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.

Retro Review: Einhänder (PS1)

Release Date: Nov 20, 1997 Developer: Square Co., Ltd. Publisher Square Co., Ltd. The shoot-‘em-up is one of my favorite video game genres. The love began with Tempest in the arcade, and it hasn’t subsided. What has subsided, however, is the genre. Nobody seems to be interested in making too many shooters outside of the indie space. Cuphead tided me over for a bit, but that’s a run-‘n-gun game. I ...[Read More]

2017: Superhero Movies and What I Want from Them – Final Grades

I know, I know. I said I wasn’t going to delve into movies and comics again. But I have a good excuse: I have to put this to bed. Back in January of 2017, I listed all the superhero-based movies coming out this year. In July of 2017, I gave a mid-year update where I graded the early entrants and commented on new happenings with the late ones. This will officially put 2017 – and this series – to be...[Read More]

Preserve Net Neutrality

I hate getting political on any topic. Ask my Digital Crack mates. I’ll talk about my sex life before I mention politics. Of course, there isn’t much to say about my sex life, so that’s simpler. But I digress. Unfortunately, politics just tried to facepalm my way of life. Just recently, the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal the net neutrality rules that were put in place in 2015. The sum effect of the repea...[Read More]

Retro Review: Super Star Wars (SNES)

Release Date: June 1, 1992 Developer: Sculptured Software, Inc., LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC Publisher: JVC Musical Industries, Inc. Once upon a time, I was in love with the Star Wars universe. It wasn’t all-encompassing; I loved Star Trek as well. But back in the day, an upcoming Star Wars movie would whip me up into a frenzy. My love wasn’t so all-encompassing that I’d go to the theater ...[Read More]

Seedi Update: Apt Name, Poorly Spelled

Back in October, I wrote about what I termed the HD Retro movement. In the article, I highlighted two systems that were seeking crowdfunding and were looking to capitalize on the current retro gaming boom. One of them, the Dreamcade Replay, was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter and has been generally treated favorably. The other, the Seedi, hasn’t fared as well. Its Indiegogo campaign is clo...[Read More]

Marvel Netflix Characters: Your Argument Is Invalid!

I really need to stop doing articles about anything having to do with comic books. It’s not that I’m unqualified to discuss the topic. When discussing DC properties, I yield to Cousin Jose; he’s more ingrained in the DC Universe than I am. But I challenge anyone not named Stan Lee to out-geek me in Marvel’s realm. Still, Cousin Jose is the comics God of Digital Crack. My wheelhouse is video games,...[Read More]

Retro Review: Mega Man 2 (NES)

Release Date: December 24th, 1988 Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd. Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd. When I saw the announcement that Capcom was resurrecting the Mega Man franchise for the Blue Bomber’s 30th Anniversary, you bet I was aware. As a result of the news, I scrapped the Retro Review I was working on and started this one. Simultaneously, I worked on my write-up for the Mega Man 11 announcement. I w...[Read More]

Mega Man 11 Announced

I feel like I was specifically targeted. Like, Capcom wanted me to talk about a video game they were hyping up. They didn’t tell me directly, but they got me at my soft spot. It would not normally be a big deal, except that the game they decided to announce was guaranteed to get a response from me. Mega Man 11. On the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Fuck! Capcom’s been on my shit...[Read More]

Losing My Religion: Video Games, Loot Boxes, and R.E.M. in More than 3000 Words

R.E.M. sang about it. I feel it I promise that I don’t want to keep talking about loot boxes in games. But those fucking loot boxes keep showing up in my games and fucking shit up! Recently, I began to download the free trial for Destiny 2. I had been on the fence with the game, mainly because I absolutely suck at FPS games. I tried the original game back in the day, using my son’s account on my X...[Read More]

First “Official” Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Released

It sucks that Marvel Studios has me salivating so much. The studio released the first “official” trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. I say “official” because the trailer that was shown at D23 and San Diego Comic-Con was not released for general consumption. Semantics aside, allow me to gush for a bit: OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!...[Read More]

Retro Review: Rampage (Arcade)

Release Date: 1986 Developer: Bally Midway Manufacturing Co., Inc. Publisher: Bally Midway Manufacturing Co., Inc. Every time Hollywood decides to adapt a video game into a movie, I cringe. The track record for video game movies is littered with horrible adaptations. There are more sincere efforts that failed to strike a chord like Super Mario Bros. and Doom. There’s the Resident Evil series, whic...[Read More]

Loot Boxes Investigated as Possible Gambling

With the Christmas season almost upon us, karma has decided to give gamers a possible early present. The Belgium Gaming Commission began an investigation last week centered on the idea that loot boxes in video games are a form of gambling. Though they didn’t conclusively state that they feel they are gambling, they do feel that loot boxes and gambling share common elements. Belgian site VTM News (...[Read More]

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