Opinions: A Dual Life Perspective – 1st Half 2020

Well. 2020 sure has been….something. The real has been exhausting, to be sure. I’ve felt like it’s been mostly a rollercoaster of event after event after event — and most of those events have been life-changing. When the year began, work felt like a marathon sprint with no end in sight. Just incredibly busy and…

Opinions: News Roundup – 6/25/2020

There has been SO much news the past couple weeks in the swirl of E3 replacements, and between work, Xenoblade and the ramifications of the world I’ve been unable to report on a lot of it. But that changes today! Here’s some news, trailers and updates I’m excited about. First off, Herzog Zwei is finally…

RANKED – Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Offerings (now with May 2020)

I’m keeping tally of the Switch NES Online selections here. I’m going to give each a sentence or two to quickly summarize if they’re worth your time or not. I’m not going to reiterate my older work on games I’ve given the NES Classic/NES anniversary treatment to; it’s all NEW content! I’m ranking the top…

Opinions: SNK Gals Fighters – SNK vs. SNK

  SNK is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Neo Geo arcade board with the first re-release of their Neo Geo Pocket Color fighter SNK Gals Fighters, one of the notable releases for the platform alongside SNK Vs Capcom Match of the Millennium and Card Fighter’s Clash. After 20 years, how does this handheld fighter…

Opinions: SNK Gals Fighters Coming to Switch

This morning SNK confirmed the rating for SNK Gals Fighters launching on Switch, stating that they expect to release the Neo Geo Pocket classic this week in Japan. (Update: it’s out now worldwide!) This is wonderful news, as this was one of the high points of the handheld’s short lifespan, full of some of SNK’s…

Academic: The Early History of Women in Video Games

Femicom currently is chronicling the NES and Famicom’s contributions to female representation in video games — with mostly dubious results — but I wanted to examine the years leading up to that console’s release. I feel that looking into the genesis of the medium and how women were initially portrayed as both in-game characters and…