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Arcade games

How does 900 classic arcade games in your browser sound?


Sounds pretty darn a-okay to me
Nov 04
Fancy the greatest classic gaming selection of all time? It's not at some fabled arcade where the sound of dropping quarters and eight-bit music drowns out the dimmed oldies rock station playing over the worn out speakers. No... read
3D Realms

3D Realms is alive and kicking once more


Come get some!
Oct 23
It's happening -- the day I thought I'd never see in a million years. 3D Realms is back, five years after closing its doors. Original members like Bryan Turner and Scott Miller are on board with the relaunch, having onboarde... read
The Grid

The Grid is the Goodwill's specialized gaming concept store


...and I really wish I were there right now
Aug 20
The Grid is a special denomination of Goodwill that opened up in Charlotte, North Carolina and caters to gamers and collectors. In other words, this ain't your grandma's Goodwill. You won't find vintage T-shirts or tacky over... read
BioShock

These PlayStation demakes transport you to a simpler time


Someone get these artists jobs in the industry, y'all
Jul 23
It's never been all about the graphics for me. I can appreciate slick environments and the ability to watch sweat roll down my rugged protagonist's brow. But truth be told, I've always had a thing for PlayStation-era graphics... read
Q*bert Rebooted

@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted


Re*berted
Jul 03
It has been a long time since we have seen or heard anything new about the classic arcade game Q*bert. Despite being such an iconic character for its time, the weird orange macaroni-nosed jumper never really rode the wave to ... read
Gauntlet

Equip this Gauntlet trailer to gear up for battle


Actually, equipping a weapon would be a better idea
Jun 04
Ready to play Gauntlet? No, you haven't time-traveled to the 80's, and you don't need a pocket full of loose change. You just need a PC and $20. In preparation for E3, Arrowhead put out this trailer for its remake of Gauntle... read
Metal Gear

The original Metal Gear is being rebooted by independent modders


...and it will be all yours for free!
Jun 02
Are you a huge Metal Gear fan? Itching to get your hands on the game for one more run-through for old time's sake? What if I told you a group of independent modders had Konami's blessing to reboot the very first Metal Gear ga... read

Kung-Fu Master lampooned in live-action skit


Celebrate three decades of stiff combat
Apr 03
Maker of live-action videogame spoofs, El Gamer Cosplayer has released this video portraying old-school arcade game Kung-Fu Master. As they do in the game, bad guys fly across the screen, locked in the frozen moment of impac... read
Thief

Steal everything in sight in this Thief gameplay video


The shinier the better
Feb 18
There doesn't seem to be any doubt about it, Thief will certainly live up to its namesake. In this 17-minute video that shows the game's first mission, Garrett gets his klepto on and does his best magpie impression, as ... read
Thief

New Thief video teaches how to steal in style


Any way you want it
Feb 04
The title of this Thief video calls it a trailer, but I'd be hard-pressed to classify it as such. Not many trailers run six minutes, but whatever this is, it remains interesting the whole time. I guess badass thievery a... read
Sneak, loot, adapt
Back in October, I got the chance to sit down to chat with members of Eidos Montreal after a lengthy session with the new entry in the Thief series. Since the reveal in 2009, the game has gone through many different iteration... read feature

Midwinter

Classic Amiga title Midwinter set for a remake


A Kickstarter is due in the coming months
Jan 09
Back in the late '80s a game arrived on the Commodor Amiga that I think few played but was way ahead of the times. Midwinter was a survival, turn-based strategy title and a stealth-based, first-person RPG and Eurogamer is rep... read
Sonic & All-Stars Racing

Sega teases Ryo Hazuki's return to racing


Check out the license plate
Dec 31
With the end of the year approaching, Sega let loose a nice surprise for fans on their Twitter page. Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed is chock full of references and fan service, and now we can expect the return of S... read

GOG has these 32 super old Activision games for $97.28


A savings of $146.40!
Nov 08
GOG.com has these 32 old Activision games all on sale right now for 60% off. Games like King's Quest, Zork, SWAT, and a bunch of other titles made before I was even born! Or you can buy all 32 games for $97.29, a savings of $146.40. A pretty killer deal if you're into any of these old school titles. You have the entire weekend to nab this deal before it's gone. read
SEGA

Sega will listen to fans about remakes and reboots


Yosuke Okunari says the publisher will listen to feedback
Oct 25
The idea of remakes and reboots are a touchy subject but Sega is at least willing to listen to input from its fans about potentially bringing back classic titles. Sega Research and Development producer Yosuke Okunari says tha... read

Only 4% of Volgarr the Viking players bought the game


The developers take to Twitter to talk honestly about piracy
Oct 22
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... read
Space Invaders

Space Invaders creator would have made the game easier


'I am terrible at videogames'
Oct 21
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... read

Preview: The world is yours for the taking in Thief


Pillaging in The City
Oct 09
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... read
GOG.com

GOG.com levels up some Bullfrog games for free


The online store is celebrating its fifth birthday with some upgrades
Sep 27
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... read
Haggar for President

Citizens, unite: vote Mike Haggar


Ten Reasons Mike Haggar Needs to be the Next President of the United States
Apr 13
[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... read
Another World on Steam

Another World 20th Anniversary Edition is out on Steam


Also known as Out of this World
Apr 04
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... read
Screw beer pong, hand me that controller
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... read feature

GOG

GOG.com introduces franchise bundle deals


Buy a whole franchise for a discounted price
Feb 06
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... read

Classic game postmortem series returns to GDC


Myst, X-Com: UFO Defense, Crystal Castles postmortems
Jan 29
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 ... read

War for the Overworld brings back Dungeon Keeper gameplay


Kickstarter project is fully funded and then some
Jan 04
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... read
Tomba!

Tomba! 2 could be coming to PSN soon


MonkeyPaw Games in talks
Dec 28
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... read

Space Harrier 3D is a thing in Japan next week


Welcome to the fantasy zone
Dec 19
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... read
Hey! You got your RTS in my BREAKOUT clone!
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... read feature

GOG.com announces games for Mac plus three new titles


PC classics come to Mac
Oct 18
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... read

Complete GOG survey and get Realms of Arkania for free


Sep 16
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... read

Imperium Galactica II invades iPads today


Mar 30
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... read

GameGadget aiming to be the 'iPod for retro games'


Mar 17
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... read






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