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10:00 AM on 10.02.2011

Be part of Smithsonian's 'Art of Video Games' Credits

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...

Caitlin Cooke

5:00 AM on 09.14.2011

Yeah, Mark Hamill! Wing Commander III is out on GOG.com

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'...

Josh Tolentino

10:45 AM on 08.15.2011

Japanese Elevator Action Deluxe website opens

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...

Nick Chester

8:30 AM on 07.27.2011

Double Dragon II arcade remake coming to Xbox Live Arcade

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...

Nick Chester

8:30 PM on 07.22.2011

Missile Command 2 might be playable if...

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...

Victoria Medina

8:00 AM on 07.19.2011

The Longest Journey is $3.99 on GOG for a day

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...

Maurice Tan

7:00 AM on 06.28.2011

Boulder Dash XL hitting Xbox Live Arcade July 13th

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 06.09.2011

E3: Roberta Williams advised Telltale on King's Quest

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...

Chad Concelmo

10:00 AM on 05.12.2011

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection coming to XBLA, PSN

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, ...

Nick Chester





11:30 PM on 05.05.2011

Smithsonian's 'Art of Video Games' art chosen

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 ...

Nick Chester

2:40 PM on 04.19.2011

There's a Centipede: Infestation coming to Wii, 3DS

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...

Nick Chester

2:20 PM on 04.07.2011

Is this the Chrono Cross 2 intro movie?

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.

Dale North

11:00 AM on 03.28.2011

Hunted dev bringing Choplifter HD to PSN, PC

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 -...

Nick Chester

4:40 PM on 02.16.2011

Sega classics coming to PSN, free for PS Plus subscribers

"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, ...

Nick Chester



Has a classic videogame ever let you down? photo
Has a classic videogame ever let you down?
by Chad Concelmo

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 (or was it EGM?). And although the action-RPG looked amazing to me, I never got around to actually playing it -- it was one of those rare games that, for whatever reason, I missed out on.

As the years past, I always told myself I would go back and try it. Beyond Oasis was one of those games that looked like it was made for me: It had colorful graphics, a unique setting, and reminded me a lot of Zelda, a series I have always worshipped.

In fact, many of my friends -- including fellow cast members of the late (and great!) podcast RetroforceGO! -- held such fond memories of Beyond Oasis, ranking the game as one of their favorites on the Genesis. A "classic", most people were calling it.

It wasn’t until recently that I finally got around to playing it. Downloading it on the Wii’s Virtual Console, I made myself comfortable on the couch, wrapped myself in a blanket, and prepared to play a classic retro game that had unfortunately passed me by.

I was excited. Playing a classic game for the first time is always such a wonderful experience.

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10:20 AM on 02.04.2011

Why not? Zombies Ate My Neighbors film in development

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...

Nick Chester