The Future of Too Long for Twitter

Due to some big changes happening in my life, Too Long for Twitter will no longer be regularly updated. I simply don’t have the time to contribute articles every week, and I don’t want to just keeping posting really short pieces like the VG Music Picks.

Does this mean that I’m abandoning the site? No, I enjoy writing for it and want to keep it for posting anything I come up with like reviews, lists, or short fiction. It’s just that I will only be able to do so in any spare time that I can find, so updates will admittedly be very infrequent.

The site will also continue to be home to all and any Entertainment Dome episodes and related projects like Let’s Plays.

So I won’t say “goodbye,” because this isn’t an end, but a weird, new beginning.

The Entertainment Dome Episode 133 – Sonic the Meh-dgehog

This week on The Entertainment Dome, after a bit of a preamble, we share our thoughts on the somewhat decent Sonic the Hedgehog movie and James still has mixed feelings about Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Favourite Moments in Fiction #26 – Clearing The Perfect Run (Super Mario Galaxy 2)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Super Mario Galaxy 2

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I have to really love a game to go out of my way to 100% it, especially if I have to overcome some notoriously difficult challenges in order to do so. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was one of those games, but while certainly tough at points, I never found myself tearing my hair out and screaming threw clenched teeth… until the very last challenge. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #88 – Puzzle Plank Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy 2)

Both Super Mario Galaxy games have amazing soundtracks, partly thanks to Nintendo using a symphonic orchestra to perform them. It’s still a crime that Nintendo never made the soundtrack CDs easily available outside of Japan (something Nintendo STILL does, seriously, people will pay you for your music). It’s actually shocking that I haven’t listed any of either games’ songs yet, so let’s rectify that. Continue reading

Ten of My Favourite Games of the Decade

I know I’m late in saying this but, damn, this really is a new decade, huh? I never even considered it until it was pointed out to me. A lot has happened in the last ten years, and after looking at some good-looking games that are coming in the future, I’d like to reminisce about all the awesome games from the past. And, boy, there were a lot.

So, since everyone else has done it and I apparently have as much originality as a live-action Disney remake, here’s a list of some of my all-time favourite games to have been released throughout the 2010s – one from each year (I’m using the European release dates BTW). Continue reading

My Ten Most Anticipated Games of 2020

2019 is officially behind us and it was certainly a strong year for videogames, with a number of critically acclaimed titles like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Disco Elysium, and the Resident Evil 2 remake being released.

However, it was another year of the industry showing how ugly it could be. Lootboxes and in-game gambling mechanics have become so much worse, crunch culture continued to be responsible for some big-budget titles like Red Dead Redemption 2, and let’s not forget the Activision Blizzard/Hong Kong debacle.

With any luck, 2020 will offer better things; it’s certainly got a strong line-up of games to look forward to. So, how about we just get right to it – here are the ten games I’m most excited to play in the coming year. Continue reading