Alan Smithee

Games That Defined Me — Bionic Commando

Games That Defined Me — Bionic Commando

I really have to thank Capcom for making this game and actually having the guts to localize it here in the US all the way back in 1988. Yes kids, this game came out 21 years ago, which makes the same game that’s chillin’ in my collection in my basement older than most of the […]

 Alan Smithee

Who Traded This In? — Contra: Shattered Soldier

Who Traded This In? — Contra: Shattered Soldier

For the longest time, I had no issue paying a full $50 for a video game, or even the upwards of $80 that I used to spend on cartridge based games, that was until this generation. Before your panties get in a wad, I should let you know that I’ve bought about 25-30 games for […]

 Alan Smithee

A Weird Kid’s Top 10 — DOS Games

A Weird Kid’s Top 10 — DOS Games

Anyone that knows me personally, knows that I am first and foremost a console gamer. It’s been that way since the early 90s when I first wrapped my grubby mitts around a SNES controller. However, during those defining years for software developers, there WAS a time where I was a console gamer and an avid […]

 Alan Smithee

Who Traded This In? — Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

Who Traded This In? — Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

For the longest time, I’ve had no issue paying full price for most games that come out…until this generation. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve bought many a $60 game for both my Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, I just now feel like I shouldn’t have to. I always assigned a certain stigma to buying used […]