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The <em>Silver Surfer</em> Soundtrack Is Classic NES Music at Its Best

The Silver Surfer Soundtrack Is Classic NES Music at Its Best

One of the worst NES games has one of the best NES soundtracks.
Oct 13, 2017
<em>Sky Rogue</em> Fills the Sky with Nostalgia and Lots of Polygons

Sky Rogue Fills the Sky with Nostalgia and Lots of Polygons

I’m itching to relive the Top Gun and Iron Eagle fantasies of my inner fourth grader.
Aug 25, 2017
<em>Alto's Odyssey</em> Is Coming This Summer

Alto’s Odyssey Is Coming This Summer

Instead of collecting runaway llamas this time, you’ll be discovering “the secrets of the endless desert.”
Mar 22, 2017
Police the Internet of the Future in <em>Hypnospace Outlaw</em>

Police the Internet of the Future in Hypnospace Outlaw

Tholen has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the game’s development.
Sep 10, 2016
Congratulations BioWare: You've Got Me Excited for a New <em>Mass Effect</em> Game

Congratulations BioWare: You’ve Got Me Excited for a New Mass Effect Game

I thought I was done after Mass Effect 3’s disappointing ending. I guess I was wrong.
Sep 8, 2016
<em>No Man's Sky</em>'s Universe Is Beautiful, Isolating, and Tragic

No Man’s Sky’s Universe Is Beautiful, Isolating, and Tragic

What are the philosophical implications of one of the most hyped video games in recent memory?
Aug 27, 2016
Preorder Disasterpeace's <em>Hyper Light Drifter</em> Soundtrack

Preorder Disasterpeace’s Hyper Light Drifter Soundtrack

It evokes Joe Hisaishi’s elegant arrangements as much as it does classic 8-bit and 16-bit soundtracks.
Apr 8, 2016
Where will I find the time to play <em>Below</em> & <em>Hyper Light Drifter</em>?

Where will I find the time to play Below & Hyper Light Drifter?

“Below” and “Hyper Light Drifter” look to be very fun, unique, and visually stunning.
Mar 22, 2016
Who knew you could make a video game about a twerking, hug-loving clown?

Who knew you could make a video game about a twerking, hug-loving clown?

Remember, not every video game is about shooting and killing.
Sep 15, 2015
Train up a Child: Video Game Designer

Train up a Child: Video Game Designer

His first contribution to the vertical scrolling shoot ‘em up genre.
Jun 21, 2015
<em>Starr Mazer</em> and <em>Children of Morta</em> Prove 16-Bit Games Are as Cool as Ever

Starr Mazer and Children of Morta Prove 16-Bit Games Are as Cool as Ever

The seemingly sub-par artwork and animation found in 8-bit and 16-bit video games can have its own charm and cleverness.
Feb 1, 2015
Believe It or Not, But There Are Video Games That Are About More Than Just Shooting People

Believe It or Not, But There Are Video Games That Are About More Than Just Shooting People

Highlighting two video games that contain nothing to shoot, no power-ups, and no princesses to save or alien empires to obliterate.
Sep 28, 2013
Do video games really make kids kill people?

Do video games really make kids kill people?

The relationship between media violence and real violence is far more complicated than we want it to be.
Aug 27, 2013
Video Games Make You Complicit in Their Characters' Actions, and That's a Good Thing

Video Games Make You Complicit in Their Characters’ Actions, and That’s a Good Thing

Mature games may increasingly become truly “mature” in the sense that they challenge the player to grow up and think long and hard about the ramifications of their actions.
Mar 1, 2013
Let Balki Help You Chase Your Dreams In "Perfect Strangers: The Video Game"

Let Balki Help You Chase Your Dreams In “Perfect Strangers: The Video Game”

The Perfect Strangers-inspired video game that you’ve always dreamed about is finally a reality.
May 2, 2012
<em>BrowserQuest</em> Lets You Relive the Days of Classic Video Games via HTML5 Goodness

BrowserQuest Lets You Relive the Days of Classic Video Games via HTML5 Goodness

16-bit nostalgia as well as more proof that Flash is becoming increasingly irrelevant and unnecessary in today’s web environment.
Apr 2, 2012
Thoughts on <em>Mass Effect 3</em>

Thoughts on Mass Effect 3

Put simply, the more I reflect on my Mass Effect 3 experience, the more disappointed and underwhelmed I become.
Mar 22, 2012

A Couple of Excellent Portal Shorts

These two shorts explore the “Portal” universe is two very different ways, but they’re both awesome.
Aug 24, 2011