Articles by Alex Barbatsis


Retro Reviews: World Heroes (Sega Genesis)

Evo 2010 took place this past weekend in Las Vegas, and with it came blazing matches and gritty dogfights in games such as Super Street Fighter IV, Melty Blood, and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, which stunned quite a few observers with the energy, smoothness, and excitement generated by the roughhouse specificity of…


Freaky Fridays: Zombie Revenge

Zombie Revenge, released in arcades and for the Sega Dreamcast in 1999, was a game behind its time.  On a declining system, the game was a spin-off from House of the Dead and was originally titled “Blood Bullet: The House of the Dead Side Story.”  While that doesn’t exactly roll…


Freaky Fridays: Haunting Starring Polterguy

It seems that ghosts have possessed movie screens as well as chesty women.   With releases like Paranormal Activity grossed nearly $200 million worldwide and the upcoming Paranormal Activity 2 and The Last Exorcism, it seems the haunting genre is alive and well (yuk yuk).  Turning to the game world, I’ve found…