Atari Flashback 2: Complete Review and Breakdown

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For years innumerable, my favorite hobby has been trolling Craigslist in search of awesome retrogaming gear on the cheap! After weeks of searching with nothing impressing me much, I found an ad for an Atari Flashback 2 at a mere $20, complete in box!

(If meeting potentially dangerous strangers in dark, unfamiliar places is not your bag, you can always pick up the Atari Flashback 2 from Amazon!) Continue reading

AAA Companies: Be Afraid, Very Afraid

(Originally published on GameSkinny approx. 2 years ago. I’m taking my shit back. Enjoy!)

Indies are taking over the industry! Why? AAA developers are burnt out, investors are assholes, and gamers are getting sick of it!

But why is that exactly, you may ask? Easy! A large number of gamers are getting tired of the same, old iterations over and over again, year after year. Even if some of them don’t vocalize their concerns, a general call for the return of innovation has begun. Continue reading

Declaration of War: DLC Must Die

(This article originally ran on ScrewAttack approximately 2 years ago, and somehow, is still way relevant. Enjoy!)

Alright, folks! With a title like that, you must already have some sort of clue that I’ve become fed up with with the seemingly customer-hating, money-grubbing business model known as downloadable content.

For those who aren’t aware of what downloadable content even is, it’s the little “extras” that are meant to enhance the gamer’s experience.  But have greedy developers and publishers gone too far? Have we lost sight of what organically makes a game profitable? Let’s find out! Continue reading

Played Violent Video Games, Still Not a Serial Killer

(Originally published on ScrewAttack approximately two years ago. Enjoy!)

Ahh, the mid-to-late 90’s.  This was a great era to be a gamer, as the console wars were in full effect and developers continued to push the limits of accepted convention.  This meant beefier graphics, soul-shredding soundtracks, and….blood, lots of BLOOD!  Arcade titles have already been experimenting with these new risque formulas earlier in the decade, with titles such as Mortal Kombat and Time Killers.  So by consequence, it was only a question of time before home consoles would become the new host of pixelated brutality! Continue reading

Steam Gems: Bulby Diamond Course with Lumpz the Clown

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Summer Brutality 2016 Game List

The sun is blazing, the heat is merciless, everything’s sticky and there’s not enough soap in the world to sate your sweaty crack. That can only mean one thing…SUMMER BRUTALITY HAS RETURNED for 2016! And the first stream begins at 4PM MST on June 18th!

Streams will be viewable on my Twitch channel and times/games are subject to change. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook to get the most up-to-date information. Continue reading

The Great Duck Hunt Experiment

Heya, folks! Lumpz the Clown here, and I have to say that I had a blast making this. We as retrogamers need to understand that one day, CRT televisions will no longer be readily available. And when that day finally comes, retro greats like Wild Gunmen and Duck Hunt may no longer be playable! Continue reading