Is it in your genes? I don’t know…

Even though I love playing older video games, a bunch of them bring back very strange, sometimes even sad memories.  To play them now puts me right back in that state of mind I was in when I… Read More

NASCAR ’98 (PlayStation)

I actually started this post some time early last year, and the draft for it has been staring me in the face ever since I started the countdown.  Now that I’m done, I might as well go ahead… Read More

My Top 100: #10 – Metal Gear Solid

  Wow, 90 posts already?  Where did the time go? I was somewhat split on which game to actually feature on the countdown.  The original version of Metal Gear Solid blew my mind in so many ways, and it became one… Read More

My Top 100: #25 – Syphon Filter

  At a time when the Nintendo 64 seemed content with releasing lots of colourful platformers (that were mostly still awesome, by the way), Sony’s PlayStation was targeting older gamers with lots of action games.  Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Dino Crisis,… Read More

My Top 100: #51 – Gran Turismo

      I’ve been reluctant to include racing games on here, mostly because they’re a dime a dozen.  If it’s a NASCAR game, there’s been one released every year since ’97, and very little innovation seen from… Read More

My Top 100: #66 – Die Hard Trilogy

  As a kid, it wasn’t very often that I had to be prevented from seeing violent movies.  I was never into guns, tanks or other “macho” things that others my age tended to be interested in.  The furthest I ever… Read More

My Top 100: #71 – Triple Play ’98

  When it comes to stick-and-ball sports, my preferences don’t stray too far from hockey and baseball.  It seems like everyone but me is into either football or basketball, but I can’t stand one or the other.  I’ve… Read More

“There’s always a bigger fish…”

In high school, there was no bigger event than the release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.  It was a *brand new* Star Wars film, the first since 1983, and was using state-of-the-art sound and… Read More

MGS: The Conclusion!

I just realized that the MGS series is now also guilty of slapping HD onto its games, and re-selling them that way.  Not that that’s a bad thing.  It’s just been done a fair amount over the last few years, and… Read More

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GameCube)

This was way bigger than your typical current-gen video game re-make.  Most companies get away with a fresh new coat of paint, slap “HD” on the end of it, and that’s it.  The Twin Snakes not only had revamped graphics,… Read More