Category Archives: Video Games

All Pokémon Graded, Part 13: Nos. 121 to 130 (Starmie to Gyarados)

Welcome back to All Pokémon Graded, the highly unscientific serial listicle for the discerning time-waster with impeccable taste. In this installment, an inordinate amount of non-evolvers, many of them problematic. 121. Starmie Type: Water / Psychic Best Name: Akusta (Korean) … Continue reading

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All Pokémon Graded, Part 12: Nos. 111 to 120 (Rhyhorn to Staryu)

After a seven-month hiatus, welcome back to All Pokémon Graded, the feature that seeks to empirically quantify the goodness (or badness) of your favorite Pokémon. Inspired by the massive success of Pokémon GO, I’ve decided to strike while the iron is … Continue reading

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Undertale Mops the Floor with Its Competition, Wins GameFAQs’s “Best Game Ever” Contest, and Generates Record Quantities of Sodium Chloride

You may or may not have heard of Undertale, an RPG created by a gentleman named Toby Fox in humble little GameMaker. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that it conquered GameFAQs’s “Best. Game. Ever” contest, and in the process produced … Continue reading

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All 720 Pokémon, Graded. Part 11 — Nos. 100 to 110 (Electrode to Weezing)

Welcome back to All Pokémon Graded, the feature that continues to give you what you never asked for: letter grades for all Pokémon currently in existence. We made it to the triple digits! Time to roll that beautiful bone footage. … Continue reading

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8GR8 #05: Wintry Mix (8 Great Winter/Christmas VGM Tunes)

Welcome back to 8GR8, where we take eight excellent video game songs that have something in common and put them in a list together. The Yuletide season is upon us, and Cheese & Pixels gets in the spirit the best … Continue reading

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All 720 Pokémon, Graded. Part 10 — Nos. 91 to 100 (Cloyster to Voltorb)

Welcome back to All Pokémon Graded, the feature where everything’s made up and the grades don’t matter. In today’s installment, we visit some old haunts. 091. Cloyster Type: Water / Ice Best Name: English The English translation team’s wordplay game … Continue reading

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All 720 Pokémon, Graded. Part 9 — Nos. 81 to 90 (Magnemite to Shellder)

It’s time once again for All 720 Pokémon Graded, where we judge Nintendo’s famous creations on an academic scale and see which ones rise to the top and which are found wanting. In this installment, I reject Pokémon’s reality and substitute … Continue reading

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