Category Archives: Interviews

Developer and Gamer interviews

Interview with Michiru Yamane (Castlevania, Skullgirls)

Michiru Yamane Interview BabysoftmurderhandsWhen you talk about video game composers, Michiru Yamane is a name that is held in high regard along with her contemporaries including Nobuo Uemtasu, Koji Kondo, and Yuzo Koshiro. Although she is most famously known for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, she has enjoyed a diverse career in video game music.

Select Michiru Yamane Discography:
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Contra: Hard Corps (with Akira Souji, Akira Yamaoka, and Hirofumi [ Read More... ]

A short chat with Mr. Homestuck, Andrew Hussie (Interview)

Homestuck Andrew Hussie Interview Phoenix Comicon 2013

Chances are, if you know what the interwebz is, you’ve read our guest’s comic at least once… We spoke to Andrew Hussie,  the creator of the infamous web comic Homestuck at the TopatoCo booth during Phoenix Comicon 2013. In this very brief, impromptu interview, we gain some insight about the ideas and themes in Homestuck. We also learned a bit about Hussie’s gaming history and what he’s … [ Read More... ]

Maxis founder Will Wright calls SimCity DRM “inexcusable” & gives commentary on the game industry

Will Wright SimCity CreatorWill Wright, the luminary game designer and founder of Maxis sounded off on his opinions of the 2013 reboot of SimCity. Although he designed the original SimCity back in 1989, he left Maxis in 2009 to form his own company Stupid Fun Club. Since then, Maxis developed the latest in the SimCity franchise which was disastrously released this year. A disaster thanks to it’s requirement of an … [ Read More... ]

Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas: Balls of steel, charity, & arcade fun

Beyond Retro is a section of the site dedicated to displaying really old video games and pinball. Some of these games don’t even pixels… but they paved the way for what we play today.

Pinball Hall of Fame LV pinball machines 2

If you’re like me, pinball was a bit before your generation, so when you went to an arcade your options were Sega Rally, Street Fighter II, Tekken 2, Virtua Cop, etc… Then, against one wall was … [ Read More... ]