• Beards Confirmed for Next Elder Scrolls Installment

    Here at BeardCola GameCola, we aim to bring you the latest information on beard development in the videogame world. Good news for Bethesda Softworks/Elder Scrolls fans! The next Elder Scrolls, Elder S

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    What the Crap?: Difficulty Settings and Modes

    Why, cruel videogame industry, are we forced to play Goldilocks when sitting down to play our games? Games all have their own ideas of what Easy and Hard mean, have different rewards (and sometime none at all) for choosing a more difficult setting, and really produce a schism in groups of people who say they've beaten a game. I really don't care if you've beaten the game on "Super Easy," you shmuck!

  • Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes (PC)

    The following is from an actual letter that the Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes team received from Square Enix, and it's definitely not something that we just made up for the purposes of this review:Go

  • Versus Mode: Negativity, Videogames as Art, Guitar Hero’s Death, and More

    GC writers Mark Freedman and Stuart Gipp discuss negativity in gaming, videogames as art, the death of Guitar Hero, and more.

  • Are Videogames Art?

    According to The Smithsonian Institute, the answer is a resounding YES!Hello, this is Mark Freedman, reporting live above Washington D.C. aboard News Chopper 64. A new exhibit is coming to the Smithso

  • What the Crap?: When This Baby Hits 88 MPH

    Kids these days and their YouTubes and their Vice City mods. In the video I'm about to show you, we see some Marty McFly-like character in a plain red shirt driving around Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in a DeLorean.

  • Angry Birds (Android)

    Angry Birds is the latest installment of the Phoenix Wright series for the Android phone. However, in this game, Phoenix Wright has been replaced by a collection of birds with different abilities. T

  • 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

  • What the Crap?: Silly Sports Scarcity

    I know there isn't much sports chatter here @ GameCola, but sports games are a great chance for non-athletic types to juke, putt, dunk, slide tackle, punch, headbutt...whatever your taste may be. In the olden days, sports games weren't simulations; they were what started the idea of "arcade" style, meaning you could sit down with a group of people and play a sport in an unrealistic and fun way, but still stay true to the basic nature of the sport's rules. There's not really that many videogames that do this anymore, and I don't understand why. Such games have a wide audience of both sports fans and multiplayer-game fans, and they're so damn fun to play. If you want a realistic sports game, just watch a real-life sport!

  • GC Podcast #31: Metroid, or: Don’t Go Camping with Nathaniel

    This time, on The GameCola Podcast! Nathaniel Hoover, Mark Freedman, Michael Ridgaway, and Alex Jedraszczak join forces to discuss the entire Metroid series! And, this time, the people involved in the