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Posts by Blue Williams

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    Good Games with Bad Cover Art

    “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” or so the saying goes. It’s harder to do than it sounds. Face it, we humans are visual creatures, and we’ve all done this at some point, whether with a game, a person, a place, or an actual book. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to do…

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    Ode to the OG XBox

    After Atari closed its doors in 1984, video games became largely the domain of Japanese companies. For the remainder of the 20th century, titans like Sony, Sega, and Nintendo battled it out for supremacy of the gaming industry. The video game crash of 1983 had shown just how difficult it was to enter the home…

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    The 5 Weirdest Pokemon

    Ever since Pokemon Red and Blue first released for the GameBoy in 1996, kids and the kids-at-heart have been trying to catch ‘em all. Pretty much everybody has a favorite Pokemon, whether you’re a fan of the super popular Pikachu, the laid back Snorlax, or the more obscure Breloom. Currently there have been eight generations…

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    5 Innovations That Changed Gaming Forever

    Even though video games didn’t become mainstream until the 1970s and 1980s, people were actually playing them way back in the 1950s, as research for early computer programmers. In the nearly 70 years since then (practically equivalent to an average human lifespan), technology has progressed by leaps and bounds. Not every idea has been a…

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    Sports Games You’ll Love Even If You Hate Sports

    Yay, sportsball! Throw the puck! Kick it into the basket! Strike four! I could go on, but you get the idea. The sports-hating crowd is not shy about sharing their disdain for one of humanity’s most popular pastimes. I do understand—sometimes people’s obsessions with their sport or team of choice can border on hysteria (P.S….

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    Mario’s Top 5 Suits

    I will fully admit that Mario’s wardrobe in Super Mario Odyssey is way better than my wardrobe in real life. He’s got 40 outfits to choose from in that game, and his looks run the gamut from Caveman, to Aviator, to Chef, to just plain boxer shorts. But as awesome as they all are, they…