Daxter: Gaming’s Best and Most Hapless Fool

If ever there was a character whose life was the embodiment of April Fool’s Day, it’s Daxter. Forming the crucial (but actually not-so-crucial) second half of the Jak & Daxter team, Daxter has had a rough go of it over the course of the Jak & Daxter games. His monumental run of bad luck actually…

Unpacking Shadow of the Colossus [Part 2 of 2]

This post contains spoilers! If you’ve not played this game and want to, check back after you’ve done just that. Meanwhile, there’s plenty else to do…like, watch Virtual Bastion on YouTube. This is the second half of what turned out to be a very long article, so click here to read the first half. The…

Unpacking Shadow of the Colossus [Part 1 of 2]

This post contains spoilers! If you’ve not played this game and want to, check back after you’ve done just that. Meanwhile, there’s plenty else to do…like, watch Virtual Bastion on YouTube. This is also the first half of what turned out to be a very long article, so check back next Thursday for the second…

(Tekken) Tag! You’re It!

Earlier this week, on our YouTube channel, I posted the last in my first series of fighting game videos titled “Not Zangief.” I had such a blast with it, and I’ll certainly be returning with more classic fighting game action in the future. In honor of all that, I though I’d share this post I wrote awhile…

Getting Back To It – Ratchet Deadlocked

Image captured by Hatmonster This year I resolved to finally dig into those games that I’ve been meaning to revisit over the years. The goal is simple: successfully complete one game on the list a month. Will they all be just as enjoyable as they always were, or will the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia get…

The Potential Future of Playstation’s Past

Ever since Sony acquired Gaikai from David Perry back in June of 2012, there has been speculation as to what the consumer electronics giant will do with the streaming service.  First thought to be a sort of upgrade to the Playstation 3, then assumed to be a cloud media server for the PS4, Sony’s president has…

Community Post: On Co-op Play and My Lack of It

As a solitary, curmudgeonly gamer with control issues who doesn’t get out much, I don’t have a million and one stories involving co-op play in games. In the early days, my siblings and I used to hand off SNES controllers to play rounds with Mario, which is one form of co-op play, but not the…