Kyle Smith

  • 10 Street Fighter Characters who should be the focus of a miniseries

    Street Fighter has seen its share of live-action misfires, namely two full-length features that are best forgotten. But this year, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist proved...

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    Street Fighter has seen its share of live-action misfires, namely two full-length features that are best forgotten. But this year, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist proved that live-action Street Fighter could be done right. But rather than a movie, Assassin’s Fist was a web series. The creators have spoken about plans to do more series, but...
  • A Shakespeare video game? Why not?

    Video games have been adapted from just about every media there is. You have your licensed games based on movies (of varying quality), books, even...

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    Video games have been adapted from just about every media there is. You have your licensed games based on movies (of varying quality), books, even music has had its own (now largely dead) genre of video games. But strangely enough, there aren’t a lot of video games based on works primarily performed in the theatre....
  • Top 10 Comics Inspired by Video Games

    Like video games, comics inhabit a bizarre point in the art continuum, relying on multiple factors (some of which are unique to their form) to...

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    Like video games, comics inhabit a bizarre point in the art continuum, relying on multiple factors (some of which are unique to their form) to communicate with their audience. It seems fitting then, that there are a good deal of comics, mainly webcomics, that draw from video games for their inspiration. In this list, we’ll...
  • Ant-Man deserves a video game, and it doesn’t have to be a movie tie-in

    Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man has received a bit of publicity lately as the film’s director, Edgar Wright stepped down after working to bring the character to...

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    Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man has received a bit of publicity lately as the film’s director, Edgar Wright stepped down after working to bring the character to life for nearly ten years. The frantic search for a replacement has since come to a close, but some are doubting that the film will survive the departure of a...
  • I’ve Played Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Here are my thoughts

    I was lucky enough to live twenty minutes from a Best Buy participating in this year’s Smash Fest event. Being the Smash Bros. fan that...

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    I was lucky enough to live twenty minutes from a Best Buy participating in this year’s Smash Fest event. Being the Smash Bros. fan that I am, I decided to go both days, and it was worth it, wait and all. It might seem crazy to wait for 2-plus hours outside of a Best Buy...
  • 10 Games That NEED to be released on the Wii U Virtual Console

    A staple of Nintendo’s recent systems, the Virtual Console allows users to purchase vintage titles from a myriad of past systems. Naturally, the Wii U...

    A staple of Nintendo’s recent systems, the Virtual Console allows users to purchase vintage titles from a myriad of past systems. Naturally, the Wii U has one of its own, currently featuring games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and GameBoy Advance. As of now though, the offerings are fairly slim. Nintendo...
  • Top 10 Neglected Nintendo Franchises

    Nintendo boasts one of the most robust rosters of intellectual properties and franchises in all of gaming. No doubt, this is helped by the company’s...

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    Nintendo boasts one of the most robust rosters of intellectual properties and franchises in all of gaming. No doubt, this is helped by the company’s long history (the big N celebrates is 125th birthday this September, but entered the gaming scene in the 1970s). But for every Mario or Pokémon, franchises that see a new...
  • Top 10 Mario Kart 8 Tracks

    Mario Kart 8 has been out for almost a week. I’ve been playing it pretty extensively, but I still have yet to unlock all the...

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    Mario Kart 8 has been out for almost a week. I’ve been playing it pretty extensively, but I still have yet to unlock all the characters and kart parts. I have however, completed all the cups. So I thought it fitting to give my initial impressions on the tracks. Mario Kart 8 boasts 32 tracks,...
  • 10 Steps Metroid Can Take in the Right Direction

    I recently re-played Metroid: Other M for Wii. The game is…divisive to say the least. I personally don’t hate it nearly as much as some...

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    I recently re-played Metroid: Other M for Wii. The game is…divisive to say the least. I personally don’t hate it nearly as much as some do. The game has its flaws to be sure, but the core of the game is not completely without merit. That being said, Other M is something of a misstep....

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