5 Career Skills We Learned from Video Games

Video games get a bad rap.  Avid gamers get labeled by their peers as “losers” or “virgins” or any of many other colorful pejoratives.  We’re aware of the stereotype– the zit-faced middle-aged adult, one hand in the chip bag and another on the mouse, grinding away in a raid while tuning out the shouts of his disappointed mother upstairs. The problem with the stereotype is … Continue reading 5 Career Skills We Learned from Video Games

The 12 Most Underrated Sega Dreamcast Games

The Sega Dreamcast was a system that had some really cool and innovative games. However, the console never had as much widespread appeal as the PS2 or Xbox. I could write an entire article about the failings of the Sega Dreamcast, but I’m going to write about the results of the failure instead.  Specifically, I want to take some time to evaluate the 12 most … Continue reading The 12 Most Underrated Sega Dreamcast Games

The Best 15 Underrated SNES Games

The SNES game library is brimming with great games. As I mentioned in my article about underrated SNES RPGs, some very good games got lumped in with low-quality games because of the sheer number of amazing choices we had on the system.  That’s why I’ve decided to comb through some SNES titles that either flew under the radar or simply didn’t get the love they … Continue reading The Best 15 Underrated SNES Games

Affordable Alternatives to Overrated (Overpriced) SNES Games

I’m not sure there’s any more divisive statement in the retro game collecting community than “This is the MOST OVERRATED SNES game (or insert whatever console you want to fight about) ever!” Of course, we’re all entitled to our little opinions. But let’s face it: When you’re dealing with retro collectors, pretty much any absolute statement is a prime target for a big fat “ackchyually” … Continue reading Affordable Alternatives to Overrated (Overpriced) SNES Games

Bigger is NOT Better: Halo Infinite and Open World Games

Since its announcement, much speculation has surrounded Halo: Infinite, the seventh main installment in Microsoft’s flagship franchise. Among the most common questions was whether the newest Halo would be an open-world game. In a recent article published by Destructoid, it was revealed that while the game does appear to encompass most, if not all, of its content on a single map, the player will not have … Continue reading Bigger is NOT Better: Halo Infinite and Open World Games

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Why Bioware should kill Mass Effect after Andromeda

The original Mass Effect games were incredible. Does that mean we should look past the mediocre Andromeda entry and hope for a potential Mass Effect 5?  Playing the Mass Effect trilogy was amazing, and I can proudly say I loved 99% of it. The gameplay was fun, the story was incredible, and the characters were developed like no other game I had played. The decisions … Continue reading Why Bioware should kill Mass Effect after Andromeda