You know, video games have had a history of referencing or building mirrors of themselves for some time. I’m sure everyone remembers Mario showing up as the referee in Punch Out back on the original Nintendo. In 2009, we all found it oddly coincidental that two super hero sandbox games, Infamous and Prototype, released in [...]
You may not know this about me, but I’m constantly searching for real work in my chosen career, which happens to be writing. I can’t decide exactly which industry I’d enjoy writing in the most, but the frontrunner tends to be video games, and more than anything I’ve had a dream to someday work at [...]
Arcades are a relic of gaming’s past but everything deserves a comeback, and arcades are long overdue.
I don’t usually take a break from the typical articles to write about specific companies, save for rants about Nintendo now and then, but even when I go ahead and talk about the Big N it’s not exactly pointed at Nintendo, exactly. Today, however, I just want to say a few kind words about a [...]
Apparently Earth just couldn’t contain the popularity of Angry Birds.
Header image courtesy of Fernosaur via Deviant Art. Oh Zelda Franchise, how far you’ve fallen in such a short amount of time. Will you ever regain your former glory? At this rate, probably not. It’s taken me far longer than it should have to get myself into Skyward Sword and actually finish it, but I [...]
Are there too many similar games out there? Yes, but this shouldn’t be surprising to anyone.
By now you’ve probably played Mass Effect 3 a handful of times. If you’re a Toy-TMA regular, or perhaps stumbled over from The Escapist and wondered what I do when I’m not being a fool on camera, then you may be asking, “Hey Chris, where’s your review of Mass Effect 3?” Well random regular/confused Escapist [...]
Previously on TMA Mondays, I reminisced on some personal experience with gaming relationships that meant more to me than time wasted in front of the tube. Today, I have one more story I would like to share, but this time, it is not about me at all. I have no emotional connection to the games [...]
Watching someone play video games is never that glorifying. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I totally get the animosity they receive from good chunks of the general public, high society, politicians, and etc. Watching any human being of any age, gender, or class zone out in front of a screen for hours at [...]