Sunday Morning Cheer: Actual Reality Metal Slug

Metal Slug is dropped into the actualverse for some retribution.

Tough as Nails: Flashback

Dan takes a look at 16-bit adventure Flashback and discusses it’s technical accomplishments, it’s fist gnawing difficulty and the very English tendency towards masochism. Plus jungle mutants.

The Games That Made Us Gamers: Metal Gear Solid

Rexly looks back to his childhood as he recounts his first encounter with the legendary Solid Snake and his trusty sidekick, the cardboard box.

Sunday Morning Cheer: Game of Thrones 16-Bit RPG

CollegeHumor.com brings to life HBO’s Game of Thrones as a 16-bit RPG – or at least a few snarky scenes from it.

The Games That Made Us Gamers: Final Fantasy VI

When Pascal was a kid, everybody had to walk to school in the snow, uphill – both ways! Oh, and play unbelievably great games like Square’s ultimate masterpiece, FInal Fantasy VI.

Persona 2 Launching on PSP With a Little Something Extra

PSP owners will get a bonus with early copies of this month’s Persona 2: Innocent Sin.

The Rebirth of Text Adventures?

Are text-based games secretly plotting a coup de tat from behind the scenes, to usurp all power and rule the world? No, but they could be making a comeback nonetheless.

CoG 2011: The Hall of Heroes – The Hero of Composers

The Hall welcomes its first Hero of Composers. But who?

The Games That Made Us Gamers: Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Tom takes a look back at his favourite childhood pastime – hunting for buried treasure.

CoG 2011: Credit Where Credit is Due

Richard Horsefield takes an analytical look at one of gaming’s most ignored aspects. You know, that part when the credits roll?

Max Payne 3 Inbound for March 2012 Release

Max returns early next year. Or should it be: “Maxxxxxx returrrrrrrrns earrrrlyyyy neeeexxxxt yearrrrrrrr”? (That’s the slow mo, see?)

COG 2011: The Hall of Heroes – The Hero of Writers

The Hall welcomes its first Hero of Writers. But who?

The Games That Made Us Gamers: Warcraft II – Tides of Darkness

Chad sets sail on the Tides of Darkness and fondly looks back on the bloodshed that was Warcraft II.

The Games That Made Us Gamers: Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles

Guest writer Jeremy Thackray recalls the good ol’ days of multiplayer hack ‘n’ slash. Join him as he discusses Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles.

CoG 2011: The Hall of Heroes – The Hero of Artists

The Hall welcomes its first Hero of Artists. But who?

3DS Joystick Add-On Confirmed by Nintendo

Long-running rumours of a second joystick add-on for the 3DS are confirmed to be true.

The Games That Made Us Gamers: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Declan recalls his time spent in the outlandish world of Morrowind. His adventures changed him forever.

Ex-Homeland Security Chief Hired by Sony

After April’s hack attack on Sony and the Playstation Network, new measures are being taken to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Well Played – Episode 2: Deadly Premonition & X-Com

In Well Played’s very first second episode, Sebastian, Armand, Chad, and Pascal take on (and take apart) the cult mock-horror PS2 title Deadly Premonition and PC classic X-Com.

The Games That Made Us Gamers: Beautiful Katamari

Guest writer Richard Horsefield takes a look back at a how a very strange game had a profound impact on him.

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