I’d like to bring up a discussion I had with one of my video gamer friends a few days back regarding the value of a video game. Specifically, what would justify the purchase of a sixty dollar full-console experience. I was talking about how I would spend sixty smackers on Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart, Smash, … More Do you need a story in your video game?
This made me laugh. And cry a bit.
I have a problem. It’s a doozy. I have an addiction to cheap video games. But not games like those in the Steam sales. Oh no, I like cheap console games. You see, I don’t have a gaming PC (I had to use my work laptop to play Gone Home) so I do almost all … More I have too many video games
My first video game console was a Sega Genesis, purchased secondhand near the end of the console’s lifecycle. I remember first playing Sonic the Hedgehog and struggling to get through level one. I remember the weight and size of those first controllers, struggling to get my young fingers around all three of the buttons. I … More Effin’ Finally: I beat The Lion King
(This post was supposed to go up on Sunday, but I’m just now seeing that it did not. Supposedly, it was scheduled and everything. Good job, WordPress. Anyway, here it is now! Better late than never.) If you don’t know, the frame rate is the term to determine how many images, or frames, display per … More Frame rates: Big deal or a thing to wave in others’ faces?
I was playing Mario Kart 8 online the other day when I came to a startling discovery. I don’t like when other people play as Toad. You see, Toad is my Mario Kart buddy. He and I, we tight. We’ve been through some crazy tracks together, taken our fair share of red, blue, and to a … More Getting Possessive of Video Game Characters
You may seen these death glare images and videos floating around online. They are from Mario Kart 8, where Nintendo gave Luigi (and to a lesser extent, Mario) really angry facial expression while they drive. There are numerous videos showing Luigi’s “Death Glare” floating on the net. This one is my favorite, because of the … More Luigi Death Glares Rosalina
It is sad that Xenoblade Chronicles has become such a troublesome game to get ahold of. From the difficulty in just getting it released to the rumors of Gamestop price-gouging used copies, the game will likely be remembered more for this than the actual game itself. And that’s a shame, because as my 75 hours … More Been Playing: Xenoblade Chronicles
Forgive me for a moment while I go into full-blown fanboy mode. I got to play Mario Kart 8 today. And it was glorious. If you don’t know, GameStops across America is doing a Mario Kart 8 Test Drive Weekend promotion thing, where you can go into GameStop and play a demo of Mario Kart 8. … More Mario Kart 8 Demo Impressions
Mickey Mouse needs no introduction. His video games, however, do. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, Disney loaned out their beloved character to various video game studios, such as Capcom. Numerous games of varying quality (though generally that quality was fairly high) were produced for the major consoles at the time. For the … More There’s Something…Off About World of Illusion Starring Mickey and Donald