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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

Play Motorola Moto Arcade and win a free Droid 2!

Droid 2
on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Do you love arcade games? Of course you do! Want to be the proud owner of a Droid 2 phone? Who wouldn’t? Motorola aims to satisfy both your video game and tech needs with Moto Arcade Droid 2 giveaway. First, some background. Motorola recently launched Moto Arcade, a Facebook application that brings a new twist to three classic-style retro arcade games by including fun...

Comic Jumper (PSN) Review – Not so super

on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 | By Tim Torres

One of the best things about this current generation of video games is the ability to download games directly to a console via XBLA, PSN or WiiWare, and, consequently, this is the first real time independent games have gained mainstream recognition. Braid, Cave Story, VVVVVV, Charles Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden, La Mulana — just a few of the good, sometimes brilliant,...

2D-X Forums (Beta) are open for business

on Thu, Oct 21, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

We love talking video games. You love talking video games. So why not join the 2D-X Forums Beta and chat it up with the 2D-X editors and fellow readers about old games, new games, 2D games, and 3D games? But the forums aren’t just for video game discussion–all manner of nerditry is happening there. Swing by, sign up, and who knows? You just may win a prize! You...

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney sleuth it up on 3DS

on Wed, Oct 20, 2010 | By Tim Torres

Hold onto your hat. Level-5 of Dragon Quest IX, Professor Layton and Dark Cloud fame announced out of nowhere a game we always knew we wanted but never thought to ask for: Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney. You can let go of your hat now. Unless it rocketed straight through your ceiling. In which, you should apologize to the neighbors upstairs. But first, feast your eyes on...

Happy 25th birthday, NES!

nes 25th birthday
on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 | By Laurie-Anne Vazquez

Happy Silver Anniversary, Nintendo Entertainment System! Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) —bringer of Mario, scourge of SEGA, inspiration for both marshmallow-laden breakfast cereals AND cheesy Saturday morning cartoons (with and without Captain Lou Albano).   For kids who grew up in the 80s, Nintendo was the center of our...

MicroBot Teaser Trailer and Story Details

on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 | By Thomas Rivas

A few weeks ago I was walking through an EA event with my usual scotch in-hand when something interesting caught the corner of my eye. Sandwiched between the Harry Potter and  the Who Cares Deathly Hallows booth and the table of deliciously free food was a big comfy couch and a demo for some game called MicroBot. With its incredibly detailed vascular settings and all the gameplay...

Sonic 4: Episode I (PSN) Review – A return to form

on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 | By Tim Torres

All weekend, all over the Internet, I’ve read complaints of Sonic 4‘s physics. I had no idea what “Sonic‘s physics” meant, and while playing Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode One I really didn’t get all the fuss. I figured it was just the endless whining and trolling of your typical Internet mob, combined with the victimized bawling of the Sonic...

An Apple-backed Dreamcast 2 would save SEGA

on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

SEGA has quite the track record: Outrun, Streets of Rage 2, Sonic 2, Daytona, and a myriad others rank as some of the best video game-related product ever to appear in the history of video gaming. The company, at its peak, fostered creativity and pure gaming fun that few of its rivals matched. Unfortunately, SEGA is equally known for making some of the most boneheaded business...

Dreamcast VMU finds new life as an iPod nano cozy

on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 | By Becki Lee Chiasson

Tired of playing Jet Grind Radio for the thousandth time? Repurpose your Dreamcast VMU into a stylish iPod Nano cozy, like this gent here did! Then you’ll be the envy of all the SEGA fans on your block. It takes some work with a soldering iron, so be prepared: The headphone jack needs to be lined up just so. You’ll also need to widen the window where the sixth-gen Nano...