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Happy Meal Toys and Fast Food Tie-Ins – By David Oxford

Since the dawn of video games, there have been seemingly endless efforts made to bring the pastime we all enjoy to a more mainstream audience: television, comic books, movies, music, and more. But one method that’s been around for nearly as long as the medium itself...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Jim Schelberg

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Jim Schelberg, who is displayed on card number 284, from the Superstars of 2012.  Jim is also featured on cards 739 and 1714.  Jim is the editor and publisher of “PinGame Journal”.  He has a passion to spread the news and...

Christmas Lemmings!

It’s the holiday season and I haven’t written about a Commodore game in a bit, so let’s mash the two things together, shall we? When you think of beloved holiday traditions, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Directing a herd of lemmings to safety through a...

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Christmas Lemmings!

It’s the holiday season and I haven’t written about a Commodore game in a bit, so let’s mash the two things together, shall we? When you think of beloved holiday traditions, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Directing a herd of lemmings to safety through a...

RIP Joel West

Bezerk Champion, Star of Chasing Ghosts, and a dear friend of mine passed away today.   I will miss his kindness and love for the gaming industry.  He was a huge help in the Walter Day Trading card project as well as helping sell merchandise for charity and other...

An Overview of Special-Colored Game Cartridges

Video game cartridges have a long and interesting history. It’s hard to say how long that history will ultimately be, given that Nintendo will likely make cartridges for the Switch over the next several years. Today, I would like to examine one of my favorite aspects...

The Last Official Release: CD-i – Solar Crusade (1999)

Here we are, back again, for The Last Official Release. Welcome. Within these words, we delve into the world of the last official games released for your favourite consoles. I’ve long since run through the major players from the 5th generation and downwards, so as the...

Ji-Wen Tsao and Shark! Shark!

A few years ago, Sprout Games published Feeding Frenzy. In 2006, a sequel was released by PopCap Games (the company behind games like Plants Vs. Zombies and Peggle). In the game, you played as a fish feeding on other fish. The more you ate, the larger you got. Of...

Crazy Controllers – The Super Pad 64

Games have to be controlled with something, whether it’s a mouse and keyboard, a good old joystick, or a modern, two-stick gamepad. In the first of a new series, we’ll look at some of the weird, unwieldy, or just plain bad controllers used by gamers both young and...