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…

Day 13: A Game I’ve Played More Than Five Times

Ah, back to the 30-day video game topics.  Despite the obvious implication that this is only supposed to span the course of roughly a month, these posts have been taking me years to get through.  Well, better get back to it.  Right now, we’re only on day 13.  The topic: a game I’ve played more…

Day 12: A Game Everyone Should Play

I am slowly making my way through the 30 days of video game topics I started…probably a few years ago, and today we have finally reached…number 12.  I’m not even halfway done yet!  Yikes!  Well, this topic involves a game everyone should play, and I had to put careful consideration into which one I would…

Resonance: Mining Melancholy

I had to check several times to make sure no one had already written about this one, as Mining Melancholy might possibly be one of the most brilliant songs in a game that already has plenty of amazing tracks.  As expected, Mining Melancholy is found in every mine level of Donkey Kong Country 2.  As…

Kazooie Vs. Tooie

Two of my favorite games of all time are the original Banjo-Kazooie games for the Nintendo 64.  I started off with Tooie and played the original afterward, and for the longest time, I firmly believed that Banjo-Tooie was the better of the two.  It was a time when I believed bigger was better, and Banjo-Tooie…

Growing Up as a Gamer and Why I Don’t Enjoy DK64 Anymore

As the years go by, our tastes change.  We grow out of cartoons and toy cars and dolls, and we become, well, more sophisticated, in a way.  Video games are no exception.  For many of us, we end up looking over our game collections years later and finding games that, while we loved them as…

#Listmas: Gaming’s Chilliest Characters

What’s Christmas without snow?  As a result, for my next listmas list, I thought it would be nice to list some chilly things, particularly chilly characters.  It’s surprising how many characters are fit for this most festive of seasons, so sit back and enjoy the Duck’s list of chilliest characters in gaming, good and bad. …

Unforgettable: Click Clock Wood

Typically when I write about something unforgettable in a video game, I usually talk about something small that stuck with me.  A particularly memorable cut scene, an extra epic segment of gameplay.  Today, however, I am discussing an entire world.  It was after my recent playthrough of Rayman 2 that I decided next to revisit…

The Lost World of DKC2

I’ve always loved secret levels in games.  Even if I’ve played through them countless times, knowing they aren’t a part of the main game just makes them feel special, and I like that.  When I cover secrets in games, however, I typically write about secrets that aren’t as well known, such as the 1000th Yellow…

The Smash Ballot

You may or may not have heard of the Smash Ballot, a site that’s letting people vote for which character they would like added to the current Super Smash Bros.  (As DLC, I believe.)  I was pretty excited when I heard about this, as I definitely have some characters in mind that I would love…