DC FANDOME EVENT EXPECTED TO REVEAL NEW VIDEO GAMES

Announced today, DC Comics is set to put off a 24 hour digital event on Saturday August 22nd, dubbed “DC FanDome,” that among other things will finally show off new titles from WB Games (should they still be an entity at that time). From the DC FanDome press release: WELCOME TO THE DC FANDOME! A MEGA,…

NON-E3 COMIC BOOK VIDEO GAME NEWS WRAP UP

Due to the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic, E3 had to be cancelled this year, but just because the massive trade show didn’t take place doesn’t mean there wasn’t some exciting news worth talking about, especially for those who love games based on comic books. On Wednesday, home arcade cabinet company Arcade1up showed off not one, but…

FINALE: THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

All of the rental spots I frequented when I was growing up have all but disappeared. Some have been converted into new businesses or apartments while others have been completely leveled, their existence living on exclusively in people’s memories. If you’re looking to buy a new release or console, your best bet is still to…

CHAPTER 15: SEGA DREAMCAST

If you grew up in Harbour Grace and had limited resources, it wasn’t exactly easy being a Sega fan. Their arcade games were nowhere to be found; outside of Sonic there were hardly any Sega Genesis games for rent and the Sega Saturn, the companies first 3-D capable console, was pushed out by the Sony…

CHAPTER 14: PLAYSTATION

For my brother and I growing up, video games consoles were produced by two companies: Nintendo and Sega. There was a RadioShack in the T.C Square that had a demo unit for the Turbografx 16 and another in The Village that showcased Panasonic’s 3DO, one of the first CD based systems that impressively played an…

CHAPTER 13: VIDEO GAME STORES

The town of Bay Roberts now has not one, but two dedicated video game stores: Game On Collectibles and the second branch of a store located in St. John’s called Entertainment Center. Like most modern games stores, video games are just one component of these businesses along with trading cards and other collectibles, but they’re…

CHAPTER 12: RETRO GAMES

There’s a sad, almost disposable component to most video games. Months, sometimes years, of anticipation are built for a game and the second it lands, everyone flocks to it like a swarm of locusts, devouring every last morsel of entertainment before moving on to the next thing. Games that once dominated the headlines on video…

CHAPTER 11: POKÉMON

A co-worker and I at a former job I once held mutually agreed that we wouldn’t want to be born at any other time. This came from sharing stories about being a kid when the NES came out and growing up with classics like The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. and countless other games…

CHAPTER 10: NINTENDO 64

In 1996, Nintendo released their third home console to the market, the Nintendo 64, a system four times more powerful than the measly 16-bit Super Nintendo. We argued a lot about numbers a lot back in the day like we knew what we were talking about or it actually meant something. “The PlayStation’s only 32-bit,…