A bunch of the folks in CoG’s digital office listen to video game music in our free time. For some of us, it’s the only type of music we listen to. You might call us a little biased, and you’d be absolutely correct! We wouldn’t be working here if we […]

Mario has been through his fair share of adventures. He has stomped over countless Goombas in the Mushroom Kingdom numerous times, been teleported to different lands by jumping into paintings, and even had two games solely taking place in space. The mustachioed plumber is always encountering different mechanics and challenges […]

Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Konami has just recently announced three separate game bundles for Contra, Castlevania, and Arcade Classics, aptly-titled Anniversary Collections. Each collection “includes a bonus eBook packed with new information about the titles, including interviews with the development staff, behind-the-scenes insights, and sketches and design documents never before […]

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Spawning numerous video games, a few TV series, and even board games. There have also been spin-offs and many future iterations to come, including the newest Netflix TV series. This was childhood, at least from my perspective. It came and left, just like […]

This past weekend was extremely fun and very inviting during my trip to SoCal Retro Gaming Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center. I’ve had the opportunity to hang out with old friends, find new ones, and create my own experiences. As someone who primarily takes photos as a hobby, going […]

For those who gravitate towards the wonderful world that is gaming, there is a near-constant reminder that we should be turning back time and reliving retro classics. Gamers whose formative years were built around arcade gems like Pac-Man, and even later bloomers preaching the good word that is the original […]

Let’s say there is something you want to go to. A simple event where like-minded people gather: conventions. This could be for various reasons, such as video games, cosplay, photography, or curiosity. With myself attending a convention very soon and at the last possible minute, people ask, “How do you […]

Luigi’s Mansion holds many of my fondest memories from gaming on the Nintendo Gamecube. So, once Nintendo officially announced Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch, I was compelled to revisit the original game. It’s where my love for Super Mario’s underdog first took root. The game was developed and published by Nintendo, that originally released on September 14th, 2001. Luigi’s […]

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. […]

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 […]


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