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Review – Super Star Soldier on the Virtual Console

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 by matt

Originally released in 1991 for the NEC TurboGrafx-16, Super Star Soldier is an old-school shooter that really pushes your buttons.

If you kids want to see how bad we old geezer gamers had it back in the day, then you need to play Super Star Soldier. There are no save points, and forget about unlimited continues. …

Possible Megaton – Dragon Quest IX Exclusive to Nintendo DS

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 by matt

In a surprising move, Square-Enix has announced that the next installment to the uber-popular RPG series, Dragon Quest IX, will be made exclusively for the Nintendo DS. Most people assumed that it was destined for either PS2 or PS3, but with the Nintendo DS’s soaring popularity in the Land of the Rising Sun, Squenix saw …

Wii: The Lazy Gamer’s Console

Saturday, December 9th, 2006 by matt

The Wii is like the full spectrum of gaming. You can play like a …

Review – Red Steel

Friday, December 8th, 2006 by matt

If you’ve paid attention to some of the reviews Red Steel has gotten, you probably have no idea what the game is really like. The scores are all over the place, and reviewers just can’t seem to agree on what is good or bad about the game. Some love the sword fighting, some don’t. Some …

We don’t play games the way they should be played

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 by matt

Over the last few years, I have come to realize that I, like many of you, play video games incorrectly. We don’t play them the way they should be played. And this goes double for you RPG nuts out there (I’m looking at you, videolamer staff). I bet that most of you just blaze through …

Matt’s Take on Episodic Content

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 by matt

In a Gamasutra interview earlier this week, Scott Miller of 3D Realms gave his input on episodic content. Ya know, that thing that Valve seems to love right now.

He seems to dislike the fact that new episodes take too long to be released after each other. And …

Review – Super Star Soldier on VC

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 by matt

Well, Nintendo promised to release new Virtual Console titles every Monday, but I would have expected a little more than just one title. Thankfully, that one title is pretty superlicious: Super Star Soldier for the Turbografx-16.

I’ve actually never played this game before. I remember hearing about the updated …

Wii Component Cables, Where Art Thou?

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 by matt

Man, not having component cables for your Wii is just gut-wrenching, let me tell you. A composite picture is so crappy when compared to component. I’ve been using an HD setup for about 6 months now, and I seriously hate looking at a composite signal. It’s way too muted and blurry….

Like, totally super cool shopping recommendations

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 by matt

It’s becoming somewhat of a rarity to find a video game store that actually knows what they’re doing. Most of the time, you go into a store and get hounded to death by a caveman who just got hired off the streets. And no, they’re not even the cool Geico cavemen, either. Other times, a …

Wii Midnight Madness

Friday, November 17th, 2006 by matt

In the last 24 hours, people have been beaten, robbed, and shot for their PS3’s. The demand for the system is at an all-time high right now, but, amazingly, for all the wrong reasons. As has been stated all over the Internet, a lot of the people waiting on a line for the PS3 have …