Patrick Sounds Off: Buyer Beware

Patrick Sounds Off: Buyer Beware

Being an early adopter comes with some implicit risks. The first of anything to come off of the production line...
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“The Last of Us, Episode 2: Infected” Review

“The Last of Us, Episode 2: Infected” Review

Directed by Neil Druckmann himself, "Infected" might be a polarizing episode as it fundamentally changes some of the rules we...
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Patrick Sounds Off: Sometimes Your Best Move is Not Making One

Patrick Sounds Off: Sometimes Your Best Move is Not Making One

You know me, I see poorly-founded hype and I just can't resist pouring cold water on it and telling the...
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Patrick Sounds Off: They Can’t All Be Winners

Patrick Sounds Off: They Can’t All Be Winners

Ah, the GBA launch. The screen was terrible and I'm not good with kids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL6rvLq2HF0
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“The Last of Us – Episode 1” Review

“The Last of Us – Episode 1” Review

It's pleasing to see the pilot of "The Last of Us" hit where it should, and seeing what happens next...
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“Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration” Review

“Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration” Review

To people of a certain age, Atari will evoke fond memories of hours spent in front of the TV, enjoying...
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Patrick Sounds Off: Buyer Beware

Being an early adopter comes with some implicit risks. The first of anything to come off of the production line could be especially faulty, and I ran face-first into that reality on November 15, 2001…and the weeks that followed.

“The Last of Us, Episode 2: Infected” Review

Directed by Neil Druckmann himself, “Infected” might be a polarizing episode as it fundamentally changes some of the rules we thought existed in Naughty Dog’s beautiful but damaged world

Patrick Sounds Off: Sometimes Your Best Move is Not Making One

You know me, I see poorly-founded hype and I just can’t resist pouring cold water on it and telling the world to cool its jets. There’s no reason to suggest a next-gen Nintendo platform is conversation-worthy in 2023. Digital Foundry…

Patrick Sounds Off: They Can’t All Be Winners

Ah, the GBA launch. The screen was terrible and I’m not good with kids.

“The Last of Us – Episode 1” Review

It’s pleasing to see the pilot of “The Last of Us” hit where it should, and seeing what happens next even though a lot of us know what’s going to happen should really be a treat.

“Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration” Review

To people of a certain age, Atari will evoke fond memories of hours spent in front of the TV, enjoying fast, fun, and engaging games. For those people born in the 90s or 00s, though, Atari is barely even talked…

Patrick Sounds Off: Racing Genre Inventory

We need more arcade racers in the world. It just doesn’t seem that way because a lot of what gets classified as arcade racers, aren’t.

How To: Patching Your ROMs

Disclaimer: We do not provide links to ROMs, nor will we respond to requests for ROMs. It is copyright infringement, according to US law. There are many ways to obtain ROMs, including reading them from your own cartridges, from retro…

Dragon Sector (Remake) Personal Spotlight

Over the past two pandemic-laden years, I’ve been away from SmashPad. I’ve had a few reasons for this. The most notable was that I was just feeling burned out. I’d taken up a lot of responsibilities here, and they’d just…

SmashPad’s Top 10 Games of 2022

It’s time to reveal the Top 10 game we most enjoyed in 2022.

Danreb’s Top 10 Games of 2022

It’s really been a weird year. I know we’ve been overusing that word as of late, but it really has been a weird year. In the real world, the pandemic seems to be subsiding, but companies still have no idea…

Chris’ Top 10 Games of 2022

2022 was a hell of a year for smaller games that kept me going between big releases.