Say Hello to the 2019 Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees

Last week, The Strong (the National Museum of Play), located in Rochester, New York, announced its newest inductees into World Video Game Hall of Fame®. The museum created this most hallowed of halls, so to speak, in order to acknowledge “individual electronic games of all types—arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile—that have enjoyed popularity over…

A Tribute to a Tribute – Mortal Kombat: The Album

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of one of my favorite game-inspired soundtracks – Mortal Kombat: The Album. This techno romp through the mid-90s world of this now-classic fighting game isn’t for everyone, but it’s lovingly feisty and novel enough for me. My tribute to it here first appeared on Geek Force…

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…

A Blissful Pursuit: My Relationship Fighting Games [REVISITED]

The following is a repost of an original article that first appeared here on April 16, 2015. This week saw the release of Mortal Kombat X, the latest title in that ubiquitous fighting saga that, if nothing else, well popularized the phrase “Get over here!” But this week also marks another Mortal Kombat milestone: the 20th…

YouTube Highlights: September 2016

With Fall in full swing, it’s the perfect time of year to snuggle under some blankets and catch up on some gaming videos. Good thing you’re here, because we’ve got just the post for you! It’s time to take a look back on our video ventures from the past month. Come along and watch, won’t…

A New [Fighting Game] Enters the Match!

Some of you reading may know that I’ve been running a fighting game series over on United We Game’s YouTube channel called “Not Zangief.” I started it as a way to revisit a number of games from my past, and, of course, to simply play more fighting games. In recent years, I’ve just not played…

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….

A Blissful Pursuit: My Relationship Fighting Games

This week saw the release of Mortal Kombat X, the latest title in that ubiquitous fighting saga that, if nothing else, well popularized the phrase “Get over here!” But this week also marks another Mortal Kombat milestone: the 20th anniversary of the release of Mortal Kombat 3 (MK3). On April 15, 1995, Midway Games released what was then…

Today in Gaming History: 10/30/2013

October 1993: Mortal Kombat storms the arcade and has people up in arms Much like the movies Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom had made people question the appropriateness of general entertainment for the masses a decade earlier, Mortal Kombat was one of several games released in the early 1990s that paved…