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The Wit.nes is a neat little NES demake of The Witness

First off, love that name. It's perfect. The Wit.nes is a free "tribute" to Thekla's wonderful PlayStation 4 puzzle game The Witness. It isn't a full demake -- this is a demo, technically! -- but there are 32 puzzles and you can walk around...   read

 
 
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What Fallout 4 might have looked like in 1984

Eight more days 'til Fallout 4, Fallout 4. Fallout 4. Eight more days 'til Fallout 4, Sil-ver Shamrock! Chiptunes group 8 Bit Weapon decided to mock up what Fallout 4 might look like if it were made in 1984 open-source editor called Outlaw...   read

 
 
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I'd play this Bloodborne demake

The first time I saw Eileen the Crow, I was startled and almost attacked her on the spot. That would've gone badly. She's a powerful hunter -- easily one of the coolest in Yharnam -- and turning against her even late into the game (whether...   read

 
 
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Zelda NES

Waste some time today with this Zelda demake

For the upcoming Ludum Dare Game Jam, developer benpurdy produced a demake for the original Legend of Zelda titled "Zelda in 16x16 pixels." This is more or less the entire game here, with all eight pieces of the Triforce in tow. You'll use ...   read

 
 



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Super Hexagon ported to Commodore 64

Paul Koller and Mikkel Hastrup, responsible for the Commodore 64 port of Super Crate Box (dubbed Super Bread Box), are back at it again with their entry to the 2013 RGCD C64 Cartridge Development Competition, Micro Hexagon. ...   read

 
 
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Portal on DS
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Do want! Homebrew Portal gameplay on the DS

There are many things that make me proud to be a gamer, and one of them is the homebrew/fangame community. To me, there's almost nothing better than a group of passionate fans getting together and creating something in honor of the...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: The Border Lands, CS:GO, and Dishonored

Hey gang! It's that time again. Today, we've got a great video showing off Dishonored's stealth kills, some more Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshots, showing off cropdusters and cars and stuff, a review of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ...   read

 
 
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Borderlands 2 gets official 16-bit retro demake

Gearbox has released an official 16-bit retro demake of Borderlands 2, which is now available to play for free. It's a top-down shooter containing all the combat and loot-gathering fans have come to expect. "The Border Lands is a 16-bit lo-...   read

 
 
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These 8-bit movie posters are gold

I love a good minimalist take on a piece of modern pop culture, even more so when the result taps into good ol' 8-bit gaming nostalgia. To that end, graphic designer Eric Palmer has whipped up a set of NES-style movie poster demakes. They l...   read

 
 



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Mega Man Legends would probably make a kick-ass NES game

I really hope that Mega Man Legends isn't still a sore topic for some of you, because you gotta appreciate this upcoming little number for the hotness that it is without any baggage attached. What you see is a concept video of a Mega Man L...   read

 
 
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Scope this Halo pixel demake from Mojang's art director

Over a year ago, a pixel artist by the name of junkboy whipped up a whole bunch of demakes of popular game properties, turning Killzone into Contra, Brütal Legend into a LucasArts point-and-click, and more. I don't know how many of you...   read

 
 
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Second Super Smash Land demo doubles demake's roster

Dan Fornace's Game Boy-style Super Smash Bros. demake has gotten another playable demo. This second installment of Super Smash Land, as it's been so appropriately titled, adds Link and Pikachu to the roster and new stages. That makes four c...   read

 
 
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Link debuts in new trailer for Super Smash Land

The previously covered (and totally rad) Super Smash Land has gotten a second trailer. The focus this time is on none other than Link, who was confirmed for this Super Smash Bros. demake a while back. Pikachu also makes a quick cameo. The ...   read

 
 
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8-Bit demake Pixel Force Halo now available

A few weeks ago, we saw the trailer for this charming retro fan game based on Halo called Pixel Force Halo. This very same game has now been released on to the internet for play on your personal computing system. All the basics of Halo...   read

 
 



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Fallout turns JRPG in new official demake

I've always wondered what Fallout would be like in the hands of a Japanese studio, and I'm surely not alone in pondering such a concept. This official demake is a glimpse into what that could be like -- just on a much smaller scale. Even if...   read

 
 
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Demo of Super Smash Land demake releasing this Friday

From simple 8-bit still image interpretations to full-on games, demakes are delightful. I love to fantasize about the ways modern games and their mechanics might have been implemented on classic consoles. As is often the case with fan effo...   read

 
 
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More demakes than you can shake a pixelated stick at

Demakes are just plain fun. I'm sorry, but reimagining a game for the past can be some of the most clever stuff you'll ever see. For example, take junkboy's work over at Pixelation. He shares an impressive amount of demakes he's done o...   read

 
 
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Master Chief joins the Atari age in Halo 2600

As I've probably said before, demakes are a pretty cool thing. The idea of playing Halo on an Atari 2600 won't cause anybody to cancel their pre-order of Reach but it might give you a few minutes of amusement. Halo 2600 is a ...   read

 
 
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