Opinion: ABOUT GOD DAMN TIME TAKE TWO (x2)

Nintendo remembered it has a franchise called Metroid! Oh my god! E3, you keep shocking me in unexpected ways! And not only did Nintendo announce amiibo (as pictured), but TWO games! A new entry in the Prime series led by a new dev team for the Switch (which wasn’t shown beyond a teaser in their…

Opinion: Laughable Localization – Instances of Terrible Translation

One of my research interests is the localization of games from culture to culture, particularly the games of the NES (you may have gathered that from my Culture Clash! series). One thing I’ve observed is the absolute lack of effort in translating some of the in-game text in several titles, and once and a while…

Archives: My Virtual History on the Metroid Franchise

Note – This series was originally from LVLS, so I decided to bring it back over now that the site is reopen. It builds upon the Super Mario Bros. history I did the year before, adding structure to the pieces and are generally better written (although my old habit of throwing hyphens in for dashes…

Opinion: Best NES Composers

Opinion pieces will be my take on the five best…of something. In this case, I want to share my votes for the five greatest composers for the NES hardware. 5) KONAMI KuKeiHa Club (Konami) Yes, I’m cheating slightly by including the entirety of Konami’s sensational musical staff from the 80s, so I won’t let them…