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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

10:30 AM on 05.08.2014

Titan Attacks! has no Eren or Armin, but delicious retro goodness

Indie developer Puppygames' Titan Attacks! was released yesterday for PS4, PS3, and Vita, and it's a peppy throwback shooter that you should pay attention to. Incorporating a smart retro aesthetic with addictive combos and t...

Brittany Vincent

3:45 PM on 05.06.2014

Conan O'Brien finds more videogame flops buried in the desert

Microsoft recently dragged a bunch of people down to the blistering New Mexico desert in hopes of finding the fabled E.T. videogame dump. They were successful, but they also found some other titles that only Conan's reporting on. This is super serious business, guys.

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 05.02.2014

Blizzard releases The Lost Vikings and Rock 'n Roll Racing for free

Everyone needs more games to add to their digital collection, right? How about Blizzard's The Lost Vikings and Rock 'n Roll Racing? They're now available to download for free via Blizzard's Battle.net service. Just ignor...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 05.01.2014

Pier Solar HD delayed until June

With Pier Solar HD, what's old is new and what's new is old again. Unfortunately, we've got to wait quite a bit longer before we can actually give it a try now. The Sega Genesis-styled RPG care of Watermelon has been delayed ...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 05.01.2014

Wake the Dreamer strikes a peculiar balance between waking life and nightmares

Hate your job? Live in a tiny apartment? Looking for love? You might have more in common with indie game Wake the Dreamer's protagonist than you think. In the peculiar upcoming iOS and Android release, you're tasked with cre...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 AM on 04.29.2014

Retro Fury is more retro than advertised

Redshirt Films have taken the nostalgia train to retroville with this homage to '80s senseless action flicks. The plot is minimal, the dialogue sparse, but the action is actually pretty decent, with every gun coming from the...

Ian Bonds

12:00 PM on 04.27.2014

E.T. Atari cartridges found in New Mexico landfill

The legends are true. This weekend in Alamogordo, New Mexico, excavators uncovered the mythical cache of E.T. Atari 2600 cartridges, which were long rumored to have been dumped in the desert during the videogame crash of 1983...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 AM on 04.24.2014

Interceptor Entertainment unearths sweet unused 3D Realms assets

Remember when Interceptor Entertainment purchased 3D Realms? Pepperidge Farm and Interceptor CEO Frederik Schreiber remember. And after digging through nearly 25 years' worth of content after the acquisition, he's sharing ass...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Omocat's Omori Kickstarter is retro-fabulous

Omocat is a stellar artist and kindred spirit, and she's responsible for some excellent art and a particularly badass jacket that I want to wear. She's also hard at work creating a beautifully surreal game known as Omori ...

Brittany Vincent