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  • Blog Post: Classic Gaming’s 10 Worst-Kept Secrets

    Though they have been largely eliminated in today’s gaming landscape thanks to downloadable content and the Internet, hidden secrets have played a large role in the games industry since its early days. These intentionally programmed cheats and shortcuts went undocumented, but that didn’t... More
  • Blog Post: Five 16-Bit Games That Should Get 16-Bit Sequels

    I always hoped Mega Man 9 would start a trend of sequels to classic games recreated in all their original pixelated glory. Plenty of independent developers have crafted original pixelated experiences inspired by the style of 16-bit Super Nintendo games, but my hope that more developers would craft games... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Contra: Hard Corps

    Contra is one of the most beloved series in all of 8- and 16-bit gaming, but it's usually associated with Nintendo consoles. However, one unsung Sega Genesis entry in the series, Contra: Hard Corps, is just as fun and even more over-the-top than its Nintendo brethren. Cyborg werewolves with sunglasses... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Contra

    The upcoming issue of Game Informer includes a comprehensive look back at the best co-op games of all time. Now is the perfect time to dive into the one of the most memorable 8-bit cooperative games ever: Contra. Join Bryan Vore, Andrew Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, and myself as we tackle one the NES's... More
  • Blog Post: Beefcake: Hulking Shoulders? Barrel Chest? Square Jaw? Check.

    Controversy has shrouded video games since day one. In attempts to discount the industry’s legitimacy, arguments have been made that video games do everything from teach violent behavior to leech the life out to today’s youth. One of the more dominant and ongoing issues taken with the video... More
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