Tricks, Treats, and Feats: Getting Tricky with Banjo-Tooie

As far as gaming goes, trick or treating can take on a whole new meaning.  Gaming’s a treat, especially when you’ve got a few tricks up your sleeve.  The longer you’ve been playing a game, the more likely you’ll have some tricks that will help to make the game a bit easier, and there are…

Tricks, Treats, and Feats: Yooka-Laylee’s Crystal Skulls

When we used to go trick-or-treating as kids, there was always a surprising element to what kind of candy each house would offer.  Whether good or bad, the surprise was always there, and in a way, sometimes video games offer us a similar experience in the form of secret items we had no idea to…

Tricks, Treats, and Feats: The Gyrocopter and Philmobile

            If you were to go trick or treating, I bet you’d be mighty surprised if, rather than candy, you were given the keys to a car.  While such a thing would probably not be all that exciting to a young child, who would surely rather a candy bar or peanut butter cup, a vehicle…

The Epic Tale of How the Duck Brought the Banjo Games to Youtube

We’re a bit over two years into our Youtube channel.  Starting out, there were certain games that were a big priority for me, even if recording them wasn’t always the easiest thing to do.  Two games that were high on my list were Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie, which, long story short, are coming to our Youtube…

Saturday Video Round Up: September 10 – 16

Welcome to the weekend everyone! You made it and your reward is an all new edition of the Video Round Up. As usual, it’s bringing you all the best trailers and gameplay from the past week. So lets get to it, shall we? I don’t know about you but the Assassin’s Creed Origins cinematic team…

Yes, I Am Still Playing FFXII

Over the past however many months, I have been posting the occasional updates on my progress through Final Fantasy XII and my quest to improve my general RPG-skills.  Well, at this point, I have seriously been playing this game for probably a good year now.  Maybe more.  Probably more.  I’ve lost track.  All I know…

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…

Saturday Video Round Up: August 27 – Sept 2

Phew, well, that was an exciting update last week, wasn’t it? While GamesCom 2017 may now be at an end, the quality trailers continue to arrive. With September finally here and a mountain of AAA titles now descending upon us, there’s a lot of new content to get to in the Round Up, so here’s…

A Mario and Rabbids Crossover?

Despite a rather limited budget and a low likelihood that I will be getting the Nintendo Switch any time soon, I have still made efforts to keep up with recent and upcoming games on Nintendo’s newest console, if only in a casual fashion.  Most of these games have either been met with excitement or simple…

Unforgettable: Grunty’s Furnace Fun

I feel a golden age of gaming coincided with Rareware’s golden age during the 90’s.  For me, the really good span of years for video games was between 1994-2000.  Odds are, you know what I’m talking about, as I know we have a good number of readers here who love the Donkey Kong Country and…

Gamevice is Suing Nintendo

In recent gaming news, it has come to my attention that a company called Gamevice is suing Nintendo.  Gamevice has created detachable controllers that attach to smartphones and tablets in much the same way as the Joy-Con controllers attach to the Switch.  If you’re interested in reading more, the web site I visited was CNBC….

Euclidian Lands: Chess Meets Rubik’s Cube

As I continue my ever-vigilant quest to research new and unique indie games, my attention fell upon a particularly interesting game for Apple iOS.  Being an avid Windows-user, this is not something I’d be able to play myself, but for anyone who does own an Apple device and enjoys puzzle games, then you might want…