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!

Box Art Documentary Sheds Light on Lost Art

Now is a time for me to show my age with the typical “back in my day” slogan. Back in my day, video games were covered in art. In the glory days, before the back box art was crammed with small text in every known language, used probably to avoid some sort of legal issue, there was artwork on the cover of the box, the instruction manuals, and the game itself. To be frank, its all but a ...[Read More]

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Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challege Review

Nintendo are adding to their Amiibo supported games with their latest entry in the Mario VS Donkey Kong series of puzzle games. In Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge, players will be able to bring their Amiibo figures to life as adorable toy versions of Nintendo characters. Using the touch screen, players will be guiding their minis through many puzzles, coaxing the characters to the goal ...[Read More]

Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challege

Help Mini Mario through tons of exciting, challenging puzzles. Use an Amiibo to play as Donkey Kong, Rosalina, and more. Available on both the 3DS and the Wii U.

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Information and Preview

Odin Sphere came into being during the later stages of the PS2, wowing its players with its beautiful art style and interesting gameplay, a defiant piece of 2D gaming in a sea of developers trying to make use of polygons. It has gone on to be a hidden gem to most PS2 enthusiasts, but now Atlus has brought Vanillaware back in to rework the entire game for a new generation. Not only is coming to the...[Read More]

Prominence Poker Steam Closed Beta Code Giveaway (Get One Before It’s Gone!)

Gaming doesn’t always have to be about the bang bang slice curse word explosions. Sometimes we just need some traditional gaming presented in cool ways. That’s where Prominence Poker comes in. The Closed Beta is getting in full swing and we have quite a few codes to hand out.

Fallout 4 Let’s You Be Who You Want with Mods on Consoles

Modding and Fallout is like peanut butter and jelly, they go so well together, that’s its weird to think about one without the other. Modding has always been a chore on consoles. Usually, modders would have to alter their systems’ files, a risk that can result in bricking the console. Bethesda made things easier with their Creation Kit through the years and now its coming to Fallout 4,...[Read More]

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Leak Confirmed?

Call of Duty is a monumental franchise, selling millions just about every November. While it started in Germany during WWII, the battles have since taken place throughout the ages, including visiting some visions of the future. Now, as November fast approaches and chasing the heels of last year’s Black Ops 3, another entry in the franchise is expected. While little information is available, ...[Read More]

Asagao Academy Available Now

I said goodbye to traditional television about four years ago, spending my time instead with games, books, comics, and Youtube. Youtube is a space with thousands of truly talented, creative people, especially in the gaming space. I love Youtube to the point that I create content on my own channel, inspired by those I’ve watched over the years. Over time, I came to regularly tune into channel...[Read More]

Sega Mega Drive Bedroom Simulator Coming Soon

While it has been in the works for a bit, Sega is trying to make a name for themselves by bringing the classics to the modern era. The Mega Drive Classics Hub (which is more commonly known as the Genesis in America) seeks to put players in the bedroom of a kid obsessed with Sega. This will be a free experience available on Steam, which will legally grant access to just about every Mega Drive Rom o...[Read More]

Ark: Survival of the Fittest Tournament Announced

Ark, a game about exploration, player interaction, and good old fashioned dinosaur wrangling. Since it’s early access debut on Steam, Ark has been on the mind of a lot of players of late, creating a fun environment for all sorts of shenanigans to take place. It had the water-cooler conversations that some of the biggest games of all time produced. Players have told me so many stories on thei...[Read More]

Borderlands 3 is Coming Once Battleborn DLC is Finished (Updated)

Gearbox fans rejoice! Not only is Battleborn less than a month away, but Borderlands is getting another entry in the well-loved franchise. This will be the first time Gearbox themselves have worked in the Borderlands universe since the second game, meaning all qualms with the Pre-Sequel many hardcore fans had should be eradicated. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford revealed this announcement during a pan...[Read More]

Masquerada Hits Kickstarter

Tactical RPGs have many flavors depending on the nature of the title. Fire Emblem took the turn based, challenging approach with armies of knights clashing with other armies. Final Fantasy Tactics took a more personal take on combat with smaller spaces and smaller teams with an emphasis on building up each unit. Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is inspired by Dragon Age with its pause-for-tactics gam...[Read More]

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