Media graduate, professional journalist and self-proclaimed Final Fantasy fanboy. Interests (and die-hard passions) include gaming and sports (mainly football).
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The Euroleague 2011/12 Champions Olympiacos. Photo: ert.gr

The story of the Olympiacos Basketball Club season 2011–2012 that began in total indifference and doubt by the fans and ended with absolute glory.

I wouldn’t even think about writing this article but considering there was even a small audience for my previous piece about the Greece vs. France game, then I couldn’t really help myself. So here we go.

The year is 2011. The location, Piraeus, Greece. The local club, Olympiacos, one of the most successful — if not the most successful — in the entire country is sick of living in the shadow of their eternal rivals Panathinaikos, who have known both domestic and European success in basketball for a long time now. The burden is way too heavy for the pride of both the fans and the people in charge of the team to bear. …


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Dimitris Diamantidis arises in front of Tony Parker. Photo: filathlos.gr

It all happened in 2005 at the Belgrade Arena. The match: France vs Greece

I decided to write this article inspired by my fellow co-writer at SUPERJUMP Shawn Laib’s piece about Pete Maravich (you can read it here) which brought back quite a few memories of days spent watching basketball games in Greece. Additionally, one of my roommates yesterday was watching a documentary about the career of San Antonio Spurs former legend Tony Parker, so you could say it was a number of things.

For those who don’t know, basketball in Greece is a very popular sport. In fact, it is the second highest in popularity behind only football (or soccer if you prefer) and the teams there have known great success in both the national and European level. Many teams have gone on to win international trophies, which further demonstrates the great strength of the country in the sport. I mean, it is where the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo comes from! …


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The Big Bang Theory, a US TV show highly responsible for painting an unrealistic picture of what life is like for the nerd community. Photo: unilad.co.uk

This used to be a safe space for some people. Until suddenly, it wasn’t.

I’ve struggled a lot about whether I should submit this article to my publication. Hell, I’ve even thought about not writing it at all. Because the language I’m going to use here may not be to everyone’s liking. It may come off as ‘angry’ or ‘divisive’ or whichever other label the person reading this might choose to put on it. But I’m going to write it anyway and just leave it here. Because there are some things that I feel need to be said.

I don’t like streamers. I don’t like the nerd culture. I don’t like people walking around in the street wearing their Marvel or DC or Dragon Ball T-Shirts. I find that extremely annoying, not to mention pretentious. Because up until a few years ago and even today, some people suffered for that. And for many of us, those things that people casually wear to look cool mean a whole lot more. …


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One of the game’s greatest new features turned me into the most popular person in the room

Before we get started, let me just point out that no, this has nothing to do with owning a cat that will help you get your sleeping habits in order. Moving on.

Persona 5 Royal really was one of the best games to come out in the previous year. We here at SUPERJUMP have spoken about it at length (you can read a great analysis in regards to how the game tackles mental health issues by my fellow writer Paul Lombardo right here) while it was also quite popular among our “Game Of The Year” choices.

But to avoid overanalyzing or even potentially spoiling what is one of the best titles of 2020, I’m going to be talking less about the game itself and more about how one of its smartest new additions helped me come out of my shell and become more social with people I hardly even knew. …


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The new indie title developed by Mojiken Studios and published by Chorus Worldwide will resonate with players long after they’ve completed their journey

Browsing around the PlayStation Network the other day to find something new and innovative to play, I bumped into the most charming little game. The unique design of When The Past Was Around made it stand out from all the rest, as it looked like something from out of the pages of a coloring book or a children’s novel. Speaking to SUPERJUMP, the game’s designer and artist, Brigitta Rena, confirmed that this is something that the team at Mojiken Studios was aiming for.

“For the content of the game, we took references from illustrations, comic books, and games. From Yuko Higuchi, Puung, and Maori Sakai’s Illustration, to comic books like The Ancient Magus’ Bride and The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún, and from games like Florence and Rusty Lake series.”


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It’s a whole different city out there after dark!

(Editor’s note: For the sake of this social experiment, I purposely remained sober throughout my outings, having only two alcoholic beverages maximum per outing and, of course, no drugs whatsoever because I have never done any of those and I never will. Moving on.)

Being a new person in a new city — or a city that you used to live in but haven’t even visited for over 20 years! — can be quite daunting. However it also provides you with some unique opportunities to explore: explore the culture, the sights, the landmarks and of course, the people. See how they behave when compared to their counterparts from other places around the world. …


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The Japanese giant has discovered a key for success, and it has nothing to do with 4K or ray-tracing

It’s no secret that in today’s gaming landscape, many gamers are more interested in what they see on their screen, rather than what they’re actually playing. And so, in an attempt to keep up with the wants and needs of the players, console developers are constantly pushing the boundaries of modern tech to their absolute limit, to the point where the line between graphics and reality has become completely blurred.

All developers but one, that is. Japanese company Nintendo appears to have no interest in achieving such a result with their latest console, the Nintendo Switch, and instead put all their focus on creating new innovations that will not only maintain the interest of their own audience but also attract a wider range of players. …


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Hop on a ferry and ride under the Harbor Bridge!

Continuing on in our tourism segment that began with Athens, then went on to the United Arab Emirates and left off in London, today we will head… downunda to see what the beautiful city of Sydney has to offer its visitors.

Most people tend to confuse the “emerald city” for the capital of all of Australia, but that honor goes to the less known town of Canberra that is further to the south of the country’s eastern shoreline.

Australians are known for their friendly personalities, their warm characters and their willingness to help one another, so if you happen to find yourself lost somewhere in this admittedly large city, don’t feel too uncomfortable to ask someone in the street for directions. …


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Five big things to look forward to this year

2021 is finally upon us (and really, it couldn’t have come any sooner). But for gamers in particular, the year we’ve just left behind wasn’t all that bad. From a gaming point of view, it was one of the best in recent memory — with so many groundbreaking games hitting the market in 2020, developers will definitely have their work cut out for them to reach (or exceed) similar achievements in 2021.

With that in mind, here are the five things we can expect in 2021 that have the most potential to make this year a memorable one for gamers.


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You might be surprised…

Picking up where we left off on this mini-series regarding travel and the best places to see if you’re planning to go to Athens or the United Arab Emirates anytime soon (provided the COVID-19 restrictions are removed sometime within the next few months or so,) this time we’ll be talking about the city on the Thames and capital of England, London.

Yes, there’s the Buckingham Palace and Oxford Street of course but just as we did with Athens, here we’ll be talking about the hidden little gems and things that you should be doing if you want to make the utmost of your time in the city, especially if you’re staying for a short time (4–5 days are more than enough for a memorable vacation in London, but that’s just our opinion of course.) …

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