Why Doesn't This Game Exist: Metroid, The Next Generation

First, you play as Samus Aran's daughter. Let's call her Sophie. Hold back your rage, I address alternatives at the end. Second, Sophie fights the Galactic Federation, which has become corrupted. Of crucial importance is that the corruption is not phazon, or metroids, or SA-X. It's just the GFed becoming power hungry… » 3/27/15 12:36pm Friday 12:36pm

​It's Not A Nintendo Hybrid, It's A Nintendo Ecosystem.

In 2013, Nintendo merged their two game development buildings into a single unit. Up to that point, their handheld games were being developed separately from their console counterparts, and the move at the time seemed like a fairly inevitable bit of housekeeping at best. Yet what followed from that point forward was… » 3/17/15 3:49pm 3/17/15 3:49pm

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D: The TAY Review

Rose-colored glasses or not, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask remains an interesting entry to the series that's as weird, terrifying, heart-breaking, and brilliant as ever. » 3/02/15 8:00am 3/02/15 8:00am

The Most Unappreciated Platformers of the '90s

Super Mario World, Sonic The Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, Banjo Kazooie — the number of platforming series and characters that rose to stardom in the '90s was notably the highest in gaming history. Truly a golden age. But for every new Mario game there was always a few lesser-known titles waiting in the wings. Those… » 2/25/15 11:04am 2/25/15 11:04am

The NES Game That Inspired Resident Evil

One of the best horror games ever developed came out for the Famicom in 1989 from Capcom. It was a rare, licensed game that was somehow better than its source material. » 2/23/15 2:38pm 2/23/15 2:38pm

TAY Builds: The Next 3D Metroid

Solving Donkey Kong Country's Great DK Island Mystery

Ever since Donkey Kong Country was released over 20 years ago, a mystery has relentlessly gnawed away at its players' minds: why are the chimney stacks that represent the factory world sticking out of the top of a temple? » 2/20/15 9:22pm 2/20/15 9:22pm

Why Kirby Canvas Curse is My Favorite Kirby Game

I am a firm believer that Kirby Canvas Curse is the best Kirby game that HAL Laboratories has ever graced us with it's presence, and it's by far my favorite. I have nothing but adoration for this little near launch title for the DS, a title that has been largely overlooked because of how quirky it is. With it's… » 2/20/15 4:43pm 2/20/15 4:43pm