Forgotten Games

With a few exceptions, the focus of this blog has been a nostalgic journey through my memories of gaming as a kid. Also, I like to discuss how I enjoy sharing similar memories with my own children. From my first experience in front of a coin-op arcade game in the early 80’s to relaxing with a modern day PS3 title, gaming...

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Review: Double Dragon Neon

  Reboots. Love them or hate them, they seem to be a popular trend right now. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I learned that Double Dragon was getting rebooted as a downloadable title for both PS3 and Xbox 360. Towards the end of its original run, the Double Dragon series had a really rough go of things. The last...

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Review: Double Dragon III

Well, I’ve discussed Double Dragon and Double Dragon II in length, so why not go for a home run and share my thoughts on the third game in the series, Double Dragon III. But, before we get too deep into the discussion, let me clarify something that may not be obvious to everyone – there are technically TWO Double Dragon...

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Review: Double Dragon

There’s always a first time for everything. For me, Double Dragon was the first time I had ever seen a “beat ’em up” game. For all I know, it may have actually been the first of its kind. I first encountered this title in an arcade and it completely blew me away. The concept behind the game is simple. You’re...

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Update: Operation Rainfall

Last year, I talked about an ongoing movement known as Operation Rainfall. For those that missed it, Operation Rainfall was a fan-led initiave to help bring three of the top-rated RPGs for the Wii to the USA. The first two games, Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story were brought over back in the spring and summer of 2012. For the...

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Playstation Panic

One of the worst things about modern gaming consoles tends to be their lifespan. In the last few years, I’ve gone through two Xbox 360’s and recently I began experiencing issues with my PS3. The problem most of these devices seems to encounter has to do with overheating. After a while, dust accumulates inside the consoles, or the cooling fans...

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Review: Metal Gear

  I have waited a long time to write this review. As a kid, one of my favorite games on the NES was Metal Gear. When playing a game, it usually it takes me a little time before I’m fully invested. But this was one title that hooked me from day one. The fact that I fell in love with...

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Review: Mega Man 10

Finally, we have the most recent installment in the original Mega Man series, Mega Man 10. After the success of MM9, it was decided to follow up the game with a sequel.  So as you might expect, MM10 is also a downloadable game designed with the look and feel of a legacy 8-bit title. This time around, the storyline is...

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Review: Mega Man 9

    As my week of vacation comes to a close, I bring you the next installment in the original Mega Man series; Mega Man 9. This game was released nearly a decade after Mega Man & Bass hit stores in Japan. That’s quite a gap! In fact, it seems like Capcom is reveling in the old-school nostalgia that the...

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