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Top 10 Games with Sony Editor, John Cal McCormick

Top 10 Games is a new, semi-regular series that hopes to offer a bit of insight into the twisted minds of Goomba Stomp’s writers, editors,...
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30th Anniversary Retrospective: The ‘Metal Gear’ Series’ Uniquely Self-Aware Journey

Metal Gear is a name that, by now, is permanently etched not only into the history of video games, but outside culture at large, unlike any other multimedia franchise before or since.
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Games That Changed Our Lives: ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Was The Interactive Action Movie I...

Obviously, Metal Gear Solid was a massively influential game. You can see the DNA of Solid Snake's first PlayStation adventure in many story heavy games that have released in the years since, and it's almost impossible to guess what the industry might look like today had the game never happened.

Random Encounters, Ep. 67: ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ and Games...

This week we're doing a little bit of brief house cleaning with some final chatter on Persona 5 and The Last Guardian before moving on to The Walking...
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A Love Letter to Game Manuals

It’s hard to deny the simple pleasure one used to get from opening a brand-new game case and taking out an expansive, detailed manual.

Boss Battles: Expectations and Originality in ‘Metal Gear Solid’

Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind the Metal Gear series, once said: “as a creator, I always want to betray fans' expectations.” Throughout his hallmark series, Kojima has done this in many way

Random Encounters, Ep. 54: Sex in Gaming + ‘Ni-oh’ and ‘New Super Mario Bros....

We open things up this week with some talk of the latest Souls-like, Ni-oh. Is it just "samurai souls" or "shogun souls", or is there more to this game then meets the eye?

‘Metal Gear Solid 2’ at 15: Still Sending Players Down the Rabbit Hole

Time has been kind to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Its excesses haven’t disappeared, but its innovations are now easier to appreciate. Much that seemed extravagant in 2001, when it was released for the Playstation 2, now feels prescient and relevant.
From 'Diablo' to 'Doom': 10 Classics Game Manuals of the 90s

From ‘Doom’ to ‘Diablo’: 10 Classic Game Manuals of the 90s

It’s easy to miss game manuals from the 90s. Previously an essential piece of packaging, physical manuals in 2016 are either thin enough to...

Random Encounters, Ep. 33: ‘Doom’, ‘Inside’ and Game Endings

On the latest episode of Random Encounters, we start things off talking about our experience with Oxenfree, and how it failed to live up to...

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