Missing Classics – Star Ocean: The Second Story

Missing Classics – Star Ocean: The Second Story

You would be forgiven for not knowing about the Star Ocean series. In the pantheon of Japanese role-playing games, Star Ocean sits well below the likes of Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest despite all of them being published by the same company—Square Enix. Today,...
Adventures in Controller Swapping

Adventures in Controller Swapping

Perhaps the most common complaints about the Super Nintendo Classic Edition and its predecessor are that the controller cords are too short and that the controllers themselves don’t have home buttons. Without a home button, players using the NES Classic or SNES...
Getting into the Holiday Spirit with Two Classic Games

Getting into the Holiday Spirit with Two Classic Games

The eggnog running down my chin tells me that it’s that time of year again. As we all frantically get ready to celebrate, it’s difficult to avoid the seasonal bombardment of the usual yuletide media: Christmas music, Christmas films, Christmas-themed episodes of TV...
The Odd Release History of Metal Gear

The Odd Release History of Metal Gear

Nintendo entered the home console market amidst the Video Game Crash of 1983. Two years later, they found themselves dominating the market with their Nintendo Entertainment System. Feeling justifiably cautious at the time, quality control was a cornerstone of...

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