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Swordquest, the ill-fated Atari series, is returning in comic form

Swordquest is one of the more interesting pieces of video game history to come out of the Atari 2600 era. Atari had massive plans to make a multi-game franchise that spun an intense narrative design that far outclassed the limitations of it...   read

 
 
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You can now get a real Big Boner on Xbox One

Shadows of the Damned is a pretty overlooked game from last generation. It may not be Suda51's best title, but it has a really great story, solid gunplay, and some awesome visuals. It also provided us with an excellent soundtrack by Silent ...   read

 
 

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Apocalypse Now now has a Kickstarter for a game adaptation

In the old-school era, nearly every film had some kind of video game adaptation. It didn't matter if the film hadn't been relevant in decades, you were bound to find some form of interactive adaptation for a beloved classic. The Angry Video...   read

 
 
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That new Power Rangers movie is getting a mobile game

The Power Rangers had a couple of good games back in the 16 bit era. The SNES beat-em-up and Genesis fighting game are still held in high regard, but you'd be hard pressed to find another game from the series that even comes close to the qu...   read

 
 
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Swing, Swing on over to Rock Band 4 for some 'classic' DLC

Have you forgotten about the new year yet? Well, Harmonix certainly hasn't as they've announced a slew of downloadable songs to kick off 2017. Along with some new hits come a few "classic" songs from previous games. While that is super neat...   read

 
 
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Daytona USA returning to arcades

It's been 18 years since Daytona USA 2 first hit arcades, but Sega announced yesterday that it's bringing a new version of the classic racing franchise "screeching into the 21st century." Daytona 3 Championship USA features the origina...   read

 
 
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You can now get ripped off for retro trade-ins at all GameStops

It has been quite some time since a GameStop actually had retro hardware and games within its walls. Last year, the mega corporation tinkered with the idea of bringing back retro trade-ins and it looks like that initiative has gone over wel...   read

 
 
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I'm down for an NES Classic turbo controller

As a kid, games used to be tremendously hard. While I persevered, sometimes whipping out the NES Max or the Game Genie would be my answer. Back then, I mostly just wanted to fool around instead of trying to prove something; nowadays, I like...   read

 
 
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The original Red Faction may be headed to PS4

THQ Nordic's recent announcement that Red Faction was removed from Germany's index of "damaging" games now makes a lot more sense. According to the European ratings group PEGI, the 2001 original will be releasing on PS4 via Sony's PS2 Class...   read

 
 
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We're learning more about the NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition has begun its initial manufacturing run, and some folks in Madrid got hands on with one of the first ones off the assembly line. Spanish-language site GameReactor posted some high-quality images of the upcoming conso...   read

 
 


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Hot Shots Tennis coming to PS4 via PS2 Classics

In a bid to please seemingly no one, Sony has announced that Hot Shots Tennis will be heading to the PS4 this week. Tennis was a spin-off of the Hot Shots Golf series, and it didn't review well back on its original release in 2007. Along wi...   read

 
 
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12 minutes of unadulterated Sonic Mania

The folks over at Polygon have just posted a 12 minute video of Sonic Mania showing off the first level of Green Hill Zone and Studiopolis Zone. The levels look to contain all of the classic Sonic staples along with some excellent musi...   read

 
 
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The newest Humble Bundle is full of classic Sierra adventure games

Those Sierra games that got added to Steam yesterday? It'd cost a fair amount to buy them all individually. But, there's a way you can get all of them for a total of $15. This week's Humble Bundle is dedicated entirely to games from the Sie...   read

 
 
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A lot of classic Sierra adventure games got added to Steam today

All throughout the '80s and '90s, Sierra Entertainment created some of the most revered adventure titles of all-time. Many of the studio's games had a lasting and formative effect on the developers of today. To say that Sierra was influenti...   read

 
 
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Play Super Mario RPG on your Wii U now

Here's some news that's sweeter than a glass of Kerokero Cola or a handful of Rock Candy: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is coming to Wii U eShop tomorrow via Virtual Console. There's a lot of love for that game around thes...   read

 
 
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Review: Battlezone 98 Redux

If you split my head open and dumped out all the individual ideas and nonsense that clutters up my mind into one of those kitschy word clouds, I know what terms would stand out in bold. Tanks. Hover-tanks. Cold War insanity. MOON BATT...   read

 
 
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Movie studio is wasting $80 million to bring you Tetris with aliens

If it irks you that the Assassin's Creed movie seems to be playing fast and loose with it's video game material maybe you should just stop reading now. I don't want you have an aneurysm or anything. An international collaboration between Am...   read

 
 
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Those are good secrets, Doom

During yesterday's live-stream reveal of the Doom campaign, our comments section lit up with people exclaiming that this Doom wasn't enough like the Doom they knew and loved. It turns out that the single-player portion is actuall...   read

 
 
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Secret found in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out damn near three decades after release

You'd think there would be nothing left to wring out of a game like Punch-Out. The NES classic, released back in 1987, has been picked apart and broken down to the point where speedrunners compete to complete the game blindfolded. But, neve...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's bringing SNES classics to New 3DS starting today

Nintendo's letting us play some of the most revered and iconic games on new, handheld hardware. Beginning today, select SNES classics are available to download on the New 3DS. The first batch of titles is made up of Super Mario World, Pilot...   read

 
 
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Jet Set Radio's free on Steam right now

A lot of stuff is free lately. PlayStation has a few free games each month; Xbox does the same thing. But, none of that is truly free. Those both require a paid subscription to a premium service to cash in on some gratis games. Steam has so...   read

 
 
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Pick Me Up! Super Mario RPG being revived for Wii U

A Geno costume in Super Smash Bros. isn't the extent of Nintendo's short-term plans for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The revered and beloved Square-developed SNES game is getting a full port on the Wii U's Virtual Console. A...   read

 
 
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These Contra action figures are historically accurate

Hot on the heels of other classic 8-bit action figures such as purple Jason and grumpy Godzilla, NECA announced the upcoming release of more toys based on games we used to love (well maybe not love, enjoy? Tolerate?) as children. These figu...   read

 
 
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Kill your darlings, create a definitive list of your favorite games

A test to sort your favorite games has been making the rounds on social media over the past few days. Normally I ignore this sort of thing, but when it seemed to push our own Jonathan Holmes into an existential crisis earlier today, I start...   read

 
 
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Three PS2 games have been rated for re-release on PS4

Back in the days of the PS3, Sony released a whole load of PlayStation 2 games for people to buy again (because who needs backward compatibility?). They had some pretty good stuff up on offer, but unfortunately none of those games have made...   read

 
 



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