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Axiom Verge certainly looks enticing on Switch

While it was not so surprising that Axiom Verge would be making the jump to the Switch, what is super neat is that developer Thomas Happ Games has partnered with BadLand Games to create a physical edition of the game for consoles. Dubbed th...

 
 
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New Double Dragon IV trailer sets up the story

Double Dragon IV is coming out in a few days! I didn't realize how close we were to the launch date, but I'm not so sure I'm going to even pick this up. Having couch co-op is a big plus, but the lack of online co-op definitely hurts. The PS...

 
 
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Strafe is gunning for a March release date

Strafe, the retro-themed throwback shooter and my personal most anticipated game of 2017, is going to be available on March 28. Along with that information also comes absolute confirmation that the game is, indeed, procedurally generated. T...

 
 
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Nintendo unleashes more nostalgia with NES Classic manuals

[Header courtesy of Retro Protection] Tomorrow marks the release of the NES Classic console and most people are probably not going to find it in stores. Pre-orders have been sold out for months and popularity has been at an all-time high fo...

 
 
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Review: Super Rad Raygun

Super Rad Raygun is a game I’ve been following for a little while. I first saw it as plain old Rad Raygun at SGC 2013. It was sporting a Game Boy aesthetic and had gameplay reminiscent of Mega Man. It was a fun little title that wasn&...

 
 
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Mario and Luigi's long-lost father appears

It's been thirty years since the NES launched in the U.S., and all that time we've not known a whole lot about the Mario Brothers' home life. The closest we've gotten was in incidental scenes in the Paper Mario and other RPG serie...

 
 
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Carmen Sandiego caught at last

Carmen Sandiego's globe-trotting crime spree has finally come to an end, thanks to the diligent efforts of one internet sleuth.  That's what I'd say if this were a news story. What we have here instead is an amusing article by Tod...

 
 
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Review: Day of the Tentacle Remastered

To relive the experience of playing an older game for the first time is a special thing. But when playing an outdated game there’s always a separate lens applied, an unconscious awareness of technologies that exist in games made today...

 
 
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Review: Devil Daggers

I had no knowledge of Devil Daggers until about two weeks ago, when the developers contacted us through our tips email. The name was intriguing enough, but after a hurried look, it subsequently faded from my memory and began its descen...

 
 
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Which video games did you grow up with?

Everyone remembers their first video game, right? I often think back on the games my family owned growing up and realize how much of an impact they had on my life. Without them, I might not be here today talking about video games with all o...

 
 
 
 
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Nostalgia alert: New ToeJam & Earl in development

As a '90s kid, there was nothing better than sitting down and wasting hours upon hours playing ToeJam & Earl on the Genesis. It was a game unlike any other I had played and I can't even really think of any other game like it that captur...

 
 
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Shadowgate launches 'retro two-pack' update today

Starting today, developer Zojoi and its publisher Reverb Triple XP will be updating the re-imagined point-and-click adventure title Shadowgate to include the 128K Mac and Apple IIGS versions of the game, free of charge. If that's not ...

 
 
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I miss demo discs

It's hard not to sound like an old man when you go off on something like this. Decrying modern advancement in favor of some kind of nostalgic never-was is always a terrific way to seem out of touch. Intellectually, I know that the past is u...

 
 
 
 
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AVGN braves the unholy tide of Tiger LCD games

I knew this day would come. The Angry Video Game Nerd made a video about Tiger's line of LCD handheld games. I've warned you all about the horrors of these infernal contraptions. I even pointed you in the direction of an online interactive...

 
 
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And now, 50 SNES final bosses bite the big one

A few months ago, Cinemassacre and Angry Video Game Nerd collaborator Mike Matei uploaded a video quiz challenging viewers to guess the 50 NES games on display just from their final boss death animations. The bits have now doubled for this...

 
 
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Play Game & Watch and other LCD games in your browser

Hey, 80s babies! Have fond memories of portable gaming in the days before Game Boy? Did your parents ever buy you those Tiger electronic handhelds for $10 a pop to shut you up on those long drives? Or were you born just a little too late an...

 
 
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Play around with this fun NES music box

Got a couple of minutes to spare? What am I saying? Of course you do! Check this shizz out! NeoGAF user asa spent a few days messing around in Unity in order to make a nifty interactive NES music box. By pressing the power button, you can l...

 
 
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50 NES games, 50 final boss death animations

Earlier this week, Mike Matei of Cinemassacre shared a video of 50 "deathblows" from popular and not so popular NES titles. He had originally intended to compose a list of his favorite final boss deaths from the NES era, but he instead dec...

 
 
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Did you know you can actually beat Snake?

Everyone knows Snake. They've played it on their computers, on their phones, on their friggin' TI-83 calculators. It was Angry Birds before there was Angry Birds. But did you know there's an actual ending? This GIF tearing up the joint on ...

 
 
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Preview: Mage's Initiation channels Quest for Glory

The adventure/roleplaying game is one of my favorite hybrids, next to the Liger, and undoubtedly the first series that the mind conjures up when thinking of this genre is Sierra's Quest for Glory titles (other than the fifth game, an a...

 
 
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This is what a live-action PS1 RPG would look like

Blue Core Studios, producer of the recent Sonic fan film, has decided to pump out a quickie short that pays homage to PS1-era RPGs, most notably the Final Fantasy series. I think the team was able to perfectly capture the slow, stiff, clun...

 
 




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Rasori

Bayonetta 2 is Also there is a song and area in Chapter 8 that I absolutely Gave me this feeling I had when I played Kingdom Hearts 1 as a Honestly, the whole game feels like a nostalgia trip and it wasnt even around back

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Uwe Boll, never

 
Rad Party God

Sleep tight lil dragon, Im just passing by, no need to get grumpy at me and destroy the world because of a hissy

 
bong264 from distant Coorhagen

I am so glad I found this Yes, almost every game im playing currently has these :P

 
Fuzunga

Ive had this song stuck in my head for a The new album is going to be incredible! And it comes out the same day as God of War and Labo!

 
LaTerry

The news of Bardocks inclusion has pleased Source:

 
Dwavenhobble

Well Neo showed off his Warframe so heres mine

 
Heat

The meth had nothing to do with #Darksiders3

 
Perro

Michael Winslow rocks

 
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This is the truest statement that ever did state

 
 

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