Author Archives: Lee

About Lee

Lee Laughead writes stuff about video games. Read his Twitter at https://twitter.com/Mesarphelous even though Twitter sucks.

Evo 2014

There will be no article this weekend. I will be watching the Evolution fighting game tournament for several days and complaining about the results on Twitter . There’s one benefit to being unemployed!

Video Gaming

Thoughts on Nintendo as a Brand

Thoughts on Nintendo as a Brand I read this article recently, and the confused LA Times article it draws upon. These two articles (despite their flaws) bring up some interesting concepts that I think are worth exploring in more detail. … Continue reading

Video Gaming

The Ninja Warriors – The Best Beat-Em-Up

The Ninja Warriors – The Best Beat-Em-Up Beat-em-ups were in vogue in the early 1990s. Capcom’s 1989 Final Fight is responsible for legions of imitators ( many by Capcom themselves ) and they introduced a surprising amount of variety for … Continue reading

Beat-Em-Up, Video Gaming

Ascendant: A Capable But Flawed Roguelike-Like

  Ascendant : A Capable But Flawed Roguelike-Like Ascendant is a 2D platformer with randomly-generated procedurally-generated levels and loot. The action is unforgiving and the plot is negligible—two things I find refreshing in a video game. Ascendant owes a lot … Continue reading

Beat-Em-Up, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Platformer, Roguelike-Like, Video Gaming

BattleBlock Theater is Great

BattleBlock Theater is one of the best platformers in years. Continue reading

Online Gaming, Platformer, Puzzle, Video Gaming

Final Fantasy Tactics – Best Game Ever Made?

Final Fantasy Tactics – Best Game Ever Made? The true best Final Fantasy , the one that most people overlook, doesn’t even have a number. Made during Square’s creative renaissance in the late 90s, Final Fantasy Tactics for the PlayStation … Continue reading

Animu, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Strategy, Video Gaming

The Debate Over the Final Fantasy Series

The Debate Over the Final Fantasy Series What’s your favorite Final Fantasy ? The most common favorites are VI and VII, but opinions vary wildly. You ask someone to rate any game in the series (whether you’re online or off) … Continue reading

Comedy, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, RPG or thereabouts, Video Gaming

Two Total Failures With a Lot in Common — Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Two Total Failures With a Lot in Common — Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 This is a 2014 game in a long-running series many know and appreciate for its punishing but reasonable difficulty. The series … Continue reading

Beat-Em-Up, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Kusoge, Video Gaming

Ultra Rapid Fire — Riot, All is Forgiven

Ultra Rapid Fire — Riot, All is Forgiven I’ve been critical of Riot Games’ League of Legends and its infamously awful fanbase in the past. I keep asking for rad stuff that they don’t deliver—variably due to their incompetence, the … Continue reading

League of Legends, Online Gaming, Video Gaming

50 Ridiculous Things People Googled to Find This Stupid Site

50 Ridiculous Things People Googled to Find This Stupid Site And my overwrought responses. Oh hey, it’s time for another one of these articles. I could have sworn this was a video game site. # of bones fantasica  

Comedy, Not Video Gaming, Self-Indulgent Nonsense You Can Safely Ignore