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8:31 PM on 05.04.2009

Other Worlds Than These: Raccoon City; safe as houses

You can run, but you can't hide. For as long as I can remember, I've been a claustrophobe--elevators, coffins, closets, all of them send shivers down my spine when I think of being caught in them. The first Resident Evil ca...   read

9:09 AM on 05.04.2009

Flashback Monday: A Pick and Flick Platformer; He Who Smelt It

Oh, Snotty Ragsdale, you magnificent bastard. So sad that you were nearly completely overshadowed by the inimitable Earthworm Jim. You had a good thing going for you, Snotty, but you couldn’t hold a candle to the awesomen...   read

10:01 AM on 04.28.2009

GLaDOS: or, How I learned to Stop Hating and Love the Portal

Firstly, I have to give a big thanks to Silverdragon1979, for convincing me to pull my head from my arse and try something new. Seriously, I owe you a six-pack or my first born or something. So, my first blog on this site ...   read

10:17 AM on 04.27.2009

Flashback Monday: Action Adventure and Blue Hair; Awesome. Awesome.

18 years later and this title still holds up. I recently rediscovered it on the Virtual Console and it’s just as much fun now as it was back in the day. In Wonder Boy in Monster World, you play the titular “Wonder Boy” ak...   read

10:00 AM on 04.21.2009

Columbine 10 Years Later: An Argument for Video Games

You just watch. There is going to be a Columbine-times-10 incident, and everyone will finally get it. Either that, or some video gamer is going to go Columbine at some video game exec's expense or at E3, and then the industry...   read

11:18 AM on 04.20.2009

Flashback Monday: Survival Horror at its finest

I hate Mondays. And have thusly decided to reflect on more joyous times, when work was mowing the lawn and waking up early was 8:00... I give you, the first installment, of Flashback Mondays. If it sucks, I'll cease and de...   read

11:51 AM on 04.17.2009

Best. Games. Evar(?)

So, in my unending quest to play all the best games of all time, I thought, what better place to find some decent lists than the vasty reaches of the interwebs. So, through my thorough interweb research, I stumbled across a ...   read

9:12 AM on 04.16.2009

All I Ever Needed to Know About Sports I Learned from 8-Bits

Kids these days—no respect for the heart of sports gaming. When I was a kid, we had 8 bits and we liked it. This, was the epitome of all that was awesome and great in the world of football: If you think I’m wrong, you cl...   read

8:53 AM on 04.15.2009

It's all downhill from here...

Avast, ye hearties. There be spoilers in these waters. Albeit, spoilers so old your mom probably wouldn’t be all that surprised, but spoilers nevertheless. You’ve been warned… Do you remember the first time this happened...   read

11:44 AM on 04.14.2009

For those about to die: Lavos

Did you just pee your pants? You should. Go ahead, I can wait. … Now, did you wash your hands and wring out your underoos? Excellent, now lets get on with it. Epic fear should take root in your heart when you hear his...   read

9:47 AM on 04.13.2009

When men were men and games were hard

Do you recognize this image? If not, you're probably too young to appreciate anything that's about to follow. And/or you have never been exposed to some of the best games of all time. I just revisited Contra for the f...   read

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