Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android

Top Stories in video game history

    Featured Videos   |   Subscribe

    New in video game history

    7:30 PM on 05.27.2014

    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 o...

    Abel Girmay

    7:00 AM on 04.28.2014

    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 lan...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    9:00 PM on 01.27.2014

    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 re...

    Alasdair Duncan

    1:25 PM on 12.17.2013

    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...

    Alasdair Duncan

    5:00 PM on 12.01.2013

    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 sp...

    Alasdair Duncan

    7:00 PM on 08.17.2013

    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 ...

    Jonathan Holmes

    4:00 PM on 08.12.2013

    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 lit...

    Tony Ponce

    12:00 PM on 08.11.2013

    A little refresher on the fall of the 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...

    Tony Ponce

    5:00 PM on 08.07.2013

    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 incredibl...

    Tony Ponce

    6:30 PM on 08.06.2013

    Peek into the development of 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 ...

    Tony Ponce

    12:00 PM on 07.07.2013

    How a sneaky UK studio wound up making 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...

    Tony Ponce

    10:00 PM on 06.06.2013

    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, ...

    Tony Ponce

    1:00 PM on 06.01.2013

    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 large...

    Jonathan Holmes

    4:15 PM on 05.02.2013

    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, esp...

    Tony Ponce

    7:30 PM on 04.08.2013

    Miyamoto explains why Luigi is green and more

    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...

    Tony Ponce

    5:00 PM on 03.17.2013

    Ex-Nintendo chairman Howard Lincoln had big 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 ...

    Tony Ponce