It’s Good To Be The King: Royalty in Games

King me! Legendary kings like Hrothgar and King Arthur have been appearing in literature as early as the 9th-century, and the oral histories of these types of characters reach even further back in time. The Greeks had Zeus, Norse mythology had Odin, and Middle-earth had Aragorn. It wasn’t long before people were creating their ownContinue reading “It’s Good To Be The King: Royalty in Games”

Hoppin’ Down The Bunny Trail: Rabbits in Games

Hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way! After you find your basket and eat way too many chocolate covered rabbits, hop on down the bunny trail with me as we take a look at the Top Ten instances of hares in video games! It’s lagomorphin’ time! 10. RobbitJumping Flash! (Playstation, 1995) The “first platform video game inContinue reading “Hoppin’ Down The Bunny Trail: Rabbits in Games”

I’m Telling Mom: Siblings in Games

Happy Sibling’s Day! Today, I’m posting a quick list of some of the most iconic siblings in video game history. Can you think of any others? Let me know in a reply! 10. Sirrus and AchenarMyst (Mac OS, 1993) 9. Nick and TomSnow Bros. (Arcade, 1990) 8. Popo and NanaIce Climbers (NES, 1984) 7. PoromContinue reading “I’m Telling Mom: Siblings in Games”

You Oughta Be in Pictures: Games in Movies

I didn’t know how to describe it at the time, but there was such pure, unadulterated joy in catching even just the slightest glimpse of someone playing a video game while watching a movie. Immediately, I would want to play, too; this was a feeling that was certainly exploited in shows like Video Power orContinue reading “You Oughta Be in Pictures: Games in Movies”

There She Blows: Wind in Games

There have been a few times this past month where the wind has been howling wildly outside of our window. It’s loud enough to raise my anxiety a little bit, but apparently this is just the tip of the iceberg. Where I’m currently living, March is supposed to be windiest month. So, I better getContinue reading “There She Blows: Wind in Games”

You Are Mine: Mine Carts in Games

I’m not sure what exactly inspired me to write this article, but driving through the beautiful mountains of Wyoming has certainly helped. Every once in awhile, I’ll spot an old tunnel carved out of the side of a mountain and wonder where that tunnel might lead. Many of these tunnels have railroad attached to them,Continue reading “You Are Mine: Mine Carts in Games”

Make Like A Tree: Trees in Games

Oh gaming trees, oh gaming trees – how lovely are thy branches! We put up our Christmas tree shortly before Thanksgiving (mostly because we knew we wouldn’t even be in town to enjoy it over the holidays), and now that the big day is here, I imagine many of you who celebrate have been gatheredContinue reading “Make Like A Tree: Trees in Games”

Shop ’til you Drop: Stores in Games

Have you finished your holiday shopping? Or are you just getting started?? Since I’ve been browsing for the perfect gifts, I’ve been thinking back to all the times I’ve spent gold, rupees, or gil during all my virtual travels. Which shops were the most interesting to visit? Below are the Top Ten choices for notableContinue reading “Shop ’til you Drop: Stores in Games”

Not for the Dinner Table: Birds in Games

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and we’re all still recovering from the massive amount of food that we put into our bodies. Crafting a feast fit for royalty, my girlfriend and I successfully dominated our first ever attempt at roasting a turkey. We may be eating leftovers for awhile… In the meantime, it’s time toContinue reading “Not for the Dinner Table: Birds in Games”

Top Ten Spookiest Villainous Characters

It’s Halloween, and we’ve decided to rank the spookiest characters from one of our favorite board games! Disney’s ‘Villainous’ let’s you take on the role of the baddest of baddies as you try to flip the script on classic films. What if Ursula got the best of King Triton? What if Hades conquered Olympus? WhatContinue reading “Top Ten Spookiest Villainous Characters”