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5:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Check out this trip down memory lane with id Software

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...

Brittany Vincent

5:15 PM on 06.20.2014

Get retro with the Destructoid shirt and hoodie!

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:15 PM on 06.11.2014

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

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!

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 06.02.2014

The original Metal Gear is being rebooted by independent modders

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...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 AM on 05.31.2014

Those unearthed landfill E.T. cartridges will be sold at auction

Nearly a month after Alamogordo, New Mexico saw the unearthing of the biggest stain on the videogame industry's past, the city commission had decided to sell 700 of the 1,300 dug-up E.T. cartridges. First though, the city ha...

Abel Girmay

7:00 AM on 05.30.2014

F-Zero helped inspire the creation of Mario Kart

Nintendo producer Hideki Konno recalled the origins of Mario Kart in an interview with IGN, and it seems F-Zero helped inspire the beloved kart racer. F-Zero became a successful single-player racer, and the Nintendo team back...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





11:00 PM on 05.28.2014

Sip in style with these retro Taito coffee mugs

You can never have too many coffee mugs. My favorite just happens to be the House Targaryen stein I've got chilling in my cabinet, but I rarely drink coffee (if ever) so I don't have much of a reason to use it. But if I ever ...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 05.28.2014

What if Flappy Bird and Candy Crush rocked vintage covers?

Ever wonder what Flappy Bird or Angry Birds would have looked like in a different, much simpler time? A time like the early '80s and '90s? Dorkly has made it possible with these absolutely ridiculous vintage covers. You've go...

Brittany Vincent

2:00 PM on 05.26.2014

NES Remix 2 has a secret unlock code

I'm still messing around with NES Remix 2, and naturally, I have all the games unlocked. But some people may not be as tenacious, still noodling around with some of the tougher Dr. Mario or Wario's Woods stages, and...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 05.24.2014

The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box

Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console will be released in the Americas for $140 beginning June 6, 2014. It seems to be sold out for the time being, so I hope you got your pre-order in. This thing is a beast, supporting NES, Famicom, SN...

Jordan Devore

4:00 AM on 05.21.2014

Retro Game Crunch is a frenetic love letter to classic gaming

Retro Game Challenge was one of my favorite DS games when it released because it allowed me to bask in my love of a simpler time in a new and inventive way. Retro Game Crunch is a Steam release that looks to do just that, wi...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 05.19.2014

A Million Ways to Die in the West game has a million ways to wax nostalgic about retro games

Seth MacFarlane chooses to inject nearly every bit of media he touches with a rush of nostalgia from his childhood. I'm a little similar, but I'm nowhere near as rich. And I'm kind of on the fence about the upcoming movie A M...

Brittany Vincent



Remembering the glory of videogame manuals photo
Remembering the glory of videogame manuals
by Brittany Vincent

When I was a little girl, purchasing a new game often meant thumbing through the pages of a mammoth tome detailing impending gameplay down to the letter. If I were stuck on a long car trip with a recently-purchased title, digging into that precious parcel and retrieving the manual was the first thing on my mind. Sometimes, starting a fresh new game was only the icing on top of the delicious packaging sundae, and I was decidedly more interested in getting at the extras than actually tearing into Diablo II or Creatures.

It was a way to game vicariously through a few simple, innocent pages, and one of the first ties I established to any game I had my heart set on playing through. Unfortunately, it’s also a familiar constant that gamers new and old can kiss goodbye with the decision a majority of companies employ to downsize the distribution of manuals entirely. 

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2:30 PM on 05.16.2014

Pick up replacement game manuals at Nintendo's online store

If you've got a ton of Nintendo games just laying around without manuals and there are no gamer yard sales around to pillage, Nintendo has just the answer. The online store is selling a bevy of replacement manuals for games l...

Brittany Vincent

6:30 PM on 05.13.2014

Today is the anniversary of the best Super Nintendo game of all time

18 years ago today, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was released in North America (though if you want to get really technically the game was first released in Japan on March 9, 1996). Normally I don't really keep ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:45 AM on 05.08.2014

Retro flavored Insanity's Blade looks pretty badass

Last we heard, Insanity's Blade will be seeing a Wii U release as well as its original PC plan, and progress seems to be coming along nicely if this new trailer is anything to go by. It's only about a minute or so of fo...

Chris Carter