One of our listeners visited a Seattle board game convention called Dragonflight. I asked him for impressions that we could share on the show, and he gave us way too much to cover. Here’s the unedited, unabridged version of his email for you to digest: [Read more...]
Can you remember your most treasured memory of playing a video game? I will tell you mine. It was on a warm summer day in 1991. My siblings and I were visiting with our grandmother for the weekend. One thing that almost always came hand in hand with visiting grandma was her marvelous habit of buying us a new game. In this case it was a Sega Genesis game called “Toejam and Earl.” A classic [Read more...]
It was a HOT summer day. And a hot summer in Florida, is lava hot with a steam bath in between. I was in my friends garage. I can’t remember what year it was but for whatever reason, his parents made him keep his Nintendo in the damn blazing garage with one of those old 70’s TV’s with the clicky knobs on them. Why is it that we always got the hand me down TV’s for our Nintendo’s? [Read more...]
I really don’t know what to make of this. I’m not a first person shooter guy for the most part so I guess my opinions on this genre are tainted from the start, and it’s hard to discern exactly what drew me to this experience. The graphics? The story? The Sci-Fi Elements? The Tropics? The Physics? [Read more...]
A decade has passed since the last time Metroid crossed my fingers. My fingers cramped and bled, just like they should. Being played on my new, custom monstrosity of a gaming device (which is fabulous) it was hard not to get caught up in the beauty of this primordial masterpiece.
As anyone who read my Top 5 dungeon crawlers will know, I can’t resist an opportunity to hack my way through some goblins, so when ‘Dungeon Hunter Alliance’ appeared on the European PSN store for just £9.99 (just under fifteen dollars in your green notes) I couldn’t resist an impulse buy. [Read more...]
This week the Smithsonian American Art Museum is asking the internet to vote on the best art in videogames. The Art of Video Games exhibition will explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects, the creative use of new technologies, and the most influential artists and designers. [Read more...]
Top 5 3DS games to look forward to.
When the first rumours started emerging of a new 3D DS, I was skeptical to say the least. It seemed Nintendo was just trying to cash in on the “3D revolution”, but when they unveiled their new piece of hardware at E3 it blew my expectations out of the water. However, flashy new 3D technology is not what is going to make or break the system. It’s the games. So here is what I consider to be the crème de la crème of upcoming 3DS titles.