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Deadly Towers Tool-Assisted Time Attack Video

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

This is sort of a follow up to my last feature on Deadly Towers. I stumbled upon this speed run video (78 mb, requires Xvid codec) of a guy beating said game in 18 minutes and 46 seconds on the site NES Videos (scroll down to Deadly Towers on that page). NES Videos is a […]

VC&G Exclusive:
Secret Deadly Towers Maps Revealed!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

The game Deadly Towers for the NES has always held a special place of mystery and fascination in the minds of both myself and a close friend of mine. I remember playing it while I was sick from school long ago, and, believe it or not, being completely immersed in the atmosphere of the game. […]

Top 1000 Video Games of All Time

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Today, PC World published my latest slideshow, The Top 1000 Video Games of All Time. The in-depth piece — split into 1000 separate slides, each with its own paragraph of text — took over two years to create. You may be asking yourself how one person could create such an epic work. Well, I got […]

[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Hand-Drawn Golf Reference

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

If there were only 40 degrees in a circle, this is what it would look like. There is a certain rustic beauty in hand-drawn video game notes that I will never cease to enjoy. Case in point: this map/reference key created by family friend Chris when he was a kid in the 1980s. I’m not […]

VC&G’s Halloween Video Game Costume Ideas (2007)

Monday, October 8th, 2007

You don’t have to check your calendar; you know, instinctively, what time of year it is. You get that warm tingling feeling in your gut that grows stronger as the big day approaches — the greatest day of the year. You’re a Halloween freak. Some video game fans have a tough time figuring out what […]

Why American NES Controllers Can Kill You & Other Famicom Thoughts

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

After playing my new AV Famicom and the 18 games that came with it for a few days, I have a few things to report. The first of which is that yes, I still love it. But if that were all I had to say, then this would be a boring article. Luckily, the other […]

Super Game 64 Advance DS: The Nintendo Game Naming Formula Revealed!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

What’s in a name? Well, if it’s the name of a game for a Nintendo console, there’s a strong chance that part of the system’s name will make an appearance. Popular examples of this practice include the game title Super Metroid for the Super NES and Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64. I call […]

The Secrets of Archon

Friday, December 16th, 2005

A detailed look into one of the best games of all time v1.0 – by Medarch I would say “greatest,” but that usually means influential, which Archon hasn’t been particularly. But that only serves to solidify its uniqueness. Billed as a combination action/strategy game upon its release in 1983, Archon ends up being far more […]