Man, this has been a year. Anyone who's still sane enough to twiddle their thumbs has been desperate for both quarantine-friendly activities and simple, raw distraction from the state of things. It is no surprise, then, that a great many of us have leaned into
We've all had to adapt lately. We've had to live more isolated, stay-at-home lives. I know this has meant a higher video game consumption for most of us. It has for me too. Because of my own preferences (read: obsessions), this has meant playing a
To the uninitiated, this sounds like something to be discarded. Something to be disregarded. Maybe even something gross. A wad of what? Snot? Toilet paper?
To those of us with some culture, WAD stands for “Where is All the Data?” It's the file extension and format
“Hey, do you still play D&D?”
I've heard this more often lately. A lot of my friends and acquaintances suddenly have a much more open-minded opinion about my hobby now that everyone's been forced into bored desperation. But one thing I've never been is a gatekeeper.
Earlier in the month of May I paid some due respect to the platformer, that ubiquitous and well-loved game format that has seen countless iterations since its inception in the early 80s. Platformers are possibly the most well-recognized type of video game worldwide, even by
While action has always been the point of video games (unless you really, really like Battle Chess or Anticipation), the means of representing the action have often changed to suit the technology. Before the pixels got all smoothed-out and the whole world shifted to 3rd-person
The core of almost every decent video game's story is conflict. Whether it's the fierce hand-to-hand hoops of NBA Jam, the brutal martial arts murder of Mortal Kombat, or DOOM's epic battle against Hell
OD&D BOOK I: MEN & MAGIC
Games aren't necessarily electronic or even mechanically complex. We talk a lot about classic video games here, but the tabletop gets sorely neglected, and I aim to correct that. A poll or two, along with the resurgence of board games
Recently, John Romero released a fifth episode for the original, legendary 1993 DOOM. I hope you're ready to face hell again, because it's packed into this one tighter than rancid sardines. You will be hurt
I need a shovel for all these cartridges. No, a backhoe.
We're taking another, longer, more loving look at the NES game library this month, and there's so much to love. Even the cheese. From the top-notch classics to the knockoff nostalgia, everyone's got a favorite
To top off a lazy Sunday afternoon, I bring you the third installment of gems from the Genesis. Did you know that a total of 897 titles are known to have been released for the Mega Drive/Genesis from 1988 to 1997? During that time, Sega
I have returned to you swiftly with three more arbitrarily chosen titles for the Sega Mega Drive, also known as The Genesis. Having already extolled the virtues of the console itself in part one of this series, I will spare you the repetition. The Genesis