I can’t really single out one memory of Christmas gaming time, because there are so many of them. But the most significant of them revolve around my brotha from another motha, Anthony. Continue reading Christmage Day 2: “Brothers and Traditions”
‘Super Contra’ was the game I fell in love with. I played and beat that game with my mom.
-Demetrious Johnson Continue reading Super C (1988) [NES]
I bought one of the first Nintendo systems and brought that home, and we were playing ‘Legend of Zelda’ at the time, and it was addicting, and I was playing it for hours and hours and hours.
-Robin Williams Continue reading Console Challenge Day 4: Top 7 best NES games!
What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.
-Werner Herzog Continue reading Rampage (1988) [NES]
“A survivor…unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.”
-Ash to Lambert, Alien Continue reading Metroid (1986) [NES]
Nintendo censorship, a story from my childhood I’ve never told, and playing Castlevania for the first time ever. Continue reading Castlevania (1987) [NES]
The point of me writing on this game over 25 years after its initial release is not to determine if it’s a good game or not, but rather, to spark discussion on its context in the wider setting of digital play, how its heartfelt story might resonate with players across cultures and generations, what its themes are trying to communicate. Continue reading EarthBound Beginnings/Mother (1989)