• Gaming Anomalies: Luigi Wins by Doing Absolutely Nothing

    Sometimes, the best strategy is to do nothing.

  • The Gaming Subculture: Di’s Really Nerdy Thesis, Pt. 1

    Diana shares with you the first article of many on her thesis about videogames!

  • Dokapon Kingdom (Wii)

    A party game that will make you hate your friends. No, seriously, it even says so on the box.

  • Hacks’n’Slash #1: Luigi and Daisy’s Journey of Love and Sadness

    Dramatic readings of bad fanfiction.

  • Snobow Kids Plus (PSX)

    I'm grumpy, you know why?

  • Gamer Girlfriend: Thoughts for a Rainy Afternoon

    It’s weird how things change. I was recently looking back over the archives of "Gamer Girlfriend," which date back to early 2008, and I was surprised to notice a gradual but distinct progression in the way my column has evolved over the years. Originally, it was about the crazy antics and wacky misadventures of Mike, my own dear “Gamer in Residence,” and the trials and tribulations that came from first dating, and then living with him. After a while, it was about my own tentative forays in the gaming world. “Reflections on Grand Theft Auto IV” was followed with a cute story about how I acquired my pink DS and very first game cartridges (Animal Crossing and Cooking Mama). Then came Kingdom Hearts, the first “real” game I ever played by myself. From then on, my column became increasingly focused on the games I was playing, and somewhat less on the games Mike was into.

  • Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (N64)

    Games from early in a console's life often feel a tad like they're missing something. Have you played Red Steel? Of course you have, and you're scarred for life because of it. This pain is nothing; d

  • Mario Party 8 (Wii)

    Note: This article was originally published on G-Faqs in August 2007. Below is an edited version of the review, edited because 16-year-old Zach Rich didn’t need to PROOFREAD HIS FUCKING WORK, and because I couldn’t say words that eat away at my soul. The pictures and footnotes are all new content, too, so I’m shelling this off … Continue reading "Mario Party 8 (Wii)"

  • Cheat Codes for Life

    Zack Huffman offers advice about people hating on the GameCube, unlocking everything in Mario Party 7, and more.

  • Mario Party 7 (GCN)

    Before we begin, a few select quotes from everyone's favorite source of opinionated fanjerks, GameFAQs: "Let's all still party like its 1999!" "We've done it all before, and it has been done before be