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The 2019 mid-year Hagen’s Alley Report – How have I done so far and what’s left for the year?

Happy End of Summer everybody! Since I posted a pretty expansive list in January, I figure it’s time to follow up and see how we are coming along on everything and talk about what’s next for Hagen’s Alley!

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Steredenn: Binary Stars (Nintendo Switch) – Super Rare Games Physical Release Review

Steredenn: Binary Stars is a horizontally scrolling spaceship shooter that has a fusion of old school gameplay combined with bullet hell and rogue-like aspects to make it a unique release. Super Rare Games did the physical release, in their own … Continue reading

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What’s next for Hagen’s Alley in 2019? – New Years Resolutions!

Happy New Year Everybody! 2018 was another wild year here, with tons of craziness (and constant learning) with book releases, and let’s hope that 2019 is a positive one. It’s time to talk about the past year and go over … Continue reading

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Cat Quest – Nintendo Switch Review – More Than Just Another Indie Switch Game?

Wow did I not expect to like Cat Quest, I’ll just start off with that! It’s crazy because simply from the “box art” this game looks like your typical indie game with flash-style cartoon graphics, however this is definitely a … Continue reading

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The C64 Mini – The Ultimate Way to Play the Commodore 64?

While the C64 Mini has been out for a bit now, it is only recently that I have gotten one of my own. This was mainly because I found out that, through frequent updates from the creators, you can now … Continue reading

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Games I’ve Recently Beaten – Knight ‘n’ Grail – Commodore 64

2012 – Psytronik Software

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The Bits of Yesterday (Documentary Review)

I haven’t been reviewing a ton of movies on this site, which is ironic as I carved my original pathway with Hagen’s Horror Haven (some 20 years ago!) doing just that. The documentary that I’m covering today however is a … Continue reading

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Midwest Gaming Classic 2018!

Hagen’s Alley Books & VGBS at MGC! Continue reading

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New Book – The Complete Nintendo Switch!

It’s time to announce the 10th book from Hagen’s Alley… Due to the success of The Complete NES and The Complete SNES, we are proud to announce our next book(s) in the series….The Complete Switch!

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Gamer’s Guide: Christianity is a LIE | The TRUTH About Bayonetta Part II

God doesn’t exist. At least, not in the way we all think. On this week of Gamer’s Guide we take a deeper look into how theology and our perceptions of God through the lens of Nintendo’s Bayonetta.

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Twin Galaxies and Cheating Historical Gamers? – The Witch Hunt is On!

Twin Galaxies has been a hot topic that has recently been all over the Internet, but not because of people having fun and setting scores on their favorite games. Ohhhh no….. It’s because the newer regime is going through and … Continue reading

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Sonic Generations – PS3 / Xbox 360 (vgMastersClub Review Rewind)

(This is an unused review from my old site vgMastersClub.com which is where a lot of the inspiration for me to start making books came from!) Sonic Generations is literally a blast from the past! Not only does this hedgehog … Continue reading

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Spook-o’-tron – NES Homebrew Review

Spook-o’-tron is an arcade-style NES game that takes inspiration from the classic Robotron: 2084. The game is a twin stick shooter that features some insane speed and action. There are so many sprites on the screen and you barely see … Continue reading

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Slain: Back from Hell – Nintendo Switch Review

With the Nintendo Switch there are so many amazing indie titles that have begun to show up. Slain: Back from Hell is one of those games that I randomly came across in the eShop and immediately caught my eye. Of … Continue reading

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NESmaker – A Streamlined Way to Create 8-bit Nintendo Games

NESmaker is quite possibly one of the coolest things to have been created in the NES homebrew community that I’ve seen. It reminds me of Game Maker on the PC, but it allows you to create games within the specific … Continue reading

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