From PC Engine to PlayStation: The Music of Castlevania

It’s no surprise that a horror film buff such as myself is a huge fan of Castlevania. But while I enjoy the endless slaughtering of Dracula, both styles of Castlevania, as action-platformers and exploratory adventures, and the all the horror inspirations, what I love most about the series is its music. I consider the original [...]

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Time to pull out the shovel and resurrect another dead console brand

Who would have thought, after 24 years, Atari is getting back into the home console game with the brand new AtariBox. From what I’ve read on Atari Age, this isn’t going to be another plug-and-play 2600, but a real dedicated piece of hardware. Now it’s time for my favorite part of an announcement: Needless speculation! [...]

ROMHACK FRIDAYS: Mother (NES)

In this week’s Romhack Fridays, we’ll be looking at a complete hack. Unlike last week’s improvement hacks, complete hacks tend to be more involved. They often make drastic changes involving many facets of ROM hacking: reworked translations, visual upgrades, adjusted difficulty, and sometimes go even further, adding in new stages and gameplay features. Some notable [...]

Monster Hunter World of Salt

Look, I’m just as disappointed as anyone that Monster Hunter XX’s localization wasn’t announced at e3. But the hatred spewing from the Monster Hunter community is just insane. People are so up in arms, saying how MHW is nothing but a casual and westernized take on the series we love. But the community’s reaction is [...]

ROMHACK FRIDAYS: Fester’s Quest (NES)

ROMHACK FRIDAYS aims to showcase some of the greatest ROM hacks both old and new. I hope to handpick some of the greatest hacks, fan translations, and complete conversions out there. Just because they’re old games, doesn’t mean they have to be stuck in the past. For the inaugural ROMHACK FRIDAY, I'm delving into the [...]

E3 2017: Bethesda and Ubisoft

Who would have thought that Ubisoft would have the best e3 conference up till now? Bethesda, on the other hand, was pretty weak, as half of it was much milk they could squeeze out of Skyrim and VR shenanigans. Now there were a lot of great games shown off in both the Bethesda and Ubisoft [...]

E3 2017: Microsoft Conference

You have to admit, Microsoft hasn't lost their tenacity despite an overwhelming support for the Playstation 4. As much as Microsoft has struggled to improve Xbox One as a platform, you can just feel the gap between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 grow by the minute. In a desperate attempt to compete with the [...]