Pride, Prejudice, and Space Invaders Extreme

At this stage in my life, I’m a busy motherfucker. I love The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past as much as anyone, but the next time I’m likely to find the time for a play-through, I’ll be about to slap the taste out of my first grandchild’s mouth for rolling his eyes at my NES because “it needs a screen and controllers to play.” The result of this is that I find myself engaged in an endless hunt for the perfect pick up and go game. Perfect…

11 Classy Retro Game Perversions

A (perhaps) vital component of the culture, perversions both large and small have always been present in retro video games. If you haven’t noticed boners, vaginas, buttholes and sex acts of all kinds, you likely haven’t been playing them. From Ring of Power‘s boobs code, to the Japanese Link’s Awakening‘s hippo boobs, to frankly a large number of other ‘boobs’ instances, there are many blatant examples of this, leading right on up to unabashed pornographic titles. Because we here at The Gamesman’s Knob are ridiculously classy, the handouts aren’t for…

Just the Tip: A Beginner’s Guide to the Atari 2600

To say that the Atari 2600 is iconic, or even legendary, is somewhat of an understatement. The flagship product of video game pioneers Atari, the 2600 is a great example of the right thing in the right place at the right time. Ask even the most gaming ignorant person about “Atari” and, though they may not hit the nail on the head, they’re guaranteed to swing the hammer. If you’re reading this you’re likely either wanting to break into collecting for the 2600, or you already do and can’t get…

Review: Wizard of Wor for the Atari 2600

In the year of our Lord, 1980, Midway released Wizard of Wor. In the year 2015, also of our Lord, I was exposed (I had no pants on) to the cartridge shell from it’s 1982 Atari 2600 port. Baffled by simple things, stuff ensued… With Wor, you really have to dig deep and ask a lot of questions. To yourself, as well as some bystanders who seriously don’t want to hear about it (while you’re in the shower and they’re trying to brush their teeth). Written in a true warrior’s…