Game Corner [Whacking Day]: The Simpsons (PlayStation 3)

According to the appropriately-titled episode “Whacking Day” (Lynch, 1993), the 10th of May is celebrated throughout the fictional town of Springfield as a day to drive snakes into the town square and mercilessly club them to death. Accordingly, as a massive fan of The Simpsons (1989 to present) I feel that this is an appropriate … Continue reading Game Corner [Whacking Day]: The Simpsons (PlayStation 3)

Game Corner: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Xbox 360)

Released: 20 March 2002Developer: Slant Six Games/CapcomAlso Available For: PC and PlayStation 3 The Background:By 2012, the Resident Evil series (Capcom/Various, 1996 to present) had undergone many changes since debuting as a cheesy survival/horror title hampered by “tank controls”; Resident Evil 4 (Capcom Production Studio 4, 2005) famously switched the game to a more action-orientated, … Continue reading Game Corner: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Alien Day]: Aliens: Colonial Marines: Limited Edition (Xbox 360)

Audiences were first introduced to the horrific, biomechanical Xenomorphs in the classic science-fiction horror film Alien (Scott, 1979), a tense and suspense-filled monster film that kick-started an entire franchise. In that film, and much of the subsequent Alien media, an unsuspecting cargo crew investigates a beacon on the barren world of LV-426 and, as a … Continue reading Game Corner [Alien Day]: Aliens: Colonial Marines: Limited Edition (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Taz in Escape from Mars (Mega Drive)

Released: August 1994Developer: HeadGamesAlso Available For: Game Gear and Master System The Background:Following his debut in “Devil May Hare” (McKimson, 1954) as a dim-witted and voracious foil to Bugs Bunny (Mel Blanc), my absolute favourite Looney Tunes (1930 to present) character, the Tasmanian Devil (or simply “Taz”), became a recurring character in subsequent Looney Tunes … Continue reading Game Corner: Taz in Escape from Mars (Mega Drive)

Game Corner: Taz-Mania (Mega Drive)

Released: July 1992Developer: Recreational BrainwareAlso Available For: Game Boy, Game Gear, Master System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) The Background:My absolute favourite Looney Tunes (1930 to present) character, the Tasmanian Devil (or simply “Taz”) first debuted in “Devil May Hare” (McKimson, 1954) as a dim-witted and voracious foil to Bugs Bunny (Mel Blanc). In the … Continue reading Game Corner: Taz-Mania (Mega Drive)

Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo Switch)

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, March has been “Mario … Continue reading Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo Switch)

Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Sunshine (Nintendo Switch)

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, I’ve made March “Mario … Continue reading Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario Sunshine (Nintendo Switch)

Game Corner: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)

Released: 15 November 2019Developer: Respawn EntertainmentAlso Available For: PC, Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox Series X The Background:In 2013, Disney paid a paltry $4 billion for Lucasfilm Ltd and thus added the influential and immensely popular Star Wars franchise (Various, 1977 to present) to their ever-growing itinerary of properties and licenses. In addition to … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo Switch)

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, I’ve made March “Mario … Continue reading Game Corner [Mario Month]: Super Mario 64 (Nintendo Switch)

Game Corner [Bite-Size / Mario Day]: Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Wii)

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, I’ve made March “Mario … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size / Mario Day]: Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Wii)