Just 5 More Minutes: Rhythm Heaven Fever Saved Valentines Day

My girlfriend and I had recently discussed our loathing for Valentine’s Day and so we decided not to do anything special for it and just treat it as a normal day. That being said, I couldn’t help but want to do something special for her after seeing everyone on my Facebook wall doing sweet things for their loved ones…. Continue reading

Skyward Sword of the Gunstringer: The State of Motion Games – The Cursed Checkpoint #105

Motion games played their best hand yet in 2011 with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and The Gunstringer. Justin and Aaron relive the best and the worst of both games in order to determine where the genre goes from here. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews… Continue reading

Think of the Children: Fiscally Link(ed)

In a world of realistic portrayals of war-time violence, games often get overlooked as potential educational tools. Growing up with computer games like Oregon Trail, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?, Geometric Golf, and Number Munchers totally elminates that notion in my mind. There are games that can be great educational tools but… Continue reading

Proprietary Gaming Staring Death in the Face?

The 3DS is making a resurgence (or first-surgence depending on who you talk to). The PS Vita is going to release to North America on February 22, 2012, and there are people already claiming how the PS Vita will “die a horrible premature death.” Well, that’s just not good news when you’re launching a new…anything…. Continue reading

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review: Learning To Fly

The Wii is fading, no question. In a generation that revolves around online play and high-definition graphics, the Wii has become more of a party system for casual gamers. It just wasn’t putting out the memorable gaming experiences that made Nintendo such a household name in the first place. That’s what makes The Legend of… Continue reading

Games of October are Everything Including Crazy

It doesn’t get any easier from here on out, here’s hoping that you made use of some of Ethan’s deals posts because you are gonna need every penny to get through October looking at this lineup. Nevermind that we’ve got another month of crazy releases, we’re here to talk through the major releases of this… Continue reading

Games of Our Wives: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

My wife’s gaming habits are strange. She likes point and click adventure games like Myst and Monkey Island. But she also likes puzzle games like Zuma and Angry Birds. However, on certain occasions she’ll gravitate towards a game that I had no idea she’d love. When she first played New Super Mario Bros. on the… Continue reading

Games of Shame: Boom Blox

I really have no idea what prompted me to purchase Boom Blox upon its release some time ago. Was it Steve Spielberg’s involvement or did a run through Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles leave me yearning for the lighthearted (aka, kid friendly) atmosphere the Wii was built around? Regardless, the game found its way into my… Continue reading

Think of the Adults: Potentially Real Virtual Reality Problems

Despite E3’s less than exciting showing this past month, the one thing that struck me about the conference was the directions game were going. We’re on the brink of the next generation and the quest for immersion has taken the idea of gaming to an unprecedented level of realism. On top of that, developers have… Continue reading