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
A long time ago, when I first started writing about video games for NRW, I did an article about the amazing music written for the Genesis/Mega Drive and talked about how much I like sounds of the YM2616 chip that system uses. I still listen
The rank and file “bad guys” we see in a typical video game have become ubiquitous. One could even say that without them, you wouldn't have a game at all. We undervalue them. We dismiss them as filler. I maintain that these workaday villains are
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
Oh, you guys are gonna be so pissed.
I am a “keep going to the well” kind of dude. You can even tell me the well is dry. I will bring my shovel and dig deeper for groundwater. What I lack in creativity, I make up
It’s easy to become overloaded with the extensive range of interactive experiences provided by modern video games. In this continually evolving golden age of gaming, it’s difficult not to occasionally pine after the simpler approach of a retro game. Many 8-bit and 16-bit titles have
You’ve heard it a thousand times before but we’ll say it again. Nostalgia is one hell of a drug. So today, we’re taking that same trip down memory lane. If you’re a PC gamer and bored of all the new stuff coming out, you might
Gaming has been a fast-moving industry for the last several years, with the advancements made in technology seeing games look and play like never before. This has applied to all genres. So from Nintendo Crosswords and Watch Dogs: Legion for PS4 players, all the way
I have been away, my RetroFriends, and I apologize for the gap in content. I've been getting involved with some stuff that's kept me pretty busy, and life is good. However, I am never too busy to bring you more of the gaming world's most
Modern day gaming is simply breath taking. Firstly, today, the term gaming now encompasses everything from Chess and Tetris to online games at mFortune casino and poker tournaments. Furthermore, from both a visual and gameplay standpoint, nobody could have predicted just how quickly gaming, be
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