Archive for the ‘Retro/Past Gen’ Category

VGMortal: Genesis v. SNES

This is it. The votes are tallied, the verdicts are in. Two retro systems enter, only one may leave. It’s retro-geddon! In this latest VGMortal you’ll hear: Dave stutter uncontrollably, Wes confuse Streets, Dave overplay his hand on lame jokes, and Wes bitch about songs not included. Our best show yet!

VGMortal: Genesis Tracks & Teams

Make no mistake, the Genesis is definitely the underdog in this fight. The SNES library of songs, from top to bottom, is just too fucking good. BUT, when Genesis does it right, they really do it right. Team selections are going to make all the difference in the world, I think (Sega’s A-Team is looking […]

VGMortal: SNES Tracks & Teams

The betting favorite in this knockdown drag-out, the SNES has put out hit after hit. With goliath publishers like Square, and of course Nintendo’s in-house devs, some of the finest VGM ever created rests on those little gray carts. But do these tracks have the chops to take down the hated rival, Sega Genesis. Probably. […]

VGMortal Grudge Match – Genesis v. SNES

Flame war, on! It was debated on many a schoolyard in the 1990s: Genesis vs. SNES. It pitted family members against one another, drew lines in the sand among friends. Were you a Genesis kid, or a SNES kid? I was a SNES kid, through and through, loving games like Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, […]

[GameDrunk GameClub] January 2013: It begins

  Our newest (and probably only) on-going feature takes the form of a game-of-the-month club, akin to a book club. Wes and I will both choose a game for the month, play it for two weeks, then play each other’s game for two weeks. This format allows both of us to play the same game […]

Retro Gaming of the Future

New retro games is a booming enterprise. Slapping on HD filters, (sometimes) adding network play and other small additions and reselling games you’ve already made money on is a no-brainer. It’s also much easier for today’s consumer to pay $5, $10, $15 for a digital copy of the old games we used to (and still […]

Steve Wiebe isn’t the only person who got famous from Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong’s huge, monkey hand has shed fame on folks like Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell in years prior. Now, this barrel-tossing, female-stealing simian has gathered one more simple human into his orbit of fame: Me. I, Dave Funk, can now be addressed as Dave Funk, 1Up Member and Oral-History-of-Mario contributor. Behold! My debut on […]

Gaming as an Escape

If you are reading this (thanks to all three of you!) you almost certainly enjoy video games. Enough, in fact, that you are willing to read an article about video games written by a nobody on a unknown site. So in that vein it is logical to assume that you find video games to be […]

…Wherein my childhood keeps coming back…

Saw this on Joystiq today:  WW(F) WrestleFest is making a comeback via Xbox Live (and those other ones, too). I, for one, am mostly pumped, much like the late Randy Savage was (only with less steroids in my case).  The one problem I have is the inclusion of current wrestlers, which really isn’t that big […]

X means ’10’ to Romans (Happy Birthday, Xbox)

Ten years have come and gone since the clunkiest, heaviest, and most unexpectedly-awesome console of all time arrived on store shelves.  The Microsoft and their DirectX Box has seen many different shades of emotion from this gamer.  First there was unabashed hatred for the machine as I, at the time, was a FLAMING Nintendo fanboy.  […]



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