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Starr Mazer: DSP, a different kind of Rogue Squadron

I wasn't sure what to expect when I loaded up Starr Mazer: DSP for the first time. I haven't played a shoot-'em-up game seriously since R-Type and Gradius III back on the SNES. After a surprisingly lengthy initial load, it booted ...   read

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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...   read

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Wild Guns
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Wild Guns Reloaded still looks dope, especially with its playable dachshund

We knew Wild Guns Reloaded was coming to the PS4 in the fall, but we didn't have a good idea of what it exactly entailed outside of a re-creation of the original. But this week Natsume spilled the beans, and man, those beans taste grea...   read

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Wii U
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Bonk, Adventure Island, R-Type all join the Wii U Virtual Console family

While the franchise has been in turmoil recently when it comes to publishing rights, R-Type is making a glorious return to the Virtual Console family this week on Wii U for $7.99. It is joined by New Adventure Island and Bonk's Ad...   read

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Video game history

No breasts, yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk yuk

Aric Wilmunder worked on some of LucasArts' most famous classics, from Monkey Island to Day of the Tentacle. He sits somewhere between sentimental and pack rat, too, having kept a ton of the original documents behind the creation of these c...   read

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Sup Holmes
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Sup Holmes comes to an end July 24, so here's an amazing rerun

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] A little over two years ago, former Dtoid ...   read

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Wreck-It Ralph sequel
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I hope Wreck-It Ralph 2 destroys Silicon Valley

While "wreck it, ralph" describes most of my sexual escapades, I think Disney's Wreck-It Ralph, which introduces its titular lead in a world alongside Bowser, Zangief, and Pac-Man, had a lot of appeal. And it wasn't just a pandering appeal ...   read

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Duck Hunt
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Shoot the dog! A fan remade the original Duck Hunt in virtual reality

Imagine playing the original Duck Hunt, but this time the ducks can zip to the left and far right of you and escape into the bushes behind! Some random guy just built that. You can play it today. Sooner or later Nintendo is going to give us...   read

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Skies of Arcadia

Classic Skies of Arcadia: Legends gets a difficulty hack

As discovered by Siliconera, there's a new hack for Skies of Arcadia: Legends (the GameCube version of the game), which makes the experience more difficult. As if I needed yet another reason to replay it. The alterations basically make...   read

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The Dragon's Trap
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Wonder Boy III is getting a super kawaii remaster

DotEmu revealed the first trailer for Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, what it calls a remaster and updated version of the Wonder Boy III. I'd go as far as to call this a remake as the graphics have drastically changed for the better.&n...   read

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The Way
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'The Way' is a flashback to simpler times when everything wanted to kill you

Every once in a while a game slips by unnoticed, and that definitely applies to The Way -- a 2.5D platformer that hearkens back to the olden days of Out of This World. It's out now on Steam, and features a young man traveling to a...   read

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Mega Man

'Make a Good Mega Man Level Contest' fan game has 26 levels

Sprites Inc recently had a Mega Man level creation contest, and the fruits of their labor are now available for everyone to play by way of a fan game. Dubbed Make a Good Mega Man Level Contest [The Game], there's 26 levels in tow ...   read

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Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome might be the next 3D Classic from Sega

Sega has an entire retro library to draw from whenever they feel like hitting their fans with a calculated dose of nostalgia, and it's mostly paid off for them with the 3D Classics line. Going so far as to take more care than Nintendo itsel...   read

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Snow White
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Recovered Snow White NES game is actually pretty hardcore

This recently uncovered Snow White NES game is more Ninja Gaiden than Disney classic. Although it's based on Happily Ever After, a decidedly non-Disney project, in a surprising change of pace, the prince is actually captured ...   read

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Retro X: Arcade

These retro X-Men games are truly terrible

Bless 'em for trying, but the retro inspired mini-games 20th Century Fox cooked up to promote X-Men: Apocalypse are pretty damn terrible. Tenuously tied to the film as a throwback to the '80s when the movie is set, Retro X: Arcade is a set ...   read

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Sega 3D Classics review
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Review: Sega 3D Classics Collection

When I was growing up, there were Sega kids and Nintendo kids. Initially I was part of the latter clan, before wising up and embracing all walks of gaming. All of those conversations about how Sonic was cooler than Mario, or why "blast proc...   read

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James Bond' GoldenEye 007
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N64 classic GoldenEye 007 is getting remade in Doom

Modder demo_the_doomer has taken up an odd job recently: rebuilding GoldenEye 007 as a Doom mod.  Hey, you got to stay busy, elsewise you die, whether you're remaking an old game in a different old game or working towards being able t...   read

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$5,000 gold NES

Which one of you clowns gonna drop $5,000 on a 24k gold NES?

Maybe you remember the Analogue NT from two years back. This bougie boutique is an "NES made of aircraft-grade aluminum." But when you have a specialty product with limited appeal and a high price -- the aluminum version is $500 -- the corr...   read

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Hall of Fame

These are the latest nominations for the World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong National Museum of Play has announced the 15 finalists nominated to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Following "thousands" of votes from over 100 countries around the world, the final winners will be announced ...   read

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100-game Atari collection now available on PC

Remember when Atari games used to be good? Yeah, me neither. It was before my time, you see. I'm more familiar with the Atari that has spent the past couple decades floundering, changing hands, bullying indies, and remaining afloat by explo...   read

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Jesus: The Terrifying Bio-Monster

Jesus: The Terrifying Bio Monster is a 1989 Nintendo Famicom adventure game developed by Enix and published by King Records in Japan. It's a pretty straight-forward port of a 1987 PC title simply called Jesus, but with worse graphics and s...   read

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Cool-ass looking game
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Impressive! 8-bit Castlevania-inspired Brave Earth looks legit

Brave Earth: Prologue was announced in 2011 and we last wrote about it 4 years ago. The latest game from I Wanna Be The Guy developer Michael "Kayin" O'Reilly' has popped up on Steam Greenlight (where it needs your votes to land on the gam...   read

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GTA Pokemon
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GTA doesn't look half bad in the Pokemon style

Mashups are a dime a dozen, but people can really nail it sometimes. That's definitely the case here. Content creator Hat-Loving Gamer crafted a loving homage to both the Grand Theft Auto and Pokemon series, and really, ...   read

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Devil Daggers
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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...   read

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Strafe trailer
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Strafe will bring you to your knees

Electronic Arts once famously asked in an ad “can a computer make you cry?” Today, we have the answer. Just try to watch the latest emotionally charged trailer for Strafe, the goriest shooter of 1996, without shedding a tear or ...   read

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#WaterMusicWednesday This whole friggin game is a water And its pretty good! And itll might kick your

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Well, this is Teenagers who were born with 3 sets of DNA are doing Link to the story in the


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