Crash’s Ugly Twin: Trash Bandicoot

For the month of April, we thought it would be fitting to cover all the silliness gaming has to offer.  For the Duck’s first post of the month, I thought I’d talk a little bit about a rather wacky series I recently had the pleasure of playing, Crash Bandicoot.

Tricks, Treats, and Feats: Bottles’ Revenge

Is it just me, or is there something rather unsettling when parts of a game are cut from the finished product, but remain, nonetheless, as part of the game’s code?  It’s kind of like discovering a hidden, boarded-up room on the other side of your bedroom wall, or learning that your house was built atop…

Tricks, Treats, and Feats: Yooka-Laylee’s Crystal Skulls

When we used to go trick-or-treating as kids, there was always a surprising element to what kind of candy each house would offer.  Whether good or bad, the surprise was always there, and in a way, sometimes video games offer us a similar experience in the form of secret items we had no idea to…

Tricks, Treats, and Feats: The Gyrocopter and Philmobile

            If you were to go trick or treating, I bet you’d be mighty surprised if, rather than candy, you were given the keys to a car.  While such a thing would probably not be all that exciting to a young child, who would surely rather a candy bar or peanut butter cup, a vehicle…

The PAX Survival Guide

So you’re going to PAX, eh? You thought ahead, snagged your passes, and are finally on your way to one of the biggest gaming of the year. Congratulations! Of course, getting there is just the beginning. Next you’ll face the real challenge: making sure that you get to do everything you want to do! Fear…

The Lost World of DKC2

I’ve always loved secret levels in games.  Even if I’ve played through them countless times, knowing they aren’t a part of the main game just makes them feel special, and I like that.  When I cover secrets in games, however, I typically write about secrets that aren’t as well known, such as the 1000th Yellow…

Overlooked: The Secret Room in Rayman 3’s Tower of the Leptys

You may have noticed by now, but I really like secret rooms in video games.  I love finding something I had never seen in previous playthroughs.  And I rather love bragging at people over things I have found that they haven’t.  Hey, when you’re like me, and you’ve managed to lose 100% of the matches…

Why Some Mysteries Are Best Left Unsolved

By now, there should be no secret that I love games with a sense of mystery, whether this mystery comes from unlocking secrets like the elusive Stop ‘n’ Swop or is simply a result of something that can and will never be explained, like, for example, Stop ‘n’ Swop.  (And I don’t mean in the…

Sentient Ostrich Weapons and Cyber Dragons: Celebrating Pranks

The following post was submitted by GamerCrash. See more trailers and news at GamerCrash.com —————————————————————————————- Considering my schedule these days, it’s hard to know if I’m coming or going. My good friends over at United We Game held a celebration of sorts this month, looking at some of the best April Fools pranks, tricks, and hoaxes….

Overlooked: The Red Gems of Illusion of Gaia

One video game I absolutely love, that it seems no one has actually heard of, is “Illusion of Gaia” for the SNES. I adore this game, and it gives me no shortage of distress that it’s not available for download on the new Nintendo consoles. ‘Tis a huge shame. Good thing my SNES still works…….