I previously explored the 16 bit era and discussed some of the things that I felt led to it being video gaming’s first golden age. As amazing as those games were, they would go on to serve as but a stepping stone to the next “golden era” of gaming. After the 16-bit consoles came the more »
Do you have a PlayStation 2 and games that you suddenly don’t want anymore? Well, GameStop doesn’t want it either. The signs are up and the gate is closed. As of June 1, 2013, the PS2 is out. It isn’t welcome in the store.
Dragon Quest is an amazing series, but it never seemed to get the kind of respect and love it deserved outside of Japan. In Japan, it’s a legend and there are stories of people lining up to buy copies of the game or skipping work or school to play it. Here, not so much. It’s more »
February is Black History Month, and to celebrate GamerTell is looking back at gaming’s most memorable Black characters. These heroes are a part of our pop culture fabric, and there is growing ethnic diversity among them. Next up Carl “CJ” Johnson, the protagonist of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He’s trying to get out of more »
Ready for a blast from the (recent) past deal that you never would have expected? Brace yourself, as Tuesday Morning is selling the Band Hero bundles for $29.99. This isn’t the bundle where it’s the PS2, PS3 or Xbox 360 game and a guitar. This is the big box. The ultimate bundle. This is the more »
Who’s Toro Inoue? It’s a good question. Especially since Sony hasn’t made a big deal about its white spokescat Toro outside of Japan. He first appeared in Doko Demo Issho on the PlayStation in 1999, and has since gone on to appear in a PSP port of that game, Mainichi Issho, Weekly Toro Station, Toro! more »
After close to 13 years of service, the venerable PlayStation 2 has officially left the building. That’s according to a report from the Japanese games industry publication known as Famitsu, which states that after the latest shipments are opened, stocked and sold, that’s it. In other words, once those PlayStation 2 retail units are gone, they’re just that: gone. Finite. Sayonara. No more »
This 25th episode of the GamerTell Cast is a special one because Jenni and Jeremy (that’s me) share some of their fondest holiday gaming memories. Jenni explains why she intentionally tortures friends with bad gifts, I recall an old floor model television with an old Atari and we are both shocked at the amount of more »
Today is a pretty awesome day. Do you know why? Because of the date! It’s December 12, 2012. Granted, it looks and sounds much cooler if you just go 12/12/12. I’m sure a lot of people are doing something special today in the hopes of making an unforgetable anniversary and such. Then there are those more »
Christmas is about spending time with the people you live and have bonded with over the year, but nobody says those people have to be real. Plenty of games want to share in the holiday spirit, either by having something magical happen when Christmas rolls around or by giving people a festive gaming experience. It more »
Game sales are awesome. They’re a great way to pick up games that you want, but normally can’t afford. This is especially true when a major developer or publisher decides to do a massive discount, because you know those games are going to cost you $40 or $50 when they debut and you can’t always more »
We may not be getting the redesigned PlayStation Store on October 23, but we will be getting a firmware update for the PlayStation 3. Unlike most updates that don’t seem to do anything outside of improving software stability, firmware 4.30 will make some changes to how we view trophies.