Notice anything... oh, I don't know, different, about this month's issue? The snowy background? The "weathered" (tee hee) logo? The extended Table of Contents, the luscious staff photos, anything? Well regardless of how perceptive you are, this issue, dearest readers, is a special issue. A damn special issue. This issue is not only the first issue of 2003, but the first of our second volume, and as such is our biggest issue yet.
The 2002 GameCola Videogame Awards!
Neal Iannone's webcomic about videogames and the nerds who play them.
Don't let the name fool you, this game stands on its own, meaning you won't have to have played the first one to understand what is going on (which is convenient, since the first one wasn't released outside of Japan, as far as I know). Star Ocean has a customizable battle mode where you can choose if you want to fight in more of a classic RPG style, or a style which involved a lot more free movement and decision making. You can create various items such as armors, weapons, accessories, and items from raw materials you find using skills you gain on your journey. The story itself develops in different ways depending on the decisions you make (the most important of which being what which main character you will choose to control, Claude or Rena), and what mini-events you choose to participate in.
An amazingly addictive game is Crazy Taxi for Sega Dreamcast. This game was taken from an actual arcade game, however the graphics maintain an arcade game look. The object of Crazy Taxi is to drive ar
In October of 1995 Electronic Arts and Pioneer Studios, in collaboration with the car magazine "Road and Track," released The Need for Speed for the 3DO console. Initial reaction was combined delight and confusion; the game was praised, but the seemingly slow-moving, lumbering cars confused gamers. The Need for Speed, in fact, would change the face of racing games forever.
The day Atari was sold was the day that Swordquest died. Its murderer, Atari's new owner Jack Tramiel, killed off Swordquest because the series wasn't earning him enough money. AirWorld was only 20% c
A Retrospective into the Videogame Sequels of Old
Videogames have grown as a form of media, which also means taking on some of the negative aspects of mainstream popular culture—like uninspired sequels.
Cold Cut Reviews - Jurassic Park Games
Hold on to your butts. John Rizzi takes you on a trip through the early days of Jurassic Park videogames.
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.
Oh, the Humanity!: The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy
Hello everyone, and welcome to “Oh, the Humanity!” As the byline says, this is a column about videogame-based movies and, um, books? Books. OK, well, I don't want the byline to be a liar, so I went to my local library and picked up the first videogame book I could find:
Cell Phone Games with Smimming: Part 4 - Pokémon GO
After nearly two years, is Pokémon GO actually GO-ing anywhere? If you think Pokémon GO has gone stagnant, the latest edition to the game might change your mind...
Why the Phoenix Wright Characters Will Die Alone
A look at why the three main Phoenix Wright characters will be forever dateless.
Games That Secretly Suck: Demon's Souls
Best played wearing a leather mask, some sort of chaps, and a safe word.
Disregard Canon, Acquire Representation: Naoto Shirogane is a Transman
Why accept the canon explanation when the story could be so much more interesting?
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Wii-WiiWare)
Fun fact: GBA graphics look horrible on an HD TV. When the news that Phoenix Wright was coming to the Wii was released, most gaming sites ran articles with obvious puns, like "More Phoenix Wright? No
Ever open up a drawer full of videogames looking for something to play, and you just can’t find it? Then, way in the back, you happen to notice the exact game that made your childhood great? This is that game for me. It's one of the first videogames I ever played, and seeing it again just made me pop that sucker into my hard drive and relive those memories.