Several decades ago, a 2 or 4-player version of a single-player, story-based campaign was an important consideration in the design and release of a game. Now, that is not so much the case.
With the cost of most 1st party games necessitating the need to cut corners, the decline of couch co-op has been an inevitable reality that gamers have had to face.
Of all the cartoon shows that turned me into the twisted, spontaneous person that I am today, the Ren and Stimpy Show affected me most as a child. Really having no place in the safe, family environment of the Nicktoons lineup that consisted of Doug and Rugrats, I have absolutely no idea how the Ren and Stimpy Show crash landed onto the kid-friendly network known as Nickelodeon.
While the last iteration had several repeats and a general lack of cohesion and coolness to justify the $50 price tag, this season’s has exceeded my expectations. They’re at the point where digging into full-on obscurity is the only way to go. That’s what I’ve always wanted from these boxes.
This Ginger Garlic Sweet and Sour Pulled Pork recipe is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates and makes a great game day treat as well for the upcoming playoffs and Super Bowl. Treat your family, your friends, or just yourself to this easy and delicious dish.
If you’re craving a delicious, hearty, flavorful soup as the months get colder and colder, look no further than my first foray into attempting a pho recipe!
Enjoy these somewhat healthy, deliciously salty, spicy, and tangy Korean gochujang beef lettuce wraps the next time you have a packet of ground meat and you’re sick of the typical options.
The Nick Box: Summer Camp edition for 2018 is finally here and I’m taking the opportunity to dig in and explore all the nostalgic goodness, toys, apparel, and items that make life worth living.
This bean and corn salad is the perfect accompaniment to any social gathering based around food. It’s also equally good while naked and standing in front the fridge at 2am, eating with your bare hands.
I always thought I needed a fancy or expensive dehydrator to get the jerky experience at home, but that is inaccurate.
Amazing jerky can be made straight from your home oven, and I highly recommend doing so
The Sandlot: a film that many consider the pinnacle of children’s baseball stories
I hope this inspires you to check out your local Asian grocery store and try some new ingredients that may not yet have a place in your pantry
It’s cheap, it’s flavorful, and it’s a great way to cut through the fat of a heavy lunch.
The enemy of many children and adults alike, Brussels sprouts are a controversial food.
A summer action movie that stands as satisfying today as it was 22 years ago
Aside from limiting the amount of dishes you have to scrub, one pot meals are a fantastic vessel for complex combinations of flavors, textures, and aromatics whose whole is far more satisfying than just the sum of its parts.
In the mid-90s, the internet was experiencing its absolute peak in popular culture
90s gym classes were the only way you could get kids to listen back then
Try this unique pasta salad recipe for a marginally healthier and far more delicious version of the classic side dish you already know and love.
The Adventures of Pete & Pete is a surrealist, humorous take on everyday suburban life as seen through the eyes of two brothers both named Pete Wrigley.
I’ll always make an exception for anything plastered with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles logo
With the biting cold outside making the average person run directly for the comfort food, these triple battered honey hot chicken bites are the perfect crunchy, sweet, and spicy combination to help you through the winter months.
No other pre-teen hangout could provide the amount of freedom afforded you like your local roller skating rink.
5 absolutely essential kitchen items that I use most frequently in my own home
These sweet and sour gochujang turkey meatballs are just the right level of sweet and spicy
While the sweetness certainly helps, this hot sauce will still knock your socks off and fling them 40 feet across the room.
Halloween is almost here and so is the Nick Box #5
The Halloween movie franchise has always been my favorite iconic horror series, and not just because it’s named after my favorite holiday of the year.
Blending a mix of Indian spices with the classic elements of a delicious chicken salad takes this dish over the top.
This spicy, savory, tomato-y blend of sausage and vegetables is sure to make you feel all warm inside
It’s time to take a look at some sensational Saved By The Bell Trading cards
Banana cornbread is the perfect mix of savory and sweet and this simple recipe is sure to please
Dedicated to the graceful, skilled, chick magnet of an extreme sport known as rollerblading
Try my Indian spiced fried chicken for a delicious take on a southern classic
Bust out your loaf pan and try this deliciously easy zucchini bread recipe
Although the concept of jingles goes back to the early days of radio, no one did it quite as well as brands in the 90s
I remember the Christmas that I got my farting Stimpy doll
To add to my list of leftover chicken dishes, here is a super easy, super delicious take on a BBQ chicken pizza.
There’s nothing like two slices of toasted bread surrounding a piled-high mound of chicken salad on a hot summer day
This Indian spiced baked cauliflower recipe is a healthy, spicy, salty, filling dish that can work as a side dish or entree equally well.
Discovery Zone was THE most fun place imaginable to get out all of your pent up childhood aggression with minimal adult supervision.
Under Siege is an exciting action romp about a former Navy SEAL turned cook who stops a gang of terrorists who seize control of a US Navy battleship
While normally I’m a die-hard carnivore, these garlicky, cheesy, delicious parmesan zucchini cakes are the perfect dinner to add a little variety to your weeknight meal plans.
A film about a 17 year old girl and her misfit siblings as they try to survive a summer without their mother
Whether you have specific memories attached to the films themselves or you’re just looking to hear a long-forgotten tune, you owe it to yourself to check out these quintessential 90s movie soundtracks.
Reality Bites is a film that takes a wholeheartedly unpretentious look at the 20-something lifestyle
Unboxing, reactions, and review for the new Spring 2017 Nick Box subscription service
That time when McDonalds’ advertisers came up with a fascinating wish fulfillment commercial campaign of their own: McWorld
Sausage and beans is a comfort food staple for a reason and this recipe is sure to satisfy.
Follow these simple rules of binge watching etiquette to keep your relationship from becoming a rocky situation.
Here’s a fool-proof fundamental school shopping list for any 90s kid worth their weight in Scholastic book orders.
Heavyweights is a movie about fat kids sent to a fat summer camp by their overbearing parents.
While I’m a die-hard carnivore at heart, these sweet potato quesadillas are an amazingly easy to make and incredibly flavorful alternative to your traditional southwestern dinner fare.
Launched in 1988 by Betty Crocker, Dunk-A-Roos were pioneered by mad scientists who knew how to design snacks that kids would throw tantrums over.
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (aka Super Famicom, Super NES, SNES, Super Nintendo, or Jesus Christ incarnate) is a 16-bit video game console that was unleashed upon the adoring Nintendo-centric public in North America in 1991.
Taking a look at the Jaybird X2 wireless Bluetooth headphones and all that they offer, are they really worth the price tag?
Despite what popular convention may dictate, turning 30 doesn’t mean that you have to hang up any semblance of having fun. Raving doesn’t have to stop after age 30.
These 4 examples of discontinued 90s snacking perfection deserve their place in the sugary spotlight.
In all my years of being entranced by bright pixels and engrossing game worlds, I have never been captivated by a game so completely as by Chrono Trigger on the SNES.
Since my Al Pastor taco recipe was such a hit, I decided to apply the same flavor concept to some delicious turkey meatballs.
Here’s to dancing, partying, drinking, and getting crunk without spending too much of your hard-earned money.
Normally roasted on a large rotating tower of meat called a trompo, al pastor is a slow-roasted, fatty, pineapple and spice marinated prepared pork dish.
Full House was a mega hit, the Olsen twins were born to be stars, and ABC really needs to consider bringing back its TGIF lineup.
Over the years, I’ve developed what I consider to be the perfect recipe for turkey meat loaf and it’s super easy to make!
These 16 great songs choices for your next karaoke bar experience will entertain, titillate, shock, disgust, and embarrass and they’re a surefire cure for the blues.
Dazed and Confused is as accurate a portrayal of high school life now as it was 24 years ago.
If you want something spicy, sweet, and filling that reminds you of island life in the dead of winter, then try out this delicious jerk shrimp with fried plantains recipe.
If you love 80s and 90s sitcoms and teen romps full of lots of familiar faces, then Camp Cucamonga is the place that’s hip.
What was it about these 90s television shows and movies that made us so hopelessly addicted and forever wanting more? What was the secret formula?
This butter chicken (murgh makhani) recipe is a decadent, spicy, slightly sour, slightly sweet take on a classic Punjabi dish, but it is served and enjoyed all across India and abroad.
Pogs is, in its simplest terms, a “card” game from the 90s. At its height, it was the cause of more playground crying than a skinned knee.
Follow these 5 tips for planning a Christmas movie marathon. It is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and spend quality time with family, friends, and loved ones during a typically-frantic holiday.
Originally made by Mattel in 1964, Creepy Crawlers is a creative toy for kids who are old enough to play with hot things without horribly burning themselves.
The Wendy’s Super Bar was every fat person’s dream made reality.
The recent shut down of What.CD is so much more than the loss of another torrent tracker and represents a massive, unimaginable blow to the chronological history of music.
These leftover turkey croquettes will give you a reason to extend your Thanksgiving leftovers.
Have you ever wanted to have all of your NES video games in one place, hooked up to your HDTV, without the need for a huge amount of space for cartridges or a bunch of adapters?
It’s time to learn the glorious simplicity of making coffee with a french press.
Disney’s First Kid is a 1996 film about the hardships that come with being the son of the president of the United States.
Saturday mornings, in particular, were filled with a lineup of unforgettable, wacky animated entertainment to rot brains and influence violent behavior.
Easy, delicious, and inebriating, these apple cider Jello shots made with bourbon are the perfect addition to any fall-themed gathering.
This is a recipe that takes a staple of American cuisine, the twice-baked potato, and adds leftover chili in the mix to spice it up a bit.
We’re in the midst of football season and now is the perfect time to try a pulled pork recipe that takes no effort and can be prepared while drunk.
Here’s my easy-to-follow, simple, fresh marinara chicken pizza recipe. Try it for yourself!
While there are many 90s sports movies that left a huge impact on my childhood, there are no other series I remember quite as fondly as The Mighty Ducks.
Fall is my favorite season because it’s host to so many things I love. It’s the perfect light hoodie whether where you can feel as comfortable in short sleeves as you do in long.
Should you decide to plan on an homage to The Big Lebowski during this year’s upcoming Halloween celebration, you’re in luck because most of the items involved in the making of this costume can be purchased cheaply online or from secondhand stores.
In this raw, honest, sympathetic self-analysis and memoir, Jodie Sweetin shows the world that she’s not the same innocent child that they fell in love with,
If you’ve always dreamed of drinking in parks, on beaches, in movie theaters, or watching parades, then invest in a disposable flask.
How to make a cheap, DIY Kelly Kapowski Halloween costume.
In recent years, the TV theme song has gone the way of the dinosaur, but the 90s knew how to do it right.
The Nick Box is another awesome subscription-based package delivery service that provides a cornucopia of random items related to 90s Nickelodeon.
The 90s was such a cultural melting pot of hip-hop, grunge, teen angst, heroin, and apathy, so it’s no surprise that it lead to many inside phrases that could only be properly understood by those who grew up in that wonderful generation. From movies to TV to popular music, kids all over the world were picking up descriptive phrases and new bits of language that they could take to the schoolyard and spread to their friends.
While some of this vocabulary is still heavily in use today, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at some of the best words from the 90s, complete with definitions and sentences presenting their proper usage in everyday speech.
“I admire people who dare to take the language, English, and understand it and understand the melody.” – Maya Angelou
I tried buffalo cauliflower at a restaurant not too long ago and I fell in love with its crunch and flavors. I figured it couldn’t be that hard to make. I was right. Recipe within.
Go through every year of your life until your 18th birthday and pick out a popular top 100 song that holds personal meaning.
Boasting some of the largest, most comfortable seats in the business, a full service chef-inspired food menu, more leg room than you can shake a stick at, and any kind of booze-y beverage you can think of, the Movie Tavern is a great place to spend your evenings.
Why not find a good multiplayer game for some couch co-op and digitally-inspired drinking games? Fortunately, there are ridiculously cheap ways to obtain these multiplayer party games and you’d be a fool not to grab a few for a rainy day.
How to make your own Spatchcock chicken with vegetables and homemade gravy.
You want to lose weight, live a healthy life, and survive long enough to see your 90th birthday, but you also want to get brown-out-level mangled on some small-batch bourbon once in a while.
A quick and informative guide to finding hidden culinary gems when you’re visiting a new city. My goal is to help you enjoy every bite of your adventure along the way while experiencing life through the eyes of a local.
These amazing nightlife scenes are hidden just out of sight all across America and they’re called underground clubs. They’re in your city, and here’s how to find them.