Category: Retro

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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

Sucker Punch’s Lost Robot

Sucker Punch Productions has made a name for itself through the Sony PlayStation exclusive franchises Sly Cooper and inFamous, but the studio first began on the Nintendo 64 with a game called Rocket: Robot on Wheels. Rocket was released on October 31, 1999, and was...

/ July 28, 2014

Don’t Look At Me: What Pokemon Snap Could Have Been

Pokémon Snap was released in the United States on June 30th of 1999. 15 years later and we still do not have a sequel. What's going on? Will we ever get one? I just want some answers. I'm sure that...

/ July 28, 2014

Kyle Never Played Mega Man II

Poor Kyle. He's always getting put down by the rest of us because of how young he is, and more importantly how many games he missed out on due to his date of birth. After enough berating and harassment, Kyle...

/ July 14, 2014

Playing Games With My Mom: Tetris

To celebrate our upcoming birthdays, my Mom and I sat down to play the first game I remember playing: Tetris. She provided some insight into my gaming history, her continuing obsession with gaming, and spoke about the evolution of the...

/ July 9, 2014