Madness Brewing Weekly Video Game Newsletter #001

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Well, it almost drove me insane between the editing issues and the podcast but the first Weekly Video Game Newsletter is out. I apologize in advance if there are any formatting issues as Word was giving me a major headache. The feature article for this week’s issue goes over all the big titles that are supposed to be released in the second quarter of 2010 (April through to June). There are also several reviews and Hall of Fame write-ups that were already featured on this site so you can take them with you to read on the go if you have a Kindle or some other e-book. There’s also a really interesting look at just how bad Sega’s sales have become. People complain about the Sonic games but it looks like all their games are garbage.

The newsletter is free of charge. The next issue will be published on Wednesday and will be a weekly fixture on the site. It is in PDF format so you can take with you on an e-book or a Kindle, read it on your computer screen, or print it off and read anywhere you want.

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Super Thunder Blade (Video Game Review)

Video Game Review
Super Thunder Blade
Sega Genesis
Developed by: Sega
Published by: Sega

When a console launches, the console’s manufacturer tries to make sure that the best software possible makes it to launch. How Super Thunder Blade made it through the launch window makes absolutely no sense. It’s not even a third party game since Sega was the company that made it. There’s a reason why nobody cared about the 16-bit Sega Genesis during the NES days until Sonic showed up; because of garbage like Super Thunder Blade.


Sonic the Hedgehog (Video Game Review)

Sonic Cartridge

Sonic the Hedgehog
Video Game Review
Sega Genesis
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega

There are some who immediately discount Sonic the Hedgehog because of how the game was created. Sonic was created by Sega to make a title that could be more popular than Mario. Sonic was going to be the poster child for 16-bit gaming whether the final product was any good or not. Luckily for Sega and all the gamers out there, Sonic the Hedgehog is an incredible fun 2-D platformer. The game is built for speed which both helps and hurts at the same time. Sonic the Hedgehog is the pinnacle of gaming for the Sega Genesis.


Roundtable Podcast #1 – Super Mario Bros. 3

Madness Brewing Roundtable #1 – Super Mario Bros. 3
<34 mins (15.5 MB)> – (October 18, 2009)

Join myself and Chris Karpyszyn as we discuss one of the greatest games of all time, Super Mario Bros. 3. We’re not just reviewing the game but talking about our memories of the game and the mark it not only left in video games but also in mass culture.

As announced during the podcast, an enhanced version of this video podcast of this broadcast will be available on Sunday. It will feature gameplay footage as well as other interesting statistics.

Next week we’ll be talking about the Playstation 2. If you want to send us any questions for the show, send them to