What do a classic arcade space shooter, a Japanese 70s disaster flick, the PlayStation 2, and the 2011 Tohoku tsunami and earthquake disaster have to do with a giant monster game? A lot. Let’s dig into City Shrouded in Shadow.
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I got the chance to attend G-Fest XVII in Chicago and one of the panels I gave was a sequel to my 2019 Kaiju Video Games History Panel! I recorded and uploaded it here for your viewing pleasure (sorry for the audio quality!)
Read More KAiju Video GAmes History Raids again! G-Fest XVII 2022 Panel
Learn about the easter eggs, references, and homages in Dawn of the Monsters!
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Oh ye Control All Monsters faithful… You must be wondering, “where have you been, Alex? Where are the articles? Why have you slowed down?” and the answer is this. I’ve been hard at work on Dawn of the Monsters, and while there hasn’t been an update in a long time, here’s the mother of all […]
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Sorry for the delay on this article- my time has been taken over by other things in my life, namely Dawn of the Monsters. But here is the part 2 I’ve been sitting on for a while! Despite a roaring 70s and 80s, Kong had a quieter go in the 1990s. Toho planned to make […]
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I recently had the pleasure of discussing the new Monster Hunter movie with the lovely folks at the Kaiju Transmissions Podcast! In it we discuss the history of the franchise, the movie, and lots of other neat tidbits- as well as our own takes on the film. Check it out here!: -iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/kaiju…/id1128609095… -Google Podcasts: […]
Read More Monster Hunter Episode on Kaiju Transmissions Podcast!
Despite being an enduring pop culture icon for almost 90 years, King Kong’s appearances in the virtual world are somewhat limited when compared to his monster cohort like Godzilla, Gamera, and Ultraman. Despite this, his impact on the games medium is about as big as a 50 foot gorilla. Lets take a look at King […]
Read More King Kong Video Games – Part 1
Genre: Fighting Players: 1-2 Release Date: 1994 Platform: Arcade, many others (see below) Director: Jason Leong & Pete Kleinow Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games In the early 1990s, Atari Games was trying to come up with a fighting game to capitalize on the success of Street Fighter II. Not to be confused with Atari […]
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Genre: 1-on-1 Fighting Players: 1-2 Release Date: 1992 Platform: Arcade, PS2 (Japan only) Director: Takatsuna Senba Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito In 1990, game designer Takatsuna Senba led a team to create a vertical shooting game called Gun Frontier for Taito. This was Senba’s first crack at designing and producing simultaneously, as he had previously worked […]
Read More Kaiju Video Games: DINO REX (1992)
Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted (work, life, COVID, etc) but with a piece of news for Dawn of the Monsters I thought I’d share the love since we’ve got plenty of news about other kaiju games as well! And, rest assured, I do have other articles on the back-burner. 😉 WayForward […]
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