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The classic series goes portable very soon.
Kat and Nadia explores the noble RPG history of the Game Boy on its 30th anniversary.
Oh, you like the Game Boy? You probably also like drinking out of the toilet. Enjoy your 12 IQ, dumbass.
And publisher Limited Run Games says more are on the way.
They can manipulate the big guy into the most optimal run.
An essay on Metal Gear Solid 2, from the new book collection of Metal Gear Solid essays called Okay, Hero.
And adds some notable additional talent as well.
The state of Nihon Falcom, one of the oldest RPG studios in existence, in 2019.
Beware of making promises you cannot keep, movie peddlers.
Snatcher is here, but sadly not in English.
Mega Man X be like, "This 'RPG hero' thing can't be too hard, right? ...Oh no."
For a gang of idiots, they were pretty smart.
Relive the glory days, now on the go.
There's a time to fight, a time to philosophize, and certainly a time to do both.
Get your butt back to the farm before Karen claws your eyes out.
A few personal picks from a phenomenal week of charity fundraising.
Only '90s kids remember mass shootings at an amusement park being used as a throwaway story device. Also: Chatter about Slay the Spire, Bloodstained, and a big apology for screwing up the TurboGrafx-16 Console Quest.
We dove into the whole Panzer Dragoon series with creator Yukio Futatsugi and art director Kentaro Yoshida.
Exactly the same, but different too.
Nintendo's president shares his thoughts on expanding the Switch Online library of classic games.
Not even DMCA Royale was safe from lawyers.
The Super 64 gives your old Nintendo 64 a second chance.
Now starring Infringio and his brother, Copyright Infringio.
The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.
Grab a glass of Tang and play these classic games after watching Evangelion on Netflix.
But the creator is anticipating a letter from Nintendo.
Pizza Power! Cowabunga! And other exclamations made popular by '80s pop culture.
A change in perspective opens up new doors for the Seiken Densetsu 3 remake.
Square Enix may have misplaced a few classic video game source codes.
Even the dialogue remains the same.
From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.
Konami's surprise E3 announcement was for another mini console.
Everything we notice in last night's big Final Fantasy 7 Remake reveal.
Welcome back, prodigal Squall.
The spirit of retro gaming will live on with Project Scarlett though.
Castaway, you should know the truth: Link's new character model is so very cute.
Sega is packing the Mini full of Genesis-era classics.
In this ranking of the best Resident Evil games, we decide which ones are Tyrant-grade and which ones are basic, brain-dead zombies.
We rank the best Zelda games of all time with our definitive list covering more than a dozen consoles, including Breath of the Wild! What is the best Zelda game ever made?
The Switch collection could be coming to English Switches.
Old-school D&D is coming to the Switch.
The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.
Life and growing up, in a sea of pixels and synth.
You can compare and Contra-st the different versions.
Welcome to the new Sand Kingdom! Watch out for sharp edges.
The squirrel would've had to fight his way out of the underworld.
We break down the positives and negatives of Konami's latest effort to cater to the vampire hunter dwelling within you.
What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.
You can play fighting games on the Genesis Mini without issue.
There will still be technically 40 games for the Genesis Mini, total.
A tale of two vampire hunts.
Do a little demon-hunting on the go this Summer.
Anyone who says licensed cartoons were better in the '90s has vapor for brains.
From MS-DOS to PSP, we look back on Retro City Rampage and Shakedown: Hawaii's peculiar port history with developer Brian Provinciano.
Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.
From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.
You took a wrong turn at Green Hill Zone and stumbled into a gangsta's paradise, baby.
The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.
Like the Commodore 64 itself, its spirit will not easily fade.
On the Game Boy's 30th anniversary, how Nintendo's first true portable console defined a generation of gamers.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
The Game Boy is 30 years old, and we look at the system's 25 most important and most entertaining releases.
Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.
Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.
No, it's not Bloodlines. We kind of saw Bloodlines coming (and we're chuffed about it).
Mode 7 graphics and steak knives no longer occupy the same branch on their family tree.
It's certainly a Capcom machine alright.
Darkstalkers, Street Fighter, Aliens all in one place. What could it mean?
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | With Kat temporarily out of the picture, Anthony John Agnello and John Learned gab about A Link to the Past, Persona 5, Final Fantasy 7, and the joy (and agony) of reviewing RPGs.
Square Enix's latest Inside Final Fantasy video dips into the slums of Midgar and beyond.
A new cloud streaming service but for retro games.
Let's hear the first ten seconds of that song again. And again.
Mario goes for a great big slide ride, and Croco looks a little green around the gills.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.
It looks considerably less Toriyama-esque, sadly.
Three new games headline this month's free NES classics.
Now I want to fight Ganon while listening to some Bonnie Tyler.
Welcome to PAX East. Normal clothing is entirely optional.
Watch Kat, Nadia, and Mike live at PAX East! And read all of our articles too.
Sega's 16-bit sci-fi JRPG is revolutionary in many ways, but its age becomes apparent when you play through it.
Command and Conquer's cinema scenes were never destined to be Oscar material, but putting them together was a ton of fun.
Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"
It's been 25 years since Mega Man 6 came to North America. Nadia plays it again to see if it deserves the thumping fans and critics tend to administer.
Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.
The "Moon Theme" is now an official part of Disney canon.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | What are the best RPG plot twists? And the worst? Kat and Nadia explore both sides of a time-honored RPG trope.
Whenever Suikoden 2's bad translation fails to relay its incredible story, its remarkable visuals are right there to pick up the slack.
For 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand's 10th anniversary this year, we give it a long overdue reappraisal.
A little color should brighten SR388 right up (oh God it didn't work)!
The lost classic that laid the groundwork for Fallout, Skyrim, and every other modern RPG.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Suikoden 2 to the Top 25 RPG countdown with the help of guest Jason Schreier.
Let's pour one out for the end of an era.
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