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Backlog Burndown #20 – Flicky Bird

Greetings Backloggers! Nearly thirty years before Flappy Bird tapped its way onto phones and tablets around the world, a different semi-flightless bird bounded her way through the world’s arcades. Starring a blue bird named Flicky trying to rescue her chicks from the predations of cats and lizards, the eponymous game would be ported to a number of systems including the SEGA Genesis.

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]

How Great Stories Ruin Games

Last week I finally broke down and got myself an iPhone. There are myriad reasons for doing it, but mostly I was tired of hearing about the games on there and being unable to play them. I spent my first few hours buying games and apps, then the next few hours playing them.  After slogging through meaty games like Crysis 2 and Dragon Age 2 recently, it felt good to just pick up a game that was noth...[Read More]

Review: Hard Corps: Uprising (XBLA)

Some people might say that Castlevania is Konami’s greatest creation, while others may say Metal Gear. Some may find Silent Hill to be the crown jewel of Konami, while others may say Dance Dance Revolution. I humbly suggest that they are all wrong (though Castlevania would come close). As a matter of unarguable fact, Konami’s greatest contribution to the world of gaming has been Contra...[Read More]

Geek Thought of the Week: The Snow Day

In which we discuss… oh who the hell cares IT’S A SNOW DAY!!!

Product Review: AtGames Sega Arcade Motion

The Sega Arcade Motion from AtGames has it's highs and it's lows, but it might just make you take a second look when you see it on the shelf. I picked one up for about 26 bucks, just to tell you guys about it!

X-Men Arcade Coming To XBLA First, PSN Second

Update: Shortly after this release schedule was announced, a Konami representative spoke out confirming an alternate schedule. The game will be released on PSN December 14th, and on XBLA December 15th. A few months ago I discussed the announcement of the classic X-Men arcade game coming to XBLA and PSN with considerable excitement and glee. I am afraid that, in that discussion, I did not make it v...[Read More]

Weekly Retro Review: Chakan the Forever Man

Every gamer has one game in their memory. It’s a certain kind of game, one that the gamer in question both loves and hates. The hatred tends to stem from the insane difficulty the game has. For a lot of gamers, that game was Ninja Gaiden. But for those of us who played lots of games for the Sega Genesis, we had Chakan the Forever Man, a game so brutal that even the easy setting was hard. To ...[Read More]

Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (iOS)

With over a decade and a half between games, has Sonic returned to form?

Classic Games: Still great, or is it just nostalgia?

Last Tuesday, for my birthday, I whipped out my NES and played a beloved game from my childhood, Crystalis. At first I was pretty scared to pop it in, because what if I didn’t feel the same way about it anymore? What if the gameplay or story was too simplistic for my current gaming tastes? What if I don’t enjoy it, and those memories are ruined? As a little girl, I slept in the same be...[Read More]

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