• Captain Eric’s Psychic Thumb Feature Presentation

    Welcome to another tantalizing edition of the THUMBS that judge the games of the future! We are, as you may know, in the midst of a bit of a summer lull, with many of us eagerly awaiting the many

  • What the Crap?: On Yoshi

    Ah yes, our little green friend Yoshi. Let me take you back to the turbulent time known as 1991. America was still adjusting to the end of the Cold War, but more importantly, we were eagerly awaiting

  • Captain Eric’s Psychic Thumb Feature Presentation

    Welcome to the super-special HYPER-HYPE E3 aftermath extravaganza edition of the THUMBS! With sooo much news, a lot of it is bound to slip through the cracks. With that, we move on to the REAL news ab

  • Super Mario Land (GB)

    Next to Tetris, this is one of THE classic Game Boy games. But was it any good?

  • [NSFW] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)

    In this review, we introduce "Meteo's Dichotomy," a newly formalized principle of heuristical hypothesis for the asymmetrical academic appraisal of all information mediums where, in the event of cross

  • Contra (NES)

    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, (Select), Start. It didn't start here, but this is what made the Konami code so famous. It's amazing how much people are vying these days for local

  • Impaired Closed Captioning: Super Mario Bros. 2

    In early 2010, Google introduced a Transcribe Audio feature to YouTube that translated all speech in a video into useful captions mangled the heck out of my Mega Man videos, telling my viewers that "w

  • Flash Flood: Epic Mario

    Epic. It's a word that's tossed around more than cabers in Scotland. EPIC WIN. EPIC FLAIL. "Dude, your snow cone is epic." It's hard to tell if the Internet even knows what epic really means anymore.

  • Mario and Peach

    I mentioned this on the GameCola Podcast recently, but what's up with Super Mario Galaxy 2 and its insistence that Mario and Peach are a romantic couple?  I mean, look at the dialogue options you ha

  • GC Podcast #26: E3 2010

    The latest edition of The GameCola Podcast has just been released, featuring E3 coverage from three people who didn't actually go to E3. Michael Gray, Paul Franzen, and Elizabeth "Lizo" Medina-Gray di