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Tetris In Pop Culture – By David Oxford

What has seven shapes (or Tetrominos, if you prefer), each consisting of four blocks, falling down a welland disappearing when lines are formed? Obviously, a great concept for a video game – one of the greatest of all time, but unlike a Pac-Man or a Mario, there...

The Ultimate Video Game Company? By Leonard Herman

Imagine if there was one company that fulfilled all the needs of all gamers, classic and current. Imagine if one company owned the rights to all the classic games and reissued them in contemporary and classic editions. Well, before you get your hopes too high, you may...

Puzzle Games – Myst – By Todd Friedman

There are a handful of games in history that were ahead of their time technically and graphically. Titles like Doom, Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda, and Pong are just a small sample of games that broke barriers of gameplay. Myst, in my opinion, is one of those...
Pinball Machine out of Legos

Pinball Machine out of Legos

Each year at the Pinball Expo in Wheeling, IL, there is a unique item that draws attention from huge crowds.  The Pinball Expo 2019 had one of those attention grabbers. 16-year-old high school student Luke Horwath brought a full scaled pinball machine. Why is that...

Deep Thaw: Superman By Chris Lion

Deep Thaw: Superman By Chris Lion

I’ve never been a big fan of Superman. Call me crazy, but he has just never done anything for me. My roommate in college thought Superman was “The Best.” Superman was never “bitchen,” “rad,” or any other cool way of saying he liked him. My roommate, Phil, always...

The Nintendo Game Boy: A Closer Look

The Nintendo Game Boy: A Closer Look

With Nintendo's announcement of their upcoming Game Boy Advanced, The Game Boy finally begins her journey into the sunset. Before historians and game players start writing their differing opinions about the Game Boy's place in our storied industry's history, a strong...

Retro Arcades Are Not Dead.

Retro Arcades Are Not Dead.

I wasn't alive in the heyday of arcades. Back in the 80's when arcades were the place to be, where kids and adults alike would line up to play the newest game and try to set the high score. After the crash of '82 arcades were the only place where many people COULD...

Spider-man By Patrick Wong

Spider-man By Patrick Wong

Throughout history, various mysteries have remained unsolved: The Riddle of The Sphinx, The Bermuda Triangle, The Missing Link, and even Bigfoot. But perhaps one of the most puzzling of all is the lack of a great Spider-Man video game. Not since Mickey Mouse and Bugs...

Coming Soon: Heroland

Coming Soon: Heroland

Welcome to Heroland—a bright, tropical theme park resort where guests partake in an authentic RPG-styled adventure, exploring dungeons, beating up baddies, and become a legendary hero! Unfortunately, the role-playing becomes reality when Lucky, an unexceptional...

M*A*S*H 2 by Tim “Sniderman” Snider

M*A*S*H 2 by Tim “Sniderman” Snider

The recent death of Larry Linville, Frank Burns on TV's 'MASH,' saddened me. I'm sure many of us have fond memories laughing at ol' Ferret Face's antics on the long-running sitcom. However, Larry Linville actually has classic game-related memories for me. You see, his...

Netent Classics – As classic as it gets!

Netent Classics – As classic as it gets!

Modern day casino enthusiasts are extremely fond of video slots that come equipped with unique soundtracks, 3D graphics and advanced features that make them a lot of fun to play. However, there are still a good number of seasoned casino players who prefer the games...