Learning to Fly: A Tribute to the Most-Hated Mission in ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’
I'm not saying that completing the game's flight school changed my life, but I'm not ruling it out.
Finish Him: Remembering Fighting Games’ Fatalities Arms Race
We look back at the Mortal Kombat wannabes with two games industry veterans from the blood-soaked early 1990s.
In Conversation with the King of Game Boy 'Tetris'
You won't know Uli Horner. He's no eSports star like Faker or xPeke. But he's a world record holder on the world's biggest-selling game, 'Tetris.'
Meeting the Winners of ‘Knightmare’, the ‘Dark Souls’ of Children’s TV
If you loved fantasy and video games in the late 1980s and early 1990s, <i>Knightmare</i> was your show. We spoke to two of its rare winners.
How Duke Nukem Can Be Saved for the 21st Century
A misogynistic piece of trash best left in the past? Not quite. Duke's got his problems, but he's a gaming icon who deserves a new start.
The ‘Sensible Soccer’ World Cup Is an eSport Event Like No Other
No big stadiums and lavish cash prizes here. These devoted fans use their love of a retro classic and a desire to connect with others as a way of kindling their passions.
An Arbitrary Top Ten of the Best Sonic the Hedgehog Games
I've played a lot of Sonic games, and what with the blue critter turning 25, and 'Sonic Mania' lighting up the internet, here's a bunch of the best.
Nintendo’s NES Mini Is the Same as the Old NES, So It’s Great
Why go forward when you can celebrate some of the best games of all time, and immediately top the Christmas Lists of 30-somethings everywhere?
‘Jedi Academy’ Was the Game That Helped Me Come Out of the Closet
Telling a bunch of random internet nerds seemed the least perilous course of action, and with a handful of keystrokes, I was out.
Why 2002 Was Possibly the Most Important Year in Video Gaming History
From <i>Hitman 2</i> to <i>Vice City</i> via the second Metal Gear Solid, the gaming landscape was changing for the better.
Why ‘Sensible Soccer’ Is Still Gaming’s Friendliest Soccer Sim
It's almost 25 years old, but 'Sensi' remains the most accessible and user-friendly soccer game around.
The Legend of Zelda, Link, and the Mythos of Milk
'Ocarina of Time' from 1998 is an amazing game that only gets better the deeper you analyze it. Case in point: the role of Lon Lon Milk.
Rebecca V Brink