Fanboys of modern gaming consoles like to bicker about how their console handles the latest generic FPS game with better water transparency or with a few extra lines of microscopic pixels. Forget the fact that 90% of the console libraries are shared. In the early nineties the vitriol spewed against children who supported the competing … More Sega Genesis vs Super Nintendo
I already wrote about Castlevania a few years ago, but frankly I did a poor job. Half of my write up discusses not having played it growing up which would have been more fitting of an article discussing bad luck and stupid decisions than the game itself. At the time, I was of the opinion … More Castlevania Revisited (Plus A Surprise Announcement)!
We’ve all been there. You’re playing a game and the tune from the stage you’re on is catchy enough that you begin to hum along with it. Before you know it you were sitting in class or languishing away in your cubicle and that tune is on repeat in your head. Game tunes may not … More Five Awesome Video Game Tracks Part 6
This has been quite a year for nostalgia. Twenty years of Microsoft Windows 95, 30 years of the Back to the Future franchise as well as the Back to the Future Day Wednesday October 21, 2015 as seen in Back to the Future Part II. Not to be overlooked is 30 years of the Nintendo … More Happy 30th Anniversary to the Legendary Nintendo Entertainment System (1985)
I have a large confession to make here. Not once during childhood did I ever even play a Castlevania game. I’m not really sure why because they would have been right up my alley. Part of it has to do with the manner in which games were acquired. Today in my 30’s if I want … More Castlevania (NES, 1987)
Anyone who’s played video games has had one of the tune’s stuck in their head on a repeated loop at some point. For us old timers it was probably the original Super Mario Bros. theme, or maybe the Overworld theme in The Legend of Zelda. Despite simple technology, the composers on some of those games … More Five Awesome Video Game Tracks
Nintendo was a phenomenon back in the 80’s and early 90’s. Kid’s shared playing tips on the school bus, discussed game secrets at lunch time, and went home to watch the Super Mario Bros Super Show after school. Nintendo was on pencil boxes, trading cards, backpacks, clothes, wall decorations, toys, and just about anything else that … More Nintendo Power #1 (July/August, 1988)