Original Xbox Controller

Remembering the Original Xbox Controller and all of its glory.

Smango Gaming, Retro, Retro Hardware, Technology Reviews

Do you guys remember the original Xbox Controller? Let’s take a look at some of the histories from my perspective and discuss some of the worst controllers I’ve ever used. Starting with Microsoft diving into the Console market. Microsoft developing for consoles instead of PCs Sure Microsoft has dabbled into creating operating systems for the Tandy which ran Windows 3.1, …

Coolest Final Fantasy Characters

Coolest Final Fantasy Characters – Top Ten LIST!

Smango Gaming, Lists, Retro, The Top Ten

Coolest Final Fantasy Characters is a list I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. These are some of my favorite characters among the seris and it just so happens I think they are the coolest and best characters as well. Most of these characters are from the older games which I’ll touch on each character somewhat. I like the …

Millennial Gamers

Millennial Gamers Will They Appreciate games like Gen X?

Smango Articles, Gaming

Now being technically in the “Millennials Gamers” category being born in 1986 I’m a huge retro gamer and collector. I’ve always thought I’m somewhere right in between a Generation X (the tail end) and the very beginnings of a Millennial. What I believe that this means is that I really do appreciate almost anything in the 80s including music and …

gameboy everdrive review

Nintendo Gameboy Everdrive Review, A great way to play classic games!

Smango Gaming, Retro, Reviews, Video Game Hardware Review

Gameboy Everdrive Review X3 I’ve been wanting to do this Gameboy Everdrive Review forever now. It’s almost a miracle I’m getting to it now. Since things are finally slowing down in my home life (new kid being born.) I can get finally get back to more consistent blog writing! So that means more retro game reviews, tech reviews and more! …

Cheeky Chooks Review

Cheeky Chooks Review PC Game Review

Smango Gaming, Reviews, Steam Game Review

Cheeky Chooks Review RELEASE DATE: Nov 1, 2018 DEVELOPER: Trilum Studios PUBLISHER: Trilum Studios, RSPCA Have you always wanted to be a Chicken Farmer? Then Cheeky Chooks is the game for you! A “Chook” is a chicken and it is your job to make a chicken farm! Sound Cheeky Chooks has some fun little sounds. Fun as little funny and satisfying. Nothing …

Games Series that will never die

Top 10 Video Games and Video Games Series that will never die

Smango Articles, Gaming

Video Games Series that will never die Welcome to John’s Top 10 Video Games and Video Games series that will never die. I’m going to through a brief explanation¬†on why I think each game will continue forward and always be a part of gaming culture. Also perhaps a brief little history with my experience with each game or video games …

Final Fantasy Series

The Fantasy that never ended. A look into the Final Fantasy Series Part 2

Smango Articles, Gaming, Retro

This is part 2 of the Final Fantasy Series, the Fantasy that never ended. Continuing with Final Fantasy V of the Final Fantasy Series. Check out part 1 here. Final Fantasy V Hey, look its the other Final Fantasy that was released for the Super Famicom that didn’t make it over to the United States on true release! Final Fantasy …