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  • Blog Post: Japanese PSone Rarity Hyper Crazy Climber Coming To PSN

    Monkey Paw Games is bringing the import-only original PlayStation game Hyper Crazy Climber to U.S. gamers for the first time. Hyper Crazy Climber was released in 1996 for the Japanese PlayStation by Nihon Bussan. It was a sequel of sorts to the 1980 arcade game Crazy Climber. Hyper Crazy Climber used... More
  • Blog Post: PS4 Isn't Backwards Compatible, Old Games Available Through Cloud

    At the Sony PlayStation 4 press conference, Gaikai's Dave Perry seemed to confirm the rumors that the system would not be backwards compatible with PS3 games, but Sony has big plans to allow users access to the PlayStation back catalog. While Perry said PS3 games are "not natively supported... More
  • Blog Post: Sephiroth Stars In The Best Video Game Rap Song Ever

    Millions of gamers love him (or love to hate him) for his villainous role in Final Fantasy VII. Others just love his fantastic "One Winged Angel" theme. Wherever you stand on the character, Sephiroth has now been immortalized in a pretty freakin' awesome rap song. This take on "One... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy VII And VIII Nearly Released On Steam

    True story: My first playthrough of Final Fantasy VII was entirely done on PC. Square Enix isn't known for having a great PC support for its Japanese releases, but FF VII and VIII both received somewhat rough but workable PC versions. Since I had a suitable gaming PC at the time but no PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Music Exclusive: Random Debuts New Final Fantasy VII Rap

    You may remember last month when I posted a YouTube video by great nerd rapper Random featuring a track that was all about Final Fantasy VII's tragic love interest, Aeris. Now Random is back with another FF VII-inspired rap, and we're debuting it exclusively at Game Informer. The new track, titled... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy VII Rap Explains Why Nerds Love Aeris

    Whatever my personal feelings about Final Fantasy VI being a clearly superior game, FF VII is frequently pointed to as the most popular entry in Square Enix's successful RPG franchise. There are likely many reasons why so many gamers have such fond memories of this PS1 classic, but one of them is... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Wants To Sell A 25-Disc Suikoden Anniversary Soundtrack

    Here's a question: How many video game music tracks have you heard often enough that you can hum them? 25? 50? 100? Maybe a couple hundred if you're Tim Turi? How about 650? That's the number of songs planned for Konami's gigantic 25-disc Suikoden anniversary soundtrack. Andriasang brings... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Gex: Enter The Gecko

    Back in the dark days of the original PlayStation, a secret cabal of the game industry's most talented creators spent a weekend secluded together in a dark catacomb, attempting to concoct an idea for the greatest video game ever (to feature comedian Dana Gould). The result? Gex: Enter the Gecko.... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – The Smurfs

    Sometimes on Replay, we pull out and revisit old classics. Sometimes we pick out games that we know are terrible. And sometimes, we stumble across anomalies in the Vault that begs to be explained. This week is the latter. While digging through GI's massive game collection, I came across a copy of... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Dino Crisis

    We've got a lot of survival horror fans in the office, so you can imagine how psyched we were to dig into Capcom's dinosaur-based Resident Evil clone, Dino Crisis, when it first came out in 1999. But how does the pixelated action hold up today? I'm joined by Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, and... More
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