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Skullgirls coming to PCs
A couple of years ago, if you said you were going to play some fighting games on your PC, most people would laugh at you and try to Shoryuken your face. It's a much different case recently as Capcom has supported the PC platform, and now the indie fighting game that has tak... [read more]
Nintendo Financial Results Briefing: Digital Business Expansion
In the last section of Nintendo's financial results briefing, we take a look at what could be considered Nintendo's game changer. We look at Nintendo's plans for digitally distributing retail games, and having retail stores selling said digital games and pricing plans. ... [read more]
First gameplay trailer for Hitman: Absolution
Announced at last year's E3, Hitman: Absolution is going to be the newest entry into the series featuring everyone favorite poker-faced assassin, Agent 47. In the trailer, we see a bit of how a little creativity will be needed to take down enemies. Also, going out guns b... [read more]

Latest Articles

"Not just another zombie game" Sandswept Studios talks about The Dead Linger
With the huge success of the Double Fine Kickstarter project that raised over $3 million, game developers flocked to Kickstarter in hopes that their game would become the next crowd funding success story. One such developer is Sandswept Studios with their game, The Dead Lin... [read more]
3 reasons why there's no need for story in fighting games
If you're playing a fighting game for the story, you're doing it wrong.... [read more]
From the Editor's Desk: Is the Gamestop Lawsuit Good or Bad for Gamers?
Gamestop settled on a lawsuit regarding the sale of used games that are missing DLC. Is this lawsuit a win for gamers or will this cause more problems for gamers? ... [read more]

Latest Reviews

The Walking Dead Game - Episode 1: A New Day Review
The Walking Dead TV series became a successful adaption of the popular comic book. Can The Walking Dead Game be just as successful?... [read more]
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 Review
I'm sure that we've seen our share of parodies of the game industry. But in NIS's new game Hyperdimention Neptuna Mk.2, the developer goes one step further and turns the industry into a parody world that has participating companies represented as cute moe girls. Are video ga... [read more]
Mass Effect 3 Review
Could Mass Effect 3 be the best game ever or the biggest sham in existence?... [read more]

Latest Videos

The RPG Fanatic: dnd (PLATO) Creators Gary Whisenhunt & Ray Wood Interview
In the mid 1970s Gary Whisenhunt and Ray Wood created one of the earliest computer roleplaying videogames, dnd, which also happened to be one of the first "fan games". Although little known today, their work pre-dates much better known series like Ultima, Wizardry and Dragon... [read more]
The RPG Fanatic: Seiken Densetsu 3 Retrospect and Review + Operation Manafall
You might know this game as Secret of Mana 2, but this video is titled by the only name it was officially released as. This was a Japan exclusive game in the Mana series that many people aren't aware existed, but let's change that starting right now!... [read more]
From the Editor's Desk: Is the Gamestop Lawsuit Good or Bad for Gamers?
Gamestop settled on a lawsuit regarding the sale of used games that are missing DLC. Is this lawsuit a win for gamers or will this cause more problems for gamers? ... [read more]

Ratings Guide
Crap is too good of a word for this game
Ok now it's crap
Incredibly horrible game
A little less incredibly horrible
Terrible on every level
Terrible on almost every level
Pitifully bad
Just pitiful
Way below average
Below average
Full of Meh
Needs a lot of work
Could have been better
Almost good
Solid game
Pretty damn good
So damn great you'd steal from your mom for it
As close to perfect as possible being that there's no perfect game but this game is so much more than just "great" Staff

OG - Editor-in-Chief / Original Gamer

Current Consoles: Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Nintendo DS, PSP, PSX, Dreamcast, Wii, PC
Previous Consoles: Saturn, Sega CDX, Gamecube, GBA, Gameboy, N64, Xbox, Genesis , Gamegear, SNES, NES, Atari 2600, Intellivision
Favorite Games: Shining Force 3, Metal Gear Solid 4, Suikoden 2
Bio: Tired of seeing publications filled with non-hardcore gamers, O.G., created as a haven for the hardcore gamer. Calling himself 'The Original Gamer', O.G. has been gaming for more than 30 years, and his proficiency at the games he plays is only second to his love of gaming.

James - Site Designer / Programmer

Current Consoles: PC, Xbox360, Playstation 3
Previous Consoles: Playstation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo, Nintendo, Atari
Favorite Games: Star Wars games
Bio: While not an actual content writer for the site, James became an avid gamer at a very early age. Programming had always been a side hobby for him, but now he codes, maintains, and designs

Eduardo - Editor / Voice Guy

Current Consoles: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Nintendo 3DS
Previous Consoles: Atari 2600, NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, Playstation, Playstation 2, Playstation Portable
Favorite Games: Starfox 64, Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando, Rock Band 3
Bio: Eduardo is all about the words: writing them, editing them, and speaking them into a microphone. He started playing videogames on the Atari 2600 and has been a gamer ever since. Eduardo takes games seriously, but is not a serious gamer. Instead, he would rather be having fun. Remember FUN?

Harlem - Staff Writer / Black Guitar Hero

Current Consoles: Playstation 3
Previous Consoles: Commodore 64, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast, Playstation, Playstation 2
Favorite Games: Battletoads Arcade, Killer Instinct 2, Need for Speed 3: Hot Pursuit
Bio: Known to the gaming world as "Harlem," Hiram Spells has been gaming since the age of 4. Starting out with the Commodore 64 and the NES, Harlem gradually worked his way up. Finding his niche in rhythm and fighting games, Harlem has competed in many tournaments and plans on competing in many more.

MikeV - Staff Writer

Current Consoles: Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, DS Lite, NES, SNES, Genesis, Wii, PC, PS2
Previous Consoles: GBA, Game Boy, Atari 2600
Favorite Games: Metal Gear Solid 4, Fallout New Vegas, Command & Conquer: Generals
Bio: When he doesn't have his nose in the latest Marvel comic or is trying to survive the harsh environment of the Mojave Wastelands, Mike V is either scouring the internet for an anime fix or braving the unknown that is the Japanese PSN looking for import games.

Jack - Staff Writer

Current Consoles: Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, iPhone
Previous Consoles: Nintendo Wii, Gamecube, N64, PS2, PSX, Dreamcast, Megadrive/Genesis, GBA, Gameboy
Favorite Games: Championship Manager 01/02, Final Fantasy IX, Pokemon Red
Bio: Hailing from Ye Olde England, Jack set out on a pilgrimage to the New World to discover the difference between the SEGA Megadrive and the Genesis, and to hunt down one particular eight year-old who made him cry by repeatedly calling him 'lame' on Xbox Live. One down, one to go.

Wayne - Staff Writer

Current Consoles: PS3, XBOX 360, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2 SNES
Previous Consoles: Gamecube, XBOX, SEGA Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, N64, Game Boy Color, NES
Favorite Games: Vagrant Story, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid
Bio: Gaming for over a decade and developing a love for writing over that time span, Wayne Comstock came to foster both interests. Since joining Original Gamer and becoming part of a small tight-knit community, He has grown to love both interests even more as the site has become a venue by which the two intertwine.

Chris - Staff Writer

Current Consoles: Xbox360, PC
Previous Consoles: Commadore 64, GBA, SNES
Favorite Games: Syphon Filter, Pocket Fighter, Darkstalkers, F.E.A.R. ,BloodRayne 2, Fallout 3, Ridge Racer
Bio: Self appointment hero of the people. Chris is all about invoking powerful emotions through his artwork and his gaming. Often kept on the site as a joke, he adds much needed spice from time to time on the podcasts.

Mark - Video Editor

Bio: I watch CSI, NCSI, Law & Order, Criminal Minds, Unusual Suspects, AND I play violent videogames, so I can kill you 19 different ways and make it look like Alvin and the chipmunks did it, so don't f*ck with me.

Carey - RPG Fanatic

Current Consoles: Xbox 360, PS2, SNES, NES, Gamecube, N64, Gameboy Advance, PSP, PSX, Wii, Sega Genesis, PC
Previous Consoles: Gamegear, Atari 2600, Magnavox Odyssey2
Favorite Games: Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals, Final Fantasy 6 & 7, Castlevania: SOTN
Bio: Known as 'The RPG Fanatic', Carey specializes in reviewing computer RPG games but has general knowledge about all gaming genres. His company, Martell Brothers Studios, specializes in creating video entertainment content for the web.

Eric - 8-Bit Eric

Current Consoles: Wii, NES, SNES
Previous Consoles: Gamecube, Nintendo 64, Genesis, Master System
Favorite Games: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door and Super Mario Galaxy
Bio: I am a big fan of retro gaming, preserving the past time of an age when gaming was a beginning to make waves in our pop culture. I have been gaming since was about four years old. My hobby of collecting started about two years ago. The 8-Bit Eric show features my passion of retro gaming.

Shadow - Artist

Current Consoles: Xbox360, Wii
Previous Consoles: Commodore 64, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, Nintendo 64, Playstation, Playstation 2
Favorite Games: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Halo Series
Bio: Shadow has been playing games since he could remember, and drawing that long as well. His passion for video games began with the NES and has now become a long running love affair with console and PC games alike. He has turned that passion into a web comic, about video games, comic books, and all other things geeky in this world.

Paige Carlson - Staff Writer

Current Consoles: PS2, Wii, Gamecube, Gameboy Advance SP, Nintendo DSi, PC
Previous Consoles: Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance
Favorite Games: Mario Kart, Smash Bros Melee, Pokemon LeafGreen
Bio: When she was younger she would stay up at all hours of the night at sleepovers playing Mario Kart and Bomberman. She would then go to school and spend the afternoon with Crash Bandicoot and Mortal Kombat. Now she's revisiting her childhood and creating the most awesome Pokemon team ever made while playing some PC games and looking for cosplays.

Ricky - Graphic Artist

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