Game Corner: The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360)

Released: 30 October 2007Developer: EA Redwood ShoresAlso Available For: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable The Background:The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening as a series of short cartoons created for The Tracey Ullman Show; jumping at the chance to produce an alternative to the “mainstream trash” that was currently airing, … Continue reading Game Corner: The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Robin Month]: Young Justice: Legacy (Xbox 360)

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading Game Corner [Robin Month]: Young Justice: Legacy (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Crossover Crisis]: Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360)

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading Game Corner [Crossover Crisis]: Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [WrestleMania Anniversary]: WWE Legends of WrestleMania (Xbox 360)

On March 31st, 1985, Vince McMahon changed the face of the wrestling landscape forever by bringing together the biggest names in wrestling (alongside a number of celebrity guests) for the very first WrestleMania, a pay-per-view extravaganza that became the hottest event of the calendar year for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). While this event clashes with … Continue reading Game Corner [WrestleMania Anniversary]: WWE Legends of WrestleMania (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Saw (Xbox 360)

Released: October 2009Developer: Zombie StudiosAlso Available For: PC and PlayStation 3 The Background:In 2004, writer Leigh Wannell and director James Wan brought us Saw, a psychological horror film in which two men find themselves trapped in a grimy bathroom, victims of the twisted John Kramer, also known as the Jigsaw Killer (Tobin Bell), and forced … Continue reading Game Corner: Saw (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Xbox 360)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles, today, 13 September 1993, was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’m … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Sonic CDay]: Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Xbox One)

Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Sonic Team, 1993) released on this day back in 1993. Produced alongside the blockbuster Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA Technical Institute, 1992), Sonic CD expanded upon the Blue Blur’s original debut title with lush graphics, a time travel mechanic, gorgeous anime cutscenes, and introduced players to Metal Sonic (one of Sonic’s … Continue reading Game Corner [Sonic CDay]: Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Xbox One)

Game Corner: The Simpsons (PlayStation 3)

Released: 8 February 2012Originally Released: 4 March 1991Developer: Backbone EntertainmentOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Arcade, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 The Background:The Simpsons began life as a series of short cartoons created by Matt Groening for The Tracey Ullman Show, with Groening hastily naming each of the family members after himself and his … Continue reading Game Corner: 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)