Ninja Gaiden By Scott Alan Marriott

Ninja Gaiden By Scott Alan Marriott

The legendary Ryu Hayabusa is finally back to doing what he does best, that being a wall-jumping, star-throwing, sword-slashing, bat-killing, magic-conjuring überninja. It’s the way it should be. By sparing Master Ryu from an unfulfilling life as a Dead or Alive...
“An Inside Joke” By Todd Deci

“An Inside Joke” By Todd Deci

As a video gamer for many years now, I am probably like most other people who pursue a particular interest or hobby: I want to share the joys of my pastime with the people I love. I am always looking for games that my wife might like playing with me, for example,...
Games. Bond Games.

Games. Bond Games.

Just as creator Ian Fleming’s books helped popularize espionage novels and romanticize the daring life of a spy, MGM’s Bond films have created a visual impression that has managed to transcend the printed page and become part of pop culture. Though many actors have...
Music Reviews: Sonic Boom

Music Reviews: Sonic Boom

No, it’s not an ode to Street Fighter II’s Guile, but rather a focused compilation of Sonic the Hedgehog melodies created by Spencer Nilsen, a music composer, arranger, and producer best known for his work on first-party Sega CD games. Yet Sonic Boom, which...
Music Reviews: Sonic Boom

Classic Import: PULSEMAN

Simply put, there’s no reason Pulseman shouldn’t have been released in America. This 1994 Mega Drive import (developed by future Pokemon designers Game Freak and published by Sega) has it all: beautiful graphics, inventive design, and intense action. Yet...