The GPD XD Tech Review

Real Talk By: Rickayyyyy

I’m sure many of you have used an emulator before, either on a computer or on your phone. Both have their downsides: some games can be challenging to emulate on a phone, and you usually have to get a USB controller for your computer.  However, there recently has been a solution that solves all of those problems.  Imagine a handheld device that looks like a DS from afar, and on it you can play essentially any game made for many of your favorite systems. Continue reading “The GPD XD Tech Review”

Top 5 Weirdest Games

Real Talk by: Rickayyyyy

As with any art, gaming has created some truly strange, unusual feats of oddity. This article is devoted to the weirdest of the weird. There have been tons of titles in the 40+ years of gaming evolution, and some were bound to be weird. However, this list will only focus on games NES and beyond. There were loads of weird games on the Atari, but it would be hard to count them in this list because there are so many and they tend to be extremely short. Also, many of the weird Atari games are offensive and/or gross (google Custer’s Revenge). Now, shall we begin? Continue reading “Top 5 Weirdest Games”

Top 10 Retro Must-Plays

Real Talk by: Rickayyyyy

There are tons of games these days, and the sheer amount of them sometimes hinder many people from playing some of the classics. There are so many good retro games that it can be hard to choose which ones to play. I am here to aid you with my top 10 favorite retro games (I count retro as anything N64/Playstation and before). If you haven’t played all the games in this list, you should really play them, you’ll have a great time. Let’s get cracking. Continue reading “Top 10 Retro Must-Plays”

Top 10 Obscenely Hard NES Games

Real Talk by: Rickayyyyy

It’s weird how the definition of a hard video game has changed over the years.  Games we view as hard now would have been a walk in the park back in the days of NES.  See, when Nintendo released their first game system, it was very limiting in terms of how complex the games could be.  They just couldn’t make most games long enough for a single play through to be considered worth it.  So they took a much different route than most modern-day games: they ramped up the difficulty to such a degree as to make it incredibly hard to beat.  Also that there was less knowledge of what made a good game contributed to some games being much harder than they needed to be.  As a result, there are many obscenely hard games on the NES.  Here’s my list of what I believe to be the 10 hardest. Continue reading “Top 10 Obscenely Hard NES Games”

Top 10 Multiplayer SNES Games

Real Talk by: Rickayyyyy

When most players think of SNES games, they rarely think of the multiplayer games.  Most think of the platformers, RPGs, and variety of great single player games.  People think of the N64 when they think of multiplayer and Nintendo.  However, there are way more games for the SNES than N64.  Though there’s a smaller percent of multiplayer games for the SNES, the fact there are more games for the SNES means there are plenty of good multiplayer games, some are just really obscure.  There are a lot of great 2 player games, but also there are several great 3-4 player games you can play with the multitap.  You shouldn’t think of using a multitap as a pipe dream, if you just go on Amazon you can get one for 40 bucks easily.  So here’s a list of my 10 favorite multiplayer SNES games: Continue reading “Top 10 Multiplayer SNES Games”

Roguelike Special: Dying is Fun

Real Talk by: Rickayyyyy

Roguelikes are an underplayed and not-so-well-known game category, but those who play them love them.  These games are so hard you might want to pull your hair out at times, but that’s part of the reason we love them.  They are challenging.  They are thought-provoking.  They teach you how to grieve.  They are, simply put, fantastic.  I’ll explain what makes a roguelike and talk about a few. Continue reading “Roguelike Special: Dying is Fun”