The 'Sonic Adventure 2' Soundtrack Was Era-Defining and Awesome
Between its awkward hip-hop and national-anthem worthy pop-punk, it introduced a generation of kids to new genres. And "Escape from the City" still rips.
‘Eternal Champions’ Is the Game That Quenched a Teenage Thirst for Gore
It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.
How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation
Playing one made me want to play the other—but how few of us can still enjoy games a decade and more old?
The ‘Streets of Rage 2’ Soundtrack Still Sounds Amazing Decades Later
We grabbed a staff writer for Noisey and Thump and had him listen to Yuzo Koshiro's 1992 soundtrack for 'SoR2.' Spoiler: he was impressed.
The Nintendo 3DS Is the Greatest Handheld Console of All Time
Having sold tens of millions since 2011, Nintendo's portable console is a commercial hit. But it's also an essential window onto video gaming history.