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Review: NES Classic Edition

The NES was the first console I ever owned. Somehow I had saved holiday and birthday money for over a year to get it (the idea may have been planted by a family member) at five years old, and although I don't remember every detail of that p...   read

 
 
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You can now get ripped off for retro trade-ins at all GameStops

It has been quite some time since a GameStop actually had retro hardware and games within its walls. Last year, the mega corporation tinkered with the idea of bringing back retro trade-ins and it looks like that initiative has gone over wel...   read

 
 
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You will never collect this Super Mario 64 coin

Friends, I know our culture of conspicuous consumption and wealth hoarding encourage us to collect all of the coins, but, alas, you will not be able to collect this coin. At least not without hacking like some sort of Russian. The gist is ...   read

 
 
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The NES Classic Edition might be tough to get at GameStop

So uh the NES Classic Edition? It's a Nintendo thing, you'd expect that it would be poorly rolled out by now, and it seems like that's the case. It's a commonplace strategy where the publisher thinks that no one will buy their stuff, a...   read

 
 
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The NES Classic Edition just makes sense

Things have been a little quiet in the Nintendo world. With a few exceptions in the handheld and mobile device market, there's not a whole lot to be seen from the long-time gaming giant. Many of us are still waiting anxiously for news on th...   read

 
 
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We're learning more about the NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition has begun its initial manufacturing run, and some folks in Madrid got hands on with one of the first ones off the assembly line. Spanish-language site GameReactor posted some high-quality images of the upcoming conso...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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The spirit of SCUMM returns in Thimbleweed Park

PAX this year was a little strange for me. I was brought on to Destructoid just as the deadline to apply for media badges expired, so I went to the show as a regular attendee, and didn't take appointments like Brett and Jordan did. I still ...   read

 
 
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Never stop punching in this Jack Reacher tie-in game

I remember the days when movie tie-in games were absolute trash. I'm not going to reminisce (since that has been done to death), but I will say that The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is one of the best movie-based games eve...   read

 
 
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Culture Brain, one of the best-named game publishers of all time, is changing its name

Donald Trump once said that his number-one person to speak to about foreign policy is himself, because he has a very good brain. He's a lot like Jennifer Coolidge's character from Best in Show in that way, trusting in messages from herself ...   read

 
 
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Ken Levine reflects on studio turmoil in a new BioShock interview

Love him or hate him, Ken Levine has been responsible for some of the greatest games ever made. Thief: The Dark Project, System Shock 2, and BioShock are all on his resume, something most developers would kill to have been a part of. Turns ...   read

 
 
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Why'd EarthBound bomb? Well, critics at the time didn't help...

If Metacritic had existed when EarthBound launched in 1995, the cult-classic RPG would be rocking a 72%. Over at The Video Game Preservation Dump, Frank Cifaldi scanned every timely review, "to try and figure out why it failed." The last di...   read

 
 
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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' 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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'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 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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