Adam M. Cook

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Mega Man X cover (SNES)


Controller Classics: ‘Mega Man X’

By Adam M. Cook Web Editor Game: Mega Man X Release Date: Dec. 17, 1993 Developers: Capcom Publishers: Capcom Platform(s): Super Nintendo (SNES) It is up to a robot with human emotions, the multi-functional cannon built into his arm and his determination to save the future of the human race from an organization of deadly, demolishing droids. The futuristic, side-scroller classic "Mega Man X" is an underdog story of revenge about a skilled, but naive, robot known as "X" who […]

todayDecember 18, 2014 27

Mario Kart 64 cover


Controller Classics: ‘Mario Kart 64’

By Adam M. Cook Web Editor/Game Reviewer Game: Mario Kart 64 Release Date: Feb. 10, 1997 Developers: Nintendo EAD Publishers: Nintendo Platform(s): Nintendo 64 "LET'S-eh GO!" Now HOW could I write video game reviews without writing about one of the most popular and fun games ever created? For those of you who have not had the pleasure of playing this game, this is not your average racing game. "Mario Kart […]

todayNovember 25, 2014 28

Street Fighter II game cover (Super Nintendo)


Controller Classics: ‘Street Fighter II’

By Adam M. Cook Web Editor Game: Street Fighter II Release Date: Feb. 6, 1991 Developers: Capcom Publishers: Capcom Platform(s): Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) "ROUND ONE! FIGHT!" These words were music to my ears. I could not be a martial arts master at the age of five (weird, right?), so I figured that playing the one-to-two player arcade-style fighting game "Street Fighter II" was as close as I could get. […]

todayNovember 24, 2014 319



Controller Classics: ‘Assassin’s Creed II’

By Adam M. Cook Web Editor Game: Assassin's Creed II Release Date: Nov. 17, 2009 Developers: Ubisoft Montreal Publishers: Ubisoft Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X Review Scores: Game Spot................9/10 IGN...........................9.2/10 Edge.........................8 We have all wondered what it would be like to travel through time, but what about time traveling through the memory of one of your ancestors from five centuries ago? In this action-adventure/historical fiction/first-person game, you can experience […]

todayNovember 12, 2014 7

The Exorcist movie poster (Father Merrin looking up at Regan's window.)

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Favorite Horror Movie: ‘The Exorcist’

By Adam M. Cook Web Editor The Exorcist Although it was a tough decision to choose between my favorite horror movies, the reigning champion is "The Exorcist." In my opinion, this is the scariest movie ever created. I am a fan of the horror genre and believe that VERY few movies can even compete with "The Exorcist." Ask your parents (or guardians) what they think the scariest movie is -- […]

todayOctober 31, 2014 29

GoldenEye 007 game cover


Controller Classics: ‘GoldenEye 007’

By Adam M. Cook Web Editor Release Date (US): Aug. 25, 1997 Developers: Rare Publishers: Nintendo Platform(s): Nintendo 64 Review scores: GameSpot.... 9.8/10 IGN............... 9.7/10 Edge............. 9/10 (1997) He is the only person that can walk away from an explosion straightening his tie. He is the definition of the word "swagger." The "Most Interesting Man on Earth" chap from the Dos Equis commercials has nothing on this guy. He makes […]

todayOctober 28, 2014 12


Controller Classics: ‘Batman: Arkham City’

By Adam M. Cook Web Editor Game: Batman: Arkham City Release Date: Oct. 18, 2011 Developers: Rocksteady Studios Publishers: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Platform(s): Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, Cloud(OnLive), OS X Game trailer: (**spoiler alert at 2:05**) Imagine stepping into the boots of the bone-crushing detective who uses sharp intellect, brute force, olympic-like agility and fascinating gadgets to protect the innocent and "educate" others. In "Batman: […]

todayOctober 20, 2014 6

Read Dead Redemption game cover


Controller Classics: ‘Red Dead Redemption’

By Adam M. Cook Game Reviewer/Web Editor Game: Red Dead Redemption Release Date (U.S.): May 18, 2010 Developers: Rockstar San Diego Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3 Website: "Tombstone." "Lonesome Dove." "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly." Imagine these movies and similar western movies, legends and stories you know, wrangle them all together and you end up with Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption," the second installment of the "Red […]

todayOctober 10, 2014 12

Ogden Payne


Ogden Payne & Isaac Haze

Other Side Drive Producer: Shannon Williams Editor: Adam M. Cook Download the Ogden Payne Interview here. Austin MC Ogden Payne and his producer, hype-man and audio engineer Issac Haze dropped by Other Side Drive to talk summertime, life lessons and  the current state of Austin hip hop. So what is going on in Austin’s hip hop scene, you ask? Well according to Ogden the scene is still small but making […]

todayApril 24, 2014 44

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