Friday, June 15, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #10 - Volume 88 (Hot Sauce Challenge II)

In the season finale of the Nintendo Power review series, I take on another series of spicy wings while reading the Nintendo 64 debut issue. More episodes are in the works for later in the Summer.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Super Metroid Speed Run (June 2018)

It's been about a year since the last Super Metroid speedrun, so I figure it's time for another one. This is gonna be good.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Journey Through Snow Music (Updated)

Here are my Top 20 Snow Tunes from various games over the years. This was tough to put in some kind of order, as all of these tunes are pretty rad. I mainly just wanted to run through the snowy themes that I've heard over the years and talk about them a bit.

Updated: A trio of new tracks added, now a Top 20 rather than a mere Top 17.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #9 - Volume 10

In this video, I cover the landmark Volume 10 of Nintendo Power. It's a true blast from the past. Also, the Joker is eaten by an adorable cat! Tune in now!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WoW: Legion is Radical to the Maximum - Side B

Once the Tomb of Sargeras is cleared, you can see Argus looming in the skies over Azeroth. Really cool stuff here. This is it, the final battle. Soon, it will be the end of the world. ...of Warcraft.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Nintendo Power Review #7 - Volume 46

Back with another NP review video. I like the thumbnail on this one, even though it might have been more appropriate to save for something like the Mario World issue. This was a random choice from the shelf rather than something planned. That's right, this is the first randomly-chosen issue in these reviews. I lucked out, though, because it turned out to be the Dragon Warrior IV issue.

The hard camera was recorded at 1080p, the short close-ups of the issue are 4K. The final overall combined video is 1080p, so the close-ups won't look as good as they could...they'll still look pretty damn good though. One of these days I'll finalize a video at 4K, but only if all of the imagery in it is recorded at 4K so it isn't upscaling or downscaling or doing anything weird. Might try that for the next one.

Tune in next weekend for another review. Other site plans: The final WoW post, a finishing of Wild Arms 3, and a foray into the Mana series.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Last Airbender (2010)

Today I'm taking a look at a very unspecial movie. Based on the hit Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender, this movie is a dismal offering from director M. Night Shyamalan.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Axelay (Super NES, 1992)

 This is one of my favorite 16-bit space-shooters. It's probably second only to Space Megaforce; oddly enough, it also came out at around the same time. It's weird that the Super NES, a system with a notable deficiency of space shooters, dropped its best two in the same calendar month. I suspect this cut into the sales of both games dramatically as they were forced to compete. Regardless, Axelay is pretty awesome, and today I'm going to show you why.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Nine Games That Were Huge Letdowns

Today I'm going to look at nine games that I had high initial expectations for, expectations that were shattered once I got ahold of them. This is a bit different from my Games I Tapped Out On Midway Through and Games I Didn't Enjoy But Still Finished lists in that, whether I finished these games or not, they didn't live up to the hype in any way.

Note: There are a few "no-brainer" entries that won't be on the list (for instance, No Man's Sky) because I haven't played them. Also, there are some games that very much deserve to be on this list (Fable) but won't because I played them well after release (aka after I knew better than to expect anything). In short, this list is limited to things that I played while the hype was still strong, only to find them to be a huge letdown. Ranked in order of my own personal disappointment. This is entirely subjective, and your mileage may vary. Also, nothing on this list is necessarily a bad game. Some of them might fall into that category, while others might just be things that didn't jive with me personally.


Monday, December 18, 2017

Super Return of the Jedi (Super NES, 1994)

Luke Skywalker is back, and his lightsaber seems to have doubled in size and changed colors, possibly due to his close proximity to Leia.

...Eww.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Super Empire Strikes Back (Super NES, 1993)

This game is even better than the first. Much like the movie.

Remastered post, now with Nintendo Power scans and added awesomeness.