It’s Official…King. K Rool is in SSB!

I’ll admit that, in recent times, I haven’t really bothered to keep up with gaming news.  Life’s taken up too much of my focus, plus I haven’t felt the need to spend a large quantity of cash on the Nintendo Switch when it only possesses one game I actually feel like playing (Super Mario Odyssey,…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #70

Whew, what a week! If ever there was a need for some gaming goodness, well…never fear, because our YouTube channel is here! Uh…here, actually. No matter where you click, it’s for some YouTube Highlights, which is the perfect remedy for a week such as this one. This time we’re bringing you more from our two…

So…do you play Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat?

With the recent wrap-up of EVO 2018, my own fighting game memories have been churning up a storm! With that in mind, here’s a little blast from my past, an edited version of a post that originally appeared on Recollections of Play, 13 May 2012. “So…do you play Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat?” It’s a…

Challenge Mode: The Test of Fear

Video games have certain moments that you could say I live for.  Those Unforgettable moments.  The moments when the music Resonates with you so well that it takes the game to the next level.  And then there are those that remind us that video games can be more than just a fun romp through a…

Is The Spyro: Reginited Trilogy Nostalgic Enough?

Remasters and remakes, as popular as they are, are odd products. For those unfamiliar with the original game, the remake/remaster might as well be just another release.. For those who were fans of the original though, it’s something else entirely. It’s a trip down memory lane that is, at the same time, also a new…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #69

Hey, everyone! Are you ready for more highlights from Virtual Bastion’s YouTube channel? We are ready and raring to share, and we’re not just saying that because it’s Friday. (Though it is, and we are!) On tap today are further adventures in two amazing games: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and…

Top 5: Metroidvania Games that I’ve Not Played but Should

Having recently immersed myself in Ori and the Blind Forest, it’s reminded me of how much I enjoy (and occasionally despise but still enjoy) metroidvania games. Of late, it’s been hard for me to turn away from action/shooter madness and open world adventures, but games of Metroid and Castlevania once ruled the roost. Various titles…

Destiny 2: Solstice of Heroes Looks Interesting

Destiny 2’s brand new summer event, Solstice of Heroes, is now in full swing. The month-long event gives players access to new gear, remixed campaign missions, and new challenges to complete. This appears to be a special event aimed specifically at players who’ve stuck with the game through all the goofiness its gone through thus…

Crash Bandicoot 2: Top 4 Toughest Levels

I’ve made it through the second Crash Bandicoot game on the N. Sane Trilogy (and published the episodes on Youtube…).  And seeing as this was yet another challenging platformer, it seemed fitting to create another list of the game’s most aggravating levels.  As difficult as the first game was, I think getting 100% in Crash…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #68

Hello, one and all. Welcome back to our weekly share of highlights from our YouTube channel! We’ve got a lot to get to today, so let’s get to it! This past week, and once again the vein of “all good things must come to an end,” we bid adieu to Crash Bandicoot, but not before…