Category Archives: Video Games

P-p-p-pick up a Podcast Part 1: Factual Podcasts

Last summer I started getting into podcasts as an alternative to background music while at work and doing housework and got hooked pretty quickly. I started with recorded episodes of a quirky show from my favourite radio station and once that was finished  I went looking for other podcasts and quickly discovered how many shows …

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The Omega Mobile Games Roundup

Love it or hate it, mobile gaming has taken modern culture by storm. Anyone with a smartphone or tablet can join the gaming sphere with a few taps of the screen, and this wider audience has facilitated the creation of a greater range of games in smaller, easy-to-handle packages. This year I’ve been listening to …

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Gotta Hunt ’em All! Monster Hunter X Pokémon

After a long, unscheduled hiatus, The Omega Geek is back up and running! I’ve got a small backlog of ideas scribbled in my notebook, some fresh new ideas knocking around my skull, and I’m ready for action! And today we’ll be looking at a theme that WAS topical before my unplanned blogging break, but what …

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Where Does the Time Go? – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks 20-23

Oh man, has it really been almost a whole month since I last updated the challenge? That’s worse than I thought… Truth is I just haven’t been much in the right sort of mood for the potential kick in the teeth that the Nuzlocke run has been threatening me with as I near the end. …

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Two Birds With One Stone – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks 18-19

Ups and downs, downs and ups, the Mobile Suit Nuzlocke keeps rolling on. Play has been brief this fortnight, so let’s keep the update similar. (Upon friends’ recommendations I’ll be putting Pokémon species in parentheses after their nicknames from here on, in case people forget who is what) I decided to teach Forbidden (Kabuto) Rock …

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“Please use me as a wall!” – Top 5 Video Game Meatshields

This week I’ve been watching KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World, a short anime series set in a fantasy world that adheres to several RPG tropes like character classes, guild quests and skill allocation, and it’s gotten the old noggin buzzing about various game-related post ideas that I can work on in the near …

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*Dial Tone* – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks 16-17

I must confess I have been a naughty boy this past fortnight and have been totally absorbed by Fire Emblem Awakening instead of my Nuzlocke. You tell yourself each day that you’ll definitely pick up Pokémon later, but all the training and reclassing and shipping characters is so damned addictive that you inevitability reach for …

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Just Call Me Mr. Redshirt – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Weeks14-15

If that title didn’t tip you off, things have been getting a little rocky in the Nuzlocke Challenge of late. Training BuCue in the Pokémon Mansion was cut short by that most dangerous of Nuzlocke moves, Pursuit. Apparently wild Raticates are advocates of fox hunting, and now I’ve lost a full party’s worth of Pokémon. …

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Oh Good God No! – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Week 12-13

It turns out I was more afraid of Sabrina than I thought, because after getting thoroughly lost in Silph Co. HQ and easily taking out Giovanni last Monday I didn’t touch Pokemon again until this Friday! The first step was a little housekeeping, as I rather embarrassingly realised that Lapras needed renaming; I had already …

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No Bird Lives Forever – Mobile Suit Nuzlocke Challenge Week 11

Oh, what a frustrating and heartbreaking week… Started with my obligations this week, grabbing my two HMs from the Safari Zone; Z’Gok got Surf, Virtue got Strength, as I can’t see myself switching those two out any time soon. With Fuchsia City well and truly cleaned out I headed up to Saffron City with much …

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