dark        

Community Blogs

 

I made a Board Game + Contest

As this post goes live, I have spent the past 2 months buried in Sketchbook Pro, 8 hours cutting tiles, Countless many hours nervously pouring my soul into a project that will follow me to Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio this week. T...

 
 
 
 

RPG of the Year - 2006

Holy shit damn, what a huge year! 57 games! And yes, there was a Sega Genesis game released this year. This is also one of those awkward years where a lot of developers were jumping to the new systems while other ones were still very uns...

 
 
 
 

RPG of the Year - 2005

Now, at first glance, this seems like a huge year. After all, there are 50 games! This was certainly a strong year for RPGs in that there were a LOT, but not so much in terms of quality. I'm confident in my top 5, but the runner ups...oh...

 
 
 
 

It's been a while

School and life has kept me from posting, but not from lurking over the past year or so. I am in the last stretch of my college education, and it's taken an interesting turn. One of my summer classes is a course on post modernism on the scr...

 
 
 
 
 
 

RPG of the Year - 2004

You think last year was a big year? Ha ha ha! This year, there are 49 games! Madness! Let's do this thang! #5 - Fable (Xbox) Let's get the obvious out of the way. Yes, it's very short. No, it didn't quite live up to everything Mol...

 
 
 
 

RPG of the Year - 2003

This is a HUGE year. There are 45 games! This is also the first year we're seeing a mobile game on the list. While you'd think this would make it hard for me to choose, just a simple glance at this list and I can already tell what's what...

 
 
 
 

TOP 7 Obscure games that ROCK.

Hello everyone. This is my first post. My information is right there on the right so, let's cut to the chase. I've been thinking for a while about what to write first, and as much as I have a few ideas for posts I really wanna write next, t...

 
 
 
 

RexwolfTrivia is back!

Hey, it's been a while since I've posted trivia, hasn't it? (The answer is yes.) Anyway, the battle for the blog is back, and let's go over the rules, shall we? First to answer wins a point. Google is allowed. First to five gets to send ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

RPG of the Year - 2002

This was a surprisingly dry year, at least compared to last year. There are only 18 games this time and sadly, not all of them are great. Let's hop into it! #5 - Elder Scrolls 3 - Morrowind (PC) ...I am not a fan of this game. And ye...

 
 
 
 

Old School Games: Dragon Warrior III

On the internet I've found that I'm not the only guy who likes Dragon Warrior, which we now know by their original title Dragon Quest. I'm resistant of that title change, which occasionally annoys many fans of the series. One of my discu...

 
 
 
 

Can game mechanics spoil us?

I have been playing the Final Fantasy IV Complete on the journey to and from work the last couple of weeks. I have been struck by this screen appearing every time I start and particularly the game noting that "Game progress will not b...

 
 
 
 

RPG of the Year - 2001

Back by popular demand that I just happened to find under the sofa, I present yet another GoTY article! This was a tough year. I mean, REALLY tough. It's bad when you've played half the games on the list and LOVED them. Yeah, THAT bad. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Dark Void Zero is friggin' hard!

I've been playing Dark Void Zero lately. I managed to find a use for my PS3 controller and mapped the buttons to keys on my keyboard so I could use it to play DVZ but gadzooks is it difficult! I've played it for 3 hours collectively and I s...

 
 
 
 

Retro-Rant.com is now live!

That's right everyone the website retro-rant.com is now live and has all our videos embedded from youtube. Within the next few weeks Ericd will be tinkering around with it (and probably breaking it). For those of you who haven't seen Retro ...

 
 
 
 

NES controller phone case

I should've taken a picture of this years ago. This is actually the second one I've made. The first one fell out of my pocket as I rode my bike to work. I went looking for it. I found it had been crushed by an automobile. This phone is ...

 
 
 
 

Conkers Bad Fur Day (10 years latter)

Rare, or Rareware, the developer that created Conkers Bad Fur Day was in this trend of creating these incredibly vibrant adventure games. All of which were successful. Rare continued the trend of making these kinds of colourful adventure ...

 
 
 
 

Best System Evar: GAMEBOY COLOR.

If there were ever a sentence that I never thought I'd say, it would be the title of this article. I mean it! I'm a console gamer at heart. I've loved my Playstation since it took over my life at age 7, and my love for the console game w...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Brushing the Dust Off of Old Adventures

Original Post at Experience Points There just isn't anything quite like pulling an old game out from your collection and loading it up for the first time in years. The familiar sights and sounds from yesteryear tickle your senses and half...

 
 
 
 

Dear gaming gods: Please resurrect me!

I was always fond of the PC and console gaming heyday of my youth. I remember yearning for those constant chills and thrills, knowing that certain characters and games were going to stick with me for a long time to come... if not forever....

 
 
 
 

Forgotten Gems: North & South

This image just screams "historical accuracy." Back in the NES days I didn't have my own system so all of my gaming was done at other, luckier kids' houses. Since my friends didn't want to sit there for hours while I played "The Legend o...

 
 
 
 

Something about gaming magazines.

Man, remember when we used to read gaming magazines? Maybe you don't, but I do. A few days ago, while I was on my way to give a friend an old Xbox DVD remote I wasn't using, I had picked up three old gaming magazines for $5 at a Goodwill: ...

 
 
 
 

Quickposts

Seymour

Ill be going live on Twitch with Sekiro and will continue to for as long as my sprained wrist will allow me~! Link here and in the comments:

 
 
absolutfreak

Loving Sekiro so Got hung up in the estate that I reached from getting a bell early in (not sure if I should have even gone there right That shinobi hunter a-hole was really giving it to me, but so satisfying when I took him out

 
 
Neronium

Me when I discover Chroma Key in my editing software and the sky happens to be 1 static Yes that is a gif of fire when playing the

 
 
TheIntern

So maybe John Wick is a Neo clone from one of the previous cycles, only instead of becoming the One he works for the He almost got out but they killed his

 
 
Pixie The Fairy

FFXIV is adding Dancer as a new ranged DPS job! Theyre also adding the Hrothgar, which are a playable male-only race that are for all intents and purposes the Ronso from FFXI, horns and lion faces and Viera will remain

 
 
Gamemaniac3434

Welp, tonight for the MtG tourney, me and Renaud played and then me and bass Heres some actual footage of how all of the matches I played went for need to do some deck

 
 
hester2

Any PS4 Division 2 players, hit me up with a request! Gadogs61887 is my This game is kicking my ass

 
 
NeoTurbo

One more week and Im free from this dumb job! Looking forward too moving on to better

 
 
mullon

I am really enjoying Cosmic Star Heroine, but its babys first turn-based RPG, and babys first cyberpunk

 
 
Virtua Kazama

Part 24 of Sonic Adventure DX will most likely give you the :(

 
 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Good news, everyone - Im getting a new bed tomorrow! It has drawers, a firm-but-comfy mattress, and isnt held up by cinder blocks like my last Im also getting a dresser with a mirror, which Ill have to get used to because Im

 
 
JuIc3

Sekiro makes my balls

 
 
Seymour

I watched Bob Ross for the first time via the Friday marathon on I love him! He believes in This is my favorite painting he Also, contributed 3 to the !ripdevil counter!

 
 
Tricerapops

Yall should not sleep on Hypnospace Outlaw and Baba is I know everyone is playing Sekiro, but these two are going to be mentioned a lot during GOTY Really great

 
 
Tohsaka

Im gonna have to get used to Heart having an English voice

 
 
taterchimp

Des Moines be with you, gajknight

 
 
dephoenix

I beat Golden Sun! Ill put more detailed thoughts in the comments, but the TL;DR version is that I thought it was a good game, but I was left a tad upset that it felt like an unfinished story, and while I liked it I ultimately didnt love

 
 
ChandlerS04

Top Genesis games for me: Castlevania Bloodlines, Shining Force II, Sonic (3) & Knuckles, Streets of Rage 2, Earthworm Jim, Xmen 2 Clone Wars, Gunstar Heroes, Phantasy Star IV, Landstalker, and Alien What are yours?

 
 
siddartha85

This is stuck in my head, so enjoy the chill #musictoid

 
 
maycausecancer

Not playing Got other

 
 
Nathan D

YOULL LEARN TO APPRECIATE ITS WORTH

 
 
indigit4l

performed these acts under the direction of individual number one Now its no more recommended indictments?? Not for Jr? FBI investigations are ALWAYS focused on those at the Im supposed to be happy Cohen, Manafort, etc got time but not boss?

 
 
Remo Williams

I just finished a replay of Bioshock 2, and I personally would love to see another Bioshock set in I was thinking of potential modern day or near-future scenarios where Rapture is rediscovered and I would love to hear your ideas!

 
 
Vesalius

The future is

 
 
Damien Quicksilver

I just love this album cover! I dont care what you think, this is metal The album itself is rather middling, seen any awesome album covers recently?

 
 
Rudorlf

Arrogant Sweeney thinks what EGS did is for the greater good, but we are too short-sighted to see it that

 
 
eastyy

Grim Dawn Expansion out next Wed The base game i had backed on Kickstarter and it is great, though can be a hard almost frustratingly so at times

 
 
FakePlasticTree

A purchase is surely

 
 
triggerpigking

Miles Morales from spiderverse, god I love this damn

 
 
Electric Reaper

Needs moar dakka! This mod looks like a lot of

 
 
Vincentdante

Sekiro is hard as That is my update on my gaming

 
 
TurboKill

Getting Sekiro on PC was definitely the right Solid 60fps at Max on my Its a pretty good looking Cant wait to get the rest of my PC parts and try this at the combat feels so good

 
 
bong264

Instead of Sekiro I spent an entire trail sucking poison out of people only to get my fortune wasted away through shitty

 
 
indigit4l

Im going to watch analysis of the Mueller report being turned in finally (YAY!!!) and then play

 
 
Dangus Taargus

Should I buy Sekiro or play Bloodborne for the first time?

 
 
TheIntern

Bringing back Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shang Tsung is just 100%

 
 
AtomicBanana

Im gonna buy my mom a birthday present and play FFXIV,

 
 
Electric Reaper

I dont like Everspaces Sentinel playable It only has 1 gun slot, limiting its weapon It has a focus on electronic warfare that doesnt suit For all its flaws, the Gunship is a better

 
 
Boxman214

Bonnie Ross prevented Halo from falling into the hands of Gearbox, As many problems as I have with what 343 has done with the franchise, I shudder to think what Gearbox would have

 
 
Dere

Im going to play with my dingy and play Sekiro,

 
 
medicamecanica

Never ever censor your game for any reason, but also never ever put in any political stuff I disagree Is really getting

 
 
Fivefinger Delta

99% of my deaths in Sekiro – pressing L2 to

 
 
Steel Squirrel

That feeling when you realize King of the Hill is on Gonna be a good weekend full of games and hearing about how That boy aint

 
 
TurboJasper

Yo, they put Trials on the The absolute Love that shit, needed to be mobile since

 
 
Major Toms Coffee Cup

Spoilers for hit a wall methinks more

 
 
Gajknight

Theyre the worlds most fearsome fighting team (Were really hip!) Theyre heroes in a half-shell and theyre green (Hey - get a grip!) When the evil Shredder attacks, These Turtle boys dont cut him no slack! Pokemon! Current status:

 
 
SirNinjaFace

Im gonna go watch Us then continue playing Sekiro afterwards, thnx

 
 
Michformer

I seldom play games these days (no shortage of novels to peruse), but my desire to revisit the past and identify the most crucial parts of my creative self has led to this here