Alan Smithee

Unboxing Rituals

Unboxing Rituals

Every enthusiast out there has what has come to be known as an unboxing ritual. I thought about a few of mine today…since they change with every new case or box that comes in to being, and I had to laugh because it’s so strange yet so endearing because we all have them, or at […]

 Alan Smithee

Michael Jackson, Obviously Loved PlayStation

Michael Jackson, Obviously Loved PlayStation

Thanks to the wonders of Ebay, morbid people like me can take pleasure in seeing other , more morbid people attempt to sell of the worldly remains of now dead celebrities. This isn’t exactly that, but there really is an auction going on right now in which a man is attempting to sell off his […]

 

MWN Discusses: Graphics in RPG’s

MWN Discusses: Graphics in RPG’s

Aaaah, the good ol’ days. Look ma! I can see the pixels!! BigPopaGamer I think that graphics in RPG’s are overrated. Yes, they can be made to help draw you into the world and to give you beautiful panoramic shots of the world and the locations you visit, no doubt about that. But one thing […]

 

Games That Defined Me – Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee/Exoddus

Games That Defined Me – Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee/Exoddus

Compared to the other whores of MWN, I had a very different childhood. Firstly, I was in Europe and so I was used to bullshit release dates (and still am) and 50hz etc. Secondly and most importantly, I lived through childhood at least 1 generation after most of the writers, which means I had different […]

 Alan Smithee

Games That Defined Me — Einhander

Games That Defined Me — Einhander

There was a time, believe it or not, when Square Soft was known for making quality games and releasing brand new role-playing games here in America. Their name stood for quality games, and not the tarnished company they have become. Nobody will deny the awesomeness that was Square during the SNES period, nobody! This trend […]

 Alan Smithee

Ahh…The Not-So-Old Days

Ahh…The Not-So-Old Days

Continuing on from my post yesterday, I had stopped right after I blathered on about my affinity for the SNES. It was a great time to be a gamer when the SNES was around but was also one of the worst times due to the birth of what we now know as ‘fanboyism’. For anyone […]

 

SFIV Tips: Part 1 – Character Selection for Beginners

SFIV Tips: Part 1 – Character Selection for Beginners

So you’ve picked up SFIV and you’ve been playing it for a few days. As you continue to grind through the game with it set on ‘Easiest’ difficulty to unlock characters, you think to yourself, “Man… this game is pretty damn easy.” Well my friend, there is a whole world of depth that awaits you, […]

 

If The Likes Of Bioshock And Braid Are Recognised As Games As Art, Then Why Isn’t Oddworld?

If The Likes Of Bioshock And Braid Are Recognised As Games As Art, Then Why Isn’t Oddworld?

I love the Oddworld universe. It’s a beautiful,original world that’s full of life and leaves plenty of room for expansion. I also like the Bioshock universe. It’s a beautiful,original world that’s full of life and leaves plenty of room for expansion. The difference being between these two games is that Bioshock gained critical acclaim and […]

 

Zombocalypse training: Burn Zombie Burn

Zombocalypse training: Burn Zombie Burn

Burn Zombie Burn is an arcade style shooter hitting the PSN in the first quarter of 2009. After watching a couple of trailers and visiting the site I have to say I am well and truly intrigued. Check out the latest trailer showing a few different zombie types after the jump.

 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

Bionic Commando: Rearmed is Retro SEX

<em>Bionic Commando: Rearmed</em> is Retro SEX

The first game that I ever recieved for my NES is one that I have rambled on and on about for over 20 years now. Bionic Commando was one of those rare gems for a system that wasn’t known exactly for its technical prowess. To this day, it remains one of the few 8-bit games […]