While it's not the first game i played (Killer Instinct ftw) the first title i ever completed was Super Mario World. After borrowing the game from my half-sister I spent countless hours seated in front of the televison collecting coins, stomping on Goombas, and basically doing whatever it took to thwart Bowsers evil plans. Despite this being back in days when I pretty much liked any game I played, even my 3 year old brain could tell there was something extra special about Super Mario World. B...

Join John and Erik for this special retro edition where they talk about the Dreamcast turning 15, Retroscribe closing its doors, games we have picked up and more!

"The 90′s scene was all about furry hedgehogs and cute plumbers until Midway Games came and changed everything. Ed Boon and his friend John Tobias wanted to make a fighting game that was brutal and bloody. Originally, the game that eventually became ‘Mortal Kombat’ was supposed to be based on martial arts superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme."

"I’m pretty sure this staged but that doesn’t stop it from being funny as hell in my mind. The son’s pleads and tantrums are so over the top, and his reaction to the utter destruction of his games is well…just watch."

BitShiftTV takes a look at the latest byte sized brawler on the PlayStation Vita! Phantom Breaker Battle Grounds is the latest byte sized multiplayer brawler from 5pb.

Taking a look at the best exclusives to have ever hit an Xbox console, Cinelinx examines Knights of the Old Republic, why it worked, and why it remains one of the best exclusives around.

Join John and Erik where they talk Console War by Blake J Harris, our review of Boogerman, retro finds and more! Subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher Radio!

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...

It's been a decade since it came out, but Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy--a 2004 action game teeming with guns, psi powers, and explosions--remains awesome until today. Here's why.

Join John and Erik this month for an interview with Bill Hecklick, founder of Retroscribe, the Gamefly for Retro Games. We also share our feelings on the RetroN 5, Repro carts and more!

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...

It's Star Wars month over on Cinelinx and to kick things off, they're taking a look back at the most enjoyable games to come out of the popular franchise from past consoles.

The 2014 LA Games Conference has swept through at Roosevelt Hotel yet again, the show brought industry leaders from mobile, online and traditional media under one roof to talk shop on a business level perspective. For those unfamiliar, it’s a show where you study distribution tactics, figure out current and upcoming monetization practices and get your head in the game for the road ahead.
In past years that I’ve attended, the show has had a mix of monetization, analytics and monetization trac...

Join John and Erik for this special monthly retro edition of The Gamers Lounge Podcast where they talk all things retro gaming. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes to catch all The Gamers Lounge Shows!

"In the months since VRFocus launched we’ve heard from many interesting figures in the virtual reality (VR) space as they openly discussed their first experience with the immersive technology. From Matt Sonic’s adventures in Dactyl Nightmare to Nick Pittom’s love loss in the 1980s and eventual return to the fray with the Oculus Rift development kit, there’s been some fascinating stories that have lead to many of these people becoming fully invested in VR as both a hobby and a career. After nin..."

"You are Master Chief. For the first time, you really are inside that iconic visor, surveying the battlefield that stretches out in front of you, enemy Banshees dancing off in the distance and Warthogs skating around the scene below. You draw your battle rifle and leap off of the hillside, landing hundreds of meters below without so much as a scratch. The field around you falls silent for a second as you look up to see a group of Grunts staring at you in disbelief. You stand from a crouched po..."

In 2007, Halo had the chance to be a mega-franchise, the likes of which we'd never seen before, but the boat was well and truly missed. It's time to move on and give up hope.

At first glance, Microsoft's Xbox One sales should a be cause for concern. However, upon closer inspection, you'll find that it's actually doing just fine.