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Get your motor runnin'
Jed's back with another retro-style indie game. Joylancer: Legendary Motor Knight puts players in an old school side-scrolling hack 'n' slash with Game Boy Color graphical sensibilities. Jed got to revving up his motorized lance and just absorbed the good vibrations. read feature

Double Fine, BioWare, Guerilla, Naughty Dog devs and more weigh in
The PlayStation 20th anniversary that spawned this limited edition, PS1-themed PS4 continues its nostalgia fest over at the PlayStation Blog, where developers like Tim Schafer (Double Fine), Neil Druckmann (Naughty Dog),... read feature

Strafe

Strafe is the goriest, most realistic shooter of 1996


Children, avert your eyes
Nov 26
I am tempted to just post the email we got about Strafe (stylized as STRAFE®), because it is a masterpiece of videogame marketing. With phrases like "not for the faint of heart" and "we understand if our game is too real... read
Arcade games

Well, you can rent an arcade cabinet for your house for $75 per month


If you live in the Bay Area or Sacramento
Nov 25
Oh, San Francisco. You always have the coolest/wackiest/weirdest business ideas. Like this start-up that's offering an arcade cabinet delivered to your house for $75/month. That's just San Francisco enough to work! All You Ca... read
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
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

Watch Mike Tyson get punched out in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!


Spoilers
Oct 30
I would apologize for the spoiler in the headline, but come on. We all know what was going to happen. It takes tons of practice to work up to Mike Tyson in Punch-Out!!, so of course the real Mike Tyson is not going to stand ... read
The Dream of the 70s-90s is alive in Portland
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps you attended the fifth annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo which took place the weekend before last. If you didn't, well -- here's a lovely pile of photos that the talented Geoffrey... read feature

Retro-Pixel Castles

Retro-Pixel Castles is all the work of just one person


This indie strategy game has hit its Kickstarter goal
Oct 17
Trendy survival games like Rust and Don't Starve have had one interesting feature that rarely get's talked about: you can't actually win at these games. That's the main concept behind the small-scale Retro-Pixel Castles, an ... read
GameGirl

Nostalgia time! Every Game Boy start screen


Nearly 3 hours
Oct 07
I haven't finished the video yet, so sorry if at the 2 hour and 12 minute mark it baits and switches to a stupid argument on whether or not certain foodstuffs count as sandwiches, or just a bunch of music videos of lil Frank... read
Pier Solar HD

Pier Solar HD is finally set to arrive on multiple platforms next week


After a Genesis-only release
Sep 24
After a series of delays, Pier Solar is finally set to arrive on multiple platforms outside of the Genesis, which it was released for back in 2010. On September 30th you'll be able to pick it up on PS3, PS4, PC, an... read
Joylancer

Joylancer, the love letter to the Game Boy, will hit Early Access in October 26th


Watch the trailer if you love retro games
Sep 10
[Update: the Steam listing page is live right now.] Joylancer has been on my radar for quite a while now. It's an independent production that seeks to recreate the great feeling of the Game Boy era, with a solid platforming ... read
Mega Man Legends 3

Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit fangame is now available to the public


It's pretty good, too
Sep 01
Mega Man Legends 3 may be cancelled, but fans have worked tirelessly to create a fangame based on the concept. Created as a prologue to Legends 3, this 8-bit release walks you through what might have happened, with great gam... read
Did You Know Gaming?

Did You Know Gaming chronicles NES Super Mario secrets


DID U KNO???
Aug 26
Alright, how much of this Did You Know did you know? How much will you remember when, finally, it's your time to shine at pub trivia, your compatriots waiting for you to swoop in and save the eventing? The mushroom sound effect similarity to the flagpole sound effect? Pretty cool. And that recycled Ocarina of Time theme? I love stories behind iconic sounds. read
3DS

Heck yes: Protect Me Knight is getting a 3DS sequel


From composer Yuzo Koshiro's Ancient Corp.
Aug 21
I've thankfully managed to forget about most of the Xbox Live Indie Games I subjected myself to over the years, but a few happy memories do remain. Ancient's Protect Me Knight, an 8-bit overhead action game about fending off... 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
Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy Record Keeper wants to tap into your nostalgia centers


...and it sounds awesome because of that fact
Aug 08
Final Fantasy Record Keeper, the smartphone entry into the Final Fantasy series, is a pretty meta game already. You take up the mantle of Deci, a student working for Dr. Mog, entering paintings that depict specific moments f... read
Old Akira game

Cancelled SNES Akira game from THQ looks...not great


But maybe it could have been good perhaps!
Aug 06
Before THQ was known for such great games as MX vs. ATV and Homefront, it made a name for itself with titles like The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!. In those days, even before publishing the Ghost in the Shell&n... read
Earthworm Jim

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earthworm Jim with these awesome features


Moonlight Sonata, equally creepy in both Earthworm Jim and Resident Evil
Aug 06
August 2nd marked the 20th anniversary of the Earthworm Jim franchise. I remember just yesterday being a small child and having terrible nightmares from the hellish surreal scenes that make up the levels of the various Earthw... read
Point Perfect

Point Perfect makes clicking and dragging fun


Get your mouse hand limbered up
Aug 04
There aren't too many games that can promise a "less is more" experience. Most of the time, games are trying to cram more and more features and controls to build a well-rounded experience. Point Perfect is a bit different; t... read
NES Remix 1+2

NES Remix 1+2 will arrive in the form of a physical release later this year


If the price is right, buy it
Jul 28
In case you haven't played both NES Remix and NES Remix 2, you can pick up both later this year in the form of a physical copy. It's always been rumored since Nintendo mentioned it in passing as a definite Japanese relea... 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
Aegis Defender

Aegis Defender is a sweet looking 16-bit tower defense platformer


A Kickstarter is happening to fund this PC and Mac title
Jul 22
A lot of the time, all it takes to make an interesting game is to tweak an existing formula or to just mesh two separate mechanics and concepts together. Case in point, Aegis Defenders, a lovely looking homage to the 16-bit ... read
Life lessons

Super Mario Bros. 2's 8 rules of a super player contain life lessons


#1 - 'Do not sleep while playing'
Jul 19
While a lot may be lost in translation here, this Japanese "player's guide" for Super Mario Bros. 2 (spotted on the Ultra Scrub Quotes IV's twitter) still paints an vivid picture of a different time in videogame history. Most... read
Angry Video Game Nerd

The Angry Video Game Nerd Game is coming to Wii U soon, 3DS later


But will the genatiles remain untouched?
Jul 12
We gave the Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures an 8.5 when it came out on PC last year. Our resident Mega Man expert and James Rolfe fan Tony Ponce found the game to be quite compatible with his particular sensibilities. It sho... read
Retro City

Retro City Rampage dev provides a full map for players, talks WiiWare failure


Download it free
Jul 10
If you're still tinkering with Retro City Rampage, developer Brian Provinciano has provided a world map for fans to print and take a look at, which includes every interior area in the game. He also provided a crazy ... read
Game Boy

Surprise! Kids today are spoiled, jaded, and kinda dumb when you show them older technology


But we knew that already
Jul 08
Completely removing nostalgia from the equation, these Kids React videos rub me the wrong way. For one thing, kids just don't have any relevant opinions that I'm interested in. I don't find them funny or insightful. And hone... 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
Arcades

This Japanese grandma accidentally bought a derelict arcade


My grandma still calls my DS a 'Nintendo'
Jul 02
In sunny Chiba, Japan, a woman purchased a building that actually ended up encasing a time capsule of arcade goodness straight out of the late '80s through '90s. Among the relics were almost fifty Sega Aero and Astro City cab... read
id Software

Check out this trip down memory lane with id Software


Ah, memories
Jun 30
I was barely old enough to game in 1993, let alone take trips to id Software for office tours. That's why I'm so jealous of one Dan Linton, owner of a wildly successful BBS known as Software Creation, who took a trip down to... read
8-bit Destructoid

Get retro with the Destructoid shirt and hoodie!


Just like a NES box cover!
Jun 20
It's about time we did something like this! The Destructoid Videogame News System captures the retro Nintendo Entertainment System box covers with an 8-bit Destructoid. The new design was created by the talented Drew Wise, an... read
Pac-Man

Pac-Man Collection, Pac-Land now available on Wii U


GBA and NES games make a return on Virtual Console
Jun 11
Hot on the heels of the Pac-Man reveal for Super Smash Bros., classic titles featuring Bandai Namco's lovable mascot have popped up on the Wii U eShop. The Game Boy Advance Pac-Man Collection is presently available for $4.89, while the NES version of Pac-Land is on offer for $3.49. Time to get packing! 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






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