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Winter Games: Preview

The games of winter

Despite a quiet January, this winter gives gamers much to look forward to: long-awaited sequels, promising original franchises, and even a new handheld system.
Sci-fi, fantasy, and Sony's new handheld
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 30, 2011

Review: Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's newest handheld console, the 3DS, costs $250 — the same amount the Wii cost at first, making the 3DS the most expensive handheld to date.
Is Ocarina of Time enough to make the Nintendo 3DS worth it?
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 15, 2011
Nintendo's big reveal and other gaming excitement at E3 2011

Nintendo's big reveal and other gaming excitement at E3 2011

E3 is now! Any reputable gamer knows that the biggest gaming news of the year comes out at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los...
By Wei Chen  |  June 06, 2011

Cold Cave | Cherish the Light Years

The '80s have been dead for a while, but the decade's goth-rock/post-punk/synth-pop sounds still maintain cultural prestige.
Matador (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  March 25, 2011

Two New Fan-Made Short Films: Half-Life and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Two new fan films hit YouTube this past weekend. The first is a highly anticipated 12-minute fan film based on the video game series Half-Life,...
By Maddy Myers  |  January 24, 2011

The Top 10 Video Games of 2010

The most frustrating thing about being a gamer is trying to keep up with the hype train.
Heavy reign
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 24, 2010


Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country returns in style
Monkey shines
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 10, 2010

Review: Kirby's Epic Yarn

Kirby's Epic Yarn is for the kids
Gaming in Neverland
By MADDY MYERS  |  November 05, 2010
LO500 Battle of the Week: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night vs. Super Metroid

LO500 Battle of the Week: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night vs. Super Metroid

  Castlevania and Metroid. The battles of the Belmont family and Samus Aran have long legacies all the way back to the original NES in...
By Haldan Pflueger Smith  |  October 28, 2010

Review: Metroid: Other M

The best in-game storytelling I’ve seen occurs at the climax of Super Metroid .
Mutiny on the bounty hunter
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 17, 2010
Nintendo bringing back Goldeneye for the Wii

Nintendo bringing back Goldeneye for the Wii

So E3, the big gaming to-do where all of the companies announce their new titles, is happening right now. Nintendo had the floor today, and...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 15, 2010

Dr. Horrible goes 8-bit

8-Bit Dr. HorribleEver since "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" went viral two years ago, Joss Whedon fans have been clamoring for one thing: to see this...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  April 20, 2010

Super 8-Bit Brothers | Brawl

It's easy to forget how annoying certain pop-culture artifacts were in their heyday.
The End (2010)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 15, 2010

Bleep the faith

If you were young and had brain space to spare in 1985, those vacant folds were likely soon flooded with the vast audial ephemera of the Nintendo era.
The Boston8Bit collective put their chips on the table
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 08, 2010
HEY! LISTEN! Nintendo's doing another Zelda game.

HEY! LISTEN! Nintendo's doing another Zelda game.

Nintendo has announced they will release a new Wii Legend of Zelda title in 2010. Yay?I mean, look: I am a fan of the franchise's...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 07, 2010

Review: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

The staggering commercial success the folks at Nintendo have achieved in recent years has made it easy to overlook their more unfortunate habits.
OId news: nothing super about it
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 11, 2009

New Microsoft Stores: Good News for Gamers

Today, Microsoft opened the first in a chain of retail stores designed to mimic the success of the Apple Stores. Mac and PC users alike...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 26, 2009
The Phoenix's non-exclusive sarcasm riddled E3 coverage

The Phoenix's non-exclusive sarcasm riddled E3 coverage


E3: Every Element Expected

The biggest gaming conference of the year, Los Angeles's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), this week gave Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo the opportunity to talk about why their console is better than everybody else's console (and why their dad can beat up your dad) as each company held its usual exclusive press conference. How disappointing was this year's shameless hypefest? Only you can be the judge (but The Phoenix can help you see the truth).

By webteam  |  June 03, 2009
Johnny Cupcakes takes retro gaming to the Coolidge

Johnny Cupcakes takes retro gaming to the Coolidge

Last Saturday night at midnight, Johnny Cupcakes brought late-80s gamer geek classic The Wizard to...
By Maddy Myers  |  June 01, 2009

Review: Punch Out!!

Ask anyone to list his or her favorite Nintendo games, and the odds are that Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! will be one of them.
Classic hits
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 29, 2009

Anime Boston 2009: Mystery solved

VIDEO: Scenes from Anime Boston 2009 This past weekend marked the ninth year of the Northeast’...
By Maddy Myers  |  May 26, 2009

Vintage Gaming Exhibit: 8-bit Is Back at CyberArts

“I consider myself a casual gamer,” Andrew Y. Ames tells me as he guides me around his Vintage Gamin...
By Maddy Myers  |  May 01, 2009

Japanese Smash Bros. intro vid hits the net

For those of you with Smash Bros. delay blues, this video will surely serve as some comfort, particularly since it reveals a couple of favorites...
By Ryan Stewart  |  January 29, 2008

Monkey business

Florida lawyer/video game scapegoater Jack Thompson has it all wrong.
Champ versus chump in The King of Kong
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 22, 2007

More E3: Nintendo and Sony press conferences, Metal Gear Solid 4, more Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3

Why?Quick and dirty analysis, based on reporting from the scene here, here, and here: Microsoft didn't really tell us anything we didn't already know, Sony...
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 12, 2007

Rhythm and snooze

  Donkey Konga 2 misses the beat
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