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Video Games Made Me into a Man

Yeah, okay, that headline is eye catching nonsense. Now of course, the idea that video games can somehow make a person into a “man” is ridiculous. I’ve been male since birth (or as long as I can remember anyway) and to think that something can imbue me with the spirit of masculinity is absurd. What more »

These are your first GBA Virtual Console games

The GBA Virtual Console brigade is almost here. The games are marching to our Wii Us, in the hopes of perhaps saving the day. Or, failing that, at least giving us a reason to turn on our systems again. The cavalcade is going to begin on April 3, 2014 and, appropriately enough, the GBA Virtual more »

Twitch Plays Pokemon Emerald now

Well, Twitch Plays Pokemon sure isn’t some one-off event now. Initially, it seemed like it could have been. Twitch Plays Pokemon Red was the first experiment, and a wildly successful one at that. Which was fun and all. So when it moved on to Pokemon Crystal immediately after, it seemed like a logical step. The more »

The FAA says it’s safe to use your electronics during an entire flight

Many of us have been in a situation when we had to remind ourselves to turn off all our electronic devices while on an airplane. It’s just one of those rules that didn’t make a whole lot of sense in this day and age. The Federal Aviation Administration had been looking to relax those rules, more »

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Open question to Pokemon fans: Why are 2 versions ok?

I recently wrote about how I don’t have any interest in playing . Well in that article I mentioned something that I felt deserves some more attention on it’s own, something that I don’t quite understand. I thought I would simply ask the Pokemon playing fan base. An open question so to speak to all more »

Moemon Pokemon hacks are adorably weird

Pokemon rom hacks are nothing new, but I have to say, I’ve never seen anything like Moemon before. Let me explain. Sometimes, fans will decide to modify existing games to change the experience. I’ve heard of patches for the Pokemon Game Boy Advance games that alter the difficulty level, change the story, switch up the more »

Mother 3 translator offers Nintendo his services for free

EarthBound is one of the many games to appear on the Wii U’s new Virtual Console after the console’s system update this week. Professional Japanese translator Clyde Mandelin took Nintendo’s announcement, which was made in the most recent Nintendo Direct, as a sign of Nintendo’s renewed interest in the long forgotten series and took the opportunity to make Nintendo an more »

Important Importables: 5 Dragon Quest misconceptions debunked

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 »

12 Games to play on 12/12/12

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 »

Diablo Game Boy version could have been a reality

Diablo and its sequels are by far some of the best action RPGs and they have certainly set the basis for just about every other hack and loot RPG. The PC exclusive games have sold millions of copies, but Blizzard Entertainment at one point thought about bringing the series to another platform. And it’s not more »

Important Importables: Digimon

Okay, so this week I was going to try and simplify the BlazBlue series story. Except when I started to try, I only ended up confusing myself. I had about five paragraphs written up on Calamity Trigger, then realized I messed up and didn’t include some characters and it was a kerfuffle. (Yes, it’s a more »

Important Importables Review: Mother 3 for GBA

Title: Mother 3 Price: A copy will probably cost you at least $35 System(s): GBA Release Date: April 20, 2006 Publisher (Developer): Nintendo (Brownie Brown, HAL Laboratory and Nintendo) ESRB Rating: N/A, Cero A for All Ages. Pros: Same kitchy graphical appearance as previous entries, interesting story with lots of humorous bits, social commentary and more »