Why Superstar Saga Was The Best Mario RPG Of Its Time

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was the third Mario RPG released after Legend of the Seven Stars and Paper Mario. But what made it stand out? What was missing from the first two? ReallyFreakinClever’s opinion is that it was none other than Luigi.


Fortunately, Cheat Codes Were Never This Complicated

Look, if you want the Boner Code to work in Monster Peninsula, you’re going to have to sweat. And bleed.


Pong Was Never Intended For Public Release

Today I found out “Pong” was originally meant only as a training exercise for a new gaming developer at Atari, Allan Alcorn, and wasn’t intended to be released as a consumer product.


'Quake Is Good For You'

Nowadays many video game ads are loud, in-your-face, and teeth-grittingly serious. Back in the day, though, developer id Software made the original Quake — an unabashedly gore-spattered first-person shooter — look like the perfect Christmas present for grandma and the whole (weirdly creepy) family.


Remember This?

Three strikes and you’re out. If you can’t guess this game today, I’m starting a new one tomorrow! This is the third and final image. Have at it friends!


Remember This?

Well, it seems as though yesterday’s Remember This completely stumped you all. I’ll need to add a second image to help you all out…


Happy 50th, Ryu!

They grow up so fast, don’t they? Street Fighter characters, that is. One day, they’re just a bunch of pixels in your favourite arcade game. Next thing you know, they’re being cast in live-action dramas including one regrettable movie with Jean-Claude Van Damme.


Remember This?

Congratulations to both kalypsophox and Stevorooni — within a minute of each other both managed to guess Friday’s Remember This! It seemed unfair to declare either of them a winner so we’ll just call it a draw!


'A History Of Piracy' Is Not What You Think... Arr

Or maybe it is! Depends on your world view. In this case we’re talking about the peg-legged, parrot-shouldering, rum-quaffing sort and their place in the relatively short history of video games. Your first thought might be they don’t get much representation outside of adventure games (such as the Monkey Island series), but truth be told, they’ve featured in some recent blockbusters, including the miracle-tastic Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.


Remember This?

I went home yesterday safe in the knowledge that I had stumped you all one more time. Then Gunny had to drop by at 2 in the morning AND SPOIL EVERYTHING.