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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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History!
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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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Fan demake
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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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Shutshimi
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Shutshimi: Seriously Swole coming soon to Wii U

Just last week, we were graced with the release of Shutshimi: Seriously Swole on PC, PS4 and Vita. In this bizarre tribute to classic shooters, players take control of a team of gun-toting goldfish with memory issues as they fight off waves...   read

 
 
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Poncho preview
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Poncho is a mind-melting retro journey through post-robopocalypse

Last year, we got a sneak peek at a rather peculiar puzzle-platformer named Poncho. Launching on Kickstarter and debuting at EGX for attendees, it showed a lot of promise in exploring the earth after humans went extinct. Unfortunately, crow...   read

 
 
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Curses 'N Chaos coming out August 18

Last year at PAX East, Jonathan Holmes had a chance to interview Tribute Games (makers of Mercenary Kings, which Patrick liked a bunch) about their newest creation, Curses 'N Chaos. It's a two-button couch/online co-op single-screen hy...   read

 
 
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Mondays, am I right?
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Sonic 2 handles stubborn stains!

If I were allowed to make commercials for video games, I'd want them to look like this:   read

 
 
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Rare Replay

Is 30 games in Rare Replay not enough for you?

Although Rare is packaging 30 of its biggest games together with the release of Rare Replay, turns out 30 retro Rare games might not be enough. During a special Twitch livestream, Rare's James Thomas said that whittling the included ga...   read

 
 
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Yes, really
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The NES just got a brand new competitive shooter

The Nintendo Entertainment System's last officially licensed title released in December of 1994 (name that game!), but that hasn't stopped chiptune artist and now homebrew NES game dev Dustin Long from releasing a new title. Star Versus&nb...   read

 
 
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Sega 3D Classics

3D Streets of Rage 2 is a return to classic brawler action

Growing up, one of my favorite genres was the side-scrolling beat-'em-up. From Final Fight to Double Dragon, I was quite fond of the action found in traveling through different stages and kicking the asses of gang members and thugs that had...   read

 
 
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chickenlover

Well, it appears that Mortal Kombat XL will be indeed coming to the PC as its beta build was spotted in Steams is this somethi

 
Flegma

If you think Ash isnt doing well in the anime, remember that Charlie Brown had close to 50 years to hit the football Lucy was holding and he never managed

 
AdmiralAckbong

#confessiontoid after awhile on this site, I can no longer call Japanese animation anything other than I do this out loud in real I legit cannot

 
Shinkz

Any youtuber who makes videos and their intro is 90+ seconds

 
DanteKinkade

Cat boy day is here Still the best day out of them

 
Vxxy

Its time for #CatBoyThursday!

 
Rico the Penguin

Got to first Warming up to Still dislike the Butter smooth framerate

 
Niero Gonzalez

My friends like I dont need a girlfriend, wife, or baby, I have better hobbies

 
Parismio

Im thinking about changing my Its kind of hard to pick though cause my current one already has an awesome blend of colors in it that I love and so far nothing is matching up to

 
Khalid Eternal Nigh

Dead Rising 3 +Fun,+Huge zones,+more moves,+Survivors Stronger,+Tons of items,+WAY more zombies,-Map is SHIT just plain SHIT,-Zones blend together with no varied identity,-crashes,-few weird stuff,-rarely worth picking up meh stuff

 

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