WAGY Podcast #81: Board Games, not Boring Games
On this episode, Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman spend sometime discussing the renaissance of Board Games and why you should play them! Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them out on Facebook, and keep those questions coming! Intro/Outro Music: “Broken Turbos” composed by Bryan Richards (C) 2015
CTTG #2: Splatterhouse
To conquer the TurboGrafx-16 means to beat every single game in its 94 HuCard library, but no game will capture as much attention in doing that as the console’s most famous one, Splatterhouse. Splatterhouse is the most well-known game on the TG-16 because of how unique it was at the time. It’s a run-and-gun type game...
CTTG #1: Keith Courage in Alpha Zones
Last night, I kicked off my mission to Conquer the TurboGrafx-16 by taking on Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. I went into the game with some amount of experience having played the game now and again over many years, but the monotony of the levels led me to never having beaten it (nor getting close). But, […]
WAGY Podcast #80: Resident Evil 7 Impressions
Capcom has finally released the much anticipated ‘Resident Evil 7’. Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman, sit down and discuss what works and doesn’t work about the latest entry in the series. Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them out on Facebook, and keep those questions coming! Intro/Outro...
You Won’t Believe How Beautiful a Full Wii Collection Looks!
I’ve always regarded Wii game collecting as an ugly venture because of the stark-white cases and lack of color it adds to a game room. (Though it’s still better than the putrid appearance of a full PS1 collection.) I was proven wrong by Reddit member NintendoTwizer who not only collects for the Wii but actually completed...
WAGY Podcast #79: 2017 Preview
With an armada of games coming out in 2017, Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman, sit down and discuss what they’re most excited about in the coming year. Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them out on Facebook, and keep those questions coming! Intro/Outro Music: “Broken Turbos” composed by Bryan...
I’m Going To Conquer Every TurboGrafx-16 Game They Ever Made
Back in 1989, I saved up all the money I could to buy a TurboGrafx-16. To this day, I can’t recall where I saw it advertised or what really got me excited about it, but I do know that I was in love with the sleek appearance of it! On the day I’d gotten all my […]
WAGY Podcast #78: Nintendo Switch
Everyone knows Hiram Yates has been sold on the Nintendo Switch since it was nothing more than just a rumor, but did the announcement convince Andrew Counterman that it’s worth buying? Hear their thoughts about the Joycon controllers, the screen, the games, and more! Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them...
My Thoughts on Last Night’s Nintendo Switch Announcement
The night we’ve been waiting for since last October 20th finally came and we got a ton more details on the Switch and a look at many of the (80 or so) games in active development. Nintendo’s presentation was quirky, as we expected, and a little sad as it was the most stark reminder that […]
WAGY Podcast #77: The End of 2016
Lordy, it’s been quite a year. As in customary in these situations, Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman sit in front of the microphones and give their verdict of the year. The good, the bad, and everything in-between. Thank you to all the Digital Buddies who have stuck with us this far. 2017 is gonna be […]
The Top 5 Best Games I Played In 2016
  In my Top 5 of 2015, I named Bayonetta 2 as my favorite game of the year, which was obvious, because I’d previously called it the best game ever made. I had an incredibly hard time distilling my list down to just five this time around, but 2016 — aside from being a crap year all […]
Who Pissed in Polygon’s Wheaties Over Super Mario Run?
This past week saw the release of Mario’s much-anticipated debut on mobile in Super Mario Run for iOS. For months, we’ve known we’re getting a runner-type game and in recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of looks at the game including Reggie Fils-Aime’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon. We’ve also known that the...
WAGY Podcast #76: Video Game Awards 2016
On this episode of the WAGY Podcast, Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman, discuss the recent Video Game Awards. They also recommend some retro video games to a listener who is taking the dive into retro gaming. Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them out on Facebook, and keep those questions coming! Intro/Outro...
The Day the NES Launched on October 18th, 1985
It’s October 18th, 1985, on a chilly Autumn day in Manhattan, New York City. The mid-80’s made for an interesting time to release a video game console because there’s nothing purposeful about the date at all. Back in those days, to sell a console, Nintendo had to convince retailers to display their product in store...
WAGY Podcast #75: Nintendo Hype
Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman have a special guest on this week to discuss the hard to find NES Classic. Hear their thoughts on this micro console along with more Switch hype, answers to your Twitter questions, and more! Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them out on Facebook, and keep those questions coming!...
This New Pokemon Sun & Moon is Really, Really Good!
Have you guys gotten the new Pokemon Sun & Moon yet? I actually bought two two-packs yesterday…pricey, yes, but that’s what happens when you have a Nintendo family with 4 people wanting to play right away! And it’s a bit of a surprise, even to myself, that I’m jumping in to Pokemon at all…...
Cedric Reviews: Minecraft
Cedric is a 9-year-old game reviewer who’s been playing both retro and modern fare for the last 5 years. He started on an NES until the day the SNES came out (for him, anyway)! He’s done Atari, loves the Gamecube, cut his teeth on the Wii, and plays the devil out of his 3DS and the Wii […]
WAGY Podcast #74: Titanfall 2
In this episode, Hiram Yates and Andrew Counterman, spend a lot of time trying to fix a toilet. Most of the time, they answer Twitter questions and talk extensively about Titanfall 2 and online shooters. ENJOY!! Subscribe on iTunes, follow on Twitter @WAGYPodcast, check them out on Facebook, and keep those questions coming! Intro/Outro...
Does The Nintendo Switch Have a Thumb Problem?
I’ve been stoked for the Nintendo Switch since the launch trailer, but one thing — and I mean just one thing — has been bothering me since the announcement: the placement of the right control stick. It looks awfully close to the buttons above it. In fact, I’m not sure how a player is supposed to casually...
WAGY Podcast #73: Nintendo Switch Announcement
After months of speculation and rumors, Nintendo has finally revealed their newest console the Switch! Does it meet Hiram Yates or Andrew Counterman’s expectations or are they disappointed? Also in this episode is an interview with the hosts of Tetris League: Jessie Johnson and Leslie Volkar, answers to your Twitter questions, and...