Reviews of computer games
A Beautiful Disaster: Vindictus
League of Legendary Elitism
Did ‘Homefront’ predict the future?
A Brief on Pirates of the Burning Sea
The Best of Gaming Horror Part IV. – “Dino Crisis”
The Best of Gaming Horror Part V. – “Manhunt”
The Best of Gaming Horror: The Future of Gaming Horror
Tabletop gaming technology is great, don't forget the physical books
“Blackwater”: A waste of PR money!
Why shooters should stop imitating Modern Warfare
Criterion Collection should take an interest in video games
Crystal Castles a perfect classic
Captain America and The Avengers still flying high
Konami classic still strong with X-Men fanatics
The King of Dragons is second to none in adventure
Playing it Old School – Jack Bauer’s First Day of Gaming
The action packed classic of Gyruss
'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' is a reunion that fans could skip
Playing it Old School: Max Payne and the birth of Game-Noir
Gamers need to stop bickering about ‘Mass Effect 3’ ending
'Operation Raccoon City' DLC adds more insult to injury
EA unveils new 'Medal of Honor: Warfighter' trailer
'Crysis 3' announced for Spring 2013
EA fulfills 'Battlefield 1943' promise for PS3 gamers
I wish they all could be California Games
Let's take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on one of the all-time great games. Remember that late 80's early 90's beauty called California Games? It was originally released in 1987 by Epyx games for the Apple II and Commodore 64 systems but became mainstream and massively popular with it's release on the original Nintendo system. If you played NES at all in the early 90's, chances are you spent time conquering the six "California" games: Surfing, halfpipe, BMX, roller skating, flying disc and "freestyle footbag" a.k.a. hacky sack.

Ah, those were the golden days of video games. You would run through all 6 competitions and then the score at the end was always just what you needed to start all over again, swearing not to wipeout on the surfboard this time. Remember how hard it was to get the angle of that surfboard just right? It was so frustrating, but then, after one too many wipeouts the shark would pop up and the theme from Jaws would play and it would all be worth it. Besides, you'll make the points up on the BMX course, right?

Out of of all those sports, rollerskating seemed like the easiest but was really the hardest of them all. Trying to get all the way to the end before you fell four times was down right nerve wracking. The tiniest crack in the sidewalk or the smallest grain of sand and you're on your face. And what was with the giant stretch of sand at the end that you couldn't get past no matter how far you jumped or how slow you moved? That is just good game design right there. It made you want to see what was on the other side so bad that you would try again and again even though you knew you were going to fall in the sand.

The hacky sack was always a crowd-pleaser. Siblings taking turns would argue about who got to sack. There were so many sweet tricks that little hippie could do, made all the more amazing by the fact that the graphics only allowed for a 90 degree bend of the knee straight out to the side and a stiff jump up for a header. There has been very little in any game since that compares to the satisfaction of doing an Axle Foley to a Jester to the super secret hidden trick, the Squinty O'Toole and racking up those bonus points. If you were smart and had awesome timing you would even hit the seagull that flew by for extra points and a good laugh.

Games today are not simple joys like that anymore. They can't be, they are far too complex. That's not to say that new games aren't fun and amazing, it's just different. All we can do is not forget about the golden oldies, those games of yesteryear that made us smile. That, or just go play it on an emulator!
'007 Legends' is an insult to James Bond
The Best of Gaming Horror - Evil Comes to Raccoon City
"Resident Evil" needs a reboot
The Ethical Issue of Gaming Journalism
Spooky games for Halloween: All Hallows Eve
'Black Ops II' is proof that the series has peaked
League of Legends newest champion: Zed
Why Is Gaming Culture Misogynistic?
Microsoft perma-bans players in Halo 4
Nami: the Tidecaller
MOBA goes mobile
Party of Sin out now
Vi the Piltover Enforcer
BioShock 2
I Am Alive: a PC trainwreck
Playing It Old School: 'Resident Evil 0' celebrates the end of an era
Sega looks to rebound with upcoming release of 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'
Thresh the Chain Warden
SWTOR Cantina Tour San Francisco Update
Re-Playing 'Just Cause 2'
'Liberty City Stories' takes gamers back to the 'GTA III'-era
'Injustice: Gods Among Us' mixs Mortal Kombat-gamplay with DC Heroes
'Dead Island: Riptide' is just the same game
'Call of Duty: Ghosts' rumors creating buzz
'Resident Evil: Revelations' is a redemption the series needs
Dishonored - Stealth action at it finest
Time to come out and play-ay 'The Warriors'
Quinn and Valor- Demacias Wings
Playing It Old School – Max Payne’s Second Vendetta
A weekend at Big Wow ComicFest 2012
'Max Payne 3' delay causes confusion
'Spec Ops The Line' surprises gamers by retelling a classic story
'Black Ops' coming to Mac in Fall 2012
'Call of Duty: Online' coming to China
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ concludes Nolan's trilogy
‘Tony Hawk's: Pro Skater HD’ fails to restore a classic on Xbox
'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' restores a classic
Diablo III: Gear-grinding for the win
Venatious game room is a tunnel of fun
Kha'Zix the Voidreaver
I wish they all could be California Games
Resident Evil 6: Epic fail
30 days of spooky games for Halloween
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 2
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 3
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 4
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 5
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 6
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 7
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 8
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 9
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 10
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