Video Game History: Blinx: The Time Sweeper (Xbox)

When the Xbox launched in 2001, Microsoft was desperate to establish key franchises to stand out from the pack. Nintendo had Mario, Sega had Sonic, Sony had Crash Bandicoot (sorta), and they felt like they needed a mascot for the system as well. While Master Chief eventually became the supreme choice for a mascot, theyContinue reading “Video Game History: Blinx: The Time Sweeper (Xbox)”

Things I Like: Banjo and Kazooie (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

I was a tiny bit surprised that Banjo and Kazooie joined the cast of Super Smash Bros. Microsoft acquired Rare from Nintendo a little after Melee, and they basically killed Banjo’s chances of making it to Brawl. But Microsoft actually has a pretty friendly relationship with Nintendo now, so both companies have no problems givingContinue reading “Things I Like: Banjo and Kazooie (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)”

Things I Like: Spiral Mountain Stage (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Spiral Mountain serves as Banjo & Kazooie’s home stage. I never got into the N64 classics, but apparently all the games start you there. Think of it like Green Hill Zone in the Sonic series, but for Banjo and his bird friend. The stage isn’t too wacky. But from what I could look up, it’sContinue reading “Things I Like: Spiral Mountain Stage (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)”

My Top Ten Xbox Games #5: Fable

Fable was released with some of the biggest hype any game has ever┬áreceived. It was apparently the deepest and longest game on the Xbox from what people were hoping. Then they found out it could easily be beat in 10 hours or so. Despite falling from the near-perfect tier of first party games, Fable isContinue reading “My Top Ten Xbox Games #5: Fable”