moment: Batman Returns

Series: The Moment

With the release of the successful Batman Returns film, it was only natural that a video game went along with it.  When Batman came out, Sunsoft release one of best movie tie in video games that’s ever been release.  Batman by Sunsoft provided a solid challenge with great…

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The Moment: Paperboy

Series: The Moment

Sometimes, being a gamer sucks. As much as you love playing well developed  games, you’ll always come across a weird, broken, obnoxious, or confusing game.  Not to say you won’t find a treasure out of that, but you’ll likely come away with some garbage.  Back in the 80’s…

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The Moment: The Ninja Kids

Series: The Moment

I had a awesome life in the arcade.  I got to play the weirdest but obvious Japanese games to arrive in my area.  Sega, Data East, Capcom, Midway, Konami, Atari, Nintendo (for a while) Tradewest, Irem, Namco, and one of the most creative coin-op company to release anything…

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The Moment: Black

Series: The Moment

I can honestly say that I wasn’t a big fan of First Person Shooters in the early 2000’s.  I’m still not moved to play a lot of them but I admit loving Metroid Prime, Borderlands, Metal Of Honor and its reboot for PS3 and 360. During the Playstation…

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The Moment: Okami

Series: The Moment

  Art.  A medium that showcases expression in one’s individual way.  Whether it’s a movie, painting, music, movie, drawing, or in this case, video games, freedom of expression is a sight to see and interpret.  With consoles getting powerful, new art styles are introduce to the player.  Dreamcast…

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The Moment: Vigilante

Series: The Moment

Note: Although the Arcade Game was publish by Data East here in America, it was actually developed by Irem. I’ve been disappointed in certain games.  It’s not because my expectations aren’t met, but all the work I put into a game and the result wasn’t worth all the…

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The Moment: Ghost House

Series: The Moment

  Since my brother and I had to be different from each other, we had to have different things to entertain us.  I had the Nintendo Entertainment System and he had the Sega Master System.  It was odd at times because I thought his system would have more…

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The Moment: Arrow Flash

Series: The Moment

    I’m glad to have a older brother.  As kids, we both had different interest in a lot of media and consumed various arts.  Video games though, brought us together in a lot of ways.  Instead of having only Nintendo and Atari in the household, we were…

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The Moment: Black Belt

Series: The Moment

I always fought bosses in video games strategic.  Now, some people will plan out their attacks or grind a bit more to power through a boss but for some, there’s a patience attach to the battle.  That patience allows you to get through the battle and come out…

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The Moment Intro

Series: The Moment

Hello everyone.  My name’s Edward Varnell and I’m glad you’re here and have show interest for the love of retro games.  These games have been my foundation in video games and starting from the Atari 7200 to modern games of today, there continues to be skills that need…

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