The games industry produces a never-ending stream of games chock-full of the manliest, muscle-bound macho beefcake, the toughest space marines packing a Star Destroyer’s worth of firepower, and armor-clad knights of the realm, ready to lay down life and limb in defense of chaste princesses. We like games full of action and explosions, so it’s a necessary evil.
But then there are those moments when the above formula just goes completely off the rails, whether intentionally or through some misguided train-wreck of a design decision, and we suddenly find ourselves faced with the weirdest, whiniest, and dorkiest bunch of characters this side of the final Harry Potter movie’s midnight showing. That’s not to say we don’t love them; whether serving as all-important comic relief in otherwise blasted landscapes or being the most memorable feature in what could have been an otherwise bland game, the loveable losers of gaming are as important as any characters. For this reason, today we honor the freaks and geeks of gaming. Enjoy! Continue reading →
“You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” We don’t know about you, but here at BNBGAMING, we’ve always lived by what our mamas told us. And this little adage is certainly true when it comes to video games. Continue reading →
The games that we love best are packed to the brim with larger-than-life heroes of every sort and walk of life; from steel-nerved space captains to secret agents and spies on Her Majesty’s payroll, from musically inclined elf boys to chubby plumbers. But what about the unsung heroes without whose aid and assistance no heroic deeds would ever come to pass? Continue reading →
The N64. Back in its day, the system gave rise to the first real 3D platformer, Super Mario 64. An actual three-dimensional space for your character to interact with that wasn’t plagued by broken gameplay or indistinguishable graphics. Today, we take games such as this for granted, but things were different back then. Continue reading →
It’s 2011…time to take down the holiday lights and pack up the decorations for another year. Time for New Year’s Resolutions to be made (only to be broken shortly thereafter). It’s also time for every video game publication, website, and blogspace to send out their own version of a “Top 10” list of games for the year – each one sure to be in some way similar to the next due to a, by definition, limited pool of games to pick from. Continue reading →