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M.U.G.E.N.

The first time I saw M.U.G.E.N., I didn’t know it was M.U.G.E.N. I simply saw Michael Jackson fighting Ronald McDonald. It was likely a video on Newgrounds, where I spent a lot of my early days online. When I wasn’t busy coming up with the newest take on my masterpiece version of an AIM profile…

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Co-Op | Sonic Generations Part III

Follow me. Set me free. Marc and Joe continue on their journey through Sonic Generations during the Dreamcast era. We work our way through six stages, three in each of the game's styles of play. Then, we work through some difficult memories of the celebration of Sonic's 25th anniversary and the distances traveled to get…

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How Do Games Change Our Reality?

About a month ago, we sat down to record our podcast. It was the week before the launch of Splatoon 2, so we had a lot of excitement to share as we all eagerly anticipated its release. Part way through the recording, my computer hung for a moment and produced a notification that read, “Error:…

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A Blob Reimagined

David Crane created something special In A Boy and His Blob. The game first debuted in 1989 on the NES and is about a boy and his um… blob. You control the boy and feed the blob different flavored jellybeans in order to advance through each stage and solve puzzles along the way. Despite the…

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Co-Op | Sonic Generations Part II

We're breathing underwater as our cooperative journey through Sonic Generations continues. Before we can advance to the second area of the game, we must collect three keys in order to take on the boss of the Genesis area. Joe and Marc swap between classic and modern Sonic and take on some of the game's challenges.…

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Co-Op | Sonic Generations Part I

Joe and Marc both love Sonic the Hedgehog, but they have a preference for specific versions of the blue mascot. Joe prefers classic Sonic, while Marc prefers modern Sonic. In comes Sonic Generations, allowing them both the best of two worlds. Here, Sonic's universe is combined as classic and modern Sonic must work together to…

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You Should Play Blaster Master Zero

Blaster Master is a game published by Sunsoft for the NES. As the player, you control SOPHIA, a tank vehicle, or its driver Jason, through an apocalyptic world to rid of all mutants and save Jason's frog, Fred. Jason can be controlled two ways, as a 2D sidescroller much like controlling SOPHIA, or from a…

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