NES Wireless Gamepad for PC, MAC, Android and iOS

I’ve had a very nice working relationship with Xgaming for well over a decade.  These guys make high quality arcade controllers and arcade cabinets for arcade emulators like MAME.  They’ve been around a long time and I have praised them over and over through the years on my popular RetroGaming Radio podcast. Recently they sent me a…

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

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Shane’s Top 8 Games of 2015

Alright, as my holiday vacation ends I decided to weigh in on my personal picks for the best games I played in 2015.  This was a damn hard list to put together and I used no other source other than my Steam list.  These are PC games only (some may cross over to consoles) –…

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

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Why Witcher 3 is the Best Game in 20 Years

I’m compelled to write this article.  If you Google “witcher 3” you will find that the game is overwhelming praised by critics and game players alike.  Phrases like “sets the bar for the future” and “DLC done right” and many other clickbait chants will fill your search results.  I don’t tend to trust modern gaming…

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

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Why I Embraced Steam and GOG is Too Little Too Late

Four years ago, I wrote a four part article here on Review Lagoon called Exploring Digital Distribution explaining how digital distribution is an unsustainable model and that Digital Rights Management would never be the glory child that Content Owners want it to be. Despite all my anti-DRM tirades I have adopted the game delivery system Steam as my…

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

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Why Game Consoles Are Dead And You Are The Casualty

I’m about to make a bold statement. I will receive hundreds of emails, IMs and comments telling me how wrong I am. Probably a few death threats too. But it has to be said, and no one else is saying it. Console Gaming is dead. Oddly enough, the date that Console Gaming died is a…

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

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Review: HuniePop (The Adult Match Three RPG)

Ages ago there was a game on 16-bit computers called Bar Games. It featured random games you might find er, in a bar setting. One of the games was called “The Pickup Artist”. In this game you had to approach a woman and have an on-screen dialogue. Say the wrong thing and she told you…

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

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