Listmas 2017: The Duck’s 2017 Gaming List

Merry Listmas, dear readers!  With the end of the year growing ever nearer, I thought it would be fun to look back on all the games I had played in 2017.  It’s been a great year for gaming, not to mention an extremely productive one.  I mean, wowie!  Fifteen games?  How did I manage that!

Tricks, Treats, and Feats: Zelda Tricks from OoT to BotW

I always find a certain satisfaction in discovering new ways of doing something in my favorite video games, especially when my methods involve a trick the developer never intended us to employ.  While I avoid anything that involves glitches or other exploits, that doesn’t mean that some of my tricks aren’t mighty useful nonetheless.  You…

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: Getting Tricky with Banjo-Tooie

As far as gaming goes, trick or treating can take on a whole new meaning.  Gaming’s a treat, especially when you’ve got a few tricks up your sleeve.  The longer you’ve been playing a game, the more likely you’ll have some tricks that will help to make the game a bit easier, and there are…

The Epic Tale of How the Duck Brought the Banjo Games to Youtube

We’re a bit over two years into our Youtube channel.  Starting out, there were certain games that were a big priority for me, even if recording them wasn’t always the easiest thing to do.  Two games that were high on my list were Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie, which, long story short, are coming to our Youtube…

Unforgettable: Grunty’s Furnace Fun

I feel a golden age of gaming coincided with Rareware’s golden age during the 90’s.  For me, the really good span of years for video games was between 1994-2000.  Odds are, you know what I’m talking about, as I know we have a good number of readers here who love the Donkey Kong Country and…

Age Doesn’t Make a Game Dated

It was thanks to Cary’s recent post, Playing Games Past Their Prime, that I had a revelation concerning a few questions I had been asking as of late.  It largely boils down to: why do some old games feel dated, while others from the same era do not?  Furthermore, how is it that even new…

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…

Zelda-Ween: Unintentionally Spooky…Chickens?

Ah, here we are, already in the final week of Zelda-Ween.  Anytime I get to recount my experiences with this wonderful series is a good time indeed, even if it involves the many things that have scared me down the years.  This week’s topic, however, forced me to put some extra thought into what I…

Zelda-Ween: Top 3 Creepy Dungeons

Last week, we discussed the many spooky enemies that reside in the land of Hyrule (or Termina, as the case may be).  Well, oftentimes, creepy creatures live in creepy places, and when you think of scary locations in the Zelda series, more often than not you think of the dungeons these games are known for. …

Zelda-Ween: Top 5 Most Notable Scary Enemies

Even though The Legend of Zelda series doesn’t typically come to mind when you think of horror, I’m sure all fans of the series have noticed that these games have more than their fair share of creepy creatures.  In fact, whenever I think about scary enemies in video games, more often than not, my thoughts…