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My Favorite Gaming Hidden Gems, Part Two: Dark Summit (2001, PlayStation 2)

I’ve been playing and collecting video games since the early 1980’s, and while there’s something to be said for enjoying the greats of the gaming world, there’s no better feeling for me than picking out something I’d never heard of, throwing it into my system, and being unable to tear myself away from it because […]

Max Steel Covert Missions Steathily Hits Sega Dreamcast – Today in History – May 30th, 2001

The Sega Dreamcast, a console that many retro gamers feel left the console war too soon.  Isn’t that how it goes though?  They either leave the battle too soon or stay beyond their welcome.  The Dreamcast in particular had so much untapped potential.  Many of the genres that we enjoy today saw a major jump […]

Ring of Red Shows Alternate History after World War II on Playstation 2 – Today in History – March 12th, 2001

It is historical fact that Germany and Japan lost World War II.  Ring of Red tells the story of an alternate history where Japan was conquered by both Soviet and American forces.  This has led to a North Korea/South Korea situation that is rife with troubles.  Seriously, Harry Turtledove could have a field day in […]

Kao the Kangaroo Jumps onto Sega Dreamcast – Today in History – February 13th, 2001

Keep in mind, 15 plus years ago, 3D action adventure titles were all the rage.  This was caused by a little plumber who launched a memorable console in 1996.  This should not be any surprise to anyone reading this as about a decade prior, Mario did the same thing for 2D side scrolling action games.  […]

Spider-Man Continues Good Licensed Games Trek with Mysterio’s Menace on GBA – Today in History – February 7th, 2001

Anyone that has been playing games for any length of time has probably tried out a licensed game or two.  The reasons being many and varied but usually it boils down to seeing a familiar character/license amidst a sea of titles that are foreign at best.  Sometimes this works out great such as Batman on […]

Vanishing Point Burns Rubber in Cars, Trucks and SUVs on Playstation – Today in History – February 5th, 2001

Racing games are a staple of gaming.  We saw them in the early days on the Atari 2600 in Night Driver.  We saw them propel forward in the 8-Bit days with Rad Racer on NES.  16-Bit gave us great titles like Outrun and Super Hang-On while 32-Bit heralded in the age of the “Racer” series […]

Project S-11 Blasts Aliens on the Game Boy Color: Today in History- January 3rd, 2001

Overhead shooter games were once the great genre of gaming, no system lived without at least a handful of really good shooters having been released for it. The Game Boy Color is no different, even above the curve in may respects. Take Project S-11 which was released today in 2001, a time when gaming was […]

Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Three: White Day

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the […]

Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble Invents “Waggle” Controls: Today in History- April 9th, 2001

Most gamers are not interested in “waggle” controls- the act of flinging or flailing around to produce action in a game. This form of gaming control was popularized by the Nintendo Wii and also on platforms such as iOS and Android. Waggle is much older than those platforms though, Nintendo was incorporating it in games […]


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