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 […]

Nintendo Switch Ownership Guide

The Nintendo Switch is nearly two years old as we come to the end of 2018, and the holiday season is well upon us. The Switch is a hotter item than ever. In fact, Nintendo announced in a press release that according to Adobe Analytics, in the US, the Switch broke the all time record for […]

Nintendo Icons: Where My Story Ended.

Nintendo Icon: Where My Story Ended.

Some of the most renown Nintendo icons happen to be Mario and Link. We enjoy the stories they tell, the adventures they bring us on, plus the worlds that can be explored. It’s not necessarily that my story has ended, as it could just be on a short hiatus. However, there was a noticeable drop […]

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 […]

Super Mario Bros 3 Isn’t Perfect – But It’s More Important Than You Can Possibly Imagine

Super Mario Bros 3

Super Mario Bros 3 turns 30 this week. Crazy, huh? I was more than a decade from being born when Mario 3 graced earth, yet even I can still feel the shockwaves of its impact. In recent years, Mario 3 has consistently ranked within the highest-five range of “greatest-of-all-time” lists, and rightfully so! Mario 3 […]

What Constitutes a Good Game?

In our current generation of gaming, it seems almost impossible to make a game without some sort of controversy surrounding it, being critically panned, or being ‘just another game.’ At least, that’s what some game developers and publishers seem to release. Some developers release terrible games that gain a small cult following later due to […]

Mulaka Review

No matter which culture you come from, your stories are a crucial part of your history. Whether it is the urban legends that haunt your society, the mythological tales that are handed down from generation to generation or the annals of your family members, our history defines us.

This Week In Video Game History

This Week In Video Game History… Leon S. Kennedy returns, an excellent Strategy Sim arrives on Game Boy Advance, Link tries to waken a sleeping Zelda and Nintendo saves the day.   Resident Evil 4 (NGC) [2005]   This week in video game history, the Resident Evil series returned initially as a GameCube exclusive, first […]