The good with the bad: 9 great songs from not-so-great games

Is Silver Surfer for the NES a bad game? It’s impossible to tell. The game is just too maddeningly difficult to make a value judgment one way or the other. A traditional side-scrolling shooter in which everything is instantly lethal—including the walls, ceiling, and floor—it’s practically unbeatable by conventional…

Our favorite games of 2014, part one

Every December, instead of searching for a group consensus, Gameological looks back at the year in games through individual perspectives. These are the staffers’ personal takes on a few games that have stuck in their minds for whatever reason—big or small—and does not represent any sort of institutional expression.…

Tracing the roots of Eternal Darkness’ infamous gimmick to a ’50s B-movie

In the summer of 2002, Nintendo released Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, its first M-rated title, and all across America controllers were angrily pitched across the room. It was a flashpoint of indignation. Imagine a young player, having patiently scraped together a small fortune in allowance, hurrying home one…

Hit pause to play: 9 great songs from video games’ idle moments

Gameologerinos, we’ve compiled this Inventory into a YouTube playlist, and we encourage readers to nominate your candidates to the list in the comments (with a YouTube link if you can find it, please). We’ll choose our favorite nominations, add them to the YouTube playlist, and present the final collaborative