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Rest In Peace Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namco

The founder of Namco, one of the most important companies in video game history, has passed away. Masaya Nakamura was born on December 24th, 1925. In 1955, he established the Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company, which was later shortened to Namco. Namco, of course, contributed to much of the Golden Age of Arcades. Most importantly, they……


Fire Emblem Gaiden remake for the 3DS!

Nintendo recently unveiled Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for the 3DS along with many other Fire Emblem titles. This can only be seen as good news, as the series is fantastic. The most exciting thing about this is that it’s a remake of the Famicom exclusive Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game in the……


Some thoughts on Nintendo Switch…

Let’s just get this out of the way up front…I’m a huge Nintendo fanboy and Zelda looks amazing. I cannot wait for that game. Arms looks like it’ll be super fun, too. Now that we’ve established that, here are some thoughts on the Switchand Nintendo in general…

Nintendo seems to avoid good decisions like the plague.

Seriously, Nintendo…….


Are you sold on the Nintendo Switch?

So that Nintendo Switch presentation was pretty amazing, but it left many questions unanswered. Is it backwards compatible? What’s going on with the Virtual Console, if there even is one? Most importantly, where the hell is Metroid!? The Switch has the potential to be a fantastic portable retro machine, something Nintendo has plenty of competition……


Mother 3 on Switch? How about Earthbound 64?

Earthbound 64 you say? Why, that’s not a thing. But it is! Or…it was, until Mother 3 came out on Game Boy Advance. Recent rumors, interpreted by super optimistic fans, point to a possible release of Mother 3 on the Switch Virtual Console. However, before Mother 3 graced the Game Boy Advance in……


Groove On Fight Video Review

Prepare yourself for Groove On Fight!

Groove On Fight is a strange and fun 2D fighting game, a genre which has no shortage on the Saturn. Here is our video review of the game. What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!


Virtua Fighter Profile: Pai Chan, practitioner of Ensei-ken

Pai Chan is a character that has been there since the beginning. She is the lone child of Lau Chan, another character from the series. Lau works tirelessly to perfect his martial arts, and has trained his daughter since a very young age. Oddly enough, the father and daughter duo fight with different……


Virtua Fighter Profiles: Akira Yuki

Akira Yuki practices Hakkyoku-ken, also known as Baji quan. He serves as the mascot character for Virtua Fighter. He may look like a generic Ryu clone, but there are some interesting things about him. For one, he is a Japanese character who is using a Chinese style of fighting. Typically, you see the……


Virtua Fighter and real martial arts

Virtua Fighter is considered to be the father of all 3D fighting games. Not only that, but it is one of the only arcade games that has permanent resident at the Smithsonian Museum. All of the characters utilize real martial arts styles, resulting in a more realistic fighting game experience than something like Street Fighter……


Soulcalibur Review

Soulcalibur is a game that defied all expectations. It was unbelievably fun for just about anybody who could manage to pick up a controller and use their thumbs to push buttons. It’s easy to approach, has great variety of characters, stages, and music, so it’s easy to find a character that appeals to you.