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Super Mario Encyclopedia now available to pre-order

A pre-order page is now up on Amazon for Nintendo's upcoming tome, The Super Mario Encyclopedia. Published by Dark Horse, this must-have volume will encompass every aspect of the series' history.Two versions of the book are currently listed...


The evolution of Super Meat Boy Forever

I had the chance to speak with Tommy Refenes, one of the co-founders of Team Meat, and he gave me a much clearer understanding of just how much Super Meat Boy Forever has changed over the years.  As an adamant fan of the original title...


That rare Rayman prototype for Super Nintendo is playable

Last year, Rayman creators Frédéric Houde and Michel Ancel shared a cool discovery: an unfinished Super Nintendo version of Rayman that was believed to be lost to time. It was a neat piece of video game history, and this week,...


It's not looking good for the missing $10,000 SNES package

Earlier this week, we reported on a missing shipment of 100 classic Super Nintendo (SNES) games that went missing on their way to an archivist in New Jersey. There's been some movement in the case since then, but unfortunately, the news isn...


$10,000 worth of SNES history is missing

Amateur game historian Byuu has suffered a huge setback in his efforts to digitally preserve the entire Super Nintendo (SNES) library after a package containing 100 cartridges was lost in transit. The box contained somewhere between $7500 a...


PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...

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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...

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The near-finished Daredevil game that Marvel quashed

As part of the superhero boom in the early 2000s that saw Marvel selling off movie rights to its pajama-wearing characters and saw Colin Farrell kill a man with a paper clip, there was meant to be a Daredevil: The Man Without Fear game. It...

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Halt and Catch Fire explores the early days of online gaming

In case you couldn't tell, the 1980s is having a bit of comeback. With so many games and films (Kung Fury is out today!) seeking to emulate the vibrant and lively era, there's plenty of people out there feeling nostalgic for the '80s. Thoug...


Enjoy some video of the E.T. landfill excavation

As you may have heard, one of gaming's great urban legends was confirmed over the weekend. Atari did, in fact, dump a large quantity of retail copies of E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (and other games) in a New Mexico landfill and -- al...

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Doom was inspired by Tom Cruise's The Color of Money?

I love reading about the development history of games especially some of the medium's classics. Doom is one such classic, the seminal first-person shooter turned 20 years old in 2013. Creators John Romero and Tom Hall have revealed some mor...

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Smithsonian adds Flower and Halo 2600 to its collection

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has added another two videogames to its ever- expanding collection: thatgamecompany's Flower and Halo 2600, developed by Ed Fries. Whilst Flower had already been showcased at the 2012's Art of Videogame e...

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You should watch Videogames Changed the World

Following on from 2009's Gameswipe special, acerbic critic and former PC Zone writer Charlie Brooker has delivered another excellent videogames program this time on Channel 4. How Videogames Changed the World is a two-hour special charting ...

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Pokemon retrospective hints at new game

Pokemon X/Y is almost upon us, and Nintendo is brimming with joy over their pending release, with new cartoons and other promotional tidings flowing from every orifice. Case in point, a new retrospective video that takes us through the chr...

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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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A little refresher on the fall of the Dreamcast

As a young 'un, my only experience with the SEGA Dreamcast was with Sonic Adventure at a Target demo station. I was very much an outsider, admiring the machine as it appeared in magazines and on television. I finally picked up a unit three ...


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Electric Reaper

When the Steam client updated today, did anyone else other than me notice that the images in the Grid layout are now pixellated and have visual artifacts?


Took a break from life is strange 3 just got sadder) and I finally beat Doom for my switch! Wow that game is still so Now im reminded that I want more story Cmon wheres that sequel bethesda?!


I think Michael B Jordan is a good candidate as a live-action

Electric Reaper

Okay, which one of the numbnut developers that made Red Faction 2 decided it was a BRILLIANT idea to bind 1 minigun to the primary fire key, another minigun to the secondary fire key, and the missiles to the fucking jump key on the battle armor!?!?



The Baked Potato

Drove by the wreckage of a serial bombers last stand on my way to work this Another things video games gets Thank


Just downloaded and started reading through The Sandman comics What a


I spent the day with Japanese cosplayers at one of the largest cosplay conventions in the Interviews, costumes, a day loaded with games & anime Have you been to a convention like this? Share if you want to see more ^



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