Posts in category "Video Games"

Electronic Entertainment Expo Starts Today!

Electronic Entertainment Expo Starts Today!
The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or more commonly known to video game junkies as E3, officially starts today! I know it’s taking place across the country on Los Angeles, but for a VG nerd like me, it’s one of the best days of the year to sit at my work computer and try to multitask watching... Read more »

Blast From The Past With "No Limit Arcade" in Algonquin

Blast From The Past With "No Limit Arcade" in Algonquin
Being a huge “gamer” especially when it comes to the classic arcade days, I try to make it out to the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield or Nickel City in Northbrook, two very good and very different styles when it comes to bringing back the magic of the original arcade scene. Luckily the Far West... Read more »

"It's On Like Donkey Kong": Our Favorite Digital Monkey Turns 30

"It's On Like Donkey Kong": Our Favorite Digital Monkey Turns 30
Being that I’m newly married and fresh off my honeymoon, what is a better way to spend a Saturday? Celebrating Donkey Kong’s 30th Birthday and revisiting my favorite college arcade, Star Worlds Arcade in Dekalb. Dekalb is about an hour west of Chicago and the home of Northern Illinois University, my Alma mater. My friends Dan and Nicole... Read more »
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New School, Old School: NBA Jam

Remember back to the year 1993, when video game arcades were still a huge part of a kids life. A young Matt would pump in quarter after quarter, dollar after dollar for hours on end into NBA Jam, a high flying basketball game that let you take control of your favorite pro players and have... Read more »

Call of Duty: Black Ops, 2010's Best Excuse to Call in Sick?

Now some of us are “gamers” and some of us are “GAMERS!#$!”, the difference is easy to tell by their personal priorities in the importance of certain game releases. It’s the line drawn between the ones that call in sick to work when the new Call of Duty game hits the shelves and the ones that... Read more »