Author Archives: Cassidy

Cassidy is the curator of a bad video game hall of fame. Whether you interpret that as "a hall of fame dedicated to bad video games" or as "a sub-par hall of fame for video games" is entirely up to you. Prefers "She / They" pronouns. Genuine cowpoke.

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GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

“The Rogue with the GoldenEye.” James Bond will not return in 2004’s release of GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. But how does his franchise fare when he’s not part of the picture?

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Energy

“Ashe is the Color of Your Energy.” Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Annihilate the demonic beast army as the world’s greatest ESP warrior! But is this assignment one that you should consider turning down?

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Medal of Honor: Underground (GBA)

“Haha, I’m Underground! (Medal of Honor Never Hurts Again.)” Join the French Resistance once again, as Rebellion Developments attempts to bring a classic PlayStation first-person shooter to Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance. Does he who dares truly win?

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Captain Novolin

“Captain Novolin and the Attack of the Talking Tootsie Rolls.” When the world needs a hero, Captain Novolin answers the call. The world then proceeds to collectively pretend that they’re driving through a tunnel, and can’t hear what the Captain is saying. Such is the power of the world’s “first diabetic superhero!”

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The Bad Game Hall of Fame on Patreon!

For those interested in supporting the Bad Game Hall of Fame monetarily, we’ve just launched our page on Patreon! I’m still working out what sorts of perks and rewards are worth putting up and providing, and the logistics of how best …

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Top Five: Best Books About the History of Video Games

Five of the best books covering subjects surrounding games development and the history of the industry; plus, a very dishonorable mention.

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Shaq Fu

“Shaq Fu Take Note, ‘Cause I Stand and Deliver.” Just in time for A Legend Reborn, it’s our comprehensive review of the original game, the circumstances that lead to its development, and the lasting legacy that inspired a follow-up twenty-five years later.

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Snake’s Revenge

“Oh My Sweet Snake’s Revenge.” Declassifying Solid Snake’s mission to save the world from a truly Kockamamie scheme, all while suffering the yellowing skin symptoms of jaundice. What went wrong in North America’s sequel to Metal Gear?

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Friday the 13th

“Look What You Did to Friday the 13th!” Gather ’round the campfire, and listen to the legend of 8-bit Jason Voorhees. Is it truly the terror it is made out to be, or is there a happy ending to this horror story?

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Venetian Blinds

“There Are No Venetian Blinds in Venice.” The true story behind a programmer’s joke, which we’ve all been re-telling wrong for the better part of twenty years. It’s time for us to raise the curtain — or should I say, blinds?

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