Hello all!

Thanks to Games With Coffee, Retro Redress has actually been nominated for an award! I’m pretty shocked – I never thought the words ‘Retro Redress’ and ‘award’ would ever be seen in the same sentence. Nevertheless, thanks to Games With Coffee, this blog can technically call itself an award winner. As someone who’s only been writing for a little while, that’s really encouraging and another reminder of how much I’m enjoying being part of this community.

There are some rules to follow should you be nominated, so let’s look at them.

  1. Display the award



2. Thank the individual(s) who have nominated you and include a link to their blog. A little promotion for their blog is also welcome.

No problem! Thank you Coffee With Games – it’s much appreciated! I don’t drink coffee, but I did enjoy an Espresso Shot that made me want to buy Sonic Mania. Maybe one day, when I finish Sonic 1,2,3 and CD?

3. Answer the questions asked by the individual who has nominated you.

  1. What qualities or characteristics in a villian from your favourite game or series do you admire and why?

Great question…I guess its’ the cool factor. I guess someone like M.Bison would be a good example. The cloak he starts the fight off with, the fact he can fly, his awesome ‘Psycho Power’ attacks…he’s basically a badass.

2. If you could choose any character from any video game to become for a day, who would you choose and what (with their special abilities or powers)would you do in that timeframe?

East one that…Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes. I could happily spend a day watching wrestling, cruising around Santa Destroy and battering assassins with a beam katana. Travis’ power to stomach mundane jobs would come in handy too…I’d have to make some money for food for the day!

3. In your mind, what constitutes a Mature, Distinguished Gamer?

Someone who is experienced in playing and understanding games, yet is open to new experiences. Someone who respects the past, yet is excited about the future. Someone who can engage in debate with others and widen his own and their horizons.

The last point probably rules me out. I’d say The Well-Red Mage is a good example of this, but there are many others out there on WordPress!

4. Nominate an arbitrary number of bloggers and have them answer three questions you put forth to them.

Who to choose and why?

1 – Dylan at Sega Does – for spreading the Sega love

2 – i heart old games – for showing and discussing a fine games collection

3 – Double Jump for the fun gaming discussions

4 – Defy The Majority for inspiring me to try the 30 Day Video Game Challenge

5 – Launches Joypadfor understanding how easy it is to score on the original FIFA game…

6 – The Dragon’s Tea Partyfor sharing my platforming shame….

7 – AlunaRLfor some fun discussions….

Three questions? Ok…in the spirit of Retro Redress…

  1. What is the one game that you just can’t beat? A game that you enjoy playing and have devoted lots of time to, but just can never get to the end?
  2. What game do you think is underrated? A personal favorite that no-one appreciates?
  3. What is the gaming challenge you would most like to complete? Is there one specific mission or collectible you want to get? Is it a personal thing that you always wanted to do, just to say you did it?

Again, thank you to Coffee With Games and I’ll see you all on the flipside….