Nostalgia

What your driver choice in Mario Kart 64 says about you

Some people use horoscopes to better understand their personality. Others use the Enneagram Personality Test. Here at GYG Lounge, we don’t need astrology or a scientific model based on core beliefs to tell you the kind of person you are. We know exactly who you are based on the character you pick in Mario Kart.

Opinion

The problem with water levels and why we hate them

By Alex Alusheff Water is fascinating. We drink it, we play in it, we explore it, and we search for it on other planets so we have a replacement for when we fuck up Earth. But water also sucks. You can drown from too much of it or die from too little of it. Also sharks live in it. Sharks. All of these negative traits and more are ever-present most water levels in video games,…

Nostalgia

Why Pokémon Snap is the perfect Pokémon game

Pokémon Snap was released in 1999, and over the last 20 years, it’s the only game in the franchise that I find myself coming back to time and time again. I’d say about once a year, I spend a lazy weekend afternoon playing through this short, yet sweet adventure, and each time, I love it even more. And I’m obviously not the only one, because when Nintendo finally announced a long overdue sequel last week, the reactions all over the Internet showed just how loved this spinoff game is. Honestly, I never need a reason to revisit Pokémon Snap, but the announcement of the sequel just gives me even more of an excuse to jump right back into the best game in the series. Let’s have a look at what made this game so special, and what the new game can do to both recapture the magic of the original, while also improving and expanding on it.

Opinion

Why Star Trek deserves a Telltale-style narrative game

During the two and a half months I spent at home through this pandemic, I came to learn two things about myself. I genuinely love video games that can make a game work with minimal conflict, and I love Star Trek:The Next Generation. I’ve had a lot of exposure to Star Trek throughout my lifetime, but I never truly understood what the franchise was actually about until now. Thinking back on it, I had always thought it was a campy franchise that was about fighting a new alien every episode.