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30 Years of Metroid

Metroid was first released on August 6, 1986 for the Famicom Disk System. The series found its way to America in 1987 on the Nintendo Entertainment System, and has continued to be one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises. In its...

/ August 1, 2016

The Free Cheese 2016 Predictions

The first podcast we record each year is all about what we think and hope will happen during the calendar year. The Free Cheese Episode 148 is our 2016 predictions podcast for those of you who want to hear a...

/ January 7, 2016

Campfire Games

December is typically a month that we run through faster than most. Time seems to escape us a little quicker than usual as we edge nearer to the year's end, sunlight fades fast, and we feel the temperature drop. Stress levels seem...

/ December 15, 2015

Science Fiction Month

November is Science Fiction month on The Free Cheese. All month long, we'll be focusing our attention to sci-fi in games. From Metroid to Half-Life to No Man's Sky, we will highlight our favorite moments in sci-fi gaming. There are...

/ November 1, 2015

Why I Play Video Games

I've been playing video games for my entire life. My earliest memories are holding an NES controller, Batman, and eating cake. Everything else is a blur, but those three things stand out. My time with games has been my time...

/ March 24, 2015

2015’s Most Anticipated Games

Looking ahead to 2015 produces a huge list of games that we are excited to play. 2014 was a great year for gaming, but primarily for Wii U owners. Nintendo fans saw the console make a significant turn around with...

/ January 26, 2015

It’s That Time of the Year Again

For December, we're doing something a little different for our cover story. Typically we choose a topic in gaming based on genre or platform or series, but as we come to the close of the calendar year we are going...

/ December 1, 2014

Critical Hit!

This month's cover story is all about the role-playing video game. RPGs are a very particular genre, and what is most interesting is how other genres have adapted a lot of RPG mechanics in order to enhance a different genre....

/ November 10, 2014