The Most Unappreciated Platformers of the '90s

Super Mario World, Sonic The Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, Banjo Kazooie — the number of platforming series and characters that rose to stardom in the '90s was notably the highest in gaming history. Truly a golden age. But for every new Mario game there was always a few lesser-known titles waiting in the wings. Those… » 2/25/15 11:00am 2/25/15 11:00am

Salvaging Games From A Broken 3DS Is Surprisingly Easy

My 3DS bit the dust a few months back. Rather than pay for Nintendo to fix it, I waited for the New 3DS. Unfortunately, most of my games were purchased digitally, and you can't just insert an old SD card into a New 3DS. On Nintendo platforms, games are tied to the hardware. Dumb? Yes. Reality? Also yes! So I got on… » 2/23/15 2:00pm 2/23/15 2:00pm

An RC Mario Kart With Wheels That Actually Convert To Hover Mode

Those pesky laws of the universe make it all but impossible to recreate the tracks, vehicles, and stunts you can perform in Mario Kart 8 in real life, but that didn't stop JAKKS Pacific from trying. The company's remote control version of Mario and his kart looks exactly like its video game counterpart, right down to… » 2/20/15 9:55am 2/20/15 9:55am

Overpowered Bot Puts Top Smash Bros. Player In His Place

If you've paid any sort of attention to the competitive Super Smash Bros scene over the years, you've probably heard of Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman. He's won countless championships in every iteration of Smash and advanced the scene with discoveries about game physics and technique. Recently, he lost to a CPU. » 2/18/15 9:30pm 2/18/15 9:30pm

The NES Was Once So Rare You Could Only Get It In Two Cities

It's easy to forget now, given its enormous success, that the NES was once seen as a risky proposition. Coming on the heels of the great video game crash of 1983, into a market unsure if games were a fad that had already died out, the system didn't just magically appear in stores across North America. » 2/18/15 9:00pm 2/18/15 9:00pm