One year ago on this day I realized I had all of these reviews but no place to put them. I wanted to write, but I also wanted to game. The only solution I could find was creating a blog where I could write about gaming, and a year later, you have over 350 blog entries, almost 100 reviews, and 1 year of SuperPhillip Central. I'd like to take this opportunity to pick out my favorite reviews, articles, and random oddities to commemorate this anniversary.
SuperPhillip's Favorite Video Games of All Time
I had done plenty of installments leading up to this, but I had never ordered my top ten favorite game ever in list form as of yet. After writing said list, I couldn't say I hadn't anymore. Not one but two Muppet Babies games are on the list.
June 13, 2008
June 20, 2008
June 27, 2008
July 4, 2008
July 25, 2008
August 1, 2008
August 8, 2008
August 15, 2008
August 22, 2008
SuperPhillip Central Best of 2008 Awards
Celebrating the very best games of the year 2008, this "award show" was a lot of fun to do with categories ranging from best music to best presentation. LittleBigPlanet became SPC's Game of the Year with Super Smash Bros. Brawl taking the runner-up crown.
The Best of the Best - E3 2008
We just got finished wrapping up E3 2009, but are you fond of E3 2008? The magic, the memories, the smiles? Who could forget those games we dreamed of playing and finally can? Games like Final Fantasy XIII, Wii Sports Resort, The Conduit... Okay. This is not going well.
SPC Mailbag - The Premiere Edition
Truth be told, I don't really have a mailbag. It's just an e-mail folder. SPC E-mail Folder fails to intrigue, I think. Read up on the very first "letters" every sent to yours truly.
Animal Crossing Update: Reunited and It Feels So Good
This was my very first look at Animal Crossing: City Folk. The segment would later be renamed "Animal Crossing Journal". Get warm fuzzy memories as you get reintroduced to two of the bestest friends in the whole wide world.
SuperPhillip: The Game - A Platforming Adventure Come to Life
Making nice levels in LittleBigPlanet is a lot of work. Like don't have a social life or go outside type of work. Making a game? Maybe it'll be finished in 20 years at this rate. Too many other games to enjoy, too much fresh air to breathe, and too freaking lazy, dawgs. Regardless, I'm still rather intrigued in continuing this fun project!
SuperPhillip's Brawl Snapshot Video
I love games that let you take snapshots of in-game play. I'm talking games like Halo 3, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. This was just a small sample of the photos I took inside the game. Some are cool, some are humorous, and the rest are filler.
Terms in the Industry that are Overused
Terms like "megaton", "AAA", "kiddie", "shovelware" "game", "of", "the", "Bob Saget blows", and many more. A fun article with plenty of insight-- perhaps not the kind of insight you share, but insight nonetheless.
SuperPhillip's What is UP With That!?
The premise is simple. Come up with something in gaming that doesn't make sense and ask "what is UP with that!?". This edition talks about the inaccessibility of fighting games, the price of strategy guides, and more.
Wii Music - The Struggle of Sound
Before, everyone was hating on a game called Wii Music. Now you can replace Wii Music with the Wii in general, and it's essentially the same thing. The level of hatred is beyond anything I've ever witnessed. It made for some hilarious logic, irrational anger, and increased "hey, these guys must WANT to be laughed at"thoughts towards many "gamers".
Wiitriol: Ask Your Doctor if Wiitriol is Wrong For You
Wii envy. It's only gotten worse since this article. Have you seen message boards since this past E3? Natal = Wii killer. It doesn't have to prove itself. It's not on a Nintendo console, so I hope it succeeds. I could do another volume with the material and hypocrisy rampant from these pathetic shells of gamers. I'm too much of a fan though. I don't hate everything all the time is my problem.
Rated "M" for Misnomer
This articles features a lot of cursing, nudity, gore, and sex, so it'd obviously be rated M for 13 year olds and grown men stunted mentally to enjoy. Read up, gentlemen!
How Shitty is this Industry? Very shitty.
Do you like rants? Do you hate the video game industry? Hate the gaming press and the hate-filled lamers that they cater to? Then pull up a chair and get ready to nod for the duration of this article.
How to Be A Video Game Comedian
A satirical look a humor on message boards when it comes to the video game fan-dom. Are you laughing with them or at them? Hm... looking at my writing, perhaps I should read this article...
Dudes... Do you remember when Filbert took over the site?
That was awesome of him to do, but at the same time... so gnarly.
SuperPhillip's Top Ten Video Game Soundtracks of 2008
Doot-doot-doot! Did you guess what tune that was? And you call yourself a video game player! For shame! This list was famous for having a bunch of people crying "wahh, Smash Bros. Brawl is a bunch of remixes!" I answered, "you're arguing a list made by SuperPhillip?" And then they reevaluated their lives. That's the power of SP, baby.
The Most Overlooked Wii Games - Part One
I've had past installments featuring the DS and PSP, but it was my Wii edition that garnered the most interest. Perhaps we'll see a part two in the second year of SuperPhillip Central... Yeah, you will. Sorry for hinting like that.
SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - The Best of the Best
And finally, a celebration of the best of SPC wouldn't be complete without my favorite VGMs!
I've gone through my past 300+ favorite pieces of video game music, and I've selected my favorites-- the best of the best if you will. Please take a look and listen back to some of the most excellent, fantastic, beautiful pieces of music to ever enter the realm of video games!
Games include Super Mario Galaxy, Final Fantasy VI, Sonic Adventure 2, Xenogears, Star Ocean, The Legend of Zelda, and many more!
The World Ends With You - the first new review on SPC
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Resident Evil 5
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Excitebots: Trick Racing
The House of the Dead: Overkill
Madden NFL 09 All-Play
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play
DK King of Swing (GBA)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA)
Dragon Ball Origins
DK Jungle Climber
There you have it. To the best of my ability, I have selected my favorite articles from the past year. I won't pretend to know if I'll be doing this gig for another year, but I do know that that it's great having so many people along for the ride. Let's have fun on this ride no matter how long it lasts! You keep reading, I'll keep writing. ...Wait! Where are you all going?