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Feb 20th THE BEST SHMUPS TO GET STARTED

The scrolling shoot-em-up (or “shmup”) is a hardy, tough-skinned branch of video gamedom dating back to the earliest age of arcades, and in true crocodilian fashion has evolved relatively little over time compared to its fluffier, warm-blooded kin. To the modern observer, it also appears a strange and somewhat conflicted creature: on the one ... Read More »

Feb 20th Great Modern Shoot ‘Em Ups

Old-school bullet hell shooters may not be as popular as they used to be, but there are still plenty of great modern examples of the genre.Video games haven’t been around all that long, but they’ve already changed a great deal in that short time. Not that long ago, a game that involved shooting almost by default meant you were playing a shoot ... Read More »