Step-ember: Movement in Games

Being a visual art form, one of the first things you’ll notice when playing a game is how your character moves while you control them. Are they zooming through a level like Sonic the Hedgehog? Can you imagine the ground shake as you land a jump with Donkey Kong? Maybe you feel the lightness ofContinue reading “Step-ember: Movement in Games”

Odd-gust: Weirdness in Games

Say hello to the month of Odd-gust! Bizarre games are par for the course as we take a look at some of the most off-the-wall ideas that have ever graced our screens. 10) Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Apple II/MS-DOS 1984) Grab your towel and try not to panic! If you thought games like ManiacContinue reading “Odd-gust: Weirdness in Games”

Ju-lie: Deception in Games

Welcome to Ju-LIE! Today, we explore times where games have used lies or deception either to fool characters or YOU, the player! This article might contain a few spoilers, but I’d like to think a lot of these games are old enough where this won’t be necessarily an issue. What are some games you canContinue reading “Ju-lie: Deception in Games”

Mune: Moons in Games

Welcome to the month of Mune! This month, we explore the top ten instances of moons in video games. What are some of your favorites that should also be included on this list? Let me know in the comments! 10) The Lunar Cry Final Fantasy 8 (Playstation 1999) Nothing drives me up the wall quiteContinue reading “Mune: Moons in Games”

Mayz: Mazes in Games

Welcome to May! This month we celebrate the top ten mazes found in video games! Can you think of any mazes that should also be included? Leave me a comment! 10) 3D Maze Screensaver (Windows ’95) Lines that bounced when they hit the edge of the screen, dots that made you feel like you’re flyingContinue reading “Mayz: Mazes in Games”

Ape-ril: Primates in Games

It’s Ape-ril and we ARE monkeying around! This month, I’ll be taking a look at the Top Ten instances of primates in video games. In an effort to challenge myself, I’ve decided not to include any of the Donkey Kong characters (since I could easily make a top ten list from those apes alone!). WhatContinue reading “Ape-ril: Primates in Games”

Blarch: Grossness in Games

Welcome to Blarch!!!! (I swear the puns get better in future months). This month we take a look at the Top Ten gross things found in video games! Why? Because blaaaaaarch! (That was seriously the best pun I could muster). So, put away your maturity for a minute as we dive into the toilet ofContinue reading “Blarch: Grossness in Games”

Food-uary: Food in Games

Continuing with my 2020 monthly goal, enjoy my Top Ten instances of food in video games for Food-uary! What are some of your favorite versions of digital nourishment? Let me know in the comments. 10) Peach’s Cake in Super Mario 64 (N64 1996) “Please come to the castle. I’ve baked a cake for you,” promisesContinue reading “Food-uary: Food in Games”

Jam-uary: Instruments in Games

2020 is here and one of my goals for the new year is to create 12 distinctive top ten lists to celebrate the theme of each month. In true Eric form, each theme will feature characters from games and will be based on a delightfully groan-worthy pun! To kick things off, I give you…JAM-uary (topContinue reading “Jam-uary: Instruments in Games”