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Yeah, Shakedown Hawaii still looks awesome

Following the announcement back in November, Vblank is showing new footage for Shakedown Hawaii, and the project is really coming along. Set for a PC, PS4, Vita, and 3DS release, this time, the style is going for a 16-bit look. As for the W...   read

 
 
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PUP's new music video makes good use of classic games

Earlier today, Darren passed along this music video for Torontonian punk band PUP's song "DVP" as a thing we might be interested in covering, and he made the right call. Always bet on Darren. The video, directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, is...   read

 
 
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Sega

Surprise! That Sega 'classic' announcement hype was Sega 3D Classics Collection

Remember when Sega said a new announcement was coming today, and that classic gaming fans should be excited? Well, I don't think you're going to be very excited. Sega has confirmed that it is indeed the Sega 3D Classics Collection for ...   read

 
 
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This pıoɹʇǝɯ ɹǝdns mod is pretty damn rad

There's no better time to talk about retro games than during AGDQ's recent runs, and Super Metroid is of course a classic. This crazy mod, dubbed the "perspective hack," shifts the entire camera around and flips the world on its ...   read

 
 
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Game Boy themed Alien Dinosaurs coming to PC, 3DS and Wii U

Although the digital era gets a lot of [mostly justified] flak, it's done a lot of good as well. Indie teams can generally whip up an awesome project or retro homage in a fraction of the development time, and put it right on Steam Greenlig...   read

 
 
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Virtual Console

No, this isn't a Virtual Console game, it's a PS4 re-release

Do not adjust your television set -- what you're seeing is a brand new PS4 game, set to drop in Japan early next year. Yep, Mebius and Clarice Games have taken it upon themselves to resurrect the Bases Loaded franchise (Moero!! Pro Yak...   read

 
 
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NES Xmas
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This 1989 Christmas footage of a child getting an NES is adorable

For a lot of gamers, some of their fondest memories lead back to the holidays. Opening gigantic boxes to find consoles inside is one of the greatest feelings in the world as a kid, and that's just what iretrogamer decided to share with us....   read

 
 
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Why?

Coleco announces new cartridge-based console

Are you old enough to remember the ColecoVision console from the '80s? Do you yearn for the days of old when games came on cartridges and everything had a nice physical manual? Do you often buy into new consoles announced with no hardware d...   read

 
 
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Review: Turok
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Review: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

The year was 1997 and ten-year-old me was obsessed with two things, dinosaurs and video games. Imagine my excitement when the latest issue of GamePro magazine arrived in my mailbox informing me of an upcoming game where I got to roam amongs...   read

 
 
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Nintendo rejected this Super Mario Bros. 3 PC pitch by Doom developer id

John Romero of id Software fame just released this video of a Super Mario Bros. 3 PC port John Carmack and John Romero made to show Nintendo in order to get the license for the PC version. Nintendo would ultimately decline the offer, but i...   read

 
 
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GoldenEye

Phil Spencer: GoldenEye 64 rights are 'challenging,' has looked at it 'many times'

This week, Phil Spencer mused on the idea of working with Nintendo to bring Minecraft to the Wii U, stating that it has been a positive experience. It's a noble partnership of sorts, but people really want to know if this can lead to m...   read

 
 
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John Stamos, be my dad
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Uncle Jesse's favorite game of all time is a creepy retro game

It is December, and the news has been mostly slow. I decided to do what any responsible reporter would do and ask John Stamos, aka Uncle Jesse from Full House, aka the guy that was better than Clooney on ER, what his favorite video game of ...   read

 
 
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Favorite game quiz
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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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Retro
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Retro City Rampage sequel, 'Shakedown Hawaii' announced

Developer Vblank has announced a brand new follow-up to Retro City Rampage titled Shakedown Hawaii. It will be released on PS4, Vita, 3DS, and PC at some point, and updates the original aesthetic with 16-bit visuals. The storyline tak...   read

 
 
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Super Star Wars
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Review: Super Star Wars

I'm really surprised that Super Star Wars is getting a re-release in 2015. No, not because "it's old," but rather the fact that it's an exceedingly unforgiving retro game, which doesn't really gel with the hand-holding landscape of modern g...   read

 
 
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Bubsy on Greenlight
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#SaveBubsy

Almost did a spit-take when I saw this slide into my inbox today. Apparently, Retroism is on the quest to save Bubsy (yes, the platforming feline with radical CATtitude) and wants your help to do it. They're re-releasing two of Bubsy's &ldq...   read

 
 
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Odin Sphere
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Want to play an 8-bit version of Odin Sphere in your browser? Take to Twitter

Atlus of Japan has just announced a neat little promotion for their upcoming ports of Odin Sphere. If 28,888 people tweet out that they're interested, we'll unlock an 8-bit browser version of the game. Based on the footage it looks like a ...   read

 
 
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Rare console prototype

That Nintendo PlayStation works!

Real or fake, I was fascinated by that so-called Nintendo PlayStation. The system, a sort of Super Nintendo with a CD drive, was produced through a partnership with Sony but never saw a commercial release. The machines are exceedingly rare,...   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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Gotta go fast
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Is this new Super Mario Bros. world record a perfect run?

A new Super Mario Bros. speedrun world record has been set (as seen above) and it looks damned near perfect. It's mostly a vanilla run, meaning the player doesn't use many glitches aside from one allowing access to the second warp pipes in...   read

 
 
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Wet

Tacky old porn sim fluffed for PC re-release

I dislike this art sooo much. It doesn't look like an anime at all. But seriously, at least aim for Heavy Metal, right? This is 1998. Leisure Suit Larry did a better job 10 years earlier on noticeably more restricted tech. Hell, Softporn II...   read

 
 
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Super Battlefront
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Star Wars Battlefront looks so good as a 16-bit game

Enjoying that Battlefront beta? It seems like plenty of people are thrilled to play in a Star Wars universe that looks as good as this one does. Bear with me here, but Battlefront has a pleasant charm to it if you strip away...   read

 
 
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Nintendo 64
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Unreleased N64 game surfaces after 16 years

History is littered with the bones of games like Viewpoint 2064, the unreleased sequel to Sammy's 1992 Neo Geo shooter Viewpoint. The Nintendo 64 project was first (and last) seen at Nintendo's Space World event in 1999, before being cancel...   read

 
 
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Microsnub

Microsoft snubs Mario, nods to Zelda on bullshit made-up holiday

Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Fine. But, also, the Internet keeps trying to convince me that it was also "8-bit Day," one of those bullshit, made-up holidays from the folks that brought you the insufferable "Talk L...   read

 
 
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La-Mulana 2

La-Mulana 2 will probably break me

I only recently finished La-Mulana, Nigoro's "archaeological ruin exploration action game." It tried its damnedest to make me quit at every turn; with its obtuse puzzles and tricky platforming, I don't feel it's hyperbole to say it's the mo...   read

 
 
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Just finished the Vita demo for Dragon Quest I hope its save file xfers over to the full Not sure how it looks on the PS4 but the Vita version looks+plays Its portability is a good incentive,

 
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Weird how songs just pop into your head out of I probably havent thought about this song for like 20 But poof there it is out of nowhere and its all I wanna listen It was a favorite of mine as a kid but I dont remember the

 
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survived my first night of We got done at 2 it was a long night but I

 
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Looks like supply problems for the NES classic mini have started

 
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