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Volgarr the Viking is a hardcore-focused throwback to classic 2D action titles of the past. Released last month, it has already pleased many gamers looking for a challenge. After a successful Kickstarter and getting picked up...
Tomohiro Nishikado, the creator of the arcade classic Space Invaders, was just interviewed by The New Yorker, and he admits that he isn't very good at playing games, and that if "it been left up to me, Space Invaders wou...
In recent times, it seems like the term ‘reboot’ has been treated as an ugly word. The type of phrase that causes fans of a particular franchise to cringe and become fearful knowing their adored series is making s...
GOG.com has been celebrating its fifth birthday this week with plenty of giveaways, including free games. Today's announcement is interesting as it's added extra content to some classic Bullfrog titles, including Syndicate an...
[Another gem from Destructoid's Golden Archives, this our most popular story of April 2008] As you’ve no doubt been following the prospective U.S. presidential nominees, you must be asking yourself several question...
Another World, or Out of This World to everyone in North America, just released its 20th Anniversary Edition on Steam today for Windows and Mac for $9.99. This edition first came out for iOS back in 2011, and now yo...
Gamers are a diverse breed. From PC aficionados and console fanatics, to retro devotees and casual admirers, there is no one-size-fits-all model of videogame hobbyist. Though we possess many differences, like game preferences...
One thing that GOG.com has been missing is the ability to buy a whole franchise or series of games for a special discounted price, outside of their special promos. Well, it seems like the classic games store have been thinkin...
The Game Developers Conference brings back the Class Games Postmortem series for the third year this March. Today they've revealed scheduled postmortems for oldies but goodies like Myst, X-COM: UFO Defense, Crystal ...
If you're looking at the current batch of Kickstarter projects as a way for people to bring back genres and titles that have fallen from favour over recent years, then War for the Overworld might interest you. If you've been...
MonkeyPaw Games tells us that they're currently in talks with SCEA to bring Tomba! 2 to the PlayStation Network. They're looking at a direct port that they hope will be PS Vita ready on day one. That would be nice! I'm guessi...
At one point, Space Harrier, the Sega classic created by Yu Suzuki, had a nebulous release date -- now we know for sure that it's gracing the Japanese eShop next week. The 3DS version will of course feature 3D visuals, in add...
In the '80s, if you had three friends over who all wanted to play Atari with you, there was really only one game you would reach for. Warlords was the go-to game for multiplayer combat, and it was also the source for many fru...
GOG.com/CD Projeckt didn't disappoint with its Fall 2012 Conference this afternoon, not only announcing almost 30 games for Mac but brand new titles arriving on the digital distribution service within the next few weeks. Ther...
GOG.com is doing their annual customer survey, and if you want to take part in it, you can get a free copy of Realms of Arkania 1+2. That's actually two games, so it's worth five minutes of your time. They are also guara...
Before working on games like SkyDrift, Sine Mora, and Black Knight Sword, Digital Reality was best known for their excellent 4X titles. Arguably the best of their space empire strategy games, Imperium Galactica II, is now av...
Due out March 30th, there's a new portable gaming device aiming to grab your hard earned cash. Calling itself the GameGadget, it's trying to become the "iPod of retro games" by providing legal and secure downloads of games u...
One of these days, I'm going to spend an afternoon finally beating Another World. Today, however, is not that day. As promised, the 20th Anniversary edition of the game is now available for Android owners. Between the optiona...
Good Old Games will finally let you grab the original Syndicate on January 19 for $5.99. Not to be mistaken with Starbreeze's upcoming first-person shooter, this classic 1993 game should keep you occupied while you wait to se...
The Smithsonian is gearing up for their "Art of Video Games" exhibit which will feature images, concept art, sketches, and footage from 80 games. The games have been judged and voted, the art has been chosen, and all that's l...
Time to pull out your joysticks, old-school PC gamers, because the fine folks at Good Old Games have finally...finally secured one of the, er, good-est old games of all, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger. That'...
Square Enix has opened the Japanese website for Elevator Action Deluxe, giving us a look at… the classic arcade title.Right now, the teaser site only has a Flash animation that shows off visuals from the original early...
There's a "remake" of Double Dragon II coming to Xbox Live Arcade this year, courtesy of the Korean studio, Barunsun Interactive. It's being called Double Dragon: Wander of the Dragon, because the sequels original title, The...
Remember Missile Command? Of course you do, it was quite the thing back in the day, and is still enough of a thing that it continues to get attention. In fact, Missile Command 2 will be shown for the first time at next year's...
If you've didn't already own The Longest Journey, or didn't know it was on sale together with its sequel-that-must-not-be-named during the Steam Summer sale, then today you absolutely have no excuse whatsoever for not grabbin...
Kalypso Media has announced a release date of July 13th for Boulder Dash XL on Xbox Live Arcade. A PC release is planned for later in the year. This modernized version of the classic Boulder Dash from 1984 has five ...
When I walked into my E3 meeting with Telltale yesterday I wanted nothing more than to talk about their upcoming game based on the revolutionary King's Quest series. When I first heard Telltale was reviving the classic advent...
Warner Bros. has announced the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade today.The downloadable package will be a collection of the classic arcade trilogy -- Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, ...
In March of next year, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will open its "The Art of Video Games" exhibition. It will showcase 80 games in an exploration of 40 years of videogames. Between February and April, the Smithsonian ...
Atari has announced a new version of a classic franchise, Centipede: Infestation today. It's slated for release on the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii this year.  The game's not what you're expecting, either -- it's a "post-ap...
It's hard to say at this point, and there's been nothing in the way of confirmation, but I feel good about this one. It definitely has the right vibe for what I hoped Chrono Cross' sequel would be. Please share your thoughts in our comments section.
The company that is bringing us Hunted: The Demon's Forge is also currently working on Choplifter HD, a remake of the classic helicopter rescue game. No, I didn't just create that last sentence using a random word generator -...
"Wise fwum your gwave!"Sony has announced today that starting this March, Sega will be adding Genesis classics to PlayStation Network for download. Titles include: Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, ...
I definitely remember when Beyond Oasis was released for the Sega Genesis back in 1995. The game immediately sparked my interest the minute I laid eyes on the intriguing title's first screenshots in an old issue of GamePro (o...
Movie site First Showing is reporting that there's a Zombies Ate My Neighbors film in development. And yes, it's based on the LucasArts-developed 16-bit, cooperative shooter. Of course.The flick is being described as a horror...
Every review I have read of recent indie platformer Super Meat Boy has had one thing in common: almost all of them -- including our own! -- have mentioned how brutal the game is on the reviewers’ own finger...
If you’re okay with not owning one to put on your shelf, here’s an easy way to get the rare SuperGrafx version of Ghouls ‘N Ghosts -- download it from the PlayStation Network. Siliconera is reporting that Hu...
Recently on Reddit, I discovered quite the artistically pleasing recreation of the old Breakout game. Those of you who are flash code fanatics can dig through all of its lines of code here, but since its code credits are in J...
Eagle eyed Europeans have been scoping out the box art for the upcoming The Sly Collection. a compilation of the three Sly Cooper games with HD and Move controls added, and they've spotted something rather interesting. The bo...
Why is there a Futurama video above? Because the feeling that Fry and the gang are having when they learn that they are to be killed by snu snu is the exact feelings you should be having when reading that headline. First the...