Category Archives: Video games

Beyond Futureworld

I have a new dystopian adventure to announce. Beyond Futureworld is my attempt to make a coherent and entertaining story using characters and settings from the 1976 movie Futureworld and the 1980 TV series Beyond Westworld.  It’s a visual novel style game that has the player control John Moore as he attempts to solve a […]

The Fembot Crisis 1.1

You may have seen recently that I updated and added content to my video game Mechatropolis.  Well, I’ve done the same for my Bionic-themed JRPG game The Fembot Crisis. There have been a few bug fixes made, several typos fixed, and a 10 minute “OSI Epilogue” added!  Some new art and visual tweaks have been […]

Mechatropolis 1.1

I’ve got a new game that’s just been updated with additional content. I announced this JRPG style game back in December of 2023 when I finished it, but I’ve been busy lately doing some tweaking, bug fixing, and adding things to the ending of the game.  So if you missed it back then, now is […]

I No Longer Regret Buying a Wii U

Sometimes sequels really stink.  Jaws: The Revenge.  Highlander II: The Quickening.  Dumb and Dumber To.  George Bush. Nintendo’s successor to the multi-million selling Wii was like that. Reggie Fils-Aimé came out on stage and talked this thing up like it was “a Wii… for you…” and other some such vague bluster.  He didn’t even let […]

Creativity, Disability, and “Etch A Sketch Brain”

I’m a creative person. I’ve always had this creative spark that drives me to be inventive, imaginative, and innovative in the way I express myself. And I’ve been very fortunate that I’ve been able to create some truly great things over the previous two and a half decades. Take a look at the Stories and […]

Steam Deck, Schmeme Deck!

Want a portable gaming system with a large screen and full Windows compatibility?  Don’t have several hundreds of dollars to spend on the Steam Deck or one of its knock-offs? Get a used netbook! That right there is the venerable HP Mini Note 2133.  I bought that back in 2008 when it came out.  It […]

Mechatropolis

To close out 2023, I’ve got a new game to announce. Mechatropolis is a JRPG-style video game I made in RPG Maker, like my previous games.  This one is a porn game, however, with the premise of having sex with androids.  At Kishin’s urging I included a story-line into it too. It’s free, so give […]

Robotman’s Cheap Classic JRPG Calendar 2024

It’s calendar time again.  And this is for me to put on my wall in a more respectable way than one with robot porn on it. So far in my calendars, I’ve done all the major game consoles, home computers, and even some peripherals like controllers.  I need a new calendar this coming year, and […]

My Brief Dalliance with New Games is Over

Playing new video games is expensive.  Especially if you tend to play a lot of video games – like I do – and if you live in an inflation-ridden dystopia – like I do.  Too often I’ve had the unpleasurable experience of getting interested in upcoming games, balking at the system requirements, getting sticker shock […]

The Fembot Crisis

I’ve just finished making a new video game.   Like my previous two video games Onyx Crystal Core and Pomplain Forst in Outer Spave, I made this in RPG Maker, so it’s a JRPG-style game at its foundation. The Fembot Crisis is an homage to the “Fembot” episodes of the Bionic Woman and the “Robot” episodes […]

The Grandia Series and my JRPG Journey

I’ve mentioned recently how I’ve gotten into playing classic JRPGs.  That actually started by accident in a couple of ways. First, I made two games (here and here) in RPG Maker, which makes JRPG-style games by default.  As I was making them, play-testing them, and eventually playing through those finished games, I realized that I […]

Yakuza

Ah yes, it’s time to talk about this well known video game, “Yakuza Fury“, which busted onto the gaming scene on the PlayStation 2 in 2005. Nah, of course not.  This is about the long-running and widely acclaimed video game series published by Sega that everybody knows in the West as Yakuza.  I remember I […]

Pomplain Forst in Outer Spave

Have you ever taken an inside joke way too far? About 15 years ago, I was chatting on Yahoo Messenger with my good friend Keizo, and I made the typo to end all typos.  I was trying to type the phrase “complain first”, but instead I typed “pomplain forst”. I don’t really know how that […]

Onyx Crystal Core

Have you ever had something suddenly pop into your mind for no apparent reason? A few weeks ago I was in my Robotman house, being Robotman, doing Robotman things, when all of a sudden I thought of RPG Maker.  I remember nearly 20 years ago I learned about RPG Maker, and even downloaded it to […]

A Bionic Woman Video Game?

Don’t get too excited.  This has about as much chance of happening as a modern open-world big budget video game based on the Dr. Goldfoot movies. But I’ve always wanted to see a modern action adventure video game made out of the original Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman TV series.  I’ll have to […]

Robotman’s Cheap Classic Controller Calendar 2022

It appears to be calendar season.  Not, however, calendula season, nor colander season.  But as I was making my snazzy and sexy 2022 fembot calendar yesterday, I also started making one I could actually hang on my wall.  You know, one that isn’t pornographic. And it occurred to me that I hadn’t yet made a […]

Fallout 4 Perk Magazine Retextures

Those of you who have played Fallout 4 will be aware of its perk magazines.  They’re a neat way of granting the player boosts in stats and abilities.  So of course I have to come around and start adding female robots and androids everywhere! Here’s a mod that will change all 131 perk mags in […]

Video Games

Onyx Crystal Core Pomplain Forst in Outer Spave The Fembot Crisis Mechatropolis Beyond Futureworld Radio K.I.M. (For Fallout 4) Radio K.I.M. 1 Radio K.I.M. 2 Radio K.I.M. 3 Radio K.I.M. 4 Radio K.I.M. 5 Radio K.I.M. 6 Radio K.I.M. 7 Radio K.I.M. 8 (intro only) Radio K.I.M. 8 (Swing version) Radio K.I.M. 9 Radio K.I.M. […]

Emulation on Windows XP in 2021

It’s been just over seven years since Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP.  Most people have moved on to Vista, 7, 8, and 10 since long before then.  Hell, crazy people like me have even moved over to Linux, and there are those Mac people too.  That’s not even to mention the amount of […]

Emulation Roundup

Move ’em on, head ’em up Head ’em up, move ’em on Move ’em on, head ’em up, emulation Cut ’em out, ride ’em in Ride ’em in, cut ’em out Cut ’em out, ride ’em in, emulation After not really playing emulated video games for nearly five years, I think it’s time to catch […]

Farewell, Xbox

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the departure of an old gaming console, the Xbox. No, not that one.  And no, not the new one, or even that one. Jesus, Microsoft really fucked up the naming system for these things didn’t they?  I mean, it was so simple to just follow the […]

The Forgotten Fallout Game

Fallout 4 has become my favourite video game.  So unsurprisingly, I’ve read up on the previous games in the Fallout series, to get an idea of what those games are about, what the lore says, et cetera. That’s when I read up on what is a largely reviled game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox […]

Cuberpynk 2077

So, the game I’ve been waiting for since 2012 is finally here!  I’ve got my copy!  I made it 7.5 hours in, and downloaded a patch… And couldn’t load the game any more.  Well shit.  We were getting along so well, Cyberpunk.  Maybe it’s me.  Or rather, maybe it’s my PC.  I do remember that […]

Cyberpunk 2077

November 19th is just a week and a half away!  Oh wait a minute… what’s this yellow block with text on it… Yeah, well, so what.  As far as reminiscences go, that old planned release date is now no more meaningful than the old September 17th and April 16th release dates.  And the delay being […]

Golfyssey 28 — PlayStation

Holy crap, remember The Golfyssey?  My lame-brained attempt to “review” a bunch of console-based golf video games and spew forth my uninformed opinions on the hardware on which they were to be had? Good times, good times.  Except for that shitty black and white abomination for the Atari 5200, and the shitty full colour abomination […]

Robotman’s Cheap Classic Console Calendar 2020

In an attempt to adorn my bare and crumbling walls again this year, I’ve forgone the tradition that most folks have of buying a calendar, and I’ve made my own out of bookers and hacky sack.  Or something like that. Then again, considering how much printer ink costs, maybe this is the stupid way to […]

Robotman’s Cheap Classic Computer Calendar 2019

It’s that time of year again!  Time to chuck out the old bent-up, scratched & damaged year and replace it with a brand new, shiny year – replete with that impressive, plasticky smell of polyvinyl chloride, assorted benzenes and aldehydes! And what better way to commemorate the turning of the calendar than with a calendar […]

I got a new computer!

I’m not immune to that irrational surge of emotion one gets when receiving a new toy.  And in my case, I get most excited about computer hardware – surprise, surprise. My windows XP gaming computer handled all my favourite late ’90s and early ’00s games like Age of Empires, Lords of the Realm II, Civilization […]

Robotman’s Cheap Classic Console Calendar 2018

Twas a day after Christmas and up on my wall Hung last year’s cheap calendar crude layout and all I glanced at the date and the days that were left And knew that of new calendars I was bereft So up off my lazy ass I had to go And think of more game consoles […]

Posters for Fallout 4

I recently discovered a mod for the PC version of Fallout 4 that allows custom art to be added to settlements.  Of course I had to go and make some fembot stuff for it!  Some of them advertise that awesome radio station Radio K.I.M., and the rest are just some nice stuff to look at […]

Emulator snobs

I’ve been wanting to make this rant for a while now, but after reading this thread on reddit (archive here), I feel that now is the right time to do it. Lately I’ve noticed  that there are some people in the “emulation community” who are just assholes.  They get mad over the stupidest shit – […]

Propaganda!

To forestall counter-revolutionary regressions and the tactics of those who would betray the ideals of the sacrifices our Comrades have made, please benefit in these glorious depictions of our shared console heritage. Onward!

Mednafen: Still garbage after all these years

Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) have been around since the early 1970s.  They are not a new idea.  A well-thought out and proper-functioning GUI is essential to modern computer use. Think how frustrating it would be if your phone or tablet didn’t have a GUI, and you had to issue a memorized list of arcane commands […]

Unlocking the Mysteries of Sega Saturn Emulation

The Sega Saturn.  It’s like a planetary system.  It’s like an atom.  Complex, yet ordered.  Dual CPUs and six other processors make it like a binary star system with six planets, or some mysterious element with a proton and neutron and six electrons. Nah, it’s actually a really fun console to own and play.  I’m […]

Fixin’ ta fix my controller

I really like my Saitek controllers. Not as much as I like my Logitech Dual Action controllers, but the Saitek controllers are what I use for my Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, 32X and TurboGrafx-16 emulators.  They’re decently built and feel comfortable in my large hands. So I was rather peeved when my oldest […]

SG-1000, Master System, and Game Gear emulation

Before Sega turned into the pathetic quarter-profits-chasing caricature of its former self that it is now, they were amassing quite a collection of games for their own video game systems.  This was back in the 80s and 90s, of course, decades ago. For years I’ve been using a program called MEKA to emulate the SG-1000, […]

A better way to emulate the TurboGrafx-CD

For a while now, I’ve been enjoying some of the rare video games that came out for the TurboGrafx-CD.  It was an add-on that came out for NEC’s TurboGrafx-16 console, and was the first CD-based way to play video games.  I talked about it here, exactly a year ago as luck would have it.  The […]

Hooray for old hardware

My current hobby of playing decades old console video games through emulation is contingent upon some rather old PCs continuing to work as if they were new.  When I think about how my newest and main emulation PC is seven years old now, and how its backup is eleven years old, I realize that things […]

A review of PlayStation emulators

Emulation can get a bad rap sometimes.  I think that mainly comes from people who don’t really understand what they’re talking about.  I also think it comes from people who are just opposed to the very concept of emulating a video game outside the original hardware for which it was intended. Since I discovered the […]

Quizicality 04 — Odyssey²

As you may or may not know, the Odyssey² was a home console that included a full Qwerty keyboard.  The few quiz games available for it take advantage of this setup. Math-A-Magic! (1980) Yes, another math quiz game.  But this one is probably the easiest out of all of them to play because of the […]

Quizicality 03 — Apple ][

Though the hardware was released a few months before the venerable Atari 2600, the Apple II computer was capable of a few more tricks than that console.  I chalk this up mainly to the fact that it’s a computer with a keyboard and the fact that it’s hardware was expandable.  The graphics are nowhere near […]

Quizicality 02 — Atari 2600

Among the Atari 2600’s vast and vastly inconsistent library of games are a couple that qualify as quiz games.  And yes, they are both math quiz games.  We’re not going to see anything so astoundingly complex as words just yet. Basic Math (1977) This launch title for the 2600 (when it was still known as […]

Quizicality 01 – Channel F

Back in 1976, video games were still a very new phenomenon.  The Fairchild Channel F was not the first home video game console, but it was the first one that allowed for interchangeable game cartridges.  And even with the rudimentary tech inside the console, the game library shows signs of creativity beyond just Pong. Math […]

Quizicality

It’s time for another batch of video game reviews here on Robotman’s blog.  This time, I’ll be focusing on the exciting, engrossing and exhilarating world of quiz games.  Hang on to the edge of your seat, because nothing gets the blood pumping like a round of 20 Questions played on your old 8-bit computer, am […]

LSD: Dream Emulator

That LSD stands for Lovely Sweet Dream, don’t you know.  Or one of many other things like in Limbo the Silent Dream, in Life the Sensuous Dream, in Logic the Symbolic Dream, in Leisure the Sonorous Dream, in Laughter the Spiritual Dream, in Lunacy the Savage Dream, in Linking the Sapient Dream, or one of […]

Video Carnage 36 — The Checkered Flag

My Video Carnage reviews have all wrapped up, and I’ve done the circuit from console to console, all the way from the lowly Odyssey to the Xbox.  I’ve stopped in with some computers along the way to check out the driving there,and all told, I reviewed 99 games for 33 systems.  Now it’s time to […]

Video Carnage 35 — Road Rash (Part 2)

I’m back with the second half of my Road Rash series reviews.  The first five games I reviewed can be found here. Road Rash 3D (1998) This was the second Road Rash title I ever played, and it was one of the first games I bought when I first bought my PlayStation 2. In fact, […]

The TurboGrafx-CD

Back in 1988, NEC released the world’s first disc-based video game system in the form of an addon for their PC Engine console.  This was in Japan, where gamers got the new tech first in those days.  The CD-ROM² added some extra power to the base console, and game studios took advantage of this to […]

E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial

Despite what you might have read, this is not the worst video game ever made. This is definitely a terrible video game, and I do loathe it.  I can find no enjoyment in playing it.  But the story of E.T. is historically important, and it’s interwoven with the story of Atari’s fall from the top […]

Video Carnage 34 — Road Rash (Part 1)

Now that I’ve gone from Odyssey to Xbox and burned chronologically through all the console hardware I own and emulate, I’m just going to focus on one series of racing games in particular for these next two posts. There are many popular and well-known racing game series that have come out for various consoles over […]