A Few Times When Wii Motion Controls Were Actually Good

Like many of us, the Wii motion controls were something special when I first purchased the Wii and got to witness the Wiimote and nunchuck in action.  But, as my gaming library grew, I quickly began to realize that…motion controls, more often than not, meant little more than having to shake the controller in order…

The Duck’s Top 10 Video Game Songs

While we have discussed often songs that have resonated with us (and the Duck has frequently listed top 5’s and 10’s from various games over on my own blog), we have yet to compile a list of our top songs from video games in general.  Today, I am going to right this wrong with a…

Super Mario World: Conquering my Nemesis (I Hope)

The old-school Mario games have always been the bane of my existence as a gamer.  When I first started working through my parents’ collection of Super Nintendo games many years ago, each game gave me varying levels of challenge.  Over the course of a year or two, I would eventually finish some games and progress…

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: 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. …

The Duck Apologizes to Retro Studios

As you may very well be aware of, I have complained a good deal about the fairly recent Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii.  It’s way too hard, I feel silly shaking the controller around (though, I do with all Wii games, so that’s nothing new), and it lacks the feel and the charm…

My First Days with the Wii U

Well, I did it. It’s been a crazy time for me lately. I just got a new cat. And, even more exciting (I kid, or do I?), I finally relented and bought my first console of the current generation. My choice was the Wii U, despite a waning love of Nintendo, for it was the…

Resonance: Scorch ‘n’ Torch

I know I’ve said this before, but I wasn’t a big fan of Donkey Kong Country Returns.  I thought it was too difficult, and it didn’t stand up to the high expectations I had of a new entry to an old series I used to love.  Well, I have since grown somewhat fond of the…

Listmas: Games I Need to Play Next Year

I’ve already listed all the game I played this crazy year of 2014, and now it’s time for all the games I need to play in 2015 AKA my gaming backlog! Not including games not yet purchased…

Listmas: Games I Played This Year

How wonderful that we’re doing Listmas again this year, as it was quite a fun holiday, and I’m just a person who enjoys listing things, no matter what time of year that may be. This has been a crazy year for gaming, so I thought today’s list would be a list of the games I…