Huh, The Genesis Can Do Mode 7

Huh, The Genesis Can Do Mode 7

Being a veteran in one of the bloodiest console wars that the world had ever seen (the great conflict between the Genesis and SNES) I used to throw around terms like “blast processing” for the Genesis and RISC chipsets within the Super FX cartridges for the SNES. However it turns out that one that was […]

 Alan Smithee

Blade Runner Reimagined By 8-Bit Cinema

Blade Runner Reimagined By 8-Bit Cinema

Not an actual game mind you.

 Alan Smithee

The Save Point – The Right Telepod

The Save Point – The Right Telepod

With a title like that, I’m sure that a few of you out there in videogame land know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. For the rest of you who aren’t in the know, you might want to continue reading.

 

Retroactive Review: Metal Combat – Falcon’s Revenge

Retroactive Review:  Metal Combat – Falcon’s Revenge

No, not Mortal Kombat. METAL Combat.

 Evan Burkey

Weeaboo Wednesday: Learning The Ways of Super Robot Wars

Weeaboo Wednesday: Learning The Ways of Super Robot Wars

Though there is many different genres of anime, the one I’ve always been most attracted to has been mecha. I love giant humanoid robots fighting each other, whether it’s the hardcore scientific side like Armored Troopers Votoms, or the insane fighting-spirit powered robots of GaoGaiGar. So when I learned there was a Japan-only video game […]

 

EDUTAINMENT!

EDUTAINMENT!

Once upon a time, people assumed video games could teach valuable lessons before “How to get your money back from that hooker” and “Breaking bricks gives you money”. Here are three such titles from the golden days of the SNES for the lazy parent in all of us.

 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

Virgin Getting Back To Gaming

Virgin Getting Back To Gaming

Everyone’s favorite quirky billionaire with money to burn has been hinting at his wanting to get back to gaming for a little while…and it’s no secret that this is the big Virgin announcement at E3 this year, confirmed thanks to the countdown clock at VirginGaming.com.

 Alan Smithee

THIS is How You Make an AvP Movie

THIS is How You Make an AvP Movie

I’ve watched both AvP movies, unfortunately. I don’t know why the depths of my fanboyhood make me do deplorable acts like watching two of the worst abortions to happen to the Aliens-verse, but I have, and I do. I enjoyed every one of the Aliens Quadrilogy, yes even the Joss Whedon Alien Ressurection (anything with […]

 Alan Smithee

Super Mario World Made Me Retarded

Super Mario World Made Me Retarded

Let me get this out there right now. There is in my mind, no better example of a platforming game and no “Mario” game that comes as close to perfection than Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo. I love this game like no other, and I’m sure that there are thousands if not millions […]

 Alan Smithee

A Weird Kid’s Top 10 — Arcade Beat ‘Em Ups

A Weird Kid’s Top 10 — Arcade Beat ‘Em Ups

If there’s one genre of games I think is getting the shaft over and over again that made me fall in love with gaming in the first place, it would have to be the beat ’em ups. These games were just notorious for eating a roll of quarters faster than a German in a Mentos […]

 Ryan Wilson

Rocket Knight Adventures Revival in the Works!

Rocket Knight Adventures Revival in the Works!

Sparkster is making a comeback! Konami announced today that popular 16-bit series Rocket Knight Adventures is getting a 2.5D makeover for an upcoming new entry in the series, dubbed simply Rocket Knight.  The game will include improved graphics, completely new environments, and all the rocket action you grew to love. Rocket Knight has a current […]

 

The Ninja Turtles are a cheap date

The Ninja Turtles are a cheap date

I’ll admit it, I might have been a little harsh on the Summer of Arcade yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to all the games except for Trails HD, and I think that all of them are fairly priced regardless. I was going to buy Turtles in Time Re-Shelled when it was 1200 […]

 Alan Smithee

Ahh…The Good Ol’ Days

Ahh…The Good Ol’ Days

I am the quintessential renaissance gamer, a classic gamer, a modern gamer, a console gamer, and even a PC gamer at times. I’ve been gaming since way back in 1983 when I was only three years old. I got my start on the good ol’ Commodore 64. The first games I can recall playing were […]

 Alan Smithee

I’ve Become One of THOSE People…

I’ve Become One of THOSE People…

As I was doing some heavy thinking this weekend, you know the kind of heavy thinking that takes 30 minutes and allows you to read a few chapters of a book or get the high score in Tetris, and I realized that my brand of retro-snobbery is akin to the same cleft-assholed guys that prefer […]