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 [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 [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 [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 [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)

Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy (Xbox 360)

Released: 2016Originally Released: 2007; 2009; 2011Developer: Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer GamesAlso Available For: Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One The Background:This may shock and surprise and annoy a lot of people but…I do not care for the Call of Duty franchise (Various, 2003 to present). Activision’s long-running first-person shooter (FPS) series has seen many … Continue reading Game Corner [CoD Month]: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)

Released: May 2010Developer: Climax StudiosAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One The Background:Mate, how absolutely brilliant was Rocket Knight Adventures (Konami, 1993) back in the day? Back when cute, anthropomorphic mascots were all the rage, Sparkster (the titular “Rocket Knight”) really stood out thanks to some absolutely gorgeous graphics, kick-ass music, and fast-paced, rocket-based … Continue reading Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)