Video Games

Review – Rad Racer

If you asked me to name ten games that helped define the NES, there’s a chance that I’d drop Rad Racer into that list, but probably not for the reason you’d expect. Sure, it sold […]

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Review – Outrun 2019

It’s the unimaginably distant future. The year: 2019. The streets have been overrun by insufferable people who adhere to the speed limit. The death of recreational driving has pushed the Ferrari to the brink of […]

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Review – Zero Tolerance

Here’s a very specific fact about me that you didn’t want to know and probably don’t care about: I love 2.5D first-person shooters. We’re talking the raycasted oldies like Doom and Duke Nukem 3D. I […]

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Review – Spelunker (NES)

Despite my, erm, established familiarity with terrible games, I’ve yet to touch on the subject of “kusoge,”(koo-soh-geh) a Japanese term that literally translates to “crap game.” Kusoge has been an institution in Japan for far […]

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Review – Shadowrun (Genesis)

Beginning as a pen-and-paper RPG in 1989, Shadowrun was followed by a strange scattershot of games based on the license in the early ’90s. Its bizarre and tantalizing mix of fantasy magic and cyberpunk technology […]

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Review – Shadowrun (SNES)

As someone who identifies as a geek, the Shadowrun universe is undeniably tantalizing. The result of marrying Tolkien-esque fantasy with Bladerunner-esque cyberpunk is simultaneously tacky and irresistible. Massive trolls and monolithic corporations, mages and hackers, […]