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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, we will be posting articles about the history of the...

/ August 8, 2014

The Free Cheese Monthly Game Club 001- Metroid II: Return of Samus

Starting on August 1, 2014, The Free Cheese is going to do a monthly game club. You can imagine it being like a book club, but who reads books? We play games. On the first of the month, we will...

/ August 1, 2014

Kick, Punch: It’s All in the 90s

Fighting games teetered on the brink of extinction until Capcom’s Street Fighter 4 led its rough and tough colleagues towards a renaissance of kicking, punching, and fireballs that would re-ignite one of the most exciting genres in all of video...

/ July 31, 2014

Mom, Please Come Home

"In the early 1900's, a dark shadow covered a small country town in rural America. At that time, a young married couple vanished mysteriously from their home." These are the words that begin the first adventure in the Mother series. Mother, or EarthBound...

/ July 31, 2014

Wait, Can I Have That Back?

When spending a week talking about games that aren't present any longer or staples of gaming that have faded into obscurity, it quickly brought up the idea of the actual games that we left behind. We thought we would come...

/ July 30, 2014

Learning to Play in The Secret Island of Dr. Quandary

I haven't been inside of an elementary school for quite a while now, and I can only imagine what the Computer Lab at my old school has turned into. My mind stretches to picture either a room filled with iPads...

/ July 30, 2014

The Strange Case of Alan Wake

"Before, I was ready to curl up and die, let myself slip away. But here I was, the yet unwritten future waiting to unfold before me." - Alan Wake This quote best describes Alan Wake as a whole. My name...

/ July 29, 2014

Rapture in Your Pocket

Irrational Games invited the gaming world to visit the city beneath the sea in 2007's BioShock. The game put the player inside of Rapture, the drowning dystopia, and asked that they figure out just what happened on New Year's Eve 1959....

/ July 29, 2014