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Versus Mode: Bad Dudes vs. Vigilante

Superheroes. Countless video games have been created to allow an average Joe to take the form of a superhero and save the universe. Don the cape, strap on the suit, or get really super pissed and suddenly you become invincible. But what about the unlikely heroes? The fat little plumbers. The boys and their blobs. […]

Top 3 Arcade Games Without Good Home Ports (Top 3 Tuesday)

Every developer crowed they were “bringing the arcade experience home” whenever a smash-hit arcade game received a console translation. Until the PS1 era, most of us took these boasts in stride because we knew in our hearts there was no way the games we loved in the arcade were going to look or sound the […]

River City Ransom: Underground Hits Steam

The original River City Ransom game appeared on the NES back in 1989 and is regarded as one of the finest beat ’em ups to grace any videogame console. While initially receiving a rather lukewarm reception, the game picked up a cult following thanks to its novel fusion of beat ’em up and role-playing elements […]

Revenge of the License: The Red Star

A year before Liberty Prime proclaimed Communism as the very definition of failure in Fallout 3, XS Games unveiled the project they had taken over from Acclaim after that studio went belly-up and declared bankruptcy in 2004. This project had languished in development hell for three years and was released far too late in the […]

Retro Game of the Month – River City Ransom (NES)

This month marks the 1990 US release of one of the greatest 8-bit titles ever conceived on the venerable NES.¬† We’ve got some classic gaming magazine ads to offer for your enjoyment as we celebrate River City Ransom’s twenty-fourth¬†birthday!

Revenge of the License: Todd McFarlane’s Spawn: The Video Game

OK, so it’s not exactly designed to scare the sap who picks up the control pad, but I think we can agree: a game about an undead justicar who roams trash-strewn alleys and frequently mixes it up with an immortal demon clown calling itself “The Violator” is not chasing the same crowd as Mary-Kate and […]

Today in History: December 31st, 1999- Zombie Revenge is Released on Sega Dreamcast

Zombie titles and Sega, at one time, were synonomous with each other. Sega was quite prolific in releasing games with zombies in them at a regular clip, that was when they were hungry. This was a golden age for gamers as Sega was being innovative and interesting with releases. Gamers got zombie games that taught […]

Today in History: December 8th, 2004- Viewtiful Joe 2 Snubs Xbox and Lands on Sony Hardware

Back in the day, Microsoft had it kind of tough getting original titles on their Xbox system. Some companies showed support while hold certain games back for whatever reason. Viewtiful Joe 2 is one of those titles that snubbed the console from Seattle. Previously released on the Nintendo Gamecube, Viewtiful Joe 2 made his debut […]


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