Listmas 2017: Yup, Even More Snowy Levels!

Listmas being what it is, I’ve always tried to do at least one list a year that’s somewhat in keeping with the season. As a resident of the Midwest, this is a season that’s usually defined by snow and lots of it. Once mid-November hits, it’s a subject that’s always on our minds in some…

Nintendo’s Coming to Universal Studios

There are a lot of franchises out there that have gotten the theme-park treatment, though rarely, if ever, are those franchises of the video game variety.  Even so, I would often think of how well-suited Nintendo would be for its very own land in a theme park.  And what do you know, it’s actually happening! …

Resonance: Stickerbrush Symphony

For one reason or another, my roommate and I recently got the urge to play through all of the Donkey Kong Country games, 100%, one after the other. The first DKC was fun, as always, and went down quite quickly; Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest took a bit longer though. It wasn’t just…

Listmas 2016: Eight of the Chilliest Songs in Gaming

With Listmas taking place in the chilly grip of wintertime, it’s only natural that some of our lists reflect this icy time of year.  We’ve already covered snowy levels and chilly characters in past years, so it’s high time we discussed eight chilly songs that will surely have you buttoning up your coats and seeking…

Listmas 2016: An Ode to Sidekicks

In this season of giving and good will towards all, it would only be fair for at least one Listmas list to give some attention to the oft under-appreciated sidekicks of gaming.  It can be easy for said sidekicks to get lost within the shadow of the more famed hero of the game, but that…

Pure Speculation: Will the NX Save Nintendo?

It is widely known that the Wii U has suffered a rather poor reception, and as a less than proud owner of the console for about two years now, it takes no stretch of the imagination to understand why this is.  In all that time, my Wii U has been largely used for recording gameplay…

Resonance: Mining Melancholy

I had to check several times to make sure no one had already written about this one, as Mining Melancholy might possibly be one of the most brilliant songs in a game that already has plenty of amazing tracks.  As expected, Mining Melancholy is found in every mine level of Donkey Kong Country 2.  As…

Growing Up as a Gamer and Why I Don’t Enjoy DK64 Anymore

As the years go by, our tastes change.  We grow out of cartoons and toy cars and dolls, and we become, well, more sophisticated, in a way.  Video games are no exception.  For many of us, we end up looking over our game collections years later and finding games that, while we loved them as…

#Listmas: Gaming’s Chilliest Characters

What’s Christmas without snow?  As a result, for my next listmas list, I thought it would be nice to list some chilly things, particularly chilly characters.  It’s surprising how many characters are fit for this most festive of seasons, so sit back and enjoy the Duck’s list of chilliest characters in gaming, good and bad. …

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…

Rayman Origins: The New DKC?

As I’ve made my way through Rayman Origins for the third time, I have been surprised at the amount of nostalgia I’ve been feeling while playing this game.  It’s not a particularly old one in comparison to many other games in my library, and yet it already has formed this special attachment in my heart…

The Smash Ballot

You may or may not have heard of the Smash Ballot, a site that’s letting people vote for which character they would like added to the current Super Smash Bros.  (As DLC, I believe.)  I was pretty excited when I heard about this, as I definitely have some characters in mind that I would love…