Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who led Nintendo into its success in video games, has passed away at 85. I can only imagine what long-time Nintendo fans feel of this news. Even in his passing, is Nintendo still under Yamauchi’s shadow? Continue reading “A Tribute to Hiroshi Yamauchi”
It’s fun to engage in video game fandom where we pound our chests over what’s awesome and what sucks. Don’t forget that the video game industry is just that, an industry. Major game companies aren’t fueled by our goodwill or rage, as much as we like to think otherwise. One man is seeking out why companies are what they are. Continue reading “Video Game Documentary Uses Crowdfunding to Follow the Money”
Nintendo superstar Mario Mario rose from humble beginnings as gorilla war fighter Jumpman to become a major global icon. In honor of the Year of Luigi, I’ll happily push the green-clad plumber aside to celebrate the greatness of Mario by discussing these pretenders. Accept no substitutes! Continue reading “Five Fakest Marios”
The THQ era of WWE-licensed games is at an end. The rumored successor is Take-Two (2K Games), and I’m looking forward to a new take on the WWE presentation. All gamers want problem-free gameplay so I’m not going to list every known glitch and bug. I also won’t complain about the commentary because sports* game commentary has been the weak link of the genre for years.
I’m an enthusiast about video games and not a game developer. I realize when compiling this that making suggestions is easier said than done. With that said, I hold the next WWE game makers to a high standard established by AKI way back in the N64 days. Continue reading “What the Next WWE Game Should Have”
SFxMM is a great mashup for the 25th anniversaries of Mega Man and Street Fighter. This is a Mega Man game where the Blue Bomber tackles the World Warriors instead of Robot Masters. It’s a very retro game, but it lacks the password system the 8-bit MM games had. Continue reading “Street Fighter X Mega Man Tips”
Hey, braysayers! There are some imaginative remixes, mash-ups, and other stuff about that a certain humble Japanese video game company. There’s a lot of interest in Sonic 3 when it was revealed that Michael Jackson was once involved in the game’s soundtrack. For whatever reason, he dropped out. The original video on YouTube has been gobbled by the copyright monster, but some imaginative musicians still managed to fuse Sonic soundtracks with popular songs of the late-80s/early 90s. Continue reading “Listen to Some Sega Jams”
Hello, Braysayers! As I post this, it is ideal beach-going weather for many of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Sun & fun, feeling the cool waves, and so on. But you’re here likely sitting down in a non-beach area. Sigh. Whatever shall we do? How about some inspiration from listening to surf music chiptunes? Continue reading “Chiptunes Day: Surf’s Up!”
This game just keeps getting better. The first mention of Michael Morbius for this universe! Possibly a sequel villain? You find out he has more to do with the cross-species than Doctor Connors via the extras you unlock within the game as well. Now, in the second chapter, you have to break out Doctor Connors from the mental asylum Spidey apparently put him in.