Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Released: 29 October 2020Originally Released: 30 October 1998Developer: Double Fine ProductionsOriginal Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: Mobile, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita A Brief Background:Grim Fandango was the brainchild of noted creator Tim Schafer, whose success with Full Throttle (LucasArts, 1995) allowed him to pitch a surreal, Day of the Dead-inspired concept that LucasArts … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS)

On 21 February 1986, The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo EAD, 1986) was first released in Japan. The creation of legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, The Legend of Zelda launched one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, with its silent protagonist, Link, and his vast fantasy world of sword and sorcery not only enduring … Continue reading Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS)

Game Corner: Double Dragon Neon (Xbox One)

Released: 12 September 2012Developer: WayForward TechnologiesAlso Available For: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 The Background:Double Dragon (Technōs Japan, 1987) was a pioneer of the sidescrolling beat-‘em-up genre; an incredibly popular arcade title upon release, the game was equally popular when it was ported to home consoles, with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version … Continue reading Game Corner: Double Dragon Neon (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Wario Land 3 (Nintendo 3DS)

Released: 2 May 2012Originally Released: 21 March 2000Developer: Nintendo R&D1Also Available For: Game Boy Color The Background:After his debut in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (ibid, 1992) Mario’s dastardly doppelgänger, Wario, quickly usurped Nintendo’s portly plumber as the face of Mario’s handheld sub-series. After the critical and commercial success of Wario Land II … Continue reading Game Corner: Wario Land 3 (Nintendo 3DS)

Game Corner [Sonic 3’s Anniversary]: Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Xbox One)

Following a highly anticipated release, bolstered by an extravagant marketing and release schedule, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA Technical Institute, 1992) not only improved on every aspect of its influential predecessor but also went on to become the second best-selling SEGA Mega Drive game of all time. Expectations were high for the equally-anticipated third entry, … Continue reading Game Corner [Sonic 3’s Anniversary]: Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Xbox One)

Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)

Released: 2010Developer: TreyarchAlso Available For: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3 The Background:It’s the final week of “CoD Month” here on my site. So far, I’ve played all three titles in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy (Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer Games, 2016), Call of Duty 3 (Treyarch, 2006), and Call of Duty: World at … Continue reading Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Battletoads (2020; Xbox One)

Released: 20 August 2020Developers: Dlala Studios and RareAlso Available For: PC and Xbox One X The Background:Make no mistake about it, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) were hot shit back in the day; though the TMNT first began life as a ridiculous, dark, and gritty comic book, they shot to fame and into the … Continue reading Game Corner: Battletoads (2020; Xbox One)

Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360)

Released: 2008Developer: TreyarchAlso Available For: Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3 The Background:At this point, I have played four Call of Duty (Various, 2003 to present) titles and I have to say that, so far, I am less than impressed with any of them, and the series in general. Before I played Call of Duty: Modern … Continue reading Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Ōkami HD (Xbox One)

Released: 12 December 2017Originally Released: 20 April 2006Developer: Capcom/HexaDriveOriginal Developer: Clover StudioAlso Available For: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 (HD) and Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 (Original) The Background:Originally released for the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 2 back in 2006, Ōkami was the result of many combined ideas from the staff at Clover Studio. … Continue reading Game Corner: Ōkami HD (Xbox One)

Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty 3: Gold Edition (Xbox 360)

Released: 2006Developer: TreyarchAlso Available For: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox The Background:I know what you’re thinking: Why am I playing Call of Duty 3 when I haven’t played the first two? Well, it’s firstly because, to my great shame, I have to admit that I am not really a fan of the Call … Continue reading Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty 3: Gold Edition (Xbox 360)