Portland Retro Gaming Expo was this last weekend and it was well worth the journey. It didn't matter what people were there for, from the arcade games and pinball, Tetris World Championship, to the panels and the vendors there was something for every kind of gamer. This may be the best retro gaming expo the United States has to offer.

"Square Enix has been busy lately convoluting the market (or at the least the press) with announcements of new Final Fantasy spinoff titles. The latest, Final Fantasy: World Wide Words, has been described as a "text-input battle RPG," and will release for Android devices in Japan on September 16. With this rather bizarre spinoff announced, I can't help but reminisce on some the biggest hits---and misses---in the Final Fantasy spinoff catalog."

Two phenomenal warriors lock horns in battle but who do you back to be the last man standing? Darth Vader of course has his lightsaber ready to wield and he also has a great understanding of the force and can use it to cripple his opponents. His weaknesses lie underneath that mask of his. Should it be removed during the battle, he would struggle greatly and well...without his robotic arms and legs his mobility isn't that great.

Master Chief doesn't have a lightsaber handy but does have an...

No one has been able to clone even a fraction of the success from Nintendo's immensely popular Pokemon franchise, but with the recent announcement of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Sony is willing to give it a try with their newest consoles.

"Collectems" is a rumored release for the ps4 and vita, where players must catch and train creatures as they progress in the game.

Crazy Climber was the original vertical climbing game released in 1980 for the arcade and Atari 2600 system. Nintendo took notice and launched its climbing competition Donkey Kong in 1981. The sequel Crazy Climber 2 launched in Japan eight years later. Hyper Crazy Climber is another Japanese only game that was released for the PlayStation in 1996.

The game is ultimately about hope and despair. Monokuma's motivation is to create as much despair in the students as possible in an effort to get them to participate in the “Killing Game” and, we find out, to make a larger observation about life. What the game has to say about hope and despair is interesting but, from a Christian perspective, incomplete. Our hope is trusting the Lord and as such can never be taken away by any force unless we permit it. In this light Monokuma's objective h...

With all of the possible game modes there are over 600 levels to enjoy. Many consider this to be the best in the series with the addition of pulleys and chain reactions. The asking price of $5.99 is well worth the entry fee. Linux and Mac users can enjoy a free clone (without pulleys) called Frozen Bubble.

Wolf Fang is a gunner platformer game where you have to shoot down many enemies coming your way. There are various robots, jets and mechs trying to destroy you. Not surprisingly, a massive boss awaits you at the end of each stage. If your mech takes too much damage, the pilot will be ejected buying you more time but less armor. If enough power ups are collected a mech can be rebuilt, but I was never so lucky.

This week's FIFA UT Team of the Week has been released this afternoon, for FIFA 14. English Premier League stars Edin Dzeko and John O'Shea are amongst EA's pick for this week.

Starting XI

GK: Cédric Carrasso – Girondins de Bordeaux (France)
CB:John O’Shea – Sunderland (England)
CB: Souleymane Diawara – Olympique de Marseille (France)
CB: Michael Turner – Norwich City (England)
LM (CAM): Pedro Morales – Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada)
CM (CAM): Aaron Hunt – Werder Bremen (Germany)

With the announcement of the incoming GameSpy server shut downs on the 31st May, Battlefront II fans were left disappointed as they would no longer be able to enjoy playing this game online. However news has emerged that the owner of online gaming service, GameRanger, is able to support the online features of Battlefront II through his service and will continue to do so past the 31st of May and for the foreseeable future. GameRanger also hosts both Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo: Custom Editio...