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As someone who still writes his (occasional, sporadic) Giant Bomb blogs in a google doc before pasting them into the site, I can confirm that aspect still hasn't gotten much better since you last wrote a bunch of stuff over here. Images are definitely not a bad way to go, even if those bring their own weird hiccups.

That said, I am totally behind this project as an old fogey who also likes writing long-form words. The idea of ranking 200 games in any sort of order terrifies me, but that's why it's your list and not mine.

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Fatal Fury Special is definitely neat, and feels like a solid foundation for what SNK would make afterwards. It's a little sad that a lot of those characters were never KOF mainstays, because weirdos like Duck King and Wolfgang Krauser deserve better than sporadic appearances. That said, I feel like our crack team of scientists owe it to themselves to take a look at the Real Bout Fatal Fury games, because I definitely remember liking those a lot more.

On the other hand, Battle Blaze definitely falls into the "hilarious trash" tier of games this feature has in abundance. That's a better fate than just "boring"

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You know what? I'd probably be as annoyed as Vinny if I played as Chris in REmake my first time through. Jill's two extra inventory slots make all the difference when you aren't familiar with what items you need and when you need them.

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Despite Dan's naysaying, Resident Evil 0 is just as good as the remake of 1. It's more of the same. People just have nostalgia for 1 and rate it higher.

Given that both REmake and RE0 are almost 17-years-old, I feel like we'd have some more nostalgia for the latter if it was actually as good as the former. Even as someone willing to put Zero above the likes of Code Veronica, I still think it's one of the weaker entries in the series. The Umbrella Training Facility area that comprises most of the run-time is pretty dull, and the game itself never really takes advantage of its two playable characters or status as a prequel.

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It's been a while since we've had a "Peak Dan" moment on this website, but a hypothetical about "What if an EMP got rid of all the triangles" was up there.

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I'm into the very straightforward premise of this new blog series: reduce backlog. If I had it in me to write more blogs (and I might, eventually) that's probably going to be the premise of whatever the heck I'll do next.

I think by the time No More Heroes achieved prominence, I was very much in the stage of my adolescence where I wasn't buying a ton of Wii games. I think the only Suda game I've actually played is Shadows of the Damned, which I remember being a resoundingly fine experience that didn't leave a huge impression outside of its irreverent tone.

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Wow, even DOA on the first XBOX had breast physics. Man, I can't help think that Team Ninja has bunch of thirsty perverts working there, higher ups even.

It's been more than a decade since he left Team Ninja, but I definitely remember reading some quotes from DOA creator Tomonobu Itagaki that made him sound like a real piece of work. He was definitely the one spearheading the creepy boob voyeurism stuff, but to be perfectly fair it's not like they stopped after he left.

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Enjoyed the energy of this UPF. Fractals? Fuck ‘em.

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Visual Novels and livestreams don't mix very well, so I guess I don't necessarily blame them for skipping out on 428 Shibuya Scramble 30 minutes in. If nothing else, it seems like the kind of game I'd be interested in checking out myself... but I'm also going into a VN expecting a slow burn.

That said, I didn't much care for the Daemon_9 segment. What I saw of it during the Extra Life stream was pretty compelling, but seeing it to its conclusion was... less so.