Community Post: Buy One, Get One Free

My fondest memories of cheat codes and unlockable content are firmly rooted in the Playstation One era.  Video games had finally made the transition to disc-based media, and this upgrade provided developers with even more room to flex their creative muscles.  Fighting games featured hordes of hidden characters and modes.  Role-playing games became multi-disc epics;…

Today in Gaming History: 10/16/2013

October 1998: Dial Up Wide Area Network Games Operation (DWANGO) shuts down. In the days before the Internet (yes, there were days before the Internet), how in the heck did people play games together across the expanse of this great nation? Well, if you enjoyed DOOM in New York, you might have connected to your DOOM-playing…

Community Post: Co-Op Makes It All Better

Good thing this community post came along because I was running out of ideas.  Okay, so our first community post is about co-op.  I thought I knew what this was, but just to be sure, I checked it out on Wikipedia (I am not big into multiplayer and thus am not overly familiar with all…

Whaddya mean you don’t play games together??

My husband and I have bonded over lots of things during our years together. And early on, we found common ground in video games in that we each liked playing them. We’re both continually interested in games, new and old, and we do our best to stay in the news loop concerning games. But what…

The Duck’s Personal Trials and Joys of Multiplayer Gaming

I am a solitary gamer.  I hardly ever do any multiplayer, and I have never done any online multiplayer gaming (except PC gaming once playing “Runescape” on an old computer that froze every two seconds).  Just never wanted to, plus no way am I paying to use XBox Live.  You raise the price of each…