Punchman It's hard to understand why Punch Ball Mario Bros. exists, and why Mario throws a dinky ball instead of using his signature jump.
Format wars This fascinating, failed '80s Japanese format actually competed against LaserDisc to be the top dog in hi-def video.
Origins Square, Enix, and Game Arts: 3 origin stories from Japan's PC boom, from inside the Game Preservation Society's archive.
Good Month There's never been a month with two games as good as Sekiro and Devil May Cry 5, and we've got data to back it up.
opinion Valkyria Chronicles is set in an alternate reality, but that doesn't stop it from tackling very real issues.