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My List for the 30 SNES Mini titles + a Wager
My List for the 30 SNES Mini titles + a Wager

In case you haven’t heard by now, the rumor mill is going a little crazy after Eurogamer announced Nintendo might be in the works of releasing a SNES Mini Classic much like they did with their original entertainment system this past winter. With such rumors run the media outlets to speculation of what the game…

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The Time for Indie Games is Now
The Time for Indie Games is Now

Eric Hunter remembers the first time he played an “indie” game, though he didn’t necessarily realize it at the time. “I still remember the days of telling people about, what was at the time, super small games like Blood or Chip’s Challenge,” Hunter recalled. “I remember reading the credits for games like them and there…

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Skelemania – Freeware Game Review
Skelemania – Freeware Game Review

Skelemania is the embodiment of what is described as a “Metroid” style game. An entire map to uncover piece by piece, discovering new abilities that require you to backtrack to previous areas to unlock new parts of an insanely large map. This is 2D platforming at the height of its popularity and Skelemania has it….

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Starbreak – Browser Game Review
Starbreak – Browser Game Review

Starbreak is an MMO 2D action platformer that provides fun environments to explore and enemies to combat. A strong willed 16-bit feel, Starbreak takes a different look on the RPG aspects with no traditional leveling system. Select from four different players to match your playset, Starbreak does have what it takes to be a fun…

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Factotum – 300 Words – REVIEW
Factotum – 300 Words – REVIEW

Disaster has struck. Upon coming to an asteroid belt, your spaceship is hit and life support is down. Oxygen is rapidly depleting and all you have are two quadrupedal deck robots controlled by old tech through the view of security cameras. Factotum is a 3D puzzle game released for the Wii U by TACS Games….

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The Wizard – Browser Game Review
The Wizard – Browser Game Review

The Wizard is a browser turn based fantasy puzzle game that will have you mapping out your moves, turn by turn, to collect treasure and new spells. Using a fun, unique spell casting system, you’ll chase down a thief through dungeons under the Wizard’s Academy. Fairly difficult challenge without a checkpoint system may leave most…

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Divekick – Indie Game Review
Divekick – Indie Game Review

Divekick is a 2D fighter consisting of only two buttons built on a foundation of a simple move popularized by fighting games like the ones from Capcom. Trust me when I said that there is a great amount of depth and strategic gameplay available offering multiple characters to choose from, specials, and enhancements to tailor…

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Starting off
Starting off

Before I started into this speedrun soiree, I did my fair amount of research and immediately ran into some roadblocks. Finding a speedrunning community is simple enough then you discover that there are multiple communities that are governed with a different rule set (well, most of them are similar except for the big one that…

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The Beginnings
The Beginnings

  So the first question is always why? (Well other than which game) Why would you take so much time playing one game just to see how fast you can beat it? I’ll answer your question with another question (and I think you know where I’m going with this) which is “Why not?” For those…

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Mastering the Game – 300 Words – REVIEW
Mastering the Game – 300 Words – REVIEW

Searching the bookshelves at your local library will find many titles dedicated to bettering your life and your workplace. On the opposite side, a much smaller section, is a section of books based on video games. Never the two shall meet. And how could they? Mastering the Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About…

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1 More Castle – 300 Words – IMPRESSION
1 More Castle – 300 Words – IMPRESSION

After almost three years of retro gaming articles, interviews, podcasts, and insights, 1 More Castle will officially close their doors on July 31st, 2015. With it comes sadness, support, and a bright future for the many that contributed. I was originally attracted to 1 More Castle from the wealth of knowledge and the “friend’s basement”…

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Terrordrome – Rise of the Boogeymen – Freeware Game Review
Terrordrome – Rise of the Boogeymen – Freeware Game Review

Terrordrome: Rise of the Boogeymen is a free 2D fighting game that will have an horror fan smiling from ear to ear to finally have the chance to answer the question “Who would win in a fight?” Consisting of popular franchises spanning the 70s, 80s, and 90s with the likes of Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees,…

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The Rise of Amondus – 300 Words – REVIEW
The Rise of Amondus – 300 Words – REVIEW

  Believe it or not, the Nintendo Entertainment System is alive and well in the hearts of those who relentlessly mull over assembly code, creating new adventures for hardware that’s 30 years old. One of these is the latest from Sly Dog Studios, the Rise of Amondus, which is the next entry in their Candelabra…

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300 Words – REVIEW – A Mega Man 2 Guitar Tribute
300 Words – REVIEW – A Mega Man 2 Guitar Tribute

Anyone who has been around the gaming community, perhaps even peered inside, knows of the greatness of the Mega Man 2 soundtrack. Mainly composed by Takashi Tateishi, credited as Ogeretsu Kun, the soundtrack has inspired many musicians and developers alike. Some brooding to take the very likeness of while others use as building blocks to…

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Cave Story+ – Indie Game Review
Cave Story+ – Indie Game Review

Cave Story+ is an adventure platformer with a massive world that harkens the likes of Super Metroid with fast paced, bullet shooting action like Megaman. What can only harness the true sense of an indie game, developed by one man over five years of weekends, Cave Story+ has a beautiful design, well written plot and…

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