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Assassin's Creed

The first Assassin's Creed was originally going to have multiplayer

Here’s a fun little bit of game history for you. According to DualShockers, who attended a talk by Julien Merceron in Paris, Assassin’s Creed was originally going to have a multiplayer mode. While this feature was removed at som...

 
Halt and Catch Fire
In case you couldn't tell, the 1980s is having a bit of comeback. With so many games and films (Kung Fury is out today!) seeking to emulate the vibrant and lively era, there's plenty of people out there feeling nostalgic for ...   read

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Game Boy

Did You Know Gaming hits us with Part 2 of its Game Boy series

Did you know, the Game Boy Color had wireless capabilities via an infrared sensor? Or that the system also had motion controls? Did you know that the Game Boy Advance was supposed to have online and wireless multiplayer at one point? I sur...

 
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Enjoy some video of the E.T. landfill excavation

As you may have heard, one of gaming's great urban legends was confirmed over the weekend. Atari did, in fact, dump a large quantity of retail copies of E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (and other games) in a New Mexico landfill and -- al...

 
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Doom

Doom was inspired by Tom Cruise's The Color of Money?

I love reading about the development history of games especially some of the medium's classics. Doom is one such classic, the seminal first-person shooter turned 20 years old in 2013. Creators John Romero and Tom Hall have revealed some mor...

 
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Smithsonian

Smithsonian adds Flower and Halo 2600 to its collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has added another two videogames to its ever- expanding collection: thatgamecompany's Flower and Halo 2600, developed by Ed Fries. Whilst Flower had already been showcased at the 2012's Art of Videogame e...

 
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Charlie Brooker

You should watch Videogames Changed the World

Following on from 2009's Gameswipe special, acerbic critic and former PC Zone writer Charlie Brooker has delivered another excellent videogames program this time on Channel 4. How Videogames Changed the World is a two-hour special charting ...

 
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Pokemon

Pokemon retrospective hints at new game

Pokemon X/Y is almost upon us, and Nintendo is brimming with joy over their pending release, with new cartoons and other promotional tidings flowing from every orifice. Case in point, a new retrospective video that takes us through the chr...

 
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LCD browser games

Play Game & Watch and other LCD games in your browser

Hey, 80s babies! Have fond memories of portable gaming in the days before Game Boy? Did your parents ever buy you those Tiger electronic handhelds for $10 a pop to shut you up on those long drives? Or were you born just a little too late an...

 
Dreamcast
As a young 'un, my only experience with the SEGA Dreamcast was with Sonic Adventure at a Target demo station. I was very much an outsider, admiring the machine as it appeared in magazines and on television. I finally picked u...   read

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Nintendo lifetime sales

Nintendo reveals combined sales of ALL hardware, software

Nintendo's latest fiscal report is not all that hot. But the general annual report does a much better job of putting a positive spin on the company's present and future. The first dozen or so pages of the report are incredible collages and ...

 
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VI on the Super Nintendo marked a grand change in direction and tone for the series. The shift wasn't as noticeable out West, which didn't receive the second, third, and fifth games and thus didn't have much of ...   read

History of Star Fox
As much as we see Nintendo as a very insular company these days, it was much more so way back during the NES and SNES eras. If you tried to challenge Nintendo's power, you were met with intense scorn at the very least or liti...   read

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Capcom 30th anniversary

Capcom 30th anniversary encyclopedia coming October

Though I'm not too crazy about a lot of what Capcom has been doing lately -- boy, that's an understatement -- it nonetheless holds a special place in my heart as the first gaming company I truly admired. Games like Mega Man, DuckTales, Chip...

 
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Pokmon

Early Pokemon design documents reveal whips and weirdos

A lot of people assume that the Pokémon games are for kids because they tend to be popular with that demographic, but that's not necessarily the case. From the sounds of it, the first Pokémon was developed largely around the p...

 
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Famicom

Famicom was red because Nintendo prez owned a red scarf

Of the myriad facets of game hardware design, the big honking truth behind a console's color scheme may not necessarily rank among the most fascinating of details. It's something that we don't give too much thought about, especially in an e...

 
Luigi-moto
GameSpot? Time? New York Times? And now Rolling Stone? Everyone wants a piece of Shigeru Miyamoto! If he's so willing to speak to anyone and everyone, why hasn't he spoken to us yet? We need to arrange a pow-wow as soon as po...   read

Nintendo's brass balls
The Nintendo of today is known for being quiet and humble, making conservative decisions, and doing its best not to intentionally piss potential third-party partners off. Most of the complaints directed at Nintendo's current ...   read

History of Sonic review
Despite the Sonic series' many missteps over the past decade, I remain a huge fan. I remember the first time I played Sonic The Hedgehog at my cousins' house into the wee hours of the night. I remember long school field trips...   read

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PS3 evolution video

Sony continues the PlayStation retrospective with the PS3

Sony continues the countdown until the mysterious February 20th event with the "Evolution of PlayStation: PlayStation 3" video. If you're up for a bit of nostalgia, the video goes over the entire history of the console, from inceptio...

 
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PC graphics documentary

Watch PC graphics evolve over two hours

Grab a drink, cook up some food, and put your phone on silent. Ok you good? Now you're ready to take on the following two-hour monstrosity of a video on the evolution of PC graphics. The video was assembled in chronological order from 2000...

 
Mega Man Game History
Three and a half years ago, I foolishly dedicated an entire week to constructing a ginormous infographic of every single Mega Man game in existence. My Mega Man Game History chart was well received by several outlets, and I c...   read

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Hyrule Historia to only get 4,000 Limited Edition copies

We all knew that Amazon would be carrying the upcoming localization of Hyrule Historia, but what we didn't know is that Dark Horse will be printing a Limited Edition version. Sadly, this special edition will actually be limited at 4,000 cop...

 
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CVG looks back on the origins of the Wii

On the eve of the Wii U's launch, it's time to pay our final respects to the console its replacing, because unlike the PS2, no company is going to be supporting the Wii from here on out. The Wii was a treasure trove of potential, most of it...

 
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Promoted blog: Gunpei Yokoi remembered

[Dtoid community blogger locketheleisz shares a remembrance of his hero, Nintendo's Gunpei Yokoi. It's a long read, but seriously worth your time! Want to see your own words appear on the front page? Go write something!&...

 
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Really, Nintendo? A knitting peripheral for the NES?

Throughout its history, Nintendo has had its fair share of "what the eff were they thinking!?" moments. Take the Wii Vitality Sensor, for instance. A pulse rate monitor attached to a game controller? No wonder Iwata and pals quietly swept t...

 
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Learn everything there is to learn about Nick Arcade

Nick Arcade was one of my favorite game shows of all time. I still remember face-palming at how bad the kids were at pretty much all of the arcade games on offer, but most of all, I remember that totally amazing finale segment, and how jea...

 
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History of Sonic book speeds by in September

The Blue Blur has had his ups and downs, but on the whole, he's a remarkable icon with a rich history extending across two decades. Earlier this year, Sega and French videogame book publisher Pix'n Love -- responsible for several high-quali...

 
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A couple months back, Wired offered readers some insight into Microsoft's failure to get a Halo movie off the ground. The original article was an excerpt from Generation Xbox: How Video Games Invaded Hollywood, by Total Film ...   read

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E3: A peek at the Videogame History Museum booth

While the E3 show floor is primarily concerned with showing the world what's next for the videogame industry, The Videogame History Museum brought a little bit of its past to the event this week. Tucked in the corner of the show floor, a wi...

 

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An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast () and str...

 

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Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 
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Garett Mefford

I really want the CoD4 Remaster, but I really do not care about the new CoD it comes packaged Dilemmas

 
 Dango

Haha! Your demise will be slow and agonizing, haha!

 
Madoka Malika

one class final am so close!

 
Torchman

That moment when you see a series in Super Robot Wars and you go Who the fuck is that? And then you look them up and it might be the oldest series in the

 
OrochiLeona

It seems Space Jam 2 is a thing that is probably

 
SpielerDad

Doing a mind numbing project for one of the Lizard People pretending to be a human that is my coworker, because shes incapable of doing it That is the definition of incompetence right?

 
Amna Umen

One of my favorite youtube channels posted a run down of 5 video game Its rare when this stuff crosses for me so here ya go

 
Dreggsao

What are the better gifs and why: tarantinofied or michael bayified? discuss!

 
SeymourDuncan17

Anxiously awaiting that Zootopia

 
Jinx 01

Waiting for your car to get worked on at the dealership is a level of banality surpassed only by the Even my 2DS cant save me from its soul-sucking existential

 
DanteKinkade

Putzki, dictator, evil villain, idiot and all around sexy penguin

 
RiffRaff

I know theres a few BabyMetal fans round these parts and I wrote up a review of the new Its got a Metal Totoro song!!!

 
JcDent

Dawn of War 3 will be an interpretive dance music video talking about mans cruelty to mans digital reflection - thats as much sense as I gathered from the Or well have units of scale that would be too big in Dawn of War One or the

 
Donley Time

Boss 101 the game - Check out this snap of Boss 101 and Mac playing games while they chill at Robo You see, the antagonists arent always plotting galactic destruction, sometimes theyre just trying to get out of

 
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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I was planning to donate plasma this morning for some quick cash, but what Im assuming are my newfound allergies started acting up (or a Im gonna have to try tomorrow - no literal blood money for me!

 
Matt Damon

Matt Damon Matt Damon (Matt Damon) Matt Damon? MATT DAMON

 
GuerrillaOcelot

Just checked Saw 13 Call of Duty related things on the front Assumed fetal

 
OrochiLeona

Told you since day 1 Overwatch would be The same way Ive been telling you since day 1 Mirrors Edge will be perfectly a rule of thumb, listen to me and everything will be

 
Larxinostic

Hmm, 69th To exercise restraint is the dignified

 
absolutfreak

I treat myself to Overwatch for my birthday?

 
vxxyman

I cant go to So Im just looking at stuff and I keep checking out this countdown site for P5 Were getting dont toy with us anymore, New video and release date,

 
ObliqueZombie

Wait, is Escapist Magazine actually a PC Master Race meme wank fest, or is there some satire that slipped under the radar?

 
DanteKinkade

Its great in Hardboiled Chicken 2, Lil Putzki has a giant cellphone shaped robot, a giant cellphone shaped robot that looks like it has a rocket launcher for a

 
ZombZ

I noticed most people here write text in block form, while I prefer using a lot of line Is there a writing rule Im ignoring? Especially long texts are easier to read (for me) with line breaks, but Ive never been a fast reader

 
Dreamweaver

Yeah, remember when Quickposts were taken over by catgirls? Well, following in Meanderbots lead, I decided to redraw one of my other original characters (I have dozens) as a Heres Mayuki, who is supposed to be this pudgy girl loves to Yay?

 
Retrofraction

It only took 4 years, but I have an interview at a small production company would say I am excited, but I am very tired I have to go shopping for clothes to wear at it XD

 
Dreamweaver

I suck at drawing yet heres an image I It features one of my original characters, Brianna, just chilling out playing games while her friend, Tetsuya, Was supposed to be a two-part image where she rage-quit, but I couldnt make it >^<

 
JcDent

How to make a CnC Generals Add Profit?

 

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