• Donkey Kong Country, "Aquatic Ambience"

    A 3-hour playlist of relaxing SNES soundtracks

    Everything from Chrono Trigger to Donkey Kong Country features on this 3-hour SNES music YouTube playlist. ASMR didn’t exist in the 90s but new age music did. It’s a genre that gets a bad rep but if Enya made video game soundtracks, maybe they’d sound like some of these tracks. For all its technological advances, the SNES’s music is seriously underrated. Video game YouTuber SNES drunk compiled a playlist of “relaxing Super Nintendo Music” and it’s 3 hours of bliss. The usual suspects are there: Donkey Kong Country’s Aquatic Ambience and Chrono Trigger’s Secret of the Forest. But the opener comes from Waterworld, which is probably the highest accolade for…

  • Jessie's Wobbuffet

    Could you beat Pokémon Emerald with only a Wobbuffet?

    MahDryBread did a solo run with a Wobbuffet on Pokémon Emerald. Here’s how he did. If you’ve played Pokémon after Gen 2 or seen the anime, you’ll know Wobuffet. It’s a giant blue Pokémon with a soft body and a black tail with eyes. It’s also a gimmick Pokémon. Wobbuffet only learns four moves: Counter Destiny Bond Mirror Coat Safeguard No TMs, no HMs, and no tutored moves. It also has atrocious stats except for a huge HP stat. With that in mind, gamer and YouTuber MahDryBread went on a solo run with Wobbuffet on Pokémon Emerald. His ridiculous journey took him through Hoenn in Generation 3 as he tried…

  • Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

    Why You Should Play ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

    Few games have considerably ramped up my anxiety levels in my time on this planet (nearly 30 years). In fact, so few have evoked this feeling that I have a hard time remembering them by name. That is, of course, aside from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Majora and I first crossed paths in spring 2000 (the same year Luke encountered Pokémon Silver) when it was originally released on the Nintendo 64. I know for sure that I pre-ordered a copy, being a huge Ocarina of Time fanboy, and I cherished the gold cartridge with its hologram artwork when I finally held it in my hands. Love soon turned…

  • Avengers Assemble For Gameboy Mod

    Avengers Assemble For Gameboy Mod

    This awesome Gameboy mod uses Avengers stickers and some spare time. Avengers Endgame is out in cinemas and it’s breaking all kinds of records. I saw it yesterday and loved it. I also love Gameboy mods (I even finished one this weekend). So I was stoked to see both of them combined for this mod. YouTuber The ONerd took inspiration from the movie and fixed a broken Gameboy that didn’t read games in the process. This was 1 of 7 broken Gameboys he got from Craigslist, according to the video description. Spoiler alert (not for the movies: it just needed a good clean. Easy peasy. After that, he covered the…

  • Ash Ketchum in Pokemon

    Fantasy Pokémon Teams

    Are you a Pokémon veteran and want some ideas for your team? How about some fantasy-themed teams based on cartoons? As of today, there are a total of 809 different Pokémon meaning 382,197,543,688,324 team combinations and that’s if you don’t have more than one of the same creature amongst the six. That number is 382 trillion, 197 billion, 543 million, 688 thousand, 324. Picking the right group can be tricky, whether you’re playing competitively or for fun so if you’re bored of picking the same Pokémon each time, why not spruce things up a bit? Inspired by a Reddit post I saw the other day, I’ve put together some “fantasy…

  • How to Trade From Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow To Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

    How to Trade From Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow To Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

    Stop the press! With a little bit of money and patience, you can now trade Pokemon from Gen 1 to Gen 6. Most entranced Pokemon trainers gained consciousness when Ruby and Sapphire was released in 2003. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase “there are too many Pokémon now, I remember when there were just 150″. I used to think that too but I’ve grown accustomed to the breadth of the Pokémon world. Amongst us are players who want to trade their original RBY Pokémon to the new games – for nostalgic purposes. Lord knows if I’d kept the saves I had, I’d have the greatest…

  • King Kow amiibo

    The Trials And Tribulations Of An amiibo Collector

    Kow tells his long but worthwhile tale of becoming an amiibo collector. Hello all, my name is Kow. Well, not really, but I prefer to go by that name. Some of you may know me, but for those who don’t, I make music and what not. However, I’m not here to promote or advertise myself at all. I’m here probably for the same reason you all are: you love and/or grew up with video games being a key factor in your life. As we all may have some interest in video game culture, I feel rather lucky to be honest. For one, I’m a huge Nintendo fan and Nintendo is the greatest…

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Outsells The Sega Pico and TurboGrafx-16

    Goodness me. According to Nintendo’s recent financial release, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold 13.81 million units worldwide. Needless to say the release has been a success. But what makes that number even more incredible is that it means it has sold more copies than the Sega Pico and TurboGrafx-16 combined. Yes, the actual consoles. For a game that has only been out four months to sell more than two of the most iconic consoles of the 90s should really embarrass Sega, NEC Home Electronics, and Hudson Soft (well, if Hudson were still around. But they should be ashamed anyway). Other sales numbers from the report: Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! – 10.63…

  • A Gameboy DMG

    Happy 30th Birthday, Gameboy!

    The big grey brick is 30 years old today and, thanks to a modding community, still lives a supreme life. The original grey Gameboy – also known as the Gameboy DMG – is an iconic piece of technology. Gunpei Yokoi was its original designer when it launched on 21st April 1989 and it was part of the Gameboy line that sold over 118m units worldwide. But why was it so popular, and how did it manage to live for so long before a recent revival? Its official lifespan was 1989–2003 – which included the Pocket, Light, and Color variants. 15 years is a long time for a line of gaming tech…