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Paying my respects to Erdrick
May 21, 2015 - We haven't seen a new mainstream Dragon Quest game in North America in over five years, with the latest being Dragon Quest IX released for DS in 2009. Sadly, Dragon Quest X still hasn't made its way outside of Japan. All I can do now is replay the old ones to remind myself of what a great franchise Dragon Quest is. The following are reasons why I just can't get enough.
Read more: Why We Need More Dragon Quest
Nostalgia never gets old
May 10, 2015 - One of the most important decisions to make when creating a game is how it will look. If you're working on a retro game, how authentic should it be? Should it even be retro? Let's explore three options through examples that may help narrow your decision down.
Read more: How Authentic Should Your Retro Game Be?
How to develop as a developer
May 7, 2015 - Becoming successful in the gaming industry undoubtedly requires a great deal of patience. In the first installment of our "Dear Devs" series, I hope to inspire developers to seriously consider the criticism that they receive instead of taking it personally and becoming bitter as a result. After all, criticism is a key tool for improvement and if used correctly, it could help you achieve extraordinary success.
Read more: Why Criticism Is Important to Game Development
No DLC required
May 3, 2015 - It may not have been that long ago, but the golden age of retro collections is behind us. With the increasing popularity of digital downloads, the concept of having all your favourite games on one disc is now a thing of the past.
Read more: An Obituary for Classic Game Compilations
Hidden gems from the nerd's vault
April 28, 2015 - If you're as much of an AVGN fan as I am, you probably own at least a few of his DVD sets. While recently watching them again, I discovered some Easter eggs that I thought I'd share. So, grab a Rolling Rock and let's get to it!
Read more: Angry Video Game Nerd: DVD Easter Eggs
Even more songs? I gotta believe!
April 28, 2015 - If you own a PSP then you may have a copy of PaRappa the Rapper. Did you know that you can download eight additional remixed songs for it? That sounds like a good reason to boot up the classic rapping rhythm game again, but where can you get these songs? Although they have been removed by Sony and finding them may be quite difficult, you can get them all right here!
Read more: PaRappa the Rapper PSP: Add-On Songs Download
Making country life exciting
April 27, 2015 - Harvest Moon has been around for almost 2 decades with over 20 farms for you to manage, complete with crops to grow and cows to milk. With the awesome critical acclaim that the recently released Story of Seasons is getting, I list some of the great improvements that were introduced. Harvest Moon gameplay has come quite far since the days of simply watering crops and caring for chickens to get by!
Read more: How Story of Seasons Improves on Harvest Moon
Playing with bombs is a blast
April 27, 2015 - Throughout gaming history, few games have perfected timeless multiplayer gameplay. Bomberman is unquestionably one of these select few, so I decided to write about the series to remember a time when blowing up your friends wasn't done in first-person.
Read more: Bomberman: A Look Back at Explosive Multiplayer Madness