Mike’s Underappreciated Games Corner

We all love video games here at Culture of Gaming. But what about those games that fall through the cracks? Sure, some people like them, but the rest of us tend to forget them and move on to bigger and better games, even those from the very same franchises. I’m here to change that today. […]

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 […]

The Five Best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Reveals

With the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct that occurred recently, we now know of the entire initial fighter roster for the game. With a total of 74 characters (including echo fighters), fans can surely look forward to trying out tons of combinations during matches. With that said, we thought it would be fun to look […]

Culture of Gaming’s Top 50 RPGs of All Time

Top 50 RPG's

We writers at Culture of Gaming strongly believe that role-playing games are absolutely wonderful. “But what kind of RPGs do you mean?” All of them! JRPGs, WRPGs, MMORPGs, CRPGs, action RPGs, open-world RPGs – they’re all fantastic! They’ve given us some of the richest systems, most incredible stories, and most engrossing atmospheres in the entire […]

Super Smash Bros Blog Summary Aug 20 to Aug 26

Smash Bros

A wise man once told me that good things come to those who wait. This wise man lives inside my bathroom mirror. As wise as he may be, he cannot compare to the grandeur of Masahiro Sakurai. We have made it through yet another week of the Smash Bros. creator’s foretelling of events to come. […]

What’s in a Name? An Analysis of Video Game Sequels and Reboots

A successful product warrants revisiting. As a businessman or businesswoman, what do you do when your toy, appliance, car, or smart phone nets you a boatload of profit? Leave it in the dust to die? Of course not! You capitalize on that success, creating sequels, tie-in products, merchandise and reboots to reap more rewards from […]

Super Smash Bros Blog Summary Aug 6 To Aug 12

Smash Bros

I have humbled myself at the feet of Masahiro Sakurai after coming down from the high of correctly predicting King K. Rool and Simon Belmont. I was becoming languid from the meager stream of information which the Super Smash Bros. Blog provides. The Direct was manna for my malnourished Smash soul. My frailty has become […]

CoG’s Castlevania Belmont Timeline

Simon and Richter Belmont

So, you just watched the Smash Brothers reveal and don’t know a thing about Castlevania. Who are Simon and Richter? That’s ok. Here at Culture of Gaming, we have you covered. The following is everything you could ever want to know about the Belmonts with a comprehensive guide. Sometimes it can seem like there are […]

The Top 25 2D Platformers of All Time

Platformers are the skeleton of the video game industry. Whether it be the classic masterpieces of the 80s and 90s, or the modern indie platformers of today, we at Culture of Gaming love some good ol’ fashioned running and jumping – you might say that some of us are even adamant about it. So like […]