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  • Blog Post: Developer Salute – Sonic Team Circa Early '90s

    In the same way some football fans fondly remember the Chicago Bears’ spectacular 1985 season, or music connoisseurs might prefer The Beatles’ studio years, I have a special place in my heart for 16-bit era Sonic Team. Here’s my salute to the development team behind the blue hedgehog’s... More
  • Blog Post: Talking With Archie Comics About Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide

    Sonic and Mega Man have some obvious similarities. They’re both iconic blue video game heroes that battle robots created by mustachioed evil scientists. They started their careers on the opposite sides of the track, with Mega Man exclusively on Nintendo systems and Sonic on Sega’s hardware... More
  • Blog Post: Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Comic Book Review

    I remember stumbling upon the very first issue of Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic during a family vacation over 20 years ago. I read that series for years, following the exploits of Sonic, Princess Sally, and the other Freedom Fighters in their fight against Dr. Robotnik. I eventually fell off... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Comical Video Game Music Videos

    There's nothing I love more than wasting time exploring the seemingly infinite offerings from YouTube and discovering hilarious videos, and some I wish I had never seen. Among these trips into the dark corners of YouTube, I enjoy checking out video game videos to see if anything catches my eye. Here... More
  • Blog Post: The Worst (And Weirdest) Music In Gaming History

    If you're on this site, chances are you can hum a good amount of game music just off of memory. Hell, plenty of people who have never played a game in their life can instantly recognize the Mario theme. However, things aren't always as pleasant as exploring Zelda's overworld while listening... More
  • Blog Post: The Port Authority: A Few Of Gaming's Most Ported Titles

    Some ports are exciting, like when Metal Gear Solid 2 made its way to the original Xbox. Some ports are less exciting, like Myst appearing on every interactive device on the face of the Earth. These are the games that we have seen re-appear more often than any other game. Some are old, like the original... More
  • Blog Post: Why The Platformer Still Matters

    The action/platformer was once the preeminent genre in video games. The NES, Genesis, and PlayStation made mascots like Mario, Sonic, and Crash Bandicoot their public faces. Today, in a market dominated by shooters like Halo and Call of Duty, it seems that gamers and publishers have little time for the... More
  • Blog Post: Most Terrifying Sounds In Non-Horror Games

    A game doesn’t have to have the survival horror label to instill fear in a player. Something as simple as a distant growl, sped up music, or incessant beeps indicating low health across genres can usually do the trick. Here is a sampling of some in-game sounds in non-horror games that get our hearts... More
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