Fallout 3’s Music Is the Heart and Soul of its Wasteland

Fallout 3

I’m still in the midst of my fascination with anything Cold War, 1960s-related, like James Bond or games like CounterSpy. But now here comes a whole different trip down memory lane, as it does about two or three times at random intervals annually: the never-quite-happened-but-almost-did post-apocalyptic era, or, more specifically, the time just before the apocalypse would have happened. Bear with me; I’ll explain. Continue reading

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BNBGAMING’s Top “Oh Shit!” Moments

Oh Shit! Moments

That’s a Mouthful!

Any game, any genre, any developer likely hopes to attain that one pure moment of unadulterated enjoyment among its audience, that one moment when you, the gamer, forget everything around you, and just can’t hold back a loud shout of profanity, because simply nothing else will suffice to express your pent-up admiration for the game in front of you. Sometimes, when lengthy soliloquies just don’t do the trick, a simple “Oh Shit!” says so much. Continue reading

Top 5: Badasses

Top Badasses

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Some games are all about characters getting in touch with their sensitive sides. Characters who’d rather talk it out and like to play by the rules. And then there’s games that feature some absolutely full-throttle, balls-to-the-wall badasses, and are proud of it. Today, we celebrate the rebels, the characters who’ve ventured off the beaten path, the characters who kick some ass first and ask questions later. Continue reading

Top 5: Game Intros

Fallout 3

Press Start

“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

Friday Roundtable: Face Off: The Western RPG vs the JRPG

WRPG vs JRPG

Random Encounter

It’s been a long and hard road for video games to move out of the dark recesses of dimly lit cafeteria corner tables and basement hobby rooms into the societal spotlight they enjoy today. Of all video game genres, the one most often associated with nerds and socially awkward individuals would have to be the role-playing game. Continue reading

Top 5: Frustrating Moments

Top 5 Frustrating Moments

Tough Luck

Some games are tough, some are easy. And then we have those games that just absolutely make you want to wrap that controller cord into a noose and end your suffering the manly way. Continue reading