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Beat Snake

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 ...   read

 
 
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Mage's Initiation preview

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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Old Nintendo game translations were fun!

The adorable (and undeniably Canadian) Rinry used to be able to pump out fun, nostalgic videos at a fairly decent clip. But ever since she became a mommy, she hasn't had as much time for video production. 'Tis a shame, 'cause her stuff is ...   read

 
 
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Super Power Supplies

Offbeat Hall of Fame: Nintendo Super Power Supplies

[Offbeat Hall of Fame is a showcase of the cool, often bizarre products and media from years past that celebrate videogames and gamer culture.] Have you picked up your copy of the final Nintendo Power yet? Looking through it again, I still ...   read

 
 
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Bye bye, Nintendo Power

Nintendo Power's last hurrah leaves me in tears

Last night, I noticed that the final issue of Nintendo Power was in stock at Barnes & Noble. Naturally, I bought two copies: one to peruse and one to leave in the shrink wrap FOR. EV. ER. If you've ever been an NP reader or subscriber, ...   read

 
 
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The final Nintendo Power cover is perfect

On the left is Nintendo Power #1. On the right is the final issue, #285. Wow. Bravo. We were hoping to wait until the mag hit newsstands on December 11, but since this photo of its cover has been making the rounds all day, we figured we mig...   read

 
 
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Let's watch 27 minutes of Rockman commercials!

Thanksgiving is over, which means it's time to shift gears and focus on the next major celebration: the 25th anniversary of Mega Man! My writing output, which was already very Mega Man-heavy, is poised to become even more "mega mannish" in...   read

 
 
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Review: Retro City Rampage

[Full Disclosure: Not only do current and former Destructoid staff appear as unlockable character skins in the game, there's also a main story mission during which you go inside a giant Mr. Destructoid robot. For these reasons, we are with...   read

 
 
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Google celebrates Little Nemo's 107th birthday

The first installment of Winsor McCay's influential Little Nemo in Slumberland strip was published in the New York Herald on October 15, 1905. To celebrate the comic's 107th birthday, Google has created an interactive Doodle entitled "Littl...   read

 
 
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He-Man punches Skeletor's friends in new iOS brawler

Sweet nostalgia is the hook by which Chillingo and Glitchsoft hope to snatch you with He-Man, a new brawler coming universally to iOS devices. It's based on the old cartoon, you see. This means I'm going to buy it. Because I'm just that imp...   read

 
 
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Build your own dream arcade in Arcadecraft

In what is one of the most simplest but genuinely clever game ideas in a while, Arcadecraft tasks players with managing their own '80s arcade. You must satisfy customers by adjusting pricing, conveniences, and adapting to the times as new ...   read

 
 
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Halfont, original SNES jams that come in a cool box set

Yesterday, I shared news of Shnabubula's SNESology, an ongoing musical project in which multiple musicians create brand new songs using the soundsets from SNES games. One of the contributing artists, William Kage, recently released his own ...   read

 
 
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Remix! A nostalgic look at the evolution of PC games

Over on Polygon, Reverse Enginears has posted a rather excellent look at the progression of PC gaming, starting with Zork and M.U.L.E. and continuing all the way up to Diablo III. Best of all, it's set to the catchy beeps and boops of the ...   read

 
 
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You're probably going to forget about Double Dragon: Neon

[Update: My mistake, I read the date wrong in the press release. Double Dragon: Neon is actually coming out in September. Far better timing than the blockbuster month of November, with the exception of Borderlands 2 and Kirby's Dream Collec...   read

 
 
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I had ALMOST forgotten how crappy Tiger LCD games were

Before the Game Boy, handheld gaming was dominated by LCD electronic devices, most famously the Game & Watch line. Each device was dedicated to playing a single game in the crudest way imaginable -- all possible object locations were f...   read

 
 
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EA: Syndicate failed, old IP still to be resurrected

Electronic Arts has admitted that the attempted Syndicate reboot didn't pay off as intended, but that hasn't stopped the publisher from wanting to bring back more old game names. After all, there's still so many things that it could turn in...   read

 
 
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The joy of traps

When you think of the word "trap," what's the first thing that comes to mind? If your psyche isn't in the darkest depths of the catacombs, you're probably thinking of a mechanical device with the purpose of inflicting harm up on another ent...   read

 
 
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Yo dawg, I herd u like videogames and haircuts...

... so we put a salon in yo retro game store so u can game in style while u get styled! If you live in or plan on visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, you need to track down Ruben & Bobby, a hair studio that doubles as a retro toy and videoga...   read

 
 
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Adding old box art to new videogames makes them awesomer

During the hustle and bustle of PAX week, there were quite a few bits of Internet awesomeness that unfortunately slipped under everyone's noses. I always hate being the last guy to find that "cool new thing," because it feels like I'm just ...   read

 
 
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PAX: Double Dragon: Neon is Double Dragon-y

As you may have heard, Double Dragon: Neon by WayForward is being showcased on the PAX show floor. Now, Double Dragon II on the NES may just be my favorite co-op brawler of all time. I have a lot of good memories of my dad and I whippin' th...   read

 
 
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Oooooohh! Regular Show's J.G. Quintel and I talk games

Last February, I wrote an article about Cartoon Network's Regular Show and how it speaks to the 80s generation of gamers with genuine love and attention to detail. Whereas other shows make only cursory, often disparaging references towards...   read

 
 
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Retro City Rampage cereal is a download for your face

"I can really taste the graphics!" How many videogames can you play as well as eat? Inspired by Ralston's nasty-ass Nintendo Cereal System from back in the day, Retro City Rampage: The Cereal brings the pixelated action of Retro City Rampa...   read

 
 
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NES JAMS is a half-and-half blend of piano and chiptune

You got chocolate in my peanut butter! Well, you got peanut butter in my chocolate! And this guy put piano arrangements in my NES music! Is nothing sacred anymore!? For the magical price of "whatever," you can grab a copy of Shnabubula's NE...   read

 
 
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Today is a fine day for a FREE EarthBound tribute album

Any day is a fine day for free music of any kind, but EarthBound is a game that strikes a particularly harmonious chord whenever it is mentioned. Maybe if fans believe in the power of friendship and magic enough, Nintendo of America will fi...   read

 
 
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