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 […]

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 […]

Culture of Gaming’s Top 25 First-Person Shooters of All Time

First-person shooter

Love ’em or hate ’em, first person shooters have pretty much redefined the video game medium. We would argue they changed it for the better. Ever since the early 90s, the FPS genre has captured our imaginations (and sadistic pleasure) with immersive narratives, addictive gun mechanics, and fantastic online play. There’s something so addictively satisfying about […]

Top 10 Game Sequels That Are Better Than the Original

As well all know, the sequel to a phenomenal video game is one of the most highly-anticipated events in the world of gaming. Once you’ve played a game that you know was one of the best ever, the wait for the follow-up can feel torturous. Some games are so good that it feels like it […]

Retro Rumble Podcast Episode #08: Half-Life

Hello everyone! In this weeks episode, the Retro Rumble team gather to discuss one of the greatest video games ever created and one of the most influential and important first-person shooters, HALF-LIFE. Join this weeks host, Ethan, Joel and David (for whom Half-Life is an all-time favourite). We look both entries in the series so […]

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 […]

Half-Life: A Place in the West #1 – 4 Review

Half-Life fans have always craved for more of the universe’s story ever since the second game left us with a cliffhanger. Now, we finally get more glimpses into that universe. Half-Life: A Place in the West features new characters struggling in a broken world. Each main character is fleshed out well, but in ways that slow down the […]