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Secret found in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out damn near three decades after release

You'd think there would be nothing left to wring out of a game like Punch-Out. The NES classic, released back in 1987, has been picked apart and broken down to the point where speedrunners compete to complete the game blindfolded. But, neve...   read

 
 
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SNES

Nintendo's bringing SNES classics to New 3DS starting today

Nintendo's letting us play some of the most revered and iconic games on new, handheld hardware. Beginning today, select SNES classics are available to download on the New 3DS. The first batch of titles is made up of Super Mario World, Pilot...   read

 
 


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Free games

Jet Set Radio's free on Steam right now

A lot of stuff is free lately. PlayStation has a few free games each month; Xbox does the same thing. But, none of that is truly free. Those both require a paid subscription to a premium service to cash in on some gratis games. Steam has so...   read

 
 
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Pick Me Up! Super Mario RPG being revived for Wii U

A Geno costume in Super Smash Bros. isn't the extent of Nintendo's short-term plans for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The revered and beloved Square-developed SNES game is getting a full port on the Wii U's Virtual Console. A...   read

 
 
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Contra toys

These Contra action figures are historically accurate

Hot on the heels of other classic 8-bit action figures such as purple Jason and grumpy Godzilla, NECA announced the upcoming release of more toys based on games we used to love (well maybe not love, enjoy? Tolerate?) as children. These figu...   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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PlayStation 2

Three PS2 games have been rated for re-release on PS4

Back in the days of the PS3, Sony released a whole load of PlayStation 2 games for people to buy again (because who needs backward compatibility?). They had some pretty good stuff up on offer, but unfortunately none of those games have made...   read

 
 
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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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Dungeons & Dragons

D&D Forgotten Realms CRPGs are now available on GOG.com

Aside from a bit of Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights, I never had the chance to play most of the Dungeon & Dragons game that came out for the PC. GOG.com and Wizards of the Coast are giving people the option to revisi...   read

 
 
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Could you beat a game of Minesweeper with almost 40,000 mines?

One wrong move, and it's ka-fricken-boom. That's the margin for error in Minesweeper, as everyone who has owned a PC in the past 20 years knows. Those mines are everywhere, and it's up to you to meticulously sweep them. Knocking out expert...   read

 
 
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Velvet Dark

Rare was going to make Velvet Dark, a sister title to the N64 Perfect Dark

Perfect Dark -- or, as it's called on my block, "the game that fixed everything bad about GoldenEye" -- told the story of Carrington Institute's Joanna Dark as she attempted to thwart dataDyne's evil intentions and all the alien invasi...   read

 
 
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BattleTech Kickstarter

Harebrained Schemes to Kickstart a BattleTech game this fall

The studio behind Shadowrun Returns, Harebrained Schemes, is planning to resurrect another classic PC series in the near future, trading in net-running cyberpunks for the towering mechs of the BattleTech universe. The studio has announced t...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil

Resident Evil HD Remaster has a million sales under its umbrella

As it turns out, people still love some old-fashioned scares. That's evident by the latest news coming out of Capcom's camp: Resident Evil HD Remaster has broken one million units sold since its January release. That's a lot of folks s...   read

 
 
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Space Sluggers
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Space Sluggers is chaotic and so incredibly cheesy

I'm quite a fan of old-school action shoot-'em-ups. Back in the day, I used to venture off to an arcade at my local pizza place and just chill out. With particular titles like Ikari Warriors, Smash TV, and Commando focusing on bombarding pl...   read

 
 
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ToeJam & Earl
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ToeJam & Earl bring the funk to Kickstarter

The funkotronic duo are back in ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, and this time the developers are turning to Kickstarter to make sure the game gets made without publisher interference. Greg Johnson, one of the two creators of the fra...   read

 
 
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RE HD

Resident Evil HD broke all sorts of sales records

Given how much cash they bring in, it's tough to fault publishers for continually focusing on gussying up beloved titles instead of moving forward with new games. Resident Evil HD is just the latest example, as plenty were eager to dow...   read

 
 
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Kids just won't understand how jaggy Q*Bert used to be

When Q*Bert Rebooted does a weird little hop thing over to PS4, PS3, and Vita, it'll evoke two different thoughts from its prospective audience. Old-timers won't be able to recall everything looking so smooth. Youngins will wonder wha...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Bros. 3
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AGDQ 2015: A crazy difficult and intricate Super Mario Bros. 3 glitch that clears the whole game

The Awesome Games Done Quick conventions are always full of memorable highlights for the gaming community. Timeless classics cleared with mind-blowing proficiency. What's not to love about that? Speedrunner mitchflowerpower completed his w...   read

 
 
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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition available now on PS3/Vita, free with PS Plus

It's not often that I lament letting my PlayStation Plus subscription lapse, but today is one of those days. While I'm begrudgingly plunking down $9.99 of my hard-earned cash to have Devolver's Megaton Edition of the classic first-per...   read

 
 
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Magnavox Odyssey creator
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Father of videogames Ralph Baer passes away at 92

Ralph Baer was an electronics and engineering pioneer, known as the "father of videogames." Baer designed the Magnavox Odyssey, starting work on the machine in the late 1960s before releasing it in 1972, when it became the world's first co...   read

 
 
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Arcade games

How does 900 classic arcade games in your browser sound?

Fancy the greatest classic gaming selection of all time? It's not at some fabled arcade where the sound of dropping quarters and eight-bit music drowns out the dimmed oldies rock station playing over the worn out speakers. No, instead, it's...   read

 
 
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3D Realms
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3D Realms is alive and kicking once more

It's happening -- the day I thought I'd never see in a million years. 3D Realms is back, five years after closing its doors. Original members like Bryan Turner and Scott Miller are on board with the relaunch, having onboarded CEO Mike Niel...   read

 
 
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The Grid

The Grid is the Goodwill's specialized gaming concept store

The Grid is a special denomination of Goodwill that opened up in Charlotte, North Carolina and caters to gamers and collectors. In other words, this ain't your grandma's Goodwill. You won't find vintage T-shirts or tacky overcoats here, tho...   read

 
 
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BioShock

These PlayStation demakes transport you to a simpler time

It's never been all about the graphics for me. I can appreciate slick environments and the ability to watch sweat roll down my rugged protagonist's brow. But truth be told, I've always had a thing for PlayStation-era graphics and earlier. T...   read

 
 
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Q*bert Rebooted

@!#?@! Q*bert comes to Steam on July 8 in Q*bert Rebooted

It has been a long time since we have seen or heard anything new about the classic arcade game Q*bert. Despite being such an iconic character for its time, the weird orange macaroni-nosed jumper never really rode the wave to persistent vide...   read

 
 
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