My Favorite Part of the New Donkey Kong is Bouncing Like Scrooge McDuck

This past weekend, I sat down and powered through the newest Donkey Kong title Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. And as I explored all the game has to offer, I found myself nearly giddy at Cranky Kong’s special ability: to bounce along on his cane like Scrooge McDuck in the NES classic DuckTales. » 2/18/14 5:30am 2/18/14 5:30am

Wii U Donkey Kong Includes a Fantastic 3DS Easter Egg

What appears to be a charming little visual Easter egg in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is actually so much more. Yes, DK whips out a 3DS and plays it when you leave him idle (he's done this in the past.) But he's actually playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7 and even, well, Donkey Kong Country… » 2/12/14 11:44am 2/12/14 11:44am

The Most Atmospheric and Relaxing Aquatic Locations In Video Games

Water levels can be pain in the ass, especially when unnecessarily complex gameplay mechanics meet blurry, monotonous graphics. But that's not always the case. Truth is, there are water levels (or places where water plays a key role) that look really refreshing, relaxing, and that might even possess a special, eerie… » 3/04/13 5:00pm 3/04/13 5:00pm

The Most Insane Minecart Levels In Video Games

There was a time when mines and minecarts dominated video games. If a platformer or RPG didn't have a mine stage or a mine-themed dungeon, it wasn't a game. We felt like mines—where actual mining was eschewed in favor of racing around on minecarts—were the most natural things in the world, just as common as forests. » 2/15/13 5:00pm 2/15/13 5:00pm

Donkey Kong Country 3 Gets A Mondo Remix Album, Years in The Making

The giant video game musical collective Overclocked Remix » 12/06/12 8:30pm 12/06/12 8:30pm has turned their attention to and released a massive, 77-song remix album. It's their 36th remix album, and it features over 69 artists, including musical performances by composer David Wise. (Who, incidentally, is still working, making the music for .)