Return of the Speed Run Article: Ocarina of Time

August 1, 2013

Cosmo Wright. A well known name in speed runs these days. His latest run on Twitch TV certainly turned a few heads: 22 Minutes for: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Much faster than my 8 or 9 hours… I thought that was the world record until I did a few searches to discover that nedeaS managed to shave 3 minutes off (somehow!). Both videos have jaw-dropping actions and insane glitches, but, I think the most interesting one to watch is actually the slower of the two.

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Let’s Play Gradius Gaiden (PSX)

October 1, 2010

Join me on a video journey through (most of) this fantastic horizontal shmup by Konami.  In my opinion, the best of the classic Gradius series, Gradius Gaiden was released exclusively on the Japanese Playstation in 1997.

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Not all Lucasarts games are created… Star Wars-y

September 8, 2010

It’s true!  Sometimes the folks over at Lucasarts get bored with re-hashing the Star Wars universe, so they hyper-drive their proverbial spacecraft into other galaxies.  When they arrive at their destination, it is often unfamiliar territory, and we end up with the likes of: Sam & Max, Loom, The Dig, Monkey Island and that Awesome Game about Bikers That Too Few Have Played.

While each of these games demand an article (or 50) to themselves, I will explore only one rarely enjoyed Lucasarts game… to be named after the break.

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Review: Metal Storm (NES)

July 20, 2010

Metal Storm

Metal Storm is a lesser-known game from developer Irem, better known as the creators of the R-Type series.  While it shares some similarities in design and pacing to R-Type, it also happens to be one of the most unusual platformers ever to grace the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Even now, platformers featuring player control of gravity – such as Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy – are considered revolutionary.  Truly, Metal Storm was ahead of its time. Read the rest of this entry »


COW-A-BUNGA DUDE! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game!

May 16, 2010

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Heroes in a half shell. TURTLE POWER!” – excerpt  from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon

It’s that time again; my slow but steadily developing “COW-A-BUNGA DUDE!” series is back! Throughout the “COW-ABUNGA DUDE!” series, we will be examining the different Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle games that have been developed throughout the years. Today, we are taking a look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game.

Back in the 80’s and 90’s, the Ninja Turtles where the hottest thing since sliced bread. Kids couldn’t help but devour, with great tenacity, the seemingly limitless merchandise available. Cloths, toys, bed sheets, bubble bath (my personal favorite), are just a few examples of the items children, like me, demanded from their parents. This merchandise included video games!

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Late to the party? Don’t worry, the food is still hot

May 15, 2010

Four words:

Shadow of the Colossus.

I suppose it is a tad early to call this one a “classic,” but even someone like Guillermo del Toro felt strongly enough about it to proclaim it a “masterpiece.”  It was one of those games that sort of “snuck” into the PS2 library.  Most gamers seemed to breeze right by this one, perhaps even lifting it off the shelf and reading its deceptively vague insert.  Others may have peered into the shadowy figure on the cover and instantly lost their sanity, screaming obscenities and jumping through one of the massive glass windows at Media Play.  The few that actually played it however, found it contained within its shiny disc a hundred Christmas mornings… and I’m talking about the good ones, like the time you peeled open the wrapping paper and found a Sega Saturn PS2.

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Hidden Gems: Trouble in Terrorist Town

May 14, 2010

Alright, I know I just did Metal Gear Solid like last week but I recently came across this gem and had to share it.

Trouble in Terrorist Town is a mod of a mod. It’s a mod for Garry’s Mod, which is a mod of Half-life 2.

That’s a lot of mods.

Anyway, what you need to play is Garry’s mod and Counter-Strike Source, the hard part is finding a Garry’s Mod server that’s running the Trouble in Terrorist Town mod.

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