Insights from Dark Watcher
Console Reviewer \ Article Writer
When you talk to someone about topics that are of little interest there is only but the fewest things to say. However, when you talk about something you truly have a passion for...there is no shortage of words. Gaming consoles and video games are topics that have the Dark Watcher ranting with a passion. We have been around since the first generation of video game consoles. Yes...that means we are old, but it also means we got a lot to say. So gather round ya young wipper snappers, have a piece of virtual butterscotch candy and follow along with our O.G gaming gangsta BLOGS.

Enjoy our rants, our unbiased perspective and brutal honesty. Most of all enjoy the Dark Watcher's truly bizarre personality...or is it personalities? BLOGGGGGGGGG!


Industry Reflection: Project Consumer Consumption     by Dark Watcher (13-Jul-16)

Greetings game console compatriots. Ole DW here with your “Industry Reflection.” We are mid-year into 2016, and the industry is abuzz with rumors and news regarding Nintendo’s project, code-named “NX,” Sony’s project, code-named “NEO,” and, Microsoft’s project code-named “Scorpio.” While Nintendo remains tight lipped (as usual) on their project, the device will of course be new (and much needed) console … Read more


Mad Catz M.O.J.O – Hands on Review     by Dark Watcher (23-Dec-15)

The android micro-console market seemed to go out of control with so many competitors trying to capture some of the success following the OUYA. The result was a flood of similar devices with mobile cellular components and an Android operating system. The Dark Watcher took advantage of the situation, and purchased a Mad Catz M.O.J.O for a bargain. Now before … Read more


Fond Memories of Dreamcast     by Dark Watcher (10-Sep-14)

EA chief operating officer Peter Moore sent out a series of messages on Twitter reminiscing on the Sega Dreamcast. It stirred within us our own memories. Has it really been 15 years!? When you consider yourself a console historian, and find yourself excited about every video game console ever developed, it is hard not to play favorites… We admit, the … Read more


Infinity Blade: Awakening     by Dark Watcher (18-Jun-14)

Ole DW picked up this short story not realizing at first that it was associated with the Apple IOS videogame series of the same name. We just saw it was a nice short book by one of our favoured authors Brandon Sanderson. We enjoyed the the development of the character Siris, and his interactions with the character Isaline. We appreciated … Read more


Darksiders: The Abomination Vault     by Dark Watcher (18-Jun-14)

It would appear that someone had taken the time to publish an official novel based on the Darksiders game series. The cover of course features the horsemen Death and War. How could we not pick this book up? The storyline takes place ages before the events of Darksiders and Darksider’s II. This was actually a good book. The only concern … Read more


Removing Console Features     by Dark Watcher (20-Aug-11)

Its been some time since the Dark Watcher ventured out from the cave, stepped upon the coveted soap box, and delivered some good ole ranting. Today’s topic of rant? The removal of features from a console… The announcement for a redesigned Nintendo Wii for 2011 drew our attention. A lower price point would definitely get the device in more hands, … Read more


Happy 20th Anniversary Sega Genesis     by Dark Watcher (17-Aug-09)

Ole DW is like a fishermen at times Every now and then we come across some impressive info fish. Sometimes we come across some thought guppies. Todays thought guppie read “Happy 20th, Sega Genesis” from the fish farms at Kotaku. Now…you won’t see DW bringing an anniversary card to our beloved Genesis. Then again we do seem to be speaking … Read more


State of the Gaming Union Address     by Dark Watcher (01-Apr-09)

Greetings game console compatriots. Ole DW here with your “state of the gaming union” address. Looks like the gaming community is buzzing with news from GDC’09. The one tag line we found quite humorous was “OnLive could threaten Xbox, PS3, and Wii”. If for some reason you briefly escaped our dungeon of n00b, and / or you are far too … Read more


A Gaming New Year’s Resolution     by Dark Watcher (21-Jan-09)

And so the new year arrives, and it already brings about change. It also is the time for new resolutions. 2009 marks changes for the Dark Watcher. Ole DW will be trying their hand at marriage, but preparations for this event will be taxing. Regardless, we made a new years resolution to complete the many videogames that have been piling … Read more


A Formal BLOG Introduction     by Dark Watcher (03-Sep-08)

It’s been a few weeks now since Marriott_Guy lured us out of our cave using Reese’s peanut butter cups, and promises of console history glory. So now that we are settled in we wanted to take the opportunity to do a formal introduction… Ahem… Greetings! We are Dark Watcher. Some know us as “He who casts shadows in darkness”. We … Read more


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