Uncle Willy

He has been playing video games for longer than he would like to admit, and is passionate about all retro games and systems. He also goes to bars with an NES controller hoping that entering the Konami code will give him thirty chances with the drunk chick at the bar. His interests include vodka, old-school games, women, vodka, and women gamers who drink vodka.

Atari 2600’s 40th Anniversary: An Old-School Recollection

Have you played Atari today? (Note: I began work on this article the day before Hurricane Irma struck Florida. After three days of sweating and suffering, power was restored to my neighborhood. The following days were a blur of catching up with work, trying to get my internet service back up, and generally going nuts. This article took a back seat. I know this article is way past the Atari 2600’s ...[Read More]

Retro Review: Tron (Arcade)

Release Date: 1982 Developer: Bally Midway Manufacturing Co., Inc. Publisher: Bally Midway Manufacturing Co., Inc. Arcade is king! Disney is an absolute monster nowadays. In addition to their own IPs and those belonging to the uber-animators at Pixar, the acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilms have given the House than Mickey Built access to a vast treasure trove of marketable content. Back in 1982...[Read More]

It Dual Review and Advance Screening Event Highlights

We all float down here Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Jackson Robert Scott Director: Andy Muschietti Synopsis: A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children. Review Uncle Willy – writer, editor-in-chief, podcast personality Remak...[Read More]

Loot Box Economy: Bullshit Reality

My Digital Crack mates are diametrically opposed to my stance on loot boxes. Their stance is in response to my disdain of their existence in Overwatch. Big Lou himself has tried to talk me down from my ledge, trying to convince me that the loot boxes are “just cosmetic.” They’re not as big of a deal because of that. Not too long ago, the developers of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War introduced loot bo...[Read More]

The Defenders Season 1 Impressions

A mean right hook! Note: there will be spoilers for other Netflix Marvel series in this article. If you haven’t seen any or all of the Marvel Netflix series that make up The Defenders, you have been forewarned. At the beginning of the year, I wrote about the superhero premieres of 2017. In it, I talked about The Defenders, mentioning my misgivings about the series. Here is an excerpt from the writ...[Read More]

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Sonic Mania Review

(Mostly) Manic Fun Developer: Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games Publisher: SEGA Platform Reviewed: PC Release Date: August 15, 2017 Acquired via: Purchased by Reviewer I feel that there is something I need to get out of the way before I talk about Sonic Mania. We’ll call it full disclosure, so I can sound more like a journalist and less like a moron who writes about video games. I ...[Read More]

The Day One Conundrum: No Man’s Sky Update and New Release Purchases

Don’t worry. I’ll wait. Grumpy Joe and I are good friends. We may jab at each other in podcasts and in real life, but we respect each other’s points of view. He sees me as the grizzled gaming veteran; I see him as indicative of the new gaming generation. The respect is begrudging but real. Still, Grumpy Joe has a major beef with me. And he is wrong. And it’s because of No Man’s Sky. Hi...[Read More]

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Microtransactions

You go to hell! You go to hell and you die! After the absolute delight that was Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, I was actually looking forward to the upcoming sequel. The trailers and written materials for Middle Earth: Shadow of War certainly had me intrigued. The inclusion of smarter Ogres in the Nemesis System that had more fleshed-out personalities and strengths/weaknesses sounded great. Plus ...[Read More]

SEGA Genesis Flashback Review

Bad Flashback Gaming as an entertainment medium has only gained relevance in recent years. It’s hard for many to grasp this, but video games are a relatively new medium. The first video game, Pong, made its debut in 1972, only 45 years ago. For reference, movies got their start in the 1890s and television was first tinkered with in 1927. Gaming is a young medium that spent its first years labeled ...[Read More]

Have You Seen…Singham?

Tiger uppercut! Release Date: July 22, 2011 Director: Rohit Shetty Starring: Ajay Devgn, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj Favorite quote: “Kutton ka jhund kitna bhi bada ho … uske liye ek sher hi kaafi hota hai” (Translation: “No matter how big the group of dogs is…for them, one tiger is more than enough.”) Recommending films made outside the United States is tricky. While Western films may have ...[Read More]

Retro Review: Night Trap (SEGA CD)

Release Date: October 15, 1992 Developer: Digital Pictures Publisher: SEGA No. Just…no. Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition just got an August 11th date for the physical PlayStation 4 release. The PS4 and PC will see a digital release on August 15th. Many people, including Digital Crack Podcast mate Dv310per – a smart and thoughtful fellow gamer who is nevertheless wrong – are excited about...[Read More]

It (2017) Trailer #1 Released

They all float down here! As an old man, I’ve gotten extremely jaded when it comes to “scary” movies. I never get scared anymore. The best a movie can do with me nowadays is be effectively creepy. The new trailer for Stephen King’s It sure looks creepy. Maybe it’s because of Stranger Things. Ever since I saw the Netflix series, everything seemingly set in the 80s just...[Read More]

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