Category: Cover Story


The Free Cheese Episode 156: Celebrating 30 Years of Metroid

What is the NX? Why is Mario homeless? Why does Kyle hate the Alola region? These answers and more inside!

/ August 5, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Metroid

Celebrate 30 years of the Famicom game with this look at what made the NES game so special

/ August 3, 2016

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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ November 10, 2014

Trick or Treat?

For October, we wanted a cover story that reflected everything the month represents to us. October brings the best weather of the year and with the cool fronts moving in,...

/ October 7, 2014

25 Years of Game Boy

This week's cover story is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Nintendo Game Boy. The handheld became almost immediately popular, coming bundled with the Russian puzzle game Tetris. Throughout the week,...

/ August 8, 2014