Culture of Gaming’s Top 49 Video Game Antagonists

Humans love to hate things; the internet has proven that time and time again. Whether it be a political candidate, a corporate entity, or a YouTube Rewind, we have a plethora of villains stored up in our psyche, real or perceived. But sometimes, particularly in fiction, a villain can be a balancing factor; a hurdle […]

Culture of Gaming’s 50 Greatest Video Game Weapons

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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 Best Video Game Inspired Sneakers

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Thanks to the recent release of the PlayStation Classic, many online personalities received care packages from Sony to celebrate the release. Each care package containing, of course, the PlayStation Classic, a couple of hats and a set of video game inspired sneakers; the Nike PG 2.5 x PlayStation. The collaboration isn’t as strange as it […]

Terrible Snow and Ice Levels in Video Games

The holidays are here and with that terrible news also comes the realization that it is time for snow and ice. After getting over a foot of snow this Sunday, I am feeling pretty salty towards the whole idea of winter. It might be because it reminds me of my dark, cold heart, but let’s […]

CoG’s 25 Greatest 3D Platformers of All Time

Since the days of the N64 and PS1, we’ve fallen in love over and over again with 3D platformers. Sure, there might not be hundreds of them to choose from, but the few that are out there have captured our hearts and imaginations since we were kids. They’ve taken us through vibrant mascot-filled worlds, with intense […]

Super Smash Bros Blog Summary Aug 6 To Aug 12

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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 […]

Nintendo’s Complicated Legal History

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Recently Nintendo shut down two Arizona-based emulation sites run by Jacob Mathias. The sites, loveROMS.com and LoveRetro.com, were notorious for offering easy access to illegal downloads of classic video game ROMs, and Nintendo had had enough. They sued Mathias for more than $100 million in statutory damages, and requested that the sites be permanently taken […]

Nintendo and 3rd Party Crossovers That Should Happen

Video game crossovers are always fun when they happen. The idea of two popular franchises merging together to create a potentially amazing game just gets fans excited. Gamers love to see how iconic characters from different universes would interact with each other if they met. Whether it be to stop their respective enemies that have […]

The Rise and Fall and Rise of The Platformer

Before the internet/computer age and first-person shooters, there was a time when consoles were the dominant forces in the video game industry. Beloved TV-boxes like the NES, Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo were leading the video game industry almost single-handedly, delivering great experiences on some of the most powerful hardware of the time. While the […]

Top 10 Most Iconic Video Game Mascots

Video game mascots: perhaps one of the greatest elements of the gaming industry to manifest during the 80s and 90s. Originally created as a marketing technique to attract newcomers to the then-small gaming community, video game mascots seem to have transcended to something far greater… they have become legends. These mascots can represent the worlds […]