Crappy Concepts Confounding Co-op

Crappy Concepts Confounding Co-op A few years ago, I was in a great relationship with someone who played games, so we did a lot of co-op gaming.  It was a large part of the relationship until her raging alcoholism came back and ruined everything.  On the other hand, my son was reaching the age where he could … Continue reading Crappy Concepts Confounding Co-op

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The Vicious Cycle of a Nintendo Console (Part 2 of 2)

Nintendo’s third party woes are heavily their fault, unfortunately heavily the fault of the fans (who damage third party confidence), but hardly the fault of the third parties themselves—although they can be rightly blamed for occasional laziness.

The Vicious Cycle of a Nintendo Console (Part 1 of 2)

Ever since the N64 era, third party support has been pretty bad for Nintendo.

Buying Random — Games: Episode I

At some point in our lives, pretty much all of us develop a security blanket for something. In gaming, it’s when a gamer clings hard to specific franchises or genres afraid to try anything else out there.

How to Fix the Metroid Franchise

There are a few things to which I am a huge fan--dare I say, a fanboy.  The classic, original Twilight Zone TV series from the 60's.  Vintage EC horror comics--Tales from the Crypt, Vault of Horror, etc.  Maybe Star Trek.  Certainly the game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.  The Contra and Resident Evil video game franchises. … Continue reading How to Fix the Metroid Franchise

Nintendo’s Single Biggest Problem

  When I was a kid, I could have possibly been considered a Nintendo fanboy.  However, even firmly entrenched in the Nintendo camp, I was still a huge admirer of other games and consoles, particularly Sega.  I had long admired and wanted the TurboGrafx-16 and Neo-Geo AES as well, and the first games I played … Continue reading Nintendo’s Single Biggest Problem

Play Bad Games

At one point, I started chronicling some of my random video game purchases on a video game news site.  I do this to show how well it can work out and how many great experiences I’ve discovered merely by purchasing a game essentially blindly.  I am a big proponent of playing fair and credit where … Continue reading Play Bad Games

Is Being “Cinematic” a Faulty Goal in Gaming?

Cinematic – (Adj) – of or pertaining to or characteristic of the cinema   Do you like cinematic video games?  Do you think video games should work towards being cinematic?  Or should I word this more accurately…?  Do you want to watch your video games, or do you want to be involved with your interactive media? I have come … Continue reading Is Being “Cinematic” a Faulty Goal in Gaming?