December, 2010

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Atari Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Nintendo DS)

In 2005, Retro Atari Classics was released on the shiny new Nintendo DS platform.  After some very solid emulation/classic games hitting the GBA in the years before – many of us couldn’t wait for some retro gaming goodness on our new handheld.  Unfortunately, this collection of 10 titles (original andRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors

The Nintendo DS is alive with “rare” and “niche” games.  I have personally purchased much more than my fair share of “games for the sake of collecting” – and I won’t lie; I bought this game soley based on the fact that it had a short production run and theRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Dragon’s Lair (Nintendo DS)

This review covers both the DSiWare and retail cartridge versions of the game.  Due to their similarities, only the differences between the two will be denoted throughout the review. The year is 1983. Arcades were filled with video games considered archaic by today’s standards; Mario Bros. (the original), Spy Hunter,Read More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


What to Expect from Wii in 2011

Could 2011 be the year? As a followup to our 2010 Wii Year in Review article I’d like to turn the calendar page to 2011, which could be a pivotal year for Nintendo’s popular home console. Speculation ranges from continued success to a sharp decline in sales; some foresee aRead More …


From DroidX to Thunderbolt: One Man’s Story

This last week, I upgraded from the Verizon DroidX 3G to the HTC Thunderbolt phone and I’ve been asked to write up a review. This article will be both a review and an introspective of making the change from one smartphone to another. Introduction People “upgrade” their phones because theyRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Wii 2010 Year in Review

Best year yet, or the beginning of the end? In what many are predicting to be the Wii’s last year of console market dominance, 2010 turned out to be a year of stellar game releases for Nintendo’s little white box–perhaps it’s best year yet. While competitors played catch-up with gesture-basedRead More …


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