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

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Top 5: Game Romances

Top Game Romances

Let Us Count the Ways…

Traditionally, games focus on one of two central motivations: either the world needs saving, or you have to rescue your love from the clutches of Evil. And yes, there are many times when the two are interwoven into the same goal, but you get our point. 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

Friday Roundtable: Are Games Being Dumbed Down?

Are Games Being Dumbed Down?

Uphill in the Snow, Both Ways

Some of us (relatively) old fogies like to shake our fists and bemoan the way the times, they are a-changin’. According to our campfire stories, the early days of gaming were a time when gamers still had honor, simple two-button controls were superior, and games were still back-breakingly difficult, “the way it should be”. Continue reading

Top 5: Game Endings

Top Game Endings

All’s Well That Ends Well

It’s not about whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game, right? But sometimes, even the best gameplay experience can be made or broken by the game’s ending. Continue reading

Top 5: Videogame Weapons

Top 5 Weapons

Pew! Pew!

As gamers, all of us know that feeling of grinding for hours just to get that one more weapon upgrade, or the thrill of felling a brutally tough foe with over-the-top firepower. Continue reading