Music: 5 VGM Favorites from the 16-bit Era

It’s the new year, so let’s continue writing about my favorite VGM! I’m going to try to do this twice per month here on in to rush through the rest of these songs. This time, let’s focus on 16-bit jams! Whirlwind, Shinobi III: The Ninja Master, Hirofumi Murasaki/Morihiko Akiyama/Masayuki Nagao, Genesis, Sega, 1993 This is…

Opinions: Five Ways – Skies of Arcadia

Skies of Arcadia at one point was my favorite game of all time. And it’s still pretty high up there. But I was thinking sometime in the middle of Black Friday chaos at work that it could be even better. And I will begin a new series exploring how games could have turned out even…

Opinion: The Dreamcast was delightfully quirky

I apologize for the delay on this one; blame Metroid. Sega’s swansong console left one lasting legacy before it was snuffed out; it was home to a very bizarre and delightful collection of games from a wide range of developers. And the majority of the kookier titles were from the auspices of Sega themselves, firing…