Jonny Lupton

Bonanza Bros – CO-OP Classics

Before Sega began challenging Nintendo for home console dominance the company was still very much an arcade titan. But it wasn’t just a prominent name in the arcades...

Retro Highlights of 2018

From the Virtual Console on the Wii to the myriad of mini console remakes hitting the shelves, console manufacturers and gamers can’t get enough of the past. Of...

5 Remasters We’d Like To See in 2019!

Gamers are a nostalgic crowd. And nothing proves that better than the number of remakes out on the market in any given year. But these titles aren’t just coming out...

Top 5 Times Santa Appeared in Video Games

It’s almost that time of the year again, when Santa shows up and brings people everything on their video game wishlist. No stranger to video games, Santa has actually...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Mario Bros (Arcade)

Every story has a beginning. But Mario’s origins are a little humbler than you might expect. And, no, we’re not talking about Donkey Kong. We’re talking about the...

A Brief History Of: The Nintendo DS

The empire built upon portables and home consoles, Nintendo today is combining both wings of its house into one gigantic behemoth of a system called the Switch. But,...

Jak II (PS2) – Think You Can Beat It?!

Jak II combines so many different genres of gaming, and does so many of them well, that it really resists classification. First, it is an open-world, third-person...

Top 10 Underrated Retro Racing Games

Easily among the oldest genres of video games out there, racing games are compelling because they are both immediately understandable and accessible. Sure, some titles...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Princess Peach

You might know her as Princess Toadstool, but she likes to be called Peach today. And that’s the subject of today’s article: The mysterious life of Princess Peach....

Worms (PC & More) – CO-OP Classics

When you think of competitive games, you probably don’t conjure up images of turn-based games to start out. But you would be remiss in overlooking one awesome title...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Galaxian

The early era of video games is often dominated by simple concepts that take advantage of the technology available but also try to form an addictive but rewarding...

A Brief History of: SNK

The video game console landscape is often dominated by dichotomies of one set or another: Nintendo versus Sega, Nintendo versus Sony, Sony versus Microsoft, or even...

The Top 10 Underrated Original Xbox Games

The early 2000s were literally the “best of times, the worst of times” for video gaming. Sega peaced out of the industry, but PlayStation 2 was so dominant and...

Castlevania III (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?!

One of the darkest and most macabre game series from the 8-bit days is Castlevania. Combining a gothic sensibility with platforming mechanics, the Castlevania series has...

Golden Axe (Mega Drive) – CO-OP Classics

Debuting in arcades in 1989, Golden Axe was yet another blockbuster arcade hit from SEGA that set the company on a path different from Nintendo but which would see the...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Spyro The Dragon

It’s hard to believe that 3D games have only been around for some twenty years now. That makes it one of the youngest genres in gaming. One of the best titles to come...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Breakout

The game you have probably already played but had no idea you have done so, Breakout is an arcade classic from Atari that has as storied a development history as any...

Silver Surfer (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?

What do you get when you cross a fairly iconic Marvel superhero with a game that is not only NES hard but is one of the most difficult games on the system? You get...