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PS Retrospective: Twisted Metal Series

To kick-off PlayStation month, we're going to look back at the series that made me the loyal PlayStationite I am today: Twisted Metal. Twisted Metal not only secured my purchase of the first gen PlayStation, it also began my obsession with vehicular combat games.

Not sure what vehicular combat games are? Well, that's because they are an endangered genre these days. But back in the mid-to-end 90's, it was all the craze. Carmageddon, Interstate 76, Vigilante 8... all these existed because of Twisted Metal.

PlayStation Classics Revisited: Einhander

Around fifteen years ago the shmup genre was one that showed no signs of slowing down.  The amount of shmup games released in North America may not have exceeded games in the 3rd person action genre, but gamers who enjoyed piloting various ships as they engaged in massive battles definitely had some nice options to choose from within the genre.  As a huge fan of the shmup genre I decided to take a look at Einhander, one of the best and most beloved games to be released from Squaresoft/Square Enix that doesn’t have the name Final Fantasy in the title.

Why You Should Care: Lunar Silver Star Story Complete

This week I wanted to take a look back to a bit of an 'in-between' generation. It's not ducking all the way back to the glory days of 8-bit consoles, and it's nothing that released in the current generation that you might still have kickin' around in your pile of uncompleted shame. It's a dive back into an era where, while it still wasn't a primary genre for me, I spent the most time in my video game 'career' with JRPGs.  Saying that puts things in a weird category, people tend to divide themselves on this genre as either the "would never play" type, or the fanatical.

PlayStation Classics Revisited: Omega Boost

The era of the first PlayStation is still one that’s looked back on as one of the best moments in the history of the video game industry.  Being the new kid on the block and having been burned by Nintendo in the early 1990s, Sony came onto the scene and essentially stole the show with their PlayStation console which went on to be the de facto system for gamers until Sony’s PlayStation successor was released in 2000.  For me the release of the PS1 was a big deal as it marked the first time my parents allowed me to own a video game console, which as many of you know led me down the

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