I’ve clocked 107 hours on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds since I bought it on April 11th. This may or may not sound like a lot to you but it most definitely is for me. In fact, I’ve only ever clocked more hours on one other Steam game – Dark Souls II. And I’ve played it more than Dark Souls III, which astonishes me.
Look, I know I’ve got a reputation for hating on Nintendo, and maybe rightly so. But it comes from a place of love. Just like you, I grew up on Nintendo. Getting a NES for Christmas remains pretty much the best memory of my life. Going to a car boot to sell off toys to buy a SNES is up there too. That’s why it hurts so much to see the company getting it so wrong.
A few words of mine can be found in Keith Stuart’s latest piece about how Nintendo fared in 2016.
When I was a wee nipper I loved the Turtles. The Hero Turtles, that is. Ninjas were deemed inappropriate by British censors back then, so what we now know as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were in my time called the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. They edited out all of the nunchuck bits, too. They even cut those out of the film. I once even bought an unedited version of Game of Death from an under-the-table seller at a Bruce Lee convention in Bradford just to see the nunchuck scene. Technically speaking this was breaking the law, so I shan’t admit to it if you ask me.
One of my favourite Turtles things was the arcade game. They had one down at the bowling alley in Basingstoke and I must have pumped literally dozens of my parents’ monies (20p a go, was it?) into it with my mates. So when I saw a picture of a handheld Turtles game in the Argos catalogue I just knew I NEEDED to own this portable version of the arcade game.