04 / 13 / 2019
Today's updates are the colorful MMORPG MapleStory 2
(PC, 3/5) and the addition of a pachinko section to the Gaming For A Living: Skill-Based Gambling
04 / 04 / 2019
Got a little Falcom Fest going today with Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes
(Turbo CD, 3/5) and Ys Typing Tutor
(PC, 2/5). The former was Falcom's first turn-based console RPG and was the foundation for what is now the modern Legend of Heroes series. The latter is a goofball little mini-game excised from Zwei!! and made into a stand-alone executable by a fan; Falcom seems to have meant it as a riff on Sega's Typing of the Dead.
03 / 24 / 2019
♫ Fiiiiiyah Em-ba-leeem ♫ ... oh hullo. Today we're looking at Nintendo's mobile venture Fire Emblem Heroes
(Android, 3/5), and we also have a mini-feature for anyone who might be interested in emulating Android games on a computer
03 / 15 / 2019
One of the big things I've been wanting to do with this site is to switch up to more of a focus on gaming feature articles, especially on topics that aren't really covered elsewhere. In that spirit, today we have a retrospective look at the greatest gaming rock that you (probably) didn't know about - The Naoto Shibata Project: Requiem for the Forgotten Riffs
. Big Castlevania and Snatcher fans may have encountered these tracks at some point, but may not be aware of the full scope of these arrangements or the cool histories of the musicians behind them. So that's what that's all about.
Want a review too? Have a review too. A-Jax
(Arcade, 2/5) is ... well, not one of Konami's greater arcade moments, but Shibata did the game's decent soundtrack right with a rockin' arrangement so it's joining the archives today.
02 / 08 / 2019
Adding on to the skill-based gaming article
today with a new poker section, plus a review of Lucky's Casino Adventure
(PC, 3/5) which was a fairly ambitious gambling game for its time yet has all but disappeared from existence at this point.
01 / 24 / 2019
Unearthing a couple of arcade sports obscurities today. Beach Festival World Championship 1997
(1/5) comes to us from Comad, a Korean publisher best known for their "adult" games full of pirated assets. Fear not if at work or out in public, though, as this one is PG. Then there's Super Basketball
(2/5), Konami's first attempt at hoop dreams before moving on to Double Dribble a couple of years later.
01 / 15 / 2019
Man, if you slap a yellow trenchcoat and hat on Robert Mueller, you basically have Dick Tracy. The lantern-jawed two-fisted detective finally gets repped on the site today with Dick Tracy
(Amiga, 1/5) and Dick Tracy: The Crime-Solving Adventure
(Amiga, 3/5). The first game is a typical Titusbomb, but the second one was actually a kind of interesting and ambitious open-worldy type of game with adventure elements.
We have more to offer than just Yellow Dick, however. Today I am pleased to unveil the next segment of the Gaming For A Living mega-article, Skill-Based Gambling
. I had originally planned to finish the whole page for this update, but once I got into it I found all sorts of new rabbit holes and interesting stuff, and it quickly turned into a whopper. So I did the first couple of sections of the page in the interest of a timely update, with the rest of the sections coming with future updates.
01 / 07 / 2019
The big site cleanup I've been working on is finally done. Still having image posting issues, but hopefully everything else is a lot smoother and nicer-looking around the site.
And for our update we have all kinds of angels in the outfield with League of Angels 3
(Browser, 2/5) and Tropical Angel
01 / 01 / 2019
Welp. Here we go.
Trying to get off to a fast start in this newest of years with significant updates to the Gaming For a Living mega-article, specifically the kosher
MMO "real money trading" moneymakers. The former adds sections for two new games, and the latter has been totally reformatted/streamlined and has had a bunch of new game information added.
You might also note a crispy new look around here for the new year. Bear with us in case of little hiccups for the next couple weeks or so as I arrange and test out everything under this updated content management system, but I think everything is working as it should be at this point.
Finally, why not some reviews. And why not some arcade racing games to get us off to a roaring start in 2019. Power Drift
(NR) and Outrunners
(4/5) were the second generation of racers in Yu Suzuki's "Super Scaler" arcade lineage, and worthy follow-ups to Hang-On and Outrun running on better hardware.