Gaming’s Undervalued Treasures: Space Jam

Gaming’s Undervalued Treasures: Space Jam

Space Jam urges players to…COME ON AND SLAM! Space Jam was an exceptionally popular movie in the 90s. The film, starring Michael Jordan and a wide variety of Looney Tunes, became a brief cultural phenomenon. The film’s soundtrack went several times platinum and merchandise became a huge hit for families. The long list of merchandising also includes an amusing video game adaptation. Space Jam was released in 1996, a few months after the film. Similar to many video game adaptations at the time, it was annihilated by critic. Many critics wrote…

Dad Tracking | Ep.31

Dad Tracking | Ep.31

This week, we reinvent ourselves and go back to our roots. Host/Producer: Deanna Minasian Co-Hosts: Sydney Smith, Greg Fernandes, Dan Silvia Intro/Outro: Tiffany Ma Twitter | Facebook | Twitch | Website | YouTube | Email

Kirby Super Star, the 20th Anniversary

Kirby Super Star, the 20th Anniversary

  Kirby Super Star is one of many classic games celebrating a milestone this year. Along with Super Mario 64 and Crash Bandicoot, Kirby Super Star is now 20 years old. Released on the SNES in 1996, Kirby Super Star set itself apart from previous entries in the series. The game still had the series’ trademarked copy ability gameplay, colorful graphics and upbeat, addictive music. However, to quote the 80s classic This is Spinal Tap, “It goes to eleven.” Kirby Super Star offers players 25 unique copy abilities, eight creative…

Would you Kindly Read my Thoughts on Bioshock: The Collection?

Would you Kindly Read my Thoughts on Bioshock: The Collection?

Let me preface this by saying that I don’t hate the recent glut of collection games that have been coming out in the last ~5 years. And just so we’re all on the same page, a collection game is a re-release of a game or several games, now in an HD format. I do wish that a lot of the studios remastering their old games would make new content, yes, but now that gaming is making such graphical and technical leaps faster than ever, I think it’s important that older,…

Grab the Booty, a pirate-themed card/drinking game

Grab the Booty, a pirate-themed card/drinking game

Grab The Booty, a game made for drinking some grog Grab The Booty is an in-development strategy card game centered on pirate treasure. Utilizing and combining gambling and strategic aspects from various card games, Grab the Booty is also made for parties. “It makes for a great betting or adult drinking game,” lead designer Ben Jones said about the social aspect of his game. “It’s also a great game to play at the bar.” Jones, who is a long-time digital and tabletop designer, showcased Grab the Booty at the fifth…

Mobile Games, Root Access, and You: We need to talk.

Mobile Games, Root Access, and You: We need to talk.

There are several things I dislike when it comes to mobile gaming. First of all, it’s all those clones of popular games floating around as bootlegs. Second of all, it’s those talking animals that spit back a phrase, but higher pitched and faster. Third of all, it’s mobile games that lock rooted Android users out of their apps. Buckle yourself in, because I have some things to say on the matter. This might be a long, wordy one.

Tangents and FIG | Ep.30

Tangents and FIG | Ep.30

This week, we get distracted. Last Saturday, we attended the Boston Festival of Indie Games and discuss what we like about that at the end! A big thank you to FIG for having us. …Everyone go retweet that fettuccine tweet, please. Host/Producer: Deanna Minasian Guests: Sydney Smith, Adam Osmani, Pat Bowden, Dan Silvia, Kennedy Parker, Greg Fernandes,Ricky Norton Intro/Outro: Tiffany Ma Twitter | Facebook | Twitch | Website | YouTube | Email

Boston Festival of Indie Games Wrap-up!

Boston Festival of Indie Games Wrap-up!

This past weekend was the fifth annual Boston Festival of Indie Games, a convention celebrating independent tabletop and video game developers, in the MIT Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge, MA. Upon entering the venue, I was greeted with the sight of tons of indie game devs waiting to showcase their most recent projects, and when I actually got the chance to experience what these devs were working on, I enjoyed myself way too much. But with all of these games around trying to impress, some stood out more than others…