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GameCola's Top 20 Videogame Soundtracks
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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.
Alicia Online (PC)
What do you get when you cross horse racing with a Korean MMO? An obscure, yet SURPRISINGLY GOOD, game!
Why the Phoenix Wright Characters Will Die Alone
A look at why the three main Phoenix Wright characters will be forever dateless.
[NSFW] Top of the Heap: Pokémon Games That Aren't
Nine knock-off Pokémon games you probably haven't caught yet.
Hacks'n'Slash #3: Phoenix Wright Gone Wrong
Hacks'n'Slash, GameCola's bad fanfiction podcast, returns with a selection of Phoenix Wright fanfiction! For the first time ever, I believe we have actual slash in Hacks'n'Slash. We also have some guy
Minus the Pudding: The Best of Xbox Live Indie Games
Last month in Pudding, I ran my own personal list of the Top 5 Xbox Live Indie Games from 2010. This month, courtesy of Joystiq, we have: everyone else's list. It's based on sales figures—specifically, number of copies sold during the first week of a game's launch—and the results, as expected, are completely demotivating. Personally, I'm so demotivated I won't be able to finish this lame joke I think I already used bef

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    Dear Readers: Advertisers Don’t Get Videogames

    Has anyone else seen that commercial, I think it's for some sort of battery, that uses the impossible portable gaming console? The system's molded to resemble a Game Boy Advance, but I wasn't fooled. Too generic looking. Anyway, what a terrible commercial! It makes me wanna take that damn "going and going" bunny and tear its face off in a violent manner. In the ad, a kid and his grandpa (wait, old people don't play video games! ) are playing two of the GBA wannabes when the batteries of the gpa's system die, causing an error screen to crop on on his screen and the young whipper snapper to win the game. That's so dumb! The boy wouldn't win, his screen would just freeze, we all know that. So Energizer or whoever has turned off the entire gamer demographic by airing this commercial, the very demographic you'd assume they'd be trying to reach by airing a commercial featuring video games! Grrr, idiots.

  • Loafy Carl #7

    Neal Iannone's webcomic about videogames and the nerds who play them.

  • Kirby’s Star Stacker (GB)

    Kirby's Star Stacker is essentially a generic puzzle game that's been graced by Kirby's timeless presence.

  • NARC (NES)

    Let's face it folks, being mean is just a lot more fun.

  • … of the Month: Breath of Fire II

    Breath of Fire II is every bit as good as the first one, if not better. If you've played the first you'll be familiar with soe of the towns (i.e. Windia) and characters (i.e. Nina) in this one. The battle system is also pretty much the same as the first, with random encounters and turn based fighting. The main difference is that your character formations is a diamond instead of a line. The story is quite interesting, and you'll be into it from the very beginning of the game. There are many new and interesting characters that join you on your quest, such as a big armadillo type man, a fierce cat girl, a dog with a crossbow, and a monkey with a knife (and come now, what could be more fun than a monkey with a knife? Nothing.) There are fun side things to do while you wander around the world (hunting, fishing, visiting a traveling circus, etc.), any many interesting items and spells to discover. If you are a fan of RPGs or dragons or fire.. or monkeys with knives.. or grass and water and shiny things and mountains with caves and fish and breathing or... anything, get yourself a Game Boy Advance or a Super Nintendo and pick up Breath of Fire II.

  • Your Top 10 Favorite Games: Brian Wolf

    Brian Wolf's top 10 favorite videogames.

  • Star Fox 64 (N64)

    Star Fox 64 is the type of game to play when you're up late at night on Christmas Eve, soooo  incredibly excited about the new games that you'll be unwrapping on the following morn' that you can't fa

  • Carbonated News (February 2003)

    Okay, this whole movie thing is starting to get pretty obnoxious.  Apparently Samus Aran, female bounty hunter extraordinaire, has been the latest victim to the video game industry's cinematic trend,

  • Submissions (February 2003)

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

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    Dear Readers: Latisha? Why?

    Try as I have been for the past month to understand, Latisha's existence in ToeJam & Earl III: Mission to Earth simply does not make any goddamn sense. From a gameplay standpoint, she serves as the middle ground between the speedy DJ TJ and the loafy Big Earl; from a storyline, she's the middle ground between the arrogant DJ TJ and the kindly Big Earl. She's the average, well-rounded character that's been ignored in video games for generations, akin to Sion Barzahd in The Bouncer or Mario in Super Mario Bros. 2. Except that in these two cases, the average character as least has the advantage of being the main focal point for the game's storyline; Latisha has no such advantage.