NES Power Hour

A couple years ago, Tyler, Chas and I decided it would be a good idea to do a power hour and talk about Nintendo games while we recorded it. That first recording eventually turned into Now Loadin’, the video game site Chas and I ran before Stew Over. In other words, this is the beginning. Tyler went through the effort of syncing up the audio recording with the following video so that you can follow along with us. So go grab a shot glass, eight beers, and enjoy a trip down memory lane with us.

The Disturbing History of How Much I’ve spent on S...

Before we get started here I need to make one thing clear. No, it’s not that I love Mario. You know that already. And no, it’s not even that I regret what I’m about to lay before you. The one thing you need to know before you read this article is that we’re...

Greatest Games Recap

Back before Stew Over existed, I came up with a unique way to talk about our favorite games of all time. A podcast was scheduled, and Jim, Tyler, Kevin, Chas, and I decided we’d run down every year since 1985 and decide the best game from each particular year. Arguments were had, tough decisions made, copious amounts of beer consumed, and  a pretty ambitious project (27 articles in 27 weeks) finally came to an end last week. The purpose of this post is to put links to all the articles in one place and let you catch up on any you have missed. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Part I: The 8-bit (NES) Era 1985: Super Mario...

Greatest Game of 2010: The Competition

2010 is one of the strongest years we’ve highlighted so far. Limbo was amazing, but so were a number of other games that came out this year. I had quite a bit to say about these games, so be prepared! Heavy Rain Many of the decisions you make when you play games tend to feel...

Greatest Game of 2010: Limbo

What happens when we die? No one knows for sure, but everyone can agree that the fate Undead Studios dreamt up for their main character in Limbo is hopefully not it. The game starts with a boy waking up in the forest and all you know is that he is looking for his sister. As the game...

Greatest Game of 2009: The Competition

While it’s hard to disagree with the panel and Kevin’s choice of Uncharted 2 for game of 2009, that doesn’t mean there weren’t other great games that year. These games are the main reason we never played Uncharted 2′s multiplayer. Not the least of...

Greatest Game of 2009: Uncharted 2

Uncharted 2 isn’t just the best game of 2009, it’s the best game ever released on the PS3 and probably the best of this generation on any console. It’s one of the few sequels that surpassed the original (a good game in its own right) in just about every way....

Greatest Game of 2008: The Competition

While I would not disagree with Jim and the panel in saying that Left 4 Dead was the Greatest Game of 2008, it was still a very strong year for gaming. Here are some of my other favorites from that year. Let me know in the comments which games you enjoyed! Grand Theft Auto 4 When...

Greatest Game of 2008: Left 4 Dead

Left4Dead saved gaming. For me. Sure, I had the original Xbox but that system had long been boxed  up in my parent’s basement. I was coming off of a 3 year stint sans pants (and videogames), when I decided to buy the Xbox 360. It was the advent of the console based social...

Greatest Game of 2007: Bioshock and Super Mario Ga...

2007 brought us two of the greatest games of our current generation, Bioshock and Super Mario Galaxy. While our panel selected Bioshock and I really can’t disagree with the selection, Super Mario Galaxy was also a great game. Today, I’ll talk about both and you can let me...

Greatest Game of 2006: Civilization IV

“Just one more turn…” With the possible exception of World of Warcraft and its real time strategy antecedents Warcrafts 1-3, the Sid Myer’s Civilization games have to be one of the greatest time sucks in the history of gaming. To hear tell of Civilization is to hear of...

Greatest Game of 2005: Shadow of the Colossus

I have to warn you before you read this article. If you have not played Shadow of the Colossus, STOP reading and pick up the game immediately. The game was just re-released with another classic, Ico, on the Playstation 3 in spectacular HD for $40. Do yourself a huge favor and go buy...

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