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.

One Controller Port Podcast – Episode 15: Final Fortune Street XI

This week I talk about finishing up Final Fantasy XI, the new Fortune Street for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as well as an indie game that just didn’t jive with me.

Opening music from Fortune Street.

Ending music from Mario Paint.

The Tools to be Different in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

From the outside, it can be difficult to tell when a series has gone off the rails and into rehash territory.  For years Call of Duty was criticized for being the same game released every 12 months, but almost everyone has a beloved franchise that only an active player can see the minute differences in. This is especially true when new ideas get buried in familiar elements.

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Spectrobes: Origins – Halfway Between Zelda and Pokemon

Note: Disney China was a previous client of my current employer as of posting.

It’s easy to forget about Spectrobes as it had a fairly short run before puttering out. While sales whimpered with the final release, it did go out with a bang. Spectrobes: Origins is a surprisingly ambitious release for the Wii, featuring RPG and action adventure elements with a bit of monster collecting.

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One Controller Port Podcast – Episode 12: This Podcast Stinks!

Mistakes were made and I decided to start my lonesome podcast up again, for now at least. Please enjoy my rambling into a microphone for 20 minutes by myself about Tetsuya Nomura, Windjammers, Grim Fandango and a Japanese Arcade game for children.

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