Silly Scoundrels: Conroy Bumpus

In the vast compendium of video game villains, some stand heads and shoulders above their competition. Unfortunately, this a problem for my first pick of the “Silly Scoundrels” lot, because, well, he’s rather…short: Mr. Conroy Bumpus. At first glance, Bumpus, the main antagonist of Sam & Max Hit the Road, may not appear all that…

Listmas 2019: Holiday-ing with Games

Christmas, Christmas time is here! And whether you’re still reveling in gifts or looking for a cozy spot to take a nap on this day after, it’s also as good a time as any to pick up a controller and dive into a game or seven. In my household, the season of Christmas and New…

Favorite Foolish Heroes in Games

It’s April Fool’s Month on Virtual Bastion! Join us as we celebrate all the silly and kooky things we love about games and gaming. My third post for the month is inspired by Hatm0nster’s recent post on silly ol’ Daxter from the Jax and Daxter games. Here I feature a few of my favorite foolish…

Today in Gaming History: 11/2/13

November 1993: LucasArts releases Sam and Max: Hit The Road  When it comes to 1990s point-and-click adventure games, you’d be hard pressed to find a funnier game than Sam and Max: Hit the Road.  (Okay, so maybe your definition of “funny” is different from mine…) The anthropomorphic dog Sam and his hyperkinetic rabbity thing sidekick Max were crime-fighting comic…

My “Deserted Island” Games — PC edition

Greetings all! It is with a big smile and a heavy heart that I offer up the last post in my “Deserted Island” series. It seems fitting that I end where my gaming really began, on computers. But, I’ll tell you, I’m not going all the way back here to the TRS-80, because I don’t…