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10:30 PM on 01.09.2014

Classic Amiga title Midwinter set for a remake

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...

Alasdair Duncan

2:30 PM on 12.31.2013

Sega teases Ryo Hazuki's return to racing

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...

Alessandro Fillari

11:30 PM on 11.08.2013

GOG has these 32 super old Activision games for $97.28

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.

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4:30 PM on 10.25.2013

Sega will listen to fans about remakes and reboots

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...

Alasdair Duncan

11:00 PM on 10.22.2013

Only 4% of Volgarr the Viking players bought the game

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...

Alessandro Fillari

7:00 PM on 10.21.2013

Space Invaders creator would have made the game easier

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...

Joshua Derocher

8:00 AM on 10.09.2013

Preview: The world is yours for the taking in Thief

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...

Alessandro Fillari



GOG.com levels up some Bullfrog games for free photo
GOG.com levels up some Bullfrog games for free
by Alasdair Duncan

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 and Populous

Syndicate now includes the American Revolt mission pack, Magic Carpet now has the extra Hidden Worlds expansion included, Populous and Populous: The Beginning have their expansions included, and the wonderful Dungeon Keeper has Deeper Dungeons bundled in.

If you've already own the games you can just re-download them to enjoy your extra content. 

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1:20 PM on 04.13.2013

Citizens, unite: vote Mike Haggar

[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...

Anthony Burch

6:00 PM on 04.04.2013

Another World 20th Anniversary Edition is out on Steam

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...

Joshua Derocher



My ultimate gaming tradition of Old School Day photo
My ultimate gaming tradition of Old School Day
by Taylor Stein

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, level of devotion, and platform of choice, we can all unite under a common flag of shared interest. There is one event, however, that my family celebrates. A monthly tradition that I believe just about every gaming fan can appreciate. I call it Old School Day.

Old School, Retro, or Classic Day as the name suggests, is a celebration of your personal gaming past. This holiday of sorts should not be compared to the feeling on Christmas morning or the anticipation of New Years Eve, Old School Day is simply in a league of its own. Whether you have been hooked on virtual adventures since childhood, or if you're a current-gen convert, the first experiences that characterize an activity like gaming are special and worthy of remembrance.

Exactly how the gaming festivity is commemorated is completely up to you. There is one stipulation, however, simply that a hectic work week, argument with the misses, and any other stressor of life takes a back seat for a few hours in pursuit of videogame nostalgia.

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3:45 PM on 02.06.2013

GOG.com introduces franchise bundle deals

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...

Alasdair Duncan

11:00 AM on 01.29.2013

Classic game postmortem series returns to GDC

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 ...

Dale North

6:00 PM on 01.04.2013

War for the Overworld brings back Dungeon Keeper gameplay

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...

Alasdair Duncan





4:45 PM on 12.28.2012

Tomba! 2 could be coming to PSN soon

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...

Dale North

12:30 PM on 12.19.2012

Space Harrier 3D is a thing in Japan next week

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...

Chris Carter