YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #98

Up this week: Pikmin (GameCube, 2001) – the first game in this now-classic strategy/puzzle/crowd-control series Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GameCube, 2003) – the third game of the funky and fun platforming series, Rayman Not Zangief (PlayStation 3, various) – fighting game fun, all the while NOT playing as Zangief Connect: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ wegameunited@gmail.com…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #97

Up this week: Pikmin (GameCube, 2001) – the first game in this now-classic strategy/puzzle/crowd-control series Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GameCube, 2003) – the third game of the funky and fun platforming series, Rayman Not Zangief (PlayStation 3, various) – fighting game fun, all the while NOT playing as Zangief Connect: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ wegameunited@gmail.com…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #96

Up this week: Pikmin (GameCube, 2001) – the first game in this now-classic strategy/puzzle/crowd-control series Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GameCube, 2003) – the third game of the funky and fun platforming series, Rayman Not Zangief (PlayStation 3, various) – fighting game fun, all the while NOT playing as Zangief Connect: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ wegameunited@gmail.com…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #95

Up this week: Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GameCube, 2003) – the third game of the funky and fun platforming series, Rayman Kingdom Hearts III (PlayStation 4, 2019) – the twelfth game Square Enix’s massive mashup of Disney and Final Fantasy SCP: Containment Breach (PC, 2012) – free and open source, this survival horror game is…

Overlooked: The Secret Room in Rayman 3’s Tower of the Leptys

You may have noticed by now, but I really like secret rooms in video games.  I love finding something I had never seen in previous playthroughs.  And I rather love bragging at people over things I have found that they haven’t.  Hey, when you’re like me, and you’ve managed to lose 100% of the matches…

A Discussion on Why Rayman Might Be a Criminal

(This post was originally published on my other blog on 5/9/12, but I thought I’d share it here because I found it amusing.)  Video games often have you do things that wouldn’t make sense in real life, and usually we don’t question it.  I don’t even just mean the weird stuff, but the fact that…

Gaming Secrets and Hoaxes: Can You Tell the Difference?

This month’s community challenge is a most fitting one for the month that is home to April Fools, revolving around the many secrets found in video games, from the ridiculous to the outright fake. I have encountered a good number of these secrets and have managed to unlock many of them, to feelings of great…

Why the Rayman Series Needs More Love (Especially Rayman 2)

It feels like I’ve been writing about the “Rayman” series quite a lot lately, but it seems such posts have always gotten a rather positive response, so I said to myself, why not write another one. Why not indeed? You see, this is one of those series that has some really great games, and yet…

Rayman: Rising Out of Obscurity

Over a decade ago, while perusing my local Best Buy, I came across a game called “Rayman 2: The Great Escape” for the Nintendo 64. The box sported a bizarre looking dude with a big nose that I actually mistook for a rather odd dog (I later found that he is, in fact, you know…

Crime in Video Games and Why Even Kirby Commits It

Why is crime okay in video games?  And no, I’m not talking about “Grand Theft Auto”.  I’m talking about games like “The Legend of Zelda” and “Kirby”.  Yep, even in games like those, things that would be considered wrong in real life are deemed perfectly acceptable.  What am I talking about?  Well, have you ever…