How Ghosts ’N Goblins helped video games find comedy in failure

Failure is comedy’s natural ecosystem. There’s a primordial delight in watching something, and especially someone, fall down. It’s even better if it happens again. Hell, make someone fall over so many times that it stops being funny and then comes back around to being funny again, and you have the potential for some…

What game would you speedrun?

This week’s question comes from Gameological’s own assistant editor, Matt Gerardi: Speedrunners dedicate themselves to not just playing but decimating games, working with and competing against other similarly minded speed demons to find the fastest route through their chosen specialties. The runs they produce are