About Oculin

Benjamin Yoder (Oculin) Previously the editor for TheSpeedGamers and editorial/feature contributor for VGChartz' gamrFeed. Oculin started as an author at DefaultPrime before joining TheSpeedGamers in August 2009 as a news blogger. He has an unhealthy interest in dating sims and Japanese idol games, like Dream C Club, which is only rivaled by his unhealthy interest in bad games.

Final Fantasy XI: The Lost Town of Sel Phiner

Exploring unused content that doesn’t make it into a final game might be my favorite time sink on the internet. Over the years, I’ve spent many late nights on websites like The Cutting Room Floor and Unseen 64 digging through the discoveries of others. Exploring old game content, either via old media releases or even data mining the game itself, reveals development stories of what could have been.

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One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 39 – Thousand Streams

This week I talk about future streaming plans and my first impressions of Monster Hunter World.

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The Dead Joy-Con Dream

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Around August last year, I bought a Switch. That’s far from a surprise. I’ve focused on Nintendo platforms my entire life and know there will be a at least a handful of titles I’ll want at some point. However, there was one particular draw that I was excited for – the Joy-Cons themselves.

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Kirby: Battle Royale – Just an Appetizer, Also Flagball

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Once in awhile there’s an explosion of Kirby titles. On Nintendo 3DS specifically though, I’ve lost track of what is coming and when. There has been a significant mix of both retail and digital releases over the last couple years, and I honestly have no idea what is what anymore. Kirby: Battle Royale briefly caught my eye because visually the tutorial reminded of a canceled Kirby prototype for GameCube. Despite the brief obstacle course at the beginning of the game, it’s far from the brawling adventure I expected.

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Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation – It’s All About the Looks

Dead or Alive Xtreme has never been shy in what it’s about. Even the commercial for the original release on Xbox was blatant about being a sexual tease. Due to that reputation, it’s received frequent criticism of being nothing more than a boner generator. I haven’t played them myself, however most who do seem to disagree. It’s often praised for the volleyball aspect as well as the pseduo-dating sim elements.

But what if you wanted a boner without actual gameplay, as well as all the hooks of a free-to-play title? Koei Tecmo has got your back with Venus Vacation.

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