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
All right, RetroFans. Let's crack the cork on three more vintage titles for the console heard round the world during the 80s. The NES library is more like a jungle than a well, and it's easy to get bogged down. Thankfully, the breadth of titles
Long time no see, RetroFiends. I had some surgery at the beginning of the month, and let's just say that limbs take a long time to attach once they're sewn back on (I'm full of shit, it was sinus surgery). In any case, it's good
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
In the world of fiction, sometimes the curtain parts to reveal a true conflict. The petty squabbles and sex-drenched tousles so popular with the masses are forced to make way for a truly apocalyptic clashing of forces. The few must take up arms against the
Lunacy awaits you. Dive down into the unthinkable abyss with Bryan as he examines three games on the outside end of sensibility.
Bryan takes another look into the super-charged world of classic video game art! Terrified one-eyed mammoths, octopi with eyebrows, and more! PLAY RETRO - STAY RETRO!
"Between the years that the market drank Atari, and the years of the rise of the sons of Sony
Since the very dawn of video gaming, ever since the first of countless alien invasions and nameless ninja clan insurgencies, gamers and developers have all agreed on one thing: peace is nice, but it's incredibly boring. A common theme has emerged throughout electronic
There are certain films that hold a nearly universal sway over 80s kids (and even some 90s kids) as pseudo-magical in their charm and nostalgic value. The 1985 film The Goonies stands upright upon the high peaks of this spiritual realm, having captured
When we were kids, and we first beheld the wonder of console video games, the entire thing would sometimes seem like one huge river – no, an ocean is more appropriate. One deluge of games would be released, then another, and we'd still