With their EarthWorld competition now a piece of the past and winner Stephen Bell now $15,000 richer, Atari commenced phase two of their plot to reanimate their critically-conditioned console—the se
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Geography Modification (Geo-Mod): The arbitrary alteration of the domain which makes up a video game's environment. Its implications to the world of gaming were incredible—finally, rockets, bombs,
I'm sure that many of you would think it odd if I were to tell you that Tomba! is easily one of the most creative games that I've ever played. In fact, when I told people that I was reviewing Tomba!
Every few years a game comes along that changes the face of console entertainment. A game that breaks every template both graphically and creatively. A game that sparks the mind's curiosity. A g
- The subject of much speculation since Square's mysterious poster at the Tokyo Game Show, a sequel to hit role-playing game Final Fantasy X is now confirmed to be well under development. This, of c
Chrono Cross. Normally in one of these "... of the month" sections I would write about the game, why I liked it, and other such things. This time, however, things are a little different. I am not writing about the game itself, but the soundtrack that goes along with it. The music composed, arranged, and produced by Yasunori Mitsuda is among my favorite of all time of any genre. Each track perfectly represents the atmosphere of the area.. and even if you haven't played the game, when you hear the soundtrack you will feel as if you are traveling through small and large towns, through mysterious forests, over the ocean in ships and into volcanoes, and even through the depths of the ocean. Tracks such as "Time's Scar" and "Star-stealing Girl" are among the greatest of the collection, and stand far beyond the musics of other, similar games. Even if you haven't heard of Chrono Cross (which is impossible if you've read this entire issue) you should pick up this soundtrack, or at the very least (or if your mommy won't give you her credit card to spend 30-40 dollars on imported Japanese music), download a few tracks. It's worth it. Trust me.
I'm sure most of the people reading this article have heard of the computer game known as The Sims. What this is a people-simulator or role-playing game where you make families, chose their personal
Hacks'n'Slash #19: Earthbound 3: Mother 4
Will Tootie S. be able to master her Psykic powers in time to save ZA WARUDO???
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.
Matches and Matrimony: A Pride and Prejudice Tale (PC)
Matches and Matrimony: A Pride and Prejudice Tale is a hard game to describe. To put it in one sentence, it's a dating sim, based off of Jane Austen novels. And it is basically the greatest game ever.
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.
Disregard Canon, Acquire Representation: Naoto Shirogane is a Transman
Why accept the canon explanation when the story could be so much more interesting?
Gamer Girlfriend: Love, Jealousy, and Farming
As husbands go, Mike isn't the overly possessive type. I'm proud to say that we built our relationship on a foundation of mutual trust, and neither of us is particularly controlling about the other's
GC Podcast #135: Strange, Isn't It?
Since when does Knuckles have a Cool Hat?!?
[NSFW] Family Dog (SNES)
One of the most wretched, nauseating games I've ever played.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (XBLA)
Great Scott! Three months ago, you'd have asked me "What is Scott Pilgrim?" and I'd have said, "It's a comic book." I didn't know anything about the characters, the story or anything else. Now it is i