The Nintendo Entertainment System is one of the most successful and most enduring video game consoles ever invented. Following the North American console crash, the NES emerged not only as the dominating force in home gaming, but as a pop culture icon so ubiquitous as to be almost unmatched in its ubiquitatious ubiquitosity! Mario, Metroid, Zelda and Kirby have all become mainstays of this legendary … Continue reading 16 Underrated NES Games
Valve’s latest foray into the unforgiving world of gaming hardware is their impressive Steam Deck. I’m sure you know all about it, but for the sake of the uninformed (and Google’s search algorithm), let’s talk briefly about what the Deck is, what it does, and why so many gamers are calling it a “Nintendo Switch Killer.” Nintendo has always dominated the handheld market. Ever since … Continue reading The Steam Deck is NOT a Threat to Nintendo
Everyone grab your fancy suits and Sunday dresses because a new Switch is coming to town! Wow, it looks so amazing I can’t wait to see what’s inside! Oh, wait…. Is that? Is that the same Switch I have now with a fancier shirt on? False alarm everyone. Grab the sweatpants and liquor, we’re sitting this one out. It’s an Avocado….. Thaaaanks When Nintendo said … Continue reading The REAL Reason We Can’t Have a Switch Pro (Maybe)
With new console and PC part sales on the rise, you have likely heard of the scarcity problem the tech industry is facing right now. Let me be the first to say that finding and purchasing a PlayStation 5 is nearly impossible, and it doesn’t look like this will be changing anytime soon. All of this frustration can lead to fear of never owning a … Continue reading Forced Scarcity in Gaming – Ripping Off Fans with FOMO and Market Manipulation
This perennially popular decade will likely go down as the “Good Ole’ Days” of gaming. Whether it featured the greatest amount high-quality games is of course up for debate, but I don’t think anyone can deny that it was the most inventive and seminal era in the industry. There were dozens of studios that stood out amongst their contemporaries, so it was obviously difficult to … Continue reading Top 5 Game Developers of the 1990s
I’ve gathered up a few old NES game commercials that really put into perspective how much marketing and video games have changed, and also how freakin’ old we’re getting.
Please enjoy these classic NES game commercials. Continue reading Classic NES Game Commercials
Nintendo spiced up island life this July by adding a brand-new area to explore right off your own island’s coast. Like so many others stuck in quarantine this year, I found myself in dire need of a distraction, and since I was already in the market for a new console, I treated myself to a Nintendo Switch Lite. I’m so glad I did, because that … Continue reading Not Everyone Loves Animal Crossing’s Summer Update
…nothing can beat playing the original, 8-bit Legend of Zelda. Games like that, or Super Mario or Metroid or many of the others, having grown into such successful franchises with such loving fanbases, have enormous sentimental value to millions of adults in the gaming world. Continue reading Why is Retro Gaming on the Nintendo Switch Such a Hit?
I worked at Nintendo Power during the second half of 1996 and for the last three months they gave me Player’s Pulse. That was definitely the highlight of my time on staff. I got to pick letters to include, write responses to those letters, and pick the envelope art that was displayed on those pages. Continue reading Former Nintendo Power Employee Spills the Beans
The update is free, so you get a massively popular hero and a great set of villains too, so it really is the best of both worlds! Continue reading Mario Maker 2 Switch Update is the Best of Both Worlds
If you comb through the NES catalog, you’ll find very few actual female protagonists. There are plenty of women getting captured, needing rescued, offering healing and all that stuff. But sadly, there are very few true, playable female leads. Continue reading Top 4 Female Protagonists in NES Games
Pile on top of that the fact that Blaster Master provides no passwords, no game saving, and only 5 continues. It’s amazing that anybody figured out how to finish the game back before save states and Switch Online’s rewind feature. Continue reading Honest Review: Blaster Master