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Site changes, AGDB Dead

by on Mar.12, 2023, under Uncategorized

My host has required that we move to PHP 8 ASAP or face additional charges. That has necessitated a change of theme as the previous one was deprecated long ago.

Due to the upgrade, AGDB is down and will likely remain that way. My host no longer supports fast install of MediaWiki and I frankly do not possess the knowledge to install it manually

I found out this week that the entire wiki was backed up to many years ago, so the vast majority of the information contained within is safe and can live on.

If anyone does decide to liberate the wiki from the backup – you are free to do so provided you tell me that you’re doing it.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Battletoads (NES)

by on Jan.27, 2023, under Uncategorized

Battletoads is a beat ’em up video game developed by Rare and published by Tradewest for the NES  in 1991. The game features three playable characters, known as the Battletoads, who must fight their way through various levels to defeat the evil Dark Queen and her minions. The game is known for its challenging difficulty, but also praised for its smooth animation and memorable level design.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Pikachu Nintendo 64

by on Nov.13, 2019, under Uncategorized

I will always remember this console, simply for the fact people were getting super hyped about a new Nintendo 64 model being teased. Speculation ramped up like crazy, and people got super sour when this was what was actually announced.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Pokemon Stadium

by on Nov.13, 2019, under Uncategorized

Pokemon Stadium was the series second release for the Nintendo 64, but the first to feature the more traditional battle gameplay. Although the first in the Pokemon Stadium series outside of Japan, it’s actually the second game in the series in the Pokemon franchise’s home territory.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire

by on Nov.11, 2019, under Uncategorized

Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire mark the start of the third generation of Pokemon games. It was the first generation to see a remake of a prior Pokemon title, with Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green following in 2004.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Pokemon Red & Blue

by on Nov.10, 2019, under Uncategorized

Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue are the games that started the Pokemon craze.

If you want to get technical, they are not actually the first Pokemon games; they are based on the Japanese version of Pokemon Blue, which was the typical “third version” which was the standard fare for Pokemon games up to Gen 4. The original Pocket Monsters Red and Green have substantially different art and are glitchy as heck, among other things.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Pokemon Puzzle League

by on Nov.09, 2019, under Uncategorized

Given that the latest generation of Pokemon games, Pokemon Sword and Shield will be available this week, why not have a week of Pokemon game ads?

Pokemon Puzzle League is a spinoff from the Gen 2 era, a late N64 release which mixes the setting and characters from the Pokemon anime with the classic gameplay of Panel de Pon (or its most recent western release, Tetris Attack).

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ACB rates Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel pack

by on Aug.06, 2013, under Uncategorized

The Australian Classification Board has assigned a rating of M to the Metal Gear Solid: Digital Novel Pack, a pack containing the Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel released previously on the PSP, and its sequel Metal Gear Solid: Bande Dessinee.

The graphic novels, written by Kris Oprisko and illustrated by Australian artist Ashley Wood are based on the first and second Metal Gear Solid games respectively. They were released in paper form from 2004, before being converted to motion comics with voices provided by many of the original cast members.

There is some sentiment that this could be a sign of a separate retail release for the graphic novel pack, as previously seen in Japan, but it is more than likely that this rating just refers to the disc that is included in the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection, due to hit Australian retail stores in September,

Source: Australian Classification Board (via Siliconera)

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Super Smash Bros.

by on Jun.12, 2013, under Uncategorized

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Nintendo’s finally showed off the fourth iteration of Super Smash Bros., so we’ll take this opportunity to bring you an ad for the game that started it all. Super Smash Bros. arose out of an experiment at HAL to make an accessible fighting game – the Nintendo mascot characters were a last minute addition. Nintendo didn’t feel Super Smash Bros. would catch on and planned it to be a Japan-exclusive release. Fortunately they changed their mind.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Devil May Cry 2

by on Jun.08, 2013, under Uncategorized

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Devil May Cry 2 is often treated like the bad egg of the series. It simplified the controls, eliminated a lot of the difficulty and made Dante toned down the wisecracks, making him into a more mature, less-narcissistic character as a result. Devil May Cry 2 is not a bad game, but it’s a real departure from the first game.

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