It’s getting harder to find old games.

October 11, 2010

The cliche move of walking to your local garage sale to find old discarded NES games is becoming a thing of the past.

With countless new generations of video games falling into the laps of today’s youth, old cartridges are becoming harder to find. I know I’d never give up my old games, but some people don’t know the value of what they hold in their hands. To raise awareness for collectors, I’m going to go over just how our beloved NES and Genesis games are meeting their end.

Garage sale decline: By now, the peek season for buying old games at garage sales has pretty much passed. The generation that played those games as kids are now Read the rest of this entry »


When Things Shouldn’t Change: Pokemon GS

June 30, 2010

Well I’ll be talking about music as usual, of course this time my complaint is with one of the big sellers of this year: Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver. Now of course I will openly say that I was initially wary of this game because it was, in fact, my favorite out of the series, and I really did not want to be disappointed, nor to pay $40.  So naturally I did not buy it, but of course I checked out the music, and I was dismayed to find something that stopped far short of it’s potential.

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FF7: Crisis Core: Can I have a Piggyback Uematsu?

June 22, 2009

After hearing “the Price of Freedom” a couple times I decided it was about time I finally gave the full soundtrack a listen through. Before hearing it my initial thoughts still echoed after listening to the soundtrack and reading the plot: are we really still doing this? At ground value, it’s about time they stopped “milking” the Final Fantasy VII cow to death… no really. Uematsu left square already because he didn’t like square’s new facilities, but I wouldn’t hold it against him if he resented the reskinning as much as any intelligent gamer (not that he has a choice since he doesn’t have rights to any FF music).


Now before I get any further I just want to state that I’ll get my ranting out first because I believe that although Crisis Core is one too many, fresh composer Takeharu Ishimoto deserves a fair chance to be considered despite square’s decisions.

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Awesome Video of the Week: Mega Man 2.5D

May 29, 2009

Angry at Andrew for not continuing this potentially fun series, I decided to post a video in his absence… and I’m sure it will please everyone.

So… How many people, by a show of hands, liked Mega Man 2. Yeah? So did I. Sure, it was a tough game at parts, but it was FUN – something lacking in many of today’s games. Now, who here by a show of hands would play Mega Man 2 again if it was slightly modded to incorporate some of the finer points of 3D while still keeping the feel of the 2D game.

I’m sure the answer to that is a resounding yes, with the exception of the few of you who are too conservitive to change anything about the past. Read the rest of this entry »


Tetris Revisited, for Five Seconds.

April 20, 2009

So there is one version of Tetris I forgot to mention in the last article. I’m sure you’ll love it. It’s easy to win, and even easier to master! Best yet! You can get a high score every time… and never lose!

For those who got mad at Bastard Tetris back in the last post, check out this version!


Tetris: When you mess with a classic, nightmares occur. (Three Tetris hybrids bound to make you hate the game)

March 25, 2009

When my Video Games Live Volume One CD came in the mail, I was immediately interested in listening to the Tetris Piano Opus. There’s always something about hearing that repetitive, but addicting, little theme. It makes you want to build buildings out of oddly shaped bricks – not to mention gets stuck in your head for the next two weeks. But put yourself in this scenario: 1) You don’t own Tetris, and 2) You have the internet. So you go online to find the game, but Google comes back with some less the desired results.

This is what happens when you trust the internet with a classic game.

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Top 5 Legend of Zelda Flash Remakes (and a few that don’t make the cut)

December 22, 2008

swordswingLoZremakeThe Legend of Zelda has been a successful series for Nintendo, giving them the equivalent of a “free pass” in terms of game development. All Nintendo needs to do is release a game that has the words “Zelda” or “Link” or “Hyrule” in it, and they automatically have a large number of units sold. This free pass, however, apparently can apply to flash developers as well. By simply stealing what makes this series unique, developers have tried to recreate the success of the original series… sometimes to no avail. There are a few, however, that are somewhat amusing. Take a look at the Top 5 Legend of Zelda remakes on the web right now.

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