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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TSG Staff Picks of Last Generation: Multi-Platform

Exclusives are fine and dandy, but there are just as many great multi-platform releases between the three consoles. With this entry the TSG Staff looked at titles that were multi-platform at or near their initial release dates. While probably not my favorite multi-platform release, I figured I’d shake things up a bit by adding a more unique release with my entry.

You can check out all of the staff’s entries on TheSpeedGamers!

TSG Staff Picks of Last Generation: Xbox

Microsoft’s original Xbox wasn’t exactly very popular, with the exception of its extremely successful online service. Software-wise,  Microsoft’s Xbox is known best for the Halo franchise, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any other titles worth playing on this coffee table of a console.  While I haven’t put much time into the platform myself, there seems to be quite a few hidden gems out there on the platform for bargain prices.

You can check out my picks and the rest of the staff’s picks over on TheSpeedGamers!

VGChartz gamrFeed – Interview with Tripwire Interactive’s Alan Wilson

About a month ago I met up with Alan Wilson of Tripwire Interactive to talk about their company, franchises and some upcoming software releases.  It was my first interview, but overall I think it actually turned out pretty well.  I might post the audio recording later. Although It was just through a hand recorder, so the quality wasn’t very good.

You can check out the transcribed version on VGChartz gamrFeed!

TSG Staff Picks of Last Generation: GameCube

Last month we ran an series of articles on TheSpeedGamers featuring TSG staff’s  favorite titles on last generation consoles. With this entry, we tackled the Nintendo GameCube, a personal favorite of mine! You can find my entry in the post, which actually is one of the first games I actually reviewed.

You can check out all the entries over on TheSpeedGamers!

TSG Staff Picks of Last Generation: PlayStation 2

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the last generation’s console war, on TheSpeedGamers we’re talking about some of our favorite titles for the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and Nintendo GameCube.  This week we touched on the PlayStation 2 first and I picked out one of my favorite titles for the system. To some, it might be surprising. But if you truly know me, you know it’s right up my alley.

You can check out not only my entry, but also other various TSG Staff’s entries over on TheSpeedGamers!

VGChartz gamrFeed – Before They Were Big: Rockstar North

Rockstar Games has a very fortunate and interesting past.  They seemed destined to do great things ever since the beginning, but even they had their hiccups on the way. While you may know Rockstar North for the Grand Theft Auto series, there’s so much more behind them, including one of the biggest franchises of the 90s.

Check out the article over on VGChartz gamrFeed!

VGChartz gamrFeed – Before They Were Big: Treyarch

Treyarch has been in a rather weird position since, until recently, they’ve been the “other developer” behind the Call of Duty series. But looking back at their history, they actually have a pretty surprising birth, specifically in a couple software titles they made. Years after that they were stuck in an unfortunate situation, but I think they hardly mind now considering they are behind the, so far, best selling Call of Duty title.

You can check out the article on VGChartz’ gamrFeed.

VGChartz gamrFeed – Five Things You May Not Know About the Nintendo 64

With the Nintendo 64’s fifteenth anniversary earlier this week, many are talking about how great the software and system was, even if it wasn’t on top of the market. You can ask anyone about the Nintendo 64 and probably get similar information regarding the system’s success. But there are still some secrets the Nintendo 64 held that many may not be aware of across software, hardware and accessories.

Head over to VGChartz gamrFeed to check out the list!