• Christmas: UNLEASHED

    The lights have been taken down, and stored in a cardboard box in the dank, musty basement, not to be seen again for another eleven months.  The tree, now brown with death, is in the backyard, with a

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    Birth of a New Forum

    The following is The g50's account of the events which, directly or indirectly, led to the creations of the Chrono Trigger social board at gamefaqs.com. It all began years ago when a young lad by the

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    Spotlight on: Procrastination

    In addition to my review this month, I thought I would shed some light on our close, personal friend: PROCRASTINATION.  So sit back, put off getting popcorn until tomorrow, and enjoy! Ever wonder how

  • The Mystery of Monkey Island

    All right, so there wasn't really much to the plot. Something bad happens to your girlfriend/fiancé/governor upon whom you have this huge crush, and you have to defeat some pirate/skeleton/zombies in order to save her. Nothing we haven't seen before in countless other outlets of entertainment. So what makes the computer series known as "Monkey Island" so special? Why are the games so enthralling? And, perhaps most important of all, why was the last installment so danged terrible?

  • Forgetting to Sharpen Their Cutlasses

    First and most importantly, let's all take a moment to reflect on how hilarious that title is. Get it?? "Point" because they're not sharp and don't.. have points... alright. If you didn't laugh you must not be the type of person who would stop and take the time to learn to appreciate the subtle art of extreme hilarity, so whatever man, whatever, I don't care, it was funny. Anyway, in this amazing feature article I am going to be discussing several games, and giving reasons as to why they are or aren't piratey.

  • Hit of the Art Show

    The Shawnee Art Show displayed the best of what my school's creative talent has to offer.  There were paintings, sculptures, photographs, children's books, masks, dishes -- several of which (among th

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    A Very Special Announcement from Neal Iannone

    This is taken directly from Neal's post on the Minibosses message board, which can be visited here.  Send some replies around, I'm sure many will appreciate it! So, I'm going around the Internet in a

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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

  • 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

  • Toad: The Little Mushroom that Could(n’t Star in His Own Game)

    I say Toad deserves his own game. Who's with me?!