Games

A PixelatedPop Project: Bioshock Goodness

If you've never played any entry in the Bioshock series, then you may not know how relentlessly it sucks you in.  The deep, branching story, the richly detailed surroundings, the perfectly balanced control mechanics: Bioshock is a video game work of art.  So, naturally, such a work of art can inspire other works of art.  Fans of the game have created a wide range of Bioshock pieces, some going as far as sculpting life-size Big Daddies.  My projects weren't quite as grandiose as life-size sculptures, but I think you guys will enjoy what I put together.
 

A PixelatedPop Project: Resident Evil and Silent Hill Shadowboxes

As our loyal PixelatedPop followers know (tens, I'm sure), I love scary games and art projects featuring said scary games.  I recently completed two shadowboxes, one Resident Evil themed and one Silent Hill themed.  I believe they turned out fairly well and I thought I would share with you lovely people.
 

Video Game Review: Ironsword: Wizards and Warriors II (NES)

When I received my first Nintendo Entertainment System during one of the Christmases of my youth, I figured that Santa had brought me the end-all-be-all of gifts.  As it turned out, Santa must have also got it for my father.  My dad muscled into my NES time for the first few years I owned the machine.  I woke many times, in the dead of night, to find my dad in my room playing a newly rented or even purchased game.  My father's game of choice usually included swords and wizardry of some sort.  I can't imagine the gasp he let out upon seeing the Fabio-clad box of Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II.
 

A PixelatedPop Project: My Resident Evil Diorama

As I've demonstrated before, my love for Resident Evil knows very few bounds.  I've owned many of the Toy Biz produced R.E. action figures for a long time.  I always had the urge to display them "properly," but I never thought such a project would be possible.  I don't remember what finally inspired me to start this project, but a few months ago, I decided to piece together a small-scale, Resident Evil-themed diorama.
 

Video Game Review: Monster In My Pocket (NES)

The year was 1991.  The popularity of the Nintendo Entertainment System was soaring to unimaginable heights, showing no signs of slowing since its initial launch six years prior.  Classic games like Battletoads, Mega Man 4 and Ninja Gaiden III were released that year and showed off the capabilities of the NES like never before.  Along with these titles based on original ideas, nearly every toy line in those days got its own video game crossover on the beloved console...

Genesis Does What Nintendon't

As I grew up in the "golden age of console gaming,"  I was one of those poor kids who was a generation behind in the console I owned.  From about 1990 to about 1997, I had only a Nintendo Entertainment System.  Were it not for my friends, I would have totally missed out on that decade's biggest gaming battle: Super Nintendo vs. Sega.

Video Game Review: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1)

Some of you might be wondering, "Hey, where is your review of Resident Evil 2?"  Well, to be honest with you, I feel like my review of Resident Evil 2 would be too much praise.  It isn't without its faults, but it is one of my favorite games of all time and I believe it to be the flagship in the RE series.  Instead, I am skipping to one of the most overlooked titles in the series -- Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.  Let's get down to it, shall we?

Video Game Review: Resident Evil (PS1)

The Resident Evil series is one of my great passions.  Until I played the first Resident Evil game, I had no idea how obsessed with zombies I could become.  I remember having no interest in owning a Playstation until I witnessed my cousin and his friends playing Resident Evil way back in 1996.  It wasn't until the Christmas season of 1998 that I finally obtained a Playstation, along with the "Director's Cut" version of R.E.  I played the game nonstop for months on end.

Video Game Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES)

I have a deep, passionate love for horror games.  Fifteen years ago, when other kids were out renting and buying Mario and Zelda games, I was always playing games like Castlevania and Splatterhouse 3.  My infatuation with killing zombies, aliens and demons probably borders on the deranged.  Even though it is not technically a horror game, the NES game A Nightmare On Elm Street is one of the games that started up my early pixelated bloodlust.