• Versus Mode: Carmen Sandiego vs. The Oregon Trail

    I had a bit of trouble coming up with a topic for Versus Mode this month, inasmuch as I haven't actually been playing any videogames lately; but I believe the subject I've conceived is a worthy one.

  • Versus Mode: Quidditch World Cup vs. Ribbit King

    I think we can all agree that the best kind of sports is a fake one, right?  After all, who wants to bat a ball around in a crowded stadium when you can instead fly around on a broomstick trying to b

  • Versus Mode: Magic Kingdom vs. Universal Studios

    If there's someone out there who hasn't been to either Walt Disney World/Land or Universal Studios, I don't know what your problem is.  Maybe you just can't afford it, or maybe you're some kind of an

  • Versus Mode: Champions vs. Trivial Pursuit vs. Serious Sam

    If you’re like me, you have absolutely no interest in Soccom or other war-based games, and you’ve spent the better part of a year wondering Just What the Hell is There to Do with My PlayStation 2 Network Adaptor.  When I got the stupid thing all I had to go with it was some Tribes … Continue reading "Versus Mode: Champions vs. Trivial Pursuit vs. Serious Sam"

  • Versus Mode: Intellivision Lives!

    After writing this month's "Dear Readers" column, I tried once again to get my Intellivision up and running, and, much to my shock, I actually succeeded; so I thought it'd be fun to pick five of my ga

  • Versus Mode: You Don’t Know Jack vs. Who Wants to Beat Up a Millionaire

    If you've been studying your GameCola archives, you may have conceived the notion that I have a soft spot in my heart for trivia games, a genre that is typically neglected by your typical gamer.  Thi

  • Versus Mode: WarioWare vs. WarioWare

    The main differences between these two games are quite easy to grasp, unless you're the type of person that can't grasp why "gay" doesn't make sense as an insult (i.e., as good ol' J.R. would say, you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer): Mega MicroGame$ is for the Game Boy Advance, and its focus is on single player action; Mega Party Game$ is for the GameCube, and its focus is on multiplayer action. Got that?

  • Versus Mode: Game Show Showdown

    Anyone who watches the Game Show Network (now known only by the initials GSN... whose bright idea was that?) as much as I do will have seen countless episodes of most of the shows these games are based on. I'm sure there must be some among you who, like me, spend days at a time on the couch watching nothing but Richard Dawson and Charles Nelson Riley yucking it up on the Match Game. I'm also sure that there are some out there who say that all games based on game shows a crappy. To those people, I say: "Oh YEAH?? Well your FACE is crappy!!!". There are many titles based on game shows in my massive collection, and rather than do a Jeopardy! vs. Family Feud feature (as was my original intention), I thought I'd take a page out of Kevin Leacock's playbook and just pit them all against one another to see which is the best. So here we go!

  • Versus Mode: Turtles in Time vs. Hyperstone Heist

    I didn't even know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist existed until Matt gave it to me as a birthday present last year. He didn't even know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist existed until he saw it for sale at GameStop last year, and decided to give it to me as a birthday present. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, on the other hand, we had been playing together for years. To me, this bets a couple of questions: How could a Ninja Turtles title for a major console have slipped by the radar of two video game fans who were just as obsessed with TMNT as the next 80's born boy? Could it be because we knew that Nintendo is what Segain't, or could it be that there is something terribly wrong with The Hyperstone Heist? The truth lies somewhere between these two choices.

  • Versus Mode: SimCity vs. The Sims

    It's a shame, really. I'm willing to put money on that most folks who play The Sims don't have any idea what Sim City is. In fact, if you said the words "Sim City" to them, they'd probably be like "... eh? Is that a new expansion pack or something?". No way, dude. It's not an expansion pack. It's the game that started it all.