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Down Memory Card Lane: 5 Of The Best Retro Moments

Aaron

We all have them: those moments in gaming where we thought ‘wow’. Those precious moments when games can surprise, delight and even shock in one stroke of design genius. This article will look at some of my personal faves from the gaming archives; this isn’t analysis and this isn’t critique, this is just a life long joypad jockey sharing some of those things that made us all go “This is why I play”.

The Best Is Yet To Come: My Top Five Greatest Sequels

Aaron

What happens when you create something the world loves so much, they cry for more? Do you go bigger and better or focused and honed? It is a question that has haunted developers for years; How do we go beyond what already took everything we had in the first place. Sometimes sequels can only linger in the shadow of their big brothers, but sometimes the young protege steps out of the classroom and become the master. Here are my top 5 best follow ups that lived up to the expectation.

Too Hype Or Not Too Hype: A Look At The Gaming Press

Aaron

In today’s world of entertainment the media machine is a factory process line; from preview to review, it’s a step by step construction/destruction of what ever is in its way. It is a catch 22, vicious cycle; for something to be big it needs to be popular and for something for popular it needs to be big. But big isn’t enough and passion is now obsession; the gaming press feed off the cries of the huddled masses waiting for the tiniest morsel of information. Where did the journey begin? And is there a way to get off?

ZombiU: A Retrospective

Max

I’m a latecomer to the Wii U – while I have always been a fan of Nintendo, there was nothing that stood out for me at launch.  It is only now, with a big release every month (starting off with Pikmin at the end of July) that I decided to invest in the console. The launch of the Wii U had 2 games that tickled my fancy – and not particularly that hard.  New Mario Bros U looked fun (it is), but wasn’t an incentive to buy a console.  ZombiU looked promising, but when mixed reviews came out, I decided to hold off until the Nintendo big names launched.

A Wii Retrospective 2: Why I’m A Bigger Asshole Than I Originally Thought

Max

Funny how my first article was written as an after thought (thought up in the shower, actually), which I placed in the Word Press trash bin, only to resurrect as a second after thought.  One of our most popular articles, in terms of hits (I guess gamers are drawn to flame baiting, not that I’d intended it as such).  It was also the ugliest thing I’d ever written – full of cynicism and a lack of consideration for others, let alone to expand my mind to other things.  Richard Dawkins, basically.  Here’s round two of my Wii retrospective, and yes – I’m still an asshole, but for different reasons entirely.