Vivid neon lights dance over burnt clay brick walls, studded leather, and an array of sunglasses that gleam like mirrors catching the sun. Body heat steam rises to mix with an artificial fog, the warm fervor falling like a hush over the crowd. The music
In a time beyond time, when the grit and stone of our video gaming foundations was still somewhat molten and mutable, there were games whose footsteps left a fossilized and indelible mark on the tone of things to come. In these earlier days, it was
Konami, one of the monolithic names in Japan's gaming industry, has had its hand in the game since 1978 (not its founding, but when it produced its first coin-op game). The company has a string of successful franchises, both past and present, including the iconic
At the end of last month, we looked at three titles from the year 1987, taking stock of their pros and cons thirty years after their original release. I like to think of the process as something between an honest review, a nostalgic look back,
I'll start this off the way I like to start as many conversations as possible these days: I have a ton of emulators now, not to mention a handful of working consoles. Every moment I don't spend writing, doing other work, playing D&D, sleeping, reading,
This month’s NRW feature goes back to a time when I used to drive around in cars hitting pedestrians for fun; performing drive-by shootings and time attacks on busy highways. I’m talking, of course, about my childhood and, more specifically, the vehicles featured in video
Lunacy awaits you. Dive down into the unthinkable abyss with Bryan as he examines three games on the outside end of sensibility.
The NRW Gaming Top Ten list: which neo-retro titles are the fairest of all?
A beat em up best known by most in its Sega Genesis form, Crude Buster is a game with multiple titles, tons of 90s color, and one crude attitude!
"Between the years that the market drank Atari, and the years of the rise of the sons of Sony
Another Japan-only game from Namco, and in fact its first 16-bit arcade platformer. Bryan takes a look at the good, the bad, and the very ugly of Yokai Dochuki.
Three games from 1990-92, examined in rapid succession by your friendly neighborhood "expert."