Articles by Alex Alusheff

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How Mario Kart 64 became the gold standard for 90s kids and arcade bars

By Alex Alusheff There’s nothing worse than being struck by a blue shell in Mario Kart. Unless it’s being struck by your older brother after you blue-shelled him. We drained a lot of hours into Mario Kart 64 for the Nintendo 64 when we were kids. The game was released in 1996, when I was 6 and my brother was 8, right around the time our brotherly love dissolved into a bitter rivalry. In a…

Until Dawn is an interactive horror game where you try to keep 8 teens alive during one perilous night. Reviews

This game about murdering teens got my wife into gaming

My wife groaned when I told her I wanted to buy a PS4 for my birthday. She told me I had enough systems that I never touch and asked how would this purchase be any different. I eventually persuaded her, but under one condition – I had to buy games that she could play as well. Woof. My wife is not a gamer.

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The GYGlist: Best video games of the 2010s

The 2010s are behind us, and they brought a lot of changes to the industry and how we play video games. Gone are the days of buying a game and having all of its content available on a disc and not locked behind paywalls, micro transactions, loot boxes and 5 planned DLCs. Of course it wasn’t all bad. We experienced the golden age of the indie developer and the rise of digital distribution services. Luckily,…