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5 Glorious Retro Gaming Shooters You Gotta Play Now!

Retro Video Game Shooters

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The Cream of the Crop! 5 more of the Best Retro Beat-Em Ups

Retro Gaming Brawlers

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The 10 Greatest Christmas Themed Video Games to Play

Top 10 Christmas Vide Game List

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Video Game Music is Now Everywhere. As It Should Be.

Final Fantasy - Video Game Music

In 2001 I was a music minor in a composer’s group at my college that met once a week to discuss various issues in music and composing. One day I proposed to the group that at an upcoming meeting I’d make a presentation on video game music as a serious emerging venue for the musical art form.

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5 Kick-Ass Shooters to get you Flying by the Seat of Your Pants

Video Game Shooters, Shmups

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5 Remarkable Retro Video Games that Defined the 80s

Retro Video Games

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5 Insanely Great Retro Gaming Brawlers You Gotta Play!

Retro Video Games

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Staying current is great, but being behind is fantastic!

Retro Gaming


Aside from my first console and first computer, falling a console generation behind in the mid-nineties was the best thing that ever happened to me as a gamer.  In the early nineties, I missed the fourth generation of consoles (SNES, Sega Genesis, etc.) completely while getting into PC gaming (I played on my friends’ systems but never owned one).

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Console Wars - Sega Saturn vs. Sega Dreamcast

Retro Video Games

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Does Playing a Certain Type of Video Game Character - Good or Bad?

Video Game Characters

Is there a revenge element to the plot?), so there aren’t any direct plot spoilers here. You only need to avoid reading the post if you don’t want to know whether a character or game’s situation is morally ambiguous or complicated.

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The Nintendo Switch: Is it Buzz or Hype

The Nintendo Switch Video Game Console

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Five Moments in Time that Revolutionized the Gaming Industry

Video Game Industry

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Why Hasn’t There Been a Great Movie Based on a Video Game?

Silent Hill Movie

When I saw the roller-coaster-like movie Gravity, I was surprised to realize that I occasionally felt like I was watching a video game on a giant screen. The film fluidly changed perspectives back and forth from third to first person, often framing the action as a game would, and the focus on challenging environments presenting life-and-death decisions almost constantly was also very game-like.

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Video Game Sequels That were Better Than the Original

video game sequels better than original

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Grand Theft Auto at 20: Why It’s as Vital Now as It Was Then

Grand Theft Auto 20 years Later

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A few of the Scariest Survival Horror Video Games

Scariest Survival Horror Video Games

Ever since the advent of the VCR, it’s been a tradition for kids to pop in some horror flicks when Halloween night rolls around. But a new generation is here, one that grew up playing console video games, and one that saw the rise of the “survival horror” genre.

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Remastered Video Games Worth It? Or a Ploy for Money

best remastered video games

As entertainment consumers, most of us love remastered old releases. Whether it’s music or film, giving the classics an update is more often than not a net positive. And the trend of remastering old video game titles has also grown to be a mostly positive thing, as we discussed in a previous post.

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Retro Video Games That Have Aged Well & Some Not So Well

Retro Video Game Experiences

As we look forward to a generation of consoles that will not be backwards compatible with older game discs, it’s gotten me thinking about the different ways in which old games have proven to have a variety of extra lives.

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Games that Skillfully Switch Up Genres and Viewing Perspectives Offer a Great Change of Pace

Gaming Genre

            “Gritty Action Movies.” “Suspenseful Morality Sci-Fi Movies from the 1930s.” “Whistleblower Steamy Psychological Animation Based on a Book Set in Biblical Times About Trucks, Trains, & Planes.” Genres can be weird, right?

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How Video Game Publishers Keep Screwing the Gamers! Part 2

Video game collector’s editions

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