Random Game Wednesdays: Grabbed By The Ghoulies (Rare Replay)

When Grabbed by the Ghoulies first released it was not very well liked, and it’s pretty easy to see why. This was the first game that Rare put out on a Microsoft console after being bought by the company, so immediately there were some angry Nintendo fans that didn’t want anything to do with it. Add on the fact that unlike the last several Rare games, this was a pretty small and basic game but was still full price, and you get a recipe for disappointment. However, looking at it now, the game does have some things that make it worth checking out.  Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

I primarily use my Random Game Wednesdays feature to showcase older games. It’s a good excuse to go back and look at all the games that are sitting in my collection. But, it’s not exclusively meant to be that. So, I thought it would be fun to look at my Xbox One library again, like I did for Mortal Kombat X. This time, the random number generator gave me the highly acclaimed 2014 release, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.  Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Asteroids (Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 2)

I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the first Atari Flashback Classics collection. It opened up fifty games that I normally would not be able to easily get screenshots of, not without investing in special equipment anyway. With that in mind, picking up the second collection was a no-brainer. This week, the random number generator gave me a “1”, which means I played the arcade version of Asteroids. Continue reading

Microsoft Knocked Their E3 Press Conference Out Of The Park

The last few years haven’t been very kind to the Xbox brand. The Xbox One started its life with a bad reputation, due to plans for “always online” style DRM that despite never actually happening, cost them a lot of their fans. Then you have the fact that the PS4 was more powerful, cheaper, and had a much more diverse line of exclusives. Then Microsoft cancels one of their big exclusives, Scalebound, while others seem to just kind of disappear. As one of the few people who genuinely prefers Xbox consoles to their PlayStation counterparts, it’s been very hard to watch. So, I’m happy to report that this year’s Microsoft E3 Press Conference was phenomenal.  Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Quadrun (Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 1)

I like to think that I’m pretty good at being able to just pick up and play a video game. And I don’t think that’s a very special trait. If you’re reading a blog dedicated to video games, you can probably do that too. Just look at the screen, push the buttons a couple times to see what they do, and off you go. That was not the case for me when trying out Quadrun today. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: RealSports Soccer (Atari Flashback Classics Vol 1)

I thought for this week’s edition of Random Game Wednesdays, I’d go back to Atari Flashback Cassics Vol 1. I haven’t had much luck with that particular compilation in the past, but I know there’s good games on there. Looking at the list, there’s plenty that I played while growing up that I liked a whole lot. So, once again, I used the random number generator and received another game that I had never played before. Continue reading