The Insight: Rogue Aces Is The Roguelite Gold Standard

By Shane Ferguson You may have missed it, but that would be a shame. Rogue Aces is incredibly addictive, a 2D, side-scrolling free roam air combat shmup arcade game. While that’s a lot of adjectives, it’s a game that’s nuanced and intriguing. Developed by Infinite State Games, Rogue Aces is a spiritual successor to classics such as Wings of…

Holiday Podcast! Our Own Childhood Game Gifts, Unique Suggestions For Game Presents, Ken Kutaragi And Tandy, Too.

By Harold Goldberg   Our energetic Holiday Podcast features CNET’s Dan Ackerman and Scott Stein, Tom’s Guide’s Sherri Smith, and Kimari Rennis, NYGameCritics.com’s ace teen intern — and me. We remember fondly our best game-oriented holidays of yore, and offer up some awesome ideas for gifts – ones that you haven’t heard about before. (Oh, and,…

The Insight: WWE 2K18 Is A Game That Wins And Loses

By Shane Ferguson It’s odd. Professional wrestling and video games are in this weird marriage of strategy and chaos. In many ways, wrestling games show us how far gaming has come. Watching the evolution of wrestling games is watching the evolution of gaming and technology. If you were a kid in the 80’s and 90’s,…