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Games Time Forgot: Chameleon Twist


May 27
// Ashley Davis
Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.Anthony Burch, whom I share this weekly article with, often tells me how he believes the Nintendo 64 is the ul...
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Games Time Forgot: Deja Vu


May 20
// Colette Bennett
Anyone who's ever listened to me wax poetic on RetroforceGo! about Shadowgate, the third title in the MacVenture series, already knows I have a hardcore love for anything with a point and click interface. Most people have hea...
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Games time forgot: Heart of Darkness


May 13
// Anthony Burch
Just to get it out of the way, I have no idea why this game is called Heart of Darkness. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Joseph Conrad novella of the same name, does not take place in Vietnam, and it chronicles the s...
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Games Time Forgot: Apidya


Apr 29
// Ashley Davis
Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.Shooters, whether they scroll horizontally, vertically, or both, seem to be one of those types of games that h...
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Games time forgot: Panic!


Apr 22
// Ashley Davis
Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series. As much as most current gamers seem to adore the quirky games from Japan that seldom grace foreign shores, th...
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Games time forgot: Monster Rancher 1 and 2


Apr 15
// Ashley Davis
Last week, I discussed a game that was a prime example of how a product made only to capitalize on a fad can fail and be forgotten. This week, I would like to discuss the first two games of a series that show how a fad can wo...
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Games time forgot: Socket: Time Dominator


Apr 08
// Ashley Davis
Fads and trends are an inevitable part of human life. Throughout time, these pieces of pop culture have been forgotten almost as quickly as they appeared, leaving only traces of themselves deep in our junk drawers and in emba...
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Games time forgot: Snowboard Kids


Mar 25
// Ashley Davis
Have you ever had a game from your past that you still absolutely adore, but no one else ever seems to talk about or even acknowledge its existence? I'm sure you do. There are some seemingly obscure older games out there that...
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Games time forgot: Tachyon: The Fringe


Mar 18
// Anthony Burch
Here is everything you need to know about Tachyon: The Fringe:The main character is voiced by Bruce Campbell, and he pilots what essentially amounts to a Battlestar Galactica Viper ship.I.E., nerd heaven.It's also a legitimat...
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Games time forgot: Rolo to the Rescue


Mar 04
// Ashley Davis
Many times, videogames are forgotten for fairly logical reasons. Among those are the games of the past that are left behind due to their intentionally childish content. As the main demographic of gamers grow older, it is only...
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Games time forgot: Xiao Xiao


Feb 25
// Anthony Burch
There was a time -- some might call it 2001 -- where flash animations were truly the bee's knees. Neither indie games nor viral videos had become the powerhouses they are today, and thus it was up to the regular contributors ...
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Games time forgot: Croc: Legend of the Gobbos


Feb 11
// Ashley Davis
Platformers that used item collecting as goals became all the rage in the mid-to-late 1990s. The trend grew even more rapidly after the advent of 3D graphics for home consoles. Some of them, such as Banjo-Kazooie and Mario 64...
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Games time forgot: Comix Zone


Feb 04
// Anthony Burch
Welcome once again to Games Time Forgot, wherein I attempt to highlight a game too old or obscure to remember, but fail, and am subsequently mocked for it.I never got to play Comix Zone as a child. Being a Nintendo fanboy, I ...
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Games time forgot: Snail Maze


Jan 28
// Ashley Davis
Back in the 1980s, my mother chose to purchase a Nintendo Entertainment System for her very first home console. Meanwhile, her sister took the road less traveled and bought a Sega Master System. While the NES remained my favo...
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Games time forgot: Star Wars Trilogy Arcade


Jan 21
// Anthony Burch
Wait.Before you start happily typing in "nobody forgot this game, dumbass," let me admit something: I made a mistake, naming this series "games time forgot." Instead of "games that are old that people...
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Games time forgot: Star Wars (the 1983 arcade game)


Jan 13
// Anthony Burch
Gamers today really take Star Wars for granted. Everytime we turn around, we trip over a new game taking place in George Lucas' cash cow universe: "Hey," we're told. "This is sort of like the other games -- exc...
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Games time forgot: Kirby's Dream Land 3


Jan 07
// Ashley Davis
Kirby is perhaps one of the most recognizable video game characters that has ever been created. There is no mistaking the little pink guy for anyone else, and even though most of his games do not deviate from the same formula...
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Games time forgot: Mendel Palace


Dec 23
// Ashley Davis
Game Freak is a developer that is most widely known for making the gigantic contribution of Pokémon to gaming, but they had very humble beginnings in a little game called Mendel Palace. This quirky NES puzzle game is ...
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Games time forgot: Arm Wrestling


Nov 24
// Anthony Burch
Everyone remembers and loves Punch-Out!!, but what about its weirder, more physically exhausting spinoff? Arm Wrestling is remarkable not only in that it was the arcade-only followup to Punch-Out!!, but in that it makes appro...
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Games time forgot: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am


Nov 17
// Anthony Burch
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Zombie Ninja Pro Am is none of the following things:- Attractive- Funny- Even remotely worth your time and/or moneyIt is, however, very interesting. Not interesting in its badness, like The Graveyard, ...
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Games time forgot: Jazz Jackrabbit


Nov 10
// Anthony Burch
So, you've played Gears of War 2, and you've heard the phrase "bigger, better, more badass" enough times to make you want to pop your eardrums with a knitting needle. But can you remember back to the days when the n...
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Games time forgot: Mission: Impossible


Oct 28
// Anthony Burch
I have to be completely honest: this week's forgotten game is not good (or, as any number of you will be happy to point out, "was forgotten for a reason"). It sticks out in my mind not because it was particularly go...
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Games time forgot: Hybrid Heaven


Oct 21
// Anthony Burch
I remember back when I was too stupid to realize the truth behind Nintendo Power. I read preview after preview, writeup after writeup on forthcoming Nintendo 64 games and was totally won over by the writers' enthusiasm. "...
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Games time forgot: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie


Oct 14
// Anthony Burch
Like any child of the 90's, I watched the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers a lot. Like, a lot. I shuddered with fear and amazement as the saga of the mysterious Green Ranger unfolded. I sighed with relief when he finally turned g...
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Games time forgot: Blue Shift


Oct 07
// Anthony Burch
A few weeks back, I talked about Opposing Force, the awesome mod for the original Half-Life which told the events of Black Mesa through the perspective of a marine named Adrian Shephard. While Adrian's story was interesting a...
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Games time forgot: Virtual Boy Wario Land


Sep 30
// Anthony Burch
Wario Land: Shake It! came out last week and though I haven't played it, from our review it sounds like something that would make me long for the days of the Virtual Boy.And I don't often say that.Last week, Aaron Linde remin...
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Games time forgot: Blast Corps


Sep 23
// Anthony Burch
I have no idea what's going on in the above commercial.If you owned an N64 in the 90's, then this meant two things: you probably didn't own any of the other third-generation consoles, and you tried to get excited about every ...
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Games time forgot: Half-Life: Opposing Force


Sep 16
// Anthony Burch
I remember a simpler time in the Half-Life universe. When Gordon Freeman was just a lowly physicist. When "Barney" referred to an entire class of security guards rather than a particular individual. A time when the ...
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Games time forgot: The Punisher (3rd person shooter)


Sep 02
// Anthony Burch
Last week, I highlighted the 2D beatemup. This week, due to the few comments asking about it and my own laziness, I'll talk about the more recent 3rd-person shooter.Though Manhunt 2 immediately comes to mind when phrases like...
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Games time forgot: The Punisher


Aug 26
// Anthony Burch
What with Castle Crashers coming out tomorrow morning, I thought it might be fun to look back on a game which, while not the deepest beatemup ever made, or even one of the best, holds a special place in my heart which no othe...

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