Graham Russell

In this episode of Snack Time, Ryan puts his piloting skills to use in service of the Empire in Star Wars: TIE Fighter, which was recently re-released on modern PC distribution platforms. Graham and Andrew join to talk about flight games, Star Wars etiquette, the virtues of Kyle Katarn and more!

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!

In this episode, Graham guides Jeremy through the water-filled world of Densetsu no Starfy 2, the second game in the Legendary Starfy series. Though only the fifth and final game made it to the West, all of them are easy enough to jump in and play, and friendly in both mechanics and visuals! Maybe give one a try?

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

Ryan shows Andrew and Graham the minimalist free-running world of Lemma, a game with clear Mirror’s Edge inspirations, in this episode of Snack Time. There may be more to this one than meets the eye, though! Watch and find out what we mean.

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!

Are you ready to Smash? No, not that Smash. Graham and Jeremy face off in Japan-only SNES title Sanrio World Smash Ball, a competitive game reminiscent of Windjammers and Bang Bead featuring characters from the Hello Kitty universe. Who will triumph? Watch and find out!

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

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When it was originally released in America in 2012, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 was largely overlooked. That’s not surprising: it was an original Nintendo DS title launching nearly a year after its successor hit the market, and it came just six months after Devil Survivor Overclocked, which, despite being a half-measure in many ways, was a much-needed complex RPG for early 3DS adopters who had little in the way of quality titles.

With a 3DS re-release, Devil Survivor 2 has another chance to capture the attention of the game-playing public. And it should, because Record Breaker makes an already-great game even better. READ MORE

A new DLC pack means it’s a great time to revisit Mario Kart 8! Graham, Chris, Henry, Victoria, Lucas and Ryan try out the super-fast 200cc mode on the eight new tracks, including Baby Park, F-Zero‘s Big Blue and the changing-with-the-seasons Animal Crossing course! Who will win? Who will run off the course repeatedly? Watch and find out!

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!

In this super-sized episode of Gaijin Guide, Graham and Jeremy join their friends Terry and Rikku for a dice-rolling real estate competition! Itadaki Street Special, the predecessor to localized Wii title Fortune Street, features Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest characters in a game that resembles Monopoly but fixes many of that game’s infamous ills. Who will win? Is it Rikku? (It’s not Rikku.)

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

On this tax-time Snack Time, Andrew, Graham and Henry decide to head back to our favorite money-hoarder, Wario, in one of his best outings: Wario Land 3 for the Game Boy Color. While Graham struggles to guide the bumbling antihero through platforming levels, the crew talks about what makes the series, as well as Game Boy Color games in general, so great.

New episodes of Snack Time post every two weeks. You can check out the Snack Time archive for some great shows you may have missed!

Jeremy tests his hand-eye coordination with some help from Graham in this week’s episode featuring GBA dexterity puzzler Kururin Paradise. The sequel to Kuru Kuru Kururin (which was released in English in Europe), it brings a lot of variety to the spinning-ship-with-an-arbitrarily-inconvenient-shape genre.

New episodes of Gaijin Guide are posted every other Wednesday.

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The schism of the farming game world — that of developer Marvelous and Western publisher Natsume —is finally starting to show its repercussions. Since Marvelous decided to hand its Bokujou Monogatari series to its own team at XSEED and Natsume forged ahead with its Harvest Moon IP, it’s easier to see what each brought to the table. In Natsume’s case, it turns out that’s not much more than enthusiasm and good intentions. With its first separated release in Story of Seasons, Marvelous shows this move to have been only a good thing. READ MORE