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By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Feb, 2018 At 01:33 PM | Categorized As Featured, Old School Otaku, Opinion, Reviews, ROG News, ROG Retro | With 0 Comments

The Castlevania series is one of the most acclaimed in gaming, but Rondo of Blood was one game in the series that fans in the west didn’t get to play for years. The game was darker than the previous games, in terms of content and storytelling but that wasn’t what held it in Japan only. […]

By Nate VanLindt On 11 Feb, 2018 At 10:05 AM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Movie News, Old School Otaku, Opinion, ROG News | With 0 Comments

    What makes a horror movie truly scary?  Is it the blood and gore?  The jump scares?   Identification with the finale where someone usually manages to survive against incredible odds?  Horror is a wide-ranging and varied genre, spanning the length and breadth of cinema.  Inside the genre we see everything from horror/romances like Spring […]

By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Jan, 2018 At 02:56 PM | Categorized As Featured, Movie News, Old School Otaku, ROG News | With 0 Comments

  After my discussion of the reboot of the Mummy and its shortcoming yesterday, I thought it would be best to take a look at where the franchise began. The original 1932 film The Mummy was inspired by the then recent discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen and its supposed curse, and was a vehicle […]

  Robocop is a classic of the 80’s. It was a satirical film in an over the top violent sci-fi setting, and in many ways was a better adaptation of Judge Dredd than the one with Sylvester Stallone. The NES received a video game adaptation of Robocop, that was not very good and disappointed many […]

This past December, I was given a copy of The Elder Scrolls Online, and immediately went and got the Morrowind expansion as well. Playing the MMO, especially the Morrowind expansion, made me think back to when I first played Morrowind. This was a year or so after the game came out, and while I liked […]

By Jonathan Balofsky On 3 Jan, 2018 At 09:29 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Old School Otaku, Opinion, ROG News, Television | With 1 Comment

25 years ago, the world of science fiction changed forever. Star Trek was already an established franchise, with Star trek The Next Generation having become a juggernaut in its own right. But January 3 1993 saw the premiere of Star Trek Deep Space Nine, a series that truly helped move the franchise forward. I have […]

Nintendo has always tried something new and innovative with their games, for better or worse. One major attempt at trying something new was the Satellaview add-on. Thus was a way to bring new games through satellite broadcasts, and brought new versions of several games like The Legend of Zelda and F- Zero. The intention was […]

The Legend of Zelda is one of the more iconic series in all of gaming and the first game in the series started it off right. This is not a review of the game but simply my thoughts on the game. I have a close connection with this game because this is one of the […]

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Nov, 2017 At 06:47 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Old School Otaku, Reviews, ROG News, ROG Retro | With 0 Comments

I have already written about my love for Zelda II, a game I feel is criminally underrated, but now it is time to look at its sequel. The Legend of Zelda : A Link to the Past is regarded as a major turning point for the series, the moment Zelda took a massive leap forward […]

Earlier this year, Double Dragon IV was released on PC and PS4 and then later Nintendo Switch ( the system the game was played on for this review). It was a deliberate throwback to the NES Double Dragon games, in contrast to Double Dragon Neon, and received some mixed reception. I wasn’t sure what to […]