Back in the 1990s, folks thought that video games that relied heavily on filmed sequences were the future. That future never really came to pass, but the cheesiness of 1990s games like Night Trap and Harvester earned them places of affection in gamers’ collective subconscious. However, some of the onscreen talent from…
This isn't something you see every day. Earlier this week, a man walked into a used game store in Albuquerque, New Mexico (what is it with New Mexico and treasure troves of old games?) and sold a bunch of old Sega stuff. Among it was a box that contained 203 copies of Night Trap, one of the most infamous home console…
More than 20 years after being the target of industry-changing controversy, infamous live-action video game Night Trap has all eyes on it again thanks to a Kickstarter for an HD revival that was sloppy at best. I brought a slew of concerns to its creators, and their responses were... kinda weird.
By the end of the 90s, the 16-bit era ended and 3D took over. With the PlayStation and 3D graphics cards out there allowing for new possibilities, narrative and gameplay, the 90s produced some of the most attractive characters in video game history.
Video games have made their home on any number of storage mediums over the years, from compact discs to cassette tapes to plastic cartridges. Someone even, in the 1980s, thought it was a good idea to put them on video tapes.
No, we're not talking about Sonic The Hedgehog, in which an animal makes out with a human. We're talking about Night Trap, a Sega CD game released in 1992 that may have been the stormiest tea cup in video game history.