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BLOG – Where Have All the XBLA Games Gone?

I love the XBLA.  For a fraction of the price of a retail game, Arcade titles can offer just as much entertainment, if not even more so, than games sold at your local store.  In fact, developers are willing to take more risks in this market and the result is more unique games. While I …

BLOG – Pre 2011 Black Friday Deals Found

Like all Americans, I am excited about Black Friday and scoring some sweet deals. However, Xmas came early for me this year as I found some sweet clearance deals at my local Target today. I doubt most gamers would get excited about finding Konami’s New International Track & Field on DS for $4.48, but hey, …

BLOG – Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Midnight Launch

November 8th, 2011.  A day that will live forever in video game history. Why? Because a highly anticipated game based around everything from guns, items, war, stealth, story, and action was released for the first time in all HD glory. Promising hours of nothing but the highest entertainment value, who needs a modern war when …

BLOG – Alan Wake Can’t Write

Alan Wake.  Whether you like it or not, this game deserves more recognition than it received.  Given the long development cycle and 360 exclusivity, Alan Wake isn’t the best game ever made but it certainly is not a bad game.  I enjoyed playing through to the end even though the ending was complete garbage. In …

BLOG – Game Deal, Sears

One of the local Sears stores has had the same game “clearance” bin for about two years now.  I put the word “clearance” in quotes because it isn’t even clearance priced; everything is still normal price just labeled with a pink sticker to make it look like you are getting a better deal.  And because …

BLOG – I Hate BestBuy

I have not bought anything at BestBuy (BB) in a really long time.  Like, it has been years.  There is a reason for that. They suck.  Their prices are way high and when you do want to buy something, they are out of stock.  I hate Best Buy. For the first time in about a …

BLOG – Snowboard Kids Typo

I think it is a well-documented fact that I am a huge fan of Snowboard Kids, an N64 sleeper hit.  In many ways, it rivals Mario Kart 64, but this is an argument for another time. A couple months ago, I had incentive to dig out my N64, find my controller paks and extra controllers …

BLOG – GBA Roll Cage: Worst Game Accessory Ever?

    Whenever a new handheld or console launches, there is always a flood of 3rd party peripherals and accessories that release with it. This category of gaming extras didn’t really start to peak until the GBA era and started to gain a lot of steam in the later GBC days.  Blame it on the …