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TGAM top 50 ultimate TGAM top games best list of best games of all time ever: Number 40

Number 40 of the TGAM top 50 ultimate TGAM top games best list of best games of all time ever. What pipped Resident Evil 5 to the lucrative number 40 spot?

Not the Mother/Earthbound series! That's right. The games everyone loves to pretend to love. Were it not for the fact that Nintendo itself hates the series enough to not even bother releasing 75% of the series outside of Japan, and for creators to restate time and time again they have no desire to release a new one, then this would join Chibi Robo, Pikmin as great games that nobody actually buys. The most interesting thing about this series is that wasn't readily available. And. Don't. The fangirls know it. Lording their love for the series over each other on the forums, conscious that none of them have actually played it.


Other than that though. Not the Mother/Earthbound series, literally any other games but these, joins our TGAM top 50 ultimate TGAM top games best list of best games of all ti…

Resident Evil 2: Malocclusion

Breaking News: Capcom confirm Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 are set in the same universe, Claire and Nico share the same genetic trait of increased vertical overlapping of the mandibular anterior (lower front) teeth by the maxillary anterior (upper front) teeth, usually measured perpendicular to the occlusal plane.

In other breaking news: World's Second Greatest Video Game Blog- That Guy's A Maniac have found that two games from video game developer and publisher Capcom contain characters with a prominent overbite, but struggle to find some kind of joke to tie the two together. have reportedly brainstormed ideas such as "What would these two look like in The Simpsons" and attempting to work around the phrase "biting off more than you can chew". have apparently opted for a relatively unfunny shared universe link, with a medical/technical explanation of what an overbite is. Keep up the good work guys.

Additionally: An obscure…

Sender: Lab.Manager@NEST

Sender: Lab.Manager@NEST
Subject: The Hub Is Not A Trash Can

Dear All NEST staff

This is a polite reminder to all NEST staff that, despite appearances, the yawning abyss in the Hub is not actually bottomless. I shouldn't have to remind you that key security and safety equipment is down there as well as the emergency evacuation exit. Janitorial staff have found countless cigarette butts, disposable coffee cups and other general detritus down there. Please use the trash cans provided in shared work areas.

Sender: Lab.Manager@NEST
Subject: Nap Room Changes

Dear All NEST staff

Due to a string of complaints about inappropriate behaviour the nap room will be single sex use only as of next week. You can find the nap room rota on the shared drive. There is a spare bed in the security office should you wish to nap when it isn't your sex's 'turn'. This is also a good time to remind staff that the nap room pods are single occupancy online.

Sender: Lab.Manager@NEST
Subject: Biofilm

Still Doing the Dailies

We're still doing the dailies but how have they changed in the last eleven years?

Pokémon quested, rumbled, shuffled, dueled, 'GO'd' and picrossed. Pokédex challenged. Streets (ever so rarely now) passed. Amiibos tapped (x3), gem apples harvested, wandering adventures summoned (x2). Islanders fed, watered and subdued. Quests assigned. Salmon runsed. Shops shopped. Spirits boarded. Mystery gifts still collected.

Dailies. Dailies never changes.

Acid Rounds: Tales of Vesperia (Xbox 360)

Acid rounds is a semi regular, irregular spot on TGAM for games we have beasted from start to finish.

Cunzy1 1: Oh no,never heard of this, is this one of your little girl games again? How old are the protagonists?
Richie: Whit I talked about this 10 years ago, do you ever pay attention to me?!!?

Also No! What! Um, no the characters and ages are:

 Yuri Lowell - 21

Estellise Sidos Heurassein (Estelle) - 18

Flynn Scifo - 21

Repede - 4

Karol Capel - 12

Rita Mordio - 15

Raven - 35

Judith - 19
This puts everyone's average age (including the dog) at a legal over 18, That being said my favourite character is Rita *Distant sirens*. Rita is the mage of the group excelling in battle by keeping to the back, throwing damage dealing fireballs and AoE spells the other characters tend to get a bit more in your face and melee-ish I found the game more fun to leave the AI to do that and I can fuck-shit-up from the back. My other "mai…

Soulcalibur VI: The art of character creation

How spiffy

When one discusses the more recent entries in the soulcalibur series, one cannot skip over the aesthetic that has become the foundation at the core of this series' progression. The fundamentals of the personae are divided between the character models and the weapon styles. The weapon styles themselves could arguably be considered the actual protagonists in the soulcalibur enterprise, whereby it is irrelevant on your character choice, as through the medium of the character creator all styles may be applied to any moving portraiture. That being said that the mainstays of the series are so iconic and Namco are aware of this, so much so that they remain immediately selectable as pillars of the games.  
However it is within the character creator that the sheer breadth of the title, and the archetypal aesthetic becomes so apparent. Interacting with the character creator acquaints and exposes the user to the underbelly of the fabrication and production of the aforementioned ae…

Omastar Comics #39

New Wave Feminism or Nu-Metal Feminism? Your favourite shellder liquidising Pokémon has thoughts. Of course, when put like that we feel silly for being so polarised about it! Fascinating.

EXCLUSIVE: Bungie post Activision Rumours

Gamers in their droves pretended that they might stop love/complaining about shoot astronaut simulator Destiny 2: Destiny; Final Destination: The Game when it was announced last week that developer Bungie had managed to break the orbit of publisher Activision. Gamers rooting for the underdog slightly smaller multimillion pound company took to the streets to celebrate but what does this mean for future Bungie titles and the 'ten year' franchise that is love-crack Destiny 2? Was Activision in any way stifling creativity? Does anyone remember Halo Wars? Will Master Chief make it into Smash? Has anyone, anywhere asked about a new Marathon this Century?

Fortunately, our industry insider has the latest. Here's Alcamoth Citizen reporting live from Bionis with the scoop:

Can you believe that? I don't think anyone anticipated that. Thanks Alcamoth Citizen, now we're back to the studio with Ravelle Velvet for Waxing Tips with Ravelle Velvet.

Acid Rounds: Into the Breach (Switch)

Acid rounds is a semi regular, irregular spot on TGAM for games we have beasted from start to finish.

Richie: I heard that Into the Breach is a game by indie cunts for indie cunts, why are you an indie cunt? Cunzy11: Okay, so yes. In some circles. It's one of those indie darling games. Particularly amongst those bearded, shoes and no socks PC boyos. I'd managed to miss all the hype completely and against all the odds spotted it on the eShop on sale and thought it looked cool. Imagine my surprise to see it on every fedorad arm-tat hipster's game of the year lists. And quite fucking rightly too.
I liked it well after it was famous.
Richie: So its a hipster strategy game? X-Com: Avocado edition? Cunzy11: *clears throat* it's a retro styled, tile-based, time travelling, rogue-like, dungeon runner with mechs, tanks and kaijus. Yes. Yes it's X-Com: Avocado edition. 
Richie: Right so you beasted this on the Switch, What made it tear you away from real games like Smash Br…

That Guys a Maniac The game 3: Origins

Hi guys,

We would like to introduce Episode 3 of That guys the game! Origins.

The first of our iconic Septilogy, TGAM The Game 3: Origins takes us back to the humble beginings of, how the winds of fate brought our intrepid heroes together! Currently hosted on here:

In TGAMTGE3:O you will meet our in game alter egos Richie and Cunzy:

You get to follow us through our plight, through a variety of locations, most of them pubs, laugh at our own jokes, and reference blog posts no one has read, and if they did it was about 10 years ago.
Basically its a linear visual novel with a couple of surprises in it. Enjoy, or dont. But let me say this now, gamification of a gaming blog is 100% our meta idea and we'll sue the pants off Kotaku any other gaming when they get round to it.

Love and Anime girls will rule the world,

Richie X

Starlink: Tourist Around Atlas

We treated ourself to Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Ubisoft's buildable ship toys-to-life game over Christmas seeing as the starter pack and accessories were criminally discounted and we love a good space flight ship game (we're somewhat in a renaissance after years of nothing!) & didn't have enough single title use plastic crap.

I'm loving the game, so much that I'm savouring it rather than smashing through to hit the credits but in lieu of a longer post on it here's some postcards from Atlas taken using the excellent photo mode, added as a bonus free update over Christmas! Photo mode comes with a range of tools and filters and we've spent shockingly long snapping away.

We're playing it on Switch, so obviously Arwing is best but we're a little bit in love with Pulse, the saucy little red number piloted by ex-racing driver Chase. It's true that red ones go faster.

Although not exactly bursting with life, Atlas has a motley crew of an…