Reading into Nintendo Switch Online’s Future

SNES

The days of Nintendo’s extensive catalogue of retro games are seemingly over. Virtual Console was a wonderful library of historic video games from the NES, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, N64, and other consoles. The service was a retro gamer’s dream when Nintendo’s Wii U was at its (low) peak; but with the release of the Nintendo Switch […]

Culture of Gaming’s 50 Greatest Video Game Weapons

Video game weapons

Video games are a violent medium. We shoot, stab, slice, nuke, punch, bulldoze, swing, and skewer our way through baddies… and all for what? For the cathartic, sadistic pleasure of pretending to kill something without consequences? Well… yeah! It’s because of the same adrenaline rush we get from watching an action movie or reading a […]

Star Wars Battlefront II Review

Star Wars is an iconic franchise. The movies were magical and the original trilogy still holds up today. The characters were well developed and grew throughout the three movies. Han Solo went from a smuggler to a likable hero. Luke Skywalker trained for days to finally defeat his father, Darth Vader and superseded a hero […]

Mega Man Legends 3: Canceled Video Games

Mega Man Legends 3

Looking at the collection of failed video games this generation, especially this past year, we should take the time to step back. How would the market react today with some cancelled video games? Not about the ones based so much around popularity, but those that were based on older properties. Mega Man Legends 3 is […]

Five Nostalgic Game Game Endings That Shook Me

We all have works of fiction that hit us hard when we were kids. Sure, some games have unforgettable moments in them. But when those moments happen at the end of a long journey, you can’t help but turn off the console and have to be alone for a while. These were the endings that […]

Half-life and Ocarina of Time, 20 Years Later

Half-life Ocarina of Time

November 1998 – one of the most important months in the video game industry. It was on this month, 20 years ago, that two massively influential video games graced the earth. They were entirely different games – separated by genre, thematic tone, and even the PC/console gap – but in an eerily similar way, they […]

ROMs and Emulation: A Collector’s Perspective

ROMs and Emulation

What makes ROMs and emulators so popular? Why are people so passionate about keeping them available for free? If you look, it’s not completely the “free” part that gets people, it’s the availability. For years, possibly since Windows 95, emulation has been widely available for download to those who owned a computer. More recently they […]

Retro Remakes: Sony Controls The Way You Play

And the PlayStation retro love fest continues. The Crash Bandicoot trilogy remakes are joined by not only the Spyro trilogy remakes coming out, or the PS1 Classic coming out. But now, a remade version of MediEvil will join them. This does not sound so bad. After all, MediEvil is a classic PS1 title that a lot of […]