Category: Retro

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 15th Anniversary

August 31, 1999, video games changed forever. Okay, that's a little hyperbolic, I'll admit, but it is an important day in the history of gaming. August 31, 1999 was the release date of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater for the Sony PlayStation....

/ September 27, 2014

Kyle Never Played Castlevania | Part II: Stoning Medusa

We continue on Kyle's journey through Dracula's Castle in Part II of our series Kyle Never Played Castlevania. In this section, watch as Kyle goes a little deeper into the castle and learns the horrors of a flying Medusa Head....

/ September 27, 2014

Kyle Never Played Castlevania | Part I: Entering the Castle

Konami's classic NES game, Castlevania, was released on September 26, 1986 first for the Famicom Disk System in Japan. The game follows protagonist Simon Belmont, of the Belmont clan (a family of vampire hunters), as he enters the titular Castlevania to...

/ September 26, 2014

Game Boy Memories: Game Gear

If you were hip in  1991, you probably had some of the following “cool” accessories: Reebok Pumps, perfectly round sunglasses, a Sony Walkman with a Bell Biv Devoe tape (stretched out from playing “Poison” thousands of times), and of course...

/ August 27, 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