Alex McCumbers

Most people bleed red. Alex bleeds pixels. Hailing from the deep mountains of WV, land of beautiful landscapes and internet scarceness, Alex can be found writing about games in every sense. Retro games are his life, spending more time with his GBA than his PS4. Drop by one of the social doodads for deep discussions about gaming!

Leaked Switch Was Stolen, Unit Returned to Nintendo

Alright, so the internet has been a buzz with that video posted by the NeoGaf user, hiphoptherobot, which showcased setting up the Nintendo Switch and utilizing its touch interface. At the time, hiphoptherobot told people that the unit had come from an unnamed retailer who broke the street date. Come to find out, the unit was more than likely stolen by an employee and has been caught, terminated f...[Read More]

Sumo Digital’s Snake Pass Let’s Players be a Snake

Back on the N64 and PSOne, there was a trend in the 3D platforming genre. Oftentimes players had to collect all sorts of trinkets in order to progress, with levels having multiple tiers of things to grab while exploring. A great example of this is Banjo Kazooie, a game that can only be progressed by getting so many Jiggies. Spyro the Dragon had elements of this as well, as the last boss battle was...[Read More]

Cancelled Game Primal Rage 2 Now Playable

Once again emulation proves its worth as a necessary tool to preserving and unearthing video game history. Primal Rage 2, a fighting game that was never released and was thought to be more of an urban legend, is now fully playable via emulation.

Songbringer, a Zelda-like Roguelike, hitting Consoles and PC this Summer

Nathaniel Weiss, an ambitious game developer out of Oakland, California, has been tirelessly creating a unique experience with his game Songbringer. This one-man team does everything in the development process, art, music, mechanics, literally everything. Now, he’s getting a little hand with the indie publication and development group, Double Eleven. Double Eleven are the ones responsible fo...[Read More]

Top Games to Play on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can either be a wonderful excuse to do something extra for your significant other or a stark reminder of loneliness. In the gaming space, there are plenty of good reasons to fire up a console or load up a PC game on Valentine’s Day. We talked it over a bit and collected a short list of some of the best games to check out today, both for couples and singles. Singles Fire...[Read More]

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Pokemon Prism (A Pokemon Crystal Rom Hack) Review

The hacking of roms has recently become a thing of controversy, what with Nintendo shutting down every fan project under the sun. This is a shame, as most of the games cut down this year have been more genuinely “Nintendo” than most games the company released themselves. Of course, Nintendo does have a right to defend their intellectual property, as they well should. Yet, I can’t...[Read More]

Knights of Valor Coming Soon to PS4 for Free

Arcade beat-em ups are a thing of beauty. I have fond memories playing a Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara cabinet at a local bowling alley. Many of my friends have invited me for a few games of Streets of Rage or that classic Simpsons arcade game. The genre was rich in the arcades, with many other games hitting consoles, but the console versions never truly captured that magic. Now, a n...[Read More]

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force Hits Steam for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has a slew of emotions attached to it, whether its the pressure of being alone or the pressure to impress your significant other among a whole slew of variants. The folks at Idea Factory want to make that day sweeter by bringing their RPG Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force to Steam on February 14th. Players will be able to pursue three different story lines: the Goddess Story,...[Read More]

Evil Factory, An 8-Bit Boss Rush on Mobile

From the folks behind Dungeon Fighter Online, the MMORPG that combines traditional MMO play with old-school beat-em ups, comes Evil Factory. Evil Factory continues the trend of visually stunning pixel art by putting players against boss after boss with the goal to take out the infamous Kraken organization. Players will have to upgrade Leo, the short-tempered protagonist, with a slew of weapons and...[Read More]

Resident Evil 7 “Banned Footage” DLC Out Now for PS4

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard could be the return to form fans have been waiting for. It continues to score big with critics and many people have been enjoying its horror since it released. Personally, I’ve yet to try it myself, waiting patiently to pick it up for a review later on, but I’ve seen enough of it to know just how awesome this game is. For those already finished, the first set...[Read More]

Nintendo Switch’s Online Service Price Discussed

Many of us have been skeptical to say the least about paying for an online service that Nintendo has been providing for free for the past two consoles. Although, having some revenue come in for these services could increase the overall quality of playing online with a Nintendo console, which has been sorely lacking compared to efforts by Sony and Microsoft. A new tidbit shared on Twitter suggests ...[Read More]

GameStop Continues to Baffle Us

Like many game journalists and personalities, I’ve spent some time working the brick and mortar stores of GameStop. It was one of my favorite retail jobs and I’ve made a lot of good friends by working there. There were a steady stream of new orders from the top of the chain for new ways to increase profits, often resulting in complaints by those being asked to do them. Anyone who can u...[Read More]

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