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Secret of Mana RPGCast – Part 5: Escape from the Village of the Dwarves
Jumping into holes and fighting giant robots—all in a day's work for the Mana gang.
Disregard Canon, Acquire Representation: Naoto Shirogane is a Transman
Why accept the canon explanation when the story could be so much more interesting?
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.
Jurassic Park III: Danger Zone (WIN98)
Excited about Jurassic World? Why not try this classic Jurassic Park game for Windows 98?
Games That Secretly Suck: Demon's Souls
Best played wearing a leather mask, some sort of chaps, and a safe word.
The Lost Art of Good Game Design: Dragon Age: Origins
The game that instilled in me a fear of shopping.
Why the Phoenix Wright Characters Will Die Alone
A look at why the three main Phoenix Wright characters will be forever dateless.
Disregard Canon, Acquire Representation: Samus Aran is a Transgirl!
There's all sorts of ways for Samus to be trans, and it's really not that outlandish, anyway!
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
Impaired Closed Captioning: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
I can't imagine how much money Google has poured into this Transcribe Audio thing, but it's obviously not enough.

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  • Carbonated News (September 2002)

    - Squaresoft has arrived on Nintendo.  Along with the already announced Final Fantasy Tactics release for the GameBoy Advance is coming a revamp of the original Secret of Mana, aka Final Fantasy Adve

  • … of the Month: Icewind Dale

    Icewind Dale is a cold little place featured in many "Forgotten Realms" based novels, such as the "Icewind Dale Trilogy" by R.A. Salvatore, and now it stars in it's very own game! Icewind Dale uses the same engine (The Bioware Infinity Engine) used to create Baldur's Gate, a nd makes damned good use of it, too. The controls are quite easy to learn, even if you've never played Baldur's Gate before, and the storyline leaves nothing to be desired. You start off your adventure by creating a party of adventurers from 1 to 6 people. Your companions' races can be anything from Human to Half-Ogre, and their classes can be anything from an average fighter to a specialist mage. If you so choose, the multiplayer option allows you to join up with your friends or strangers to take on the 150 or so different monsters that roam the dale using a wide variety of weapons and spells. You explore many different areas, such as crypts full of the walking dead, volcanic caverns, and ice capped mountains. Icewind Dale is one of the largest games of its kind, and rest assured, it will leave you a lot less bored and a whole lot less pissed off than other certain multiplayer adventure/role playing games... Diablo II, for instance. If you liked Baldur's Gate... Hell, even if you hated it, or never even heard of it, check out Icewind Dale. If Drizzt Do'Urden lived there, it's gotta be good, right?

  • Your Top 10 Favorite Games: Steve Miller

    GameCola fans and writers describe their favorite (and sometimes least favorite) games of all time. This month's top ten was received in my mailbox moons ago, and is most likely long forgotten by its

  • Balloon Fight (NES)

    It all starts quite blandly, and to top that, quite abruptly as well. The power button is pushed and without warning this dull, black screen jumps on to your television. No music. No playful sounds. T

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    Nintendo 64: Change the System

    Remember a really, really long time ago?  About 1996, I believe, when the Nintendo 64 was on the verge of American release.  Everybody's favorite propaganda-spewing magazine Nintendo Power was makin

  • Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance (PS2)

    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance finds its basis in the shadow of table-top games such as Dungeons Dragons: no set storyline for the character as the story commences, no evil empire to overthrow, no worl

  • Carbonated News (August 2002)

    - TDK Mediactive and Disney Interactive are teaming up to bring you video games based on upcoming Disney flicks, based on the "Haunted House" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" rides located within Disney

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    … of the Month: Lufia

    The Lufia series. What words can describe the perfection achieved by three of the greatest games of all time. Oh, I know, "Perfection." Now, granted, perfection is a pretty strong word to use, but if any series deserves the title, it certainly is the Lufia series.

  • The Social Ramifications of Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and other Comparably Ancient Venues of Video Entertainment

    First, just a little nugget of background information on this piece.  This was originally submitted to my Honors United States History II teacher Mr. Bacon, as an extra credit report we students had

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    Your Top 10 Favorite Games: Neal Iannone

    Neal Iannone's top 10 favorite videogames.