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Google Nexus Player is another microconsole we don’t want

I like the idea of Android microconsoles. I have an Ouya that I play at least once a week, and I love its portability, the ease with which I can sideload apps, and the different gaming experiences I have on it as opposed to my PS4 and Wii U. Despite that love, I know how more »

Android convergence continues with Google Nexus Player

The idea of “convergence” is a funny thing, given how often companies have gotten it wrong. When the idea was popularized back in the ‘90s, everyone assumed that all entertainment and information functions would naturally “converge” on the television, at that time the center of any media-consuming household. After all, people already watched live programming, more »

My video game prowess used to earn me girlfriends

When I was much younger, the hardest video game in my library was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the . To this day, some people claim it was impossible to beat, but I know better. I know it wasn’t impossible because I was at an age where beating it meant I had a girlfriend. I’m more »

Grant Kirkhope put hours of Banjo-Kazooie music on Bandcamp

Grant Kirkhope is a cool guy. I met him once, briefly. He’s been to MAGfest a few times and I was there for his first panel there. I got a picture with him (one I refuse to show as at the time I was a goofy young nerd and dressed the part accordingly), and told more »

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The Intellivision Flashback and Colecovision Flashback look amazing

I saw AtGames’ Intellivision Flashback and Colecovision Flashback systems in a Toys R Us the other day, and I’ve got to say, we’re in trouble. These things look really cool. I mean, they look like a perfect nostalgia trip. Not to mention, the fact that they’re in stores now, ready for the holiday season, makes more »

10 Games you need to play on the PlayStation TV

The PlayStation TV is coming out on October 14, 2014, and this micro-console needs to be on the wishlists of everyone with a PlayStation Plus subscription and spare DualShock 3 lying around. You may have passed on the Vita bandwagon for “reasons,” but now is your chance. The PlayStation TV won’t play every Vita game, more »

Virtuix Omni might be the future of VR

It’s obviously no secret that I’m a fan of virtual reality. It stems from my ongoing love affair with anime like .Hack and Sword Art Online. I dream for the days when we can be fully immersed in video games. Hopefully that immersion doesn’t end badly like it did in .Hack or SAO, but that’s more »

5 Simpsons games to play during the FXX marathon

When you try to think of good licensed games, The Simpsons aren’t really the property that floats to the top of your head. Hell, there are probably at least half a dozen games based on some facet of the Simpsons you haven’t even heard of. The rabbit hole for such a huge cash cow runs more »

Batman Will Defeat Superman In Dawn Of Justice

While most superhero fans are waiting with baited breath and anxiousness for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, I decided to take a look back at what I believe will be the deciding factor when DC’s legendary heroes collide in Zack Snyder’s much anticipated 2016 movie. “But Quinn, you ridiculously scruffy man-nerd, you’re supposed to more »

Jimmy Fallon and Pierce Brosnan played GoldenEye 007

It’s a universal truth that GoldenEye 007 was one of the best games on the N64. Even gamers who wouldn’t normally play first person shooters probably have a GoldenEye 007 moment. I mean, it was so beloved, it even for the DS, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360. And now, we have actual footage of Pierce more »

The case for one-handed RPGs continues

Playing The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky makes me want a new laptop. Mine can run it well; it’s just a huge, clunky beast of a machine and I want to play Trails in bed. I totally could, if I had one of those smaller, touch-based Windows 8 tablet-hybrid thingies. I’m using a 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 »