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I Am a Game Mechanic [2]: Ultimate Weapons
The fate of the world rests on the hilt of this sword! But it has 50 less attack than the sword at the local casino.
Chroma Squad (PC)
Go Go Tactical RPGs!
GameCola's Top 20 Videogame Soundtracks
John Rizzi counts down and breaks down GameCola's favorite Videogame Soundtracks in Part 1 of this Top 20 list.
Q&AmeCola: Games We Are Currently Playing
This month we answer the most basic videogame question of them all: "What Are You Currently Playing?"
Top of the Heap: The Naughty Side of the NES
Despite efforts by Nintendo to keep the NES squeaky clean, some unlicensed game developers managed leak some smuttiness onto the otherwise family-friendly system.
[NSFW] Top of the Heap: Pokémon Games That Aren't
Nine knock-off Pokémon games you probably haven't caught yet.
[NSFW] Ctrl-Alt-Del: The Animated Series: In Review, Part I: Diary of a Madman
Ctrl-Alt-Del: The Animated Series isn't as irredeemable as it's made out to be. It's much, much worse. Ep 1x1: Television Dominance.
[NSFW] Poker Ladies (ARC)
The classic PC game Wolfenstein invented and revolutionized the first-person shooter genre. But, in recent years, Wolfenstein has become a series of games that imitate other games, instead of comin
Why the Phoenix Wright Characters Will Die Alone
A look at why the three main Phoenix Wright characters will be forever dateless.
Card Sweethearts (PC)
I don't know anything about romance-sim dating. There it is ladies and gentlemen. That's my return to videogame journalism after a year of being out of the game, and to top it all off, the only reason

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    The Gates of Life: Episode 2 – The Docks

    Barin: Dugo, gimme a hand down at the docks. We wouldn't want to keep Apul waiting...

  • … of the Month: Snapple Apple

    Normally, I write my little "... of the Month" section about some sort of video game or video game related thing, but Snapple Apple is a worthy exception. Now, you may be thinking to yourself, "Why would I want to try this drink? I've had apple juice before; I know what it tastes like." That's an understandable reaction, but you're wrong; sorry buddy. Snapple Apple is different from all other apple juices in one major way... it actually tastes like an apple. Now I know some of you Apple Jacks people will tell me that tasting like apple isn't everything, but this drink is far superior to any other apple beverages I've had, and believe me, I've had my share of apple beverages. The first time I tried this I was actually surprised that it tasted just like I had bitten into a nice fresh apple, and I'm sure all of you critics out there will feel the same way. So, if you are tired of all those meddling kids out there telling you that tasting like apple is a bad thing, go out to your local Snapple emporium and buy yourself a case of Snapple Apple... seriously, 100% of people polled love the stuff.

  • Versus Mode: Pokémon Red vs. Pokémon Ruby

    For those of you who have never played Pokémon (Cthulhu forbid), it's a game where you play as a little boy who just got his Pokémon training license. You are trying to catch every Pokémon, and then train them to compete against gym leaders and an elite team of trainers. Pokémon are these little creatures that inhabit the world, and they'll randomly attack you when you're fishing or walking through the grass. Then, you either fight the Pokémon until they faint and get experience for it, or fight it until it weakens and throw a Poké Ball ( a device used to capture a Pokémon) at it to make it yours.

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    Your Top 10 Favorite Games: Jacci

    Jacci's top 4 favorite videogames.

  • [NSFW] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN)

    Guest review by: Geoff Osman First off, I don't know if I should call this a review of Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, or a rant on all of the retarded wannabe gamers who think that, and I quote, "If

  • Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (PS2)

    My time playing this game was mostly spent swimming around and eating fish.

  • EarthBound (SNES)

    How many games can you honestly say have given you sinus infections?

  • Submissions (May 2003)

    Comments, e-mails, artwork and more from GameCola’s readers.

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    Dear Readers: What is an RPG?

    I overheard these children in my school's gymnasium the other day discussing just what makes a game an RPG, and it kind of made me laugh. To them, a role-playing game is a game in which you name your main character, you are able to alter the storyline, and you take turns battling. So, by their logic, none of the games in the Legend of Zelda series can be considered RPGs, nor can Secret of Mana or Super Mario RPG. This got me thinking about what the true definition of a role-playing game really is. After looking back at all of the RPGs that I've beaten, I realized that the number of such games is embarrassingly small, and thus I'm probably no expert on RPGs. So I decided to pop on over to the Chrono Cross boards on GameFaqs to ask a few people who might be what their definition of a role-playing game would be.

  • Where’s Waldo? (NES)

    Why do people play video games?  I think the answer is a bit more profound then to simply kill some time.  I feel that people play games to escape from reality without resorting to drugs.  You can