Video Games

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Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais Kick Ass in the ‘Triple Threat’ Trailer

| VIEWS 27<p>Earlier today at Comic-Con in San Diego, Go USA debuted a brief teaser trailer for the new action film <i>Triple Threat</i>. The film is directed …

Comics

Legendary Pokémon Join the Battle in ‘Pokémon GO’ this Weekend

| VIEWS 25<p>The original <i>Pokémon GO</i> announcement trailer first dropped what felt like eons ago back in September 2015. The video teased a number of …

Pokémon

1996 Redux: ‘Harvest Moon’ – The Start of a Legacy

| VIEWS 187<p><i>Editor’s note: Join us over the next two weeks as we look back at the most outstanding and influential games of 1996.</i><p><i>Harvest Moon</i> has …

Farming

Top 10 Games with Managing Games Editor, Mike Worby

| VIEWS 171<p><i>Top 10 Games is a new, semi-regular series that hopes to offer a bit of insight into the twisted minds of Goomba Stomp’s writers, editors</i> …

Gaming

Telltale Announces ‘The Wolf Among Us 2,’ ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ and ‘Walking Dead’s’ Final Season

| VIEWS 43<p>Telltale Games has officially announced the release of a second season of The Wolf Among Us, the sequel to the hit adventure game based on …

TV

‘Prey’: A Brief Examination of Choice and Consciousness in Video Games

| VIEWS 49<p><i>Please note that this article contains spoilers for Prey.</i><p>Allow me to begin by saying that, from announcement onwards, I wasn’t all that …

Game Development

Import Report - Gundam Versus Primer

Import Report – A ‘Gundam Versus’ Primer<p>| VIEWS 109<p>The West is finally getting its first console <i>Gundam Vs.</i> game in over a decade. <i>Gundam</i> is a pretty …

Gaming

1996 Redux: ‘Pokemon Red and Green’ — The Birth of a Gaming Juggernaut

| VIEWS 127<p><i>Editor’s note: Join us over the next two weeks as we look back at the most outstanding and influential games of 1996.</i><p>Although it would be …

Pokémon

First look at the Ataribox

| VIEWS 33<p>Not too long after E3, Atari announced it was “back in the hardware business,” promising a brand new Atari product. What we got was a …

Atari

30th Anniversary Retrospective: The ‘Metal Gear’ Series’ Uniquely Self-Aware Journey

| VIEWS 99<p><i>Metal Gear</i> is a name that, by now, is permanently etched not only into the history of video games, but outside culture at large, unlike any …

Metal Gear

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Trailer Reveals ‘Toy Story’ World and Release Window

| VIEWS 41<p>The moment many have been waiting for has arrived. At Disney’s ‘D23’ event, a new <i>Kingdom Hearts 3</i> trailer was shown off. Not only does it …

Walt Disney Company

When is Nintendo Going to Finally Get Some Achievements?

| VIEWS 79<p><i>(Featured image credit goes to Imgur user chiefspartan. You can check out his excellent Nintendo Achievement mock-ups here.)</i><p>It was 12 years …

Gaming

Were ‘Pokémon GO’ Raids Really Worth the Wait?

| VIEWS 1967<p>A bustling Starbucks, a wooded trail, a food festival, a popular park two miles from Nintendo of America itself; these are a handful of …

Pokémon

Here’s Why You Should Buy ‘Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’

| VIEWS 181<p>After years of delays and uncertainty, <i>Final Fantasy XII</i> garnered lavish praise from critics when it landed on the PS2 back in 2006/7. …

Gaming

‘Machinarium’: An Individualistic Experience

| VIEWS 173<p>Everything Amanita Design creates has a humble quietness to it. It’s hard to tell if this is intentional or a consequence of style, but it …

Gaming

How ‘Super Metroid’ Changed Everything in Gaming

| VIEWS 1860<p>It is something of a crime that the <i>Metroid</i> series has long been akin to the forgotten middle child of Nintendo’s family, the one that is …

Gaming

1996 Redux: The Sleeper Hit that is ‘Revelations: Persona’

| VIEWS 91<p><i>Editor’s note: Join us over the next two weeks as we look back at the most outstanding and influential games of 1996.</i><p>While 1996 was a big …

Shin Megami Tensei

Game Boys, Ep. 69: (Doom)fistin’ and (Poké)ballin’

| VIEWS 89<p>The Game Boys are back after taking a week off to bombastically celebrate the birth of the U.S. In that time, they’ve played a lot of games …

Gaming

1996 Redux: ‘Bahamut Lagoon’ – The Overlooked Gem

| VIEWS 141<p><i>Editor’s note: Join us over the next two weeks as we look back at the most outstanding and influential games of 1996.</i><p>Not many people in …

Gaming

VOD: The SNES Mini Preview – A 16-Bit Tech Showcase

| VIEWS 33<p>The Super Nintendo Entertainment System launched in 1991 and introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time – …

Gaming

VOD: Everything You Need To Know About the ‘Castlevania’ Series

| VIEWS 31<p>Just as Dracula is resurrected time and time again, <i>Castlevania</i> has once again reinvented itself, only this time in the form of an animated …

A New Chapter for an Old Classic: ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Speedrun World Record Broken

| VIEWS 105<p><i>“Have you ever played a game so much that you feel like you’ve run out of replay value? Some people choose to come up with additional</i> …

Gaming

The Games You Haven’t Played Part 4 – ‘Super Mario’ ROM Hacks

| VIEWS 87<p><i>The world of ROM hacks can be a scary place. Diving head first into the community with little prior knowledge is a frustrating experience.</i> …

‘Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy’: Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd

| VIEWS 75<p><i>Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy</i><br>Developer(s): Vicarious Visions<br>Publisher(s): Activision<br>Platform(s): Playstation 4<br>Reviewed on: Playstation …

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Could Rayman Give Mario a Run for His Coins?

| VIEWS 79<p>Ever since the release of the original <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> over <i></i>30 years ago, Mario has regularly and persistently found himself at the top of …

Gaming

1996 Redux: ‘Tomb Raider’ — Open World Vs. Linearity

| VIEWS 29<p><i>Editor’s note: Join us over the next two weeks as we look back at the most outstanding and influential games of 1996.</i><p>Amongst the many …

Gaming

Montreal ComicCon 2017 Wrap-Up: Charles Martinet and Nintendo In the House!

| VIEWS 35<p>This weekend’s star-studded ComicCon lineup generated a huge amount of buzz because of the many guests who made an appearance, held panels, …

Super Mario Odyssey

Fan-Made ‘Mega Maker’ is ‘Super Mario Maker’ for the ‘Mega Man’ Series!

| VIEWS 27<p>Chances are, you’ve heard of <i>Super Mario Maker</i> by now, and you all have a pretty good understanding of what the game is about. <i>Super Mario</i> …

Gaming

Montreal ComicCon 2017 Day Two: Sir Patrick Stewart, Kevin Conroy and more!

| VIEWS 45<p>The second day of Montreal ComicCon has ended and I am exhausted. If yesterday was a good time, then today was a total blast. As with every …