Category: Features

Arcade Hall of Fame: Karate Champ

Easily one of the fastest growing segments of the video game industry, eSports is currently dominated by two genres: First-person shooters and fighting games. Ask anyone...

Wolfenstein 3D: The Lost Episodes – You Didn’t Buy It?

Before DOOM shook up the gaming world in 1993, id Software stunned players with its World War II-shooter Wolfenstein 3D. For the time, this was a technological...

A Brief History Of: The Nokia N-GAGE

Though today the company name is often used as a synonym for extremely durable phones, Nokia also dominated large swaths of the consumer mobile phone market back during...

Rayman (PS1) – Think You Can Beat It?

It’s hard to overestimate just how influential mascot games were in the 1990s, especially those based around a platforming concept. Rayman for the PlayStation may have...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About PlayStation

Released in 1994 in Japan and then later across the world, Sony probably didn’t know the heights to which their then-nascent PlayStation brand would rise but they knew...

The Top 10 Underrated Game Boy Games

One of the most popular systems ever released, handheld or otherwise, the original Game Boy from Gunpei Yokoi changed the way gamers viewed on-the-go gaming forever. In...

Twisted Metal 4 (PlayStation) – You Didn’t Buy It?

There were plenty of big-name game franchises in the nineties, and one of them was SingleTrac’s Twisted Metal. Essentially, it was like a deathmatch in cars –...

River City Random (NES) – CO-OP Classics

The classic Kunio-kun series of games, known as River City Ransom when it made its way outside of Japan, is one of the longest running and most storied franchises back...

A Brief History of: SEGA

While it may be the company known for Sonic the Hedgehog now, the arcade titan that was Sega got its start in video games long before it even dreamed of blue...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Star Wars (1983)

It is really hard to imagine just how much of a popular phenomenon George Lucas’ Star Wars was when it hit cinemas way back in 1977. A craze that swept much of the...

Flicky (Sega Mega Drive) – Think You Can Beat It?

When you think of video games with intense gameplay and memorable, high-octane chases, chances are that the 1991-platformer Flicky does not come to mind. That is not to...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Nintendo

A veritable titan of the video game industry, Nintendo is largely credited with bringing the industry back from the brink of collapse extinction back in 1983 when it...

Top 10 Underrated SEGA Mega Drive Games

Hitting Japanese markets in October 1998 the Sega Mega Drive introduced the world to Sonic the Hedgehog and brought thrill of arcade hits like Golden Axe and Outrun to...

Rampage (Arcade) – CO-OP Classics

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of the gigantic kaiju monsters like Godzilla or Mothra? The makers of classic arcade coin-op game Rampage had that...

Raptor: Call of the Shadows (PC) – Think You Can Beat It?

In the future, there is only one way to make big bucks, and it doesn’t involve paperounds or painting fences – nope, it’s all about high-octane dogfights....

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Ryu (Street Fighter)

Considered by many to be the hero of Capcom’s Street Fighter series of fighting games, do we really know that much about lone wolf Japanese fighter Ryu? After all,...

Future Cop LAPD (PS1) – CO-OP Classics

Third-person shooters have never been as big as their sibling, first-person shooters, but they nonetheless have posted up some impressive results in terms of gameplay,...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Burger Time

Developed and published by Data East in 1982, Burger Time is an arcade game unlike any other you’ve probably played. Combining elements of a platforming game with a...