Ice Hockey (1988)

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When sports video games come to mind, most people immediately think of the Madden franchise; there’s nothing wrong with that. If you consider yourself a classic gamer, you’ll think Tecmo Bowl, Ken Griffey Jr.’s Major League Baseball, or Mike Tyson’s Punch-out!!. (more…)

Kersploosh!

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Do you like throwing stones down wells? Do you like to imagine the world of wonder that your stone will almost certainly not see as it plummets to its inevitable and watery end?Do you have absolutely nothing better to play? Kersploosh!, a title created by Poisoft, is a rather short, downloadable title for the 3DS all about objects falling down wells. Yes, wells. (more…)

Fire Emblem Awakening

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Tactical RPGs are not in my comfort zone and, save some mainstays like Disgaea, it is a rarely released genre. That considered, on top of my unfamiliarity with the genre, Fire Emblem Awakening was not a purchase I expected to make. It is best-known for its notorious penchant for killing off characters permanently once they have been thwarted on the battlefield. (more…)

Excitebike

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The sport of Motocross has been around since the early 1900s, however, it didn’t exist in my world until Excitebike. Long before the X Games gave the sport a mainstream audience, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) fueled my need for speed. (more…)

Cyber Police ESWAT

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There was a wild night back in 1989 between Robocop and Shinobi that no one really talks about. As a result, the gaming gods smiled upon us and gave us a bouncing baby boy named, Cyber Police ESWAT! (more…)

Mass Effect 2

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Mass Effect 2 is a game that completely revolutionized the way games are perceived in our culture, single-handedly proved that video games are indeed an art form, and in my opinion, is one of the best games ever made. (more…)

inFAMOUS 2

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Alright. So, you’ve traversed the ruins of Empire City as Cole Macgrath once before. You know all about his electrical powers, whether blue lightning or red, the odd events that gave them to him, and the giant “wtf” waiting for you at the end of the first inFAMOUS game. Kessler warns you of “The Beast”, and leaves you on your own to wander the city with your almighty powers. What do you do next? Pop open inFAMOUS 2’s case and throw it in your PS3 as soon as possible. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for since you bought the inFAMOUS collection. (more…)