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Meet Spelunker, one of Japan's most treasured bad games

While the phenomenon of appreciating bad games exists everywhere in the world, perhaps no player base is as conscious of it as those in Japan. Unlike us, they have a very concise word for describing terrible games: kusoge. That’s "kus...

 
 
 
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My 30-year quest to beat Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

[Narrated Josh Picard] Thirty-one years ago, The Legend of Zelda became the first video game I ever beat. A year later, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link became the first video game I ever quit. To be fair, I didn't finish too ...

 
 
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How The Legend of Zelda helped free us from arcade ports

I find it difficult to travel back and play early 8-bit consoles like the Atari 2600 or Colecovision. It’s not that their primitive graphics and sound fail to capture my attention, but rather, they’re so dedicated to replicating...

 
 
 
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Vs. Soccer is this week's Arcade Archives release

Sometimes, it can be tough to recommend the weekly Arcade Archive release. For every re-run on Sunset Riders, or Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Hamster gives us a truly antiquated title such as Front Line or, in this week's case, Vs. Soccer, no...

 
 
 
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Got five minutes? Watch us put together the LEGO NES set

When Nintendo and LEGO announced they were collaborating on a new product line featuring the Super Mario franchise, I wasn't exactly stoked for what they were going for. It's certainly innovative and reeks of Nintendo's desire to ...

 
 
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City Connection seems to be teasing a Zombie Nation comeback

Retro game enthusiast City Connection has opened a mysterious website teasing the publisher's next project. While absolutely no information has been offered on the creepy webpage, eagle-eyed viewers have spotted that the background image ha...

 
 
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Super Mario Bros. NES cartridge sells at auction for $114,000

A new record has been set for the most expensive video game of all-time... And it's one of the classics. A mint condition copy of the 1985 NES release Super Mario Bros. sold at auction last week, changing hands for a cool $114,000 USD.Durin...

 
 
 
 
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Unreleased Days of Thunder NES game recovered after 30 years

A team of dedicated video game historians has uncovered and reconstructed an unreleased NES game based on 1990 indycar movie Days of Thunder, some 30 years after it was abandoned by publisher MindscapeDays of Thunder was discovered by The V...

 
 
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Vs. Wrecking Crew is this latest Arcade Archives release

For this week's Arcade Archives release, publisher Hamster are sneakily putting out another "Vs." title, (essentially slightly modified NES games made available in coin-op form).  This time it's the turn of block-busting platformer Wre...

 
 
 
 
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Review: SuperMash

SuperMash looked like one of the standouts during Nintendo's recent Indie World Showcase, a genre-defying retro throwback to early Nintendo titles which seemed perfect for the Switch. Surprisingly, the game had already launched one day befo...

 
 
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Revisit Iwata's early years with Vs. Golf on Nintendo Switch

Hamster are returning once again to Nintendo's "Vs." series for this week's Arcade Archives release, which sees NES classic Vs. Golf available to download now on Nintendo Switch.Released back in 1984, Golf was released within the first year...

 
 
 
 
 
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A look at the early days of regional difficulty changes

In the primordial days before your mom was on the internet, we grew up in fear of the other. In the '80s and '90s, we frequently spoke of the mist-shrouded land across the ocean that controlled most of the games we played. Whether we discus...

 
 
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Hyperkin is making an HDTV compatible light gun

HDTVs are great for high-resolution images, but they have one major flaw: they don't work with light guns. Due to the way light guns interpret light, their functionality has been limited to older CRT sets, many of which are dying out now. W...

 
 
 




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Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster"The demon who wore tennis shoes"

 

Path of Exile: Ultimatum"Patch 3.14 brings the blood, sweat, and more blood"

 

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Cathedral

Why dont we get the option to kick Charlotte off the cliff?

 
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Happy 5th Birthday, VA-11 HALL-A!!! Your chill, Cyberpunk vibes got me through some rough Sukeban Games released this art to celebrate the

 
TurboKill

Final Fantasy IX is getting a childrens show adaptation and I Dont feel anything anymore

 
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Lol wow

 
Seymour

Heres me going through a bunch of Steam Next Fest Played three of them in this first part, including that Agent 64 title featured on the FP a few days Death Trash is basically ye olden Fallout and I LOOOOVE it!

 
hester2

With my PS5 coming this week, any recommendations for PS4 double-dips with the enhancements? So far Im planning on Tsushima, FF7R, Nioh, God of War, and Control

 
Neronium

Apparently Mega Man Legends is getting a Vinyl preorder Mighty need

 
Trevlyn

I hope scalpers are sitting on piles of unsold

 
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Jeez I might actually want a silent hill skate deck, but only if its priced right and comes with good trucks, wheels and If its no name plastic crap Im out

 
 

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