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Twitch streamer JC583 beats Battletoads in under 13 minutes

Remember when you were a kid and spent entire weekends trying to get past the third stage of Battletoads for the NES? You probably decided the game was impossible and would go unbeaten for all time. Well, prepare to weep at your lack of Battletoad-ing skills, because Twitch streamer and speedrunner JC583 just set a more »

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 Review: Blurred morals

Price: $24.99 System(s): PC Release Date: July 22, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Telltale Games (Telltale Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for violence, blood and gore, and strong language Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 4: Amid the Ruins has been unleashed upon us all, picking up right where the last episode ended. Clementine’s group is more »

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How to Fix the Valve Steam Machine controller

This week we got a look at a new revision to Valve’s Steam Machine controller. The addition of an analog stick stick is a step in the right direction, but Gabe and company are still getting it completely wrong. Valve has the right idea in general, but they keep completely missing the mark on the more »

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time world record set by CosmoWright

Twitch streamer and speedrunner CosmoWright just annhilated the world record on July 20, 2014. What do I mean by annihilated? How about 18 minutes, ten seconds – or over 19 seconds faster than the previous record? That’s a simply unfathomable amount of time to take off such a well-established and popular game. In a world more »

Lenna’s Inception Preview: Oh those Archangels

Such a beautiful day out: sunny, warm, gentle breeze. Perfect weather to leave the front door open in the classroom. Class is almost over, the kids, as usual, have been simply great. One of those days where you really feel like you’re making a difference in the world, making children’s lives just a little bit more »

Help the people of Skywind find their voices – volunteer today!

You know about the Skywind project right? No? Well it’s a bunch of modders who are attempting to recreate the entirety of the best RPG ever made, , inside of the third greatest RPG ever made, Skyrim. (Sorry Bethesda, second place goes to Chrono Trigger.) Now, I’m sure you’re chomping at the bit waiting for Skywind more »

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Growing up Sega: Dreamcast and beyond

After trading in the Saturn, we were suddenly Sega-less. There was my step-sister’s Game Gear that never had functioning batteries, but that was it. I was officially a PlayStation gamer. At least, I was for a while. A couple years later, Dad returned to his roots and got a Sega Dreamcast. I played Sonic Adventure, more »

Growing up Sega: Sega Saturn

Sega made one of the biggest mistakes in their history in 1995. I didn’t know it at the time, I’m not sure how many people did, but the first of many terrible decisions was made and it was the beginning of the end. For 1995 was when the came along several months ahead of schedule, more »

Growing up Sega: Sega-CD and 32X

It wasn’t all Sega, all the time when I was growing up, of course. I remember tagging along with my Dad when he visited a friend, and I saw the SNES for the first time. I spent the entire evening in his living room as my brain was melted by F-Zero. Later on, my uncle, more »

XBlaze Code: Embryo Review: Pay Very Close Attention to the TOi

XBlaze Code: Embryo Price: $39.99 System(s): (Also available for PS3) Release Date: June 23, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Aksys Games (Arc System Works) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence Arc System Works, most widely recognized as the purveyors of the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fighting game franchises, threw their hat more »

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Growing up Sega: Genesis

It was a Friday night and my Dad, my step sister, step-Mom, and I took a trip to Toys R Us. The closest one at the time was a good half-hour drive, and I had no idea what was so important that we had to make this trek right now. When we got there, my more »

Bayonetta 2′s Copy of Bayonetta Gets Its Own Disk

We already knew that the upcoming for the Wii U was going to include the original Bayonetta, to help new fans get acquainted with the high-heels based, action series. What we didn’t know was how Nintendo intended to go about bringing us the original. If it would be an eShop code on a product voucher, more »