Category: Features

WATCH – The Original GameBoy TV Commercial Is Amazing!

Back in the late 80’s – before the advent of social media and online advertising – if you wanted to let people know about your amazing new handheld...

Shadow Warrior Review – You Didn’t Buy It?

To say that video games have become much more politically correct over the years is no bold claim. One inappropriate joke or passing comment could result in unwanted...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Kirby

He’s everybody’s favorite pink puff ball from Nintendo – and easily one of the video game industry’s most recognizable characters outside of Mario. But how...

Final Fight (Arcade) – CO-OP Classics

A staple of the 1990s arcade scene, side-scrolling beat ‘em ups are simple enough in nature for anyone to grasp and compelling such that anyone can enjoy them. Though...

Balls of Steel – You Didn’t Buy It?

No matter how advanced video games have become over the years, pinball has never really been forgotten about in its entirety. In fact, there have been countless digital...

Top 10 – Retro Platformers

Often considered a quintessential video game genre, platformers are actually a relatively recent invention – at least in the span of video game history. Many...

A Brief History of: Namco

The golden age of Japanese arcades wouldn’t be the same without one big name: Namco. Specifically, it wouldn’t be the same without an IP dreamt up by Namco’s...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Taiko no Tatsujin

Though the rhythm genre has fallen somewhat from its peak in the mid-2000s in the West, it has never died back in its home country of Japan where it enjoys a robust life...

A Brief History of: Capcom

The house that brought us Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil, among others, Capcom is a relatively young company in the grand scheme of things but has had an...

Arcade of Hall of Fame: Pong

When people consider the founding fathers of video games, one title cannot help but make it on the list, and that is Pong. A virtual table tennis game that first debuted...

Friday The 13th (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?!

If we can thank 1980s American cinema for one thing it would be the popularization of the slasher horror flick. Films like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Nintendo

The makers of some of the world’s most iconic titles, Nintendo’s history is longer than the video game industry itself. Makers of the Switch, Wii, SNES, and NES,...

Top 10 Retro First Person Shooters

Probably the single most dominant gaming format for most triple-A titles today, first-person shooters stormed the video games industry when they were popularised by a...

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...