It’s not hard to walk into a gaming store or section to find piles upon piles of gaming accessories to help you expand your typical gaming experience. Some are good, some are bad, and some are downright ridiculous. This trend of bizarre gaming accessories isn’t new. Companies have been pedaling awkward add-ons since as far back as the Atari days. We have always been marketed unnecessary and overpriced equipment to “help” us experience our consoles in a fresh way, though most of the time it turned out rotten.
It seems to be common place in this day and age for gamers and gaming companies alike to be pitted against each other in some form of fierce competition. Whether it is fighting it out in a match of Halo, Call of Duty, or Mario Kart or in the case of companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, producing the best and most innovative console in order to earn their place as the number one choice for gamers. It’s been no secret that Microsoft and Sony are going head to head for the release of their respective systems this November, the Xbox One and the Playstation 4, and the battle is getting heated.
When Mortal Kombat first came onto the scene, it certainly ruffled some feathers and got people talking. It was immediately recognized for its bloody brutality and violence, and it was one of the games that paved the way for the introduction of the ESBR because of it. And we loved it. We loved going to the arcade and beating our friends to a pulp, realizing in that last moment of victory you have mere seconds to mash those buttons in the right combo so that you can further humiliate your opponent with the infamous fatalities. Ah, fatalities. They are one of the key elements of the Mortal Kombat series that has made it so unique and special. While the game itself was pretty gruesome, the fatalities took it just a step further than a little blood on the screen. They were downright grotesque and they were fantastic. At the time, none of us had the internet to reference to, so if you knew someone’s finishing move, you had serious bragging rights. We had to work for it.
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Walt Disney once said “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” There have been times when gamers have longed for remakes of their favorite old school games and it seemed an impossible dream, but luckily our industry has continued to make dreams come true, much like Disney himself did. More and more we are seeing remakes of some of our all-time favorite games, all prettied up with updated graphics and giving us a renewed reason to squeal with excitement and relive our childhood. One of the most recent old school classics to receive a new makeover is DuckTales, or DuckTales Remastered, as it is now called, and to celebrate its release we are going to revisit some of our favorite retro Disney games!
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