No, it’s not that I can’t spell — I recently dug up a stack of old board games based on videogames (see what I did there?), and well, what else am I gonna do but write a blog post about ’em? Continue reading “Getting Board with Videogames”
Sometimes, things get confusing in this hobby. Especially with videogame titles! Occasionally a game’s name or even content has to be changed depending on the region in which it’s being sold. This can be due to copyright issues, cultural standards, or marketing-based decisions by the publisher. Other times, you run into a situation like what I’m talking about today: in which a kickass, revolutionary, and popular game has the unfortunate privilege of sharing its name with a rightfully-forgotten piece of crap that probably actually directly contributed to the infamous 1983 crash of the whole home videogame market.
I present to you: Star Fox and StarFox.
With Nintendo’s announcement of two new Metroid games at this year’s E3 (Metroid Prime 4 for Switch and Metroid: Samus Returns for 3DS, which is out this Friday and also which I will probably be writing about more than once), I thought now would be a good time for me to write a little something about my history of Metroid fandom, and how I brought it to the internet over 20 years ago with the first dedicated Metroid website, the Metroid Database!