Mega man 4 was the first game in the series to let you charge up your shots. Capcom called this new ability the Mega Buster, an upgraded version of Mega Man’s blaster that was first introduced into the world 25 years ago today.
Azurik: Rise of Perathia came out within two weeks of the first Xbox’s launch back in November of 2001. It was supposed to be Microsoft’s interpretation of Mario meets Zelda, showing off what the new system could do and creating a iconic dynasty in the process. Instead, the blue-skinned stud rocking Goku hair and…
On November 14, 2006 Sega celebrated the 15th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog with a 3D adventure marred by unfinished ideas, a convoluted storyline, sloppy mechanics and horrendous loading times. And they sealed it with a kiss.
Before the recent wave of excitement around new virtual reality technology convinced everyone that the future was inside of a headset, people longing to escape the constraints of their everyday lives invested their hopes and dreams in ugly looking worlds housed on distant computer servers. Massively multiplayer online…
One day, my 8th grade art teacher decided to try to teach his class sumi-e, the Japanese art of Ink wash painting. It’s a minimalist style with a long history and subtle philosophy behind it, not exactly the best thing to show a bunch of distracted adolescent kids.
Thirty years ago today the platforming of Super Mario Bros. and the exploration of The Legend of Zelda coalesced into science fiction action adventure starring a person in a powerful suit of armor. Shh. Don’t want to spoil the Metroid surprise.
On May 21, 2001, developer Volition and publisher THQ took gamers to Mars and let them blow the living hell out of everything that moved and most things that didn’t.
For her birthday one year, I came up with a brilliant plan to pay off my sister’s housing loan. All it took was a lot of love, and a gift of a common house cockroach.
Ten years ago today Bethesda defined bad downloadable content with two dollars and fifty cents’ worth of horse barding.
After a shaky first year of life, we’re pleased an early time of death didn’t have to be called on the Nintendo 3DS. Otherwise, this five year anniversary would have been a lot more depressing.
The Nintendo 3DS was released in North America five years ago today, and we’re still using at least two of its Ds. Do you still have yours, or did you trade it in for something sexier last year?
Hi-Rez Studios kicks off a week of second anniversary shenanigans in its god-powered multiplayer online battle arena with an open invitation to PlayStation 4 owners to play. Plus daily special events, some dancing, and a ridiculously low price on every character in the game.
“These are the closing days of the third era, and the final hours of my life.” So spoke Sir Patrick Stewart as King Uriel Septim VII in the opening moments of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, foretelling the end of his adventure and the beginning of a million others.
On February 21, 1986, Japan got its first taste of the magical land of Hyrule, though not on the famous gold cartridge Western gamers are familiar with.
While you may or may not agree on whether it’s the series’ best, Duke Nukem 3D was still a very important milestone in first-person shooter history.
At age six, Professor Oak introduced me to this crazy world where adorable electric rats can fight sentient piles of toxic sludge while forgetting his own grandson’s name. Seventeen years later, I still power on one of the first three generations of Pokémon, pack up some potions, and proceed to kick Gary’s snobby ass…
Released five years ago today on the PC and PlayStation 3, DC Universe Online is gearing up to invite Xbox One owners to dress up as their favorite superhero and make whooshing noises this spring.
A decade ago today thousands of people stood outside electronics retailers in the bitter cold, waiting for their chance to sell an Xbox 360 on eBay. I blame those killer faceplates.
On November 21, 1990, Nintendo Japan released three amazing things—the first F-Zero, Super Mario World and a console to play them on. It was a very good day.