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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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Persona 5 as a Game Boy Advance Game? Yeah, I'd play it

I am a simple man: when I see Game Boy Advance era art, I'm immediately drawn to it. Created by Sea Handler Art, this fantastic rendition brings the Phantom Thieves to the forefront of a bygone handheld, and I have to say, it fits.&nbs...

 
 
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Tag-fighter Kizuna Encounter returns on modern platforms

Hamster has released another old-school SNK title via their Neo Geo Classics range. Here's a suprise, its a forgotten, colourful fighting game from the mid-'90s. Kizuna Encounter is now available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.Release...

 
 
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The Dragon's Lair Trilogy is coming to Switch very soon

Due to the ingenuity of Don Bluth, Dragon's Lair has been one of those retro games that has withstood the test of time. I've seen people fight over a Dragon's Lair arcade cabinet in recent years, it's one of the go-to retro games to sh...

 
 
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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection headed west on PS4 in March

NIS America has announced that retro compendium SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is expected to arrive in the west on PS4 in March. The collection was made available for Nintendo Switch worldwide back in November 2018.The 40th Anniversary Co...

 
 
 
 
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SNK's obscure fighter Ragnagard returns on Nintendo Switch

It's a new year, and Hamster are already continuing their pledge to re-release hundreds of arcade classics on modern platforms. This week sees the return of a particularly obscure SNK title, Ragnagard, which has been dusted off for the Nint...

 
 
 
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Contest: Win a Switch copy of Chronus Arc

Channel your inner early 90s and enter our contest for a chance to win Chronus Arc for Switch. Hey old-school RPG fans, guess what? I've got a free Switch game for you to win! Normally I wouldn't call out specific niches like that, but man ...

 
 
 
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DUSK is coming to consoles and bringing bacon soap

In a heartfelt post to the Steam community, developer Dave Oshry celebrated the three year anniversary of his '90s-style FPS, DUSK. In the post, Oshry thanks the fans and his team for their love and support, then announces some new features...

 
 
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In 2019, Microsoft should resolve to raid Rare's records

2018 was the first year I could say I was honestly excited about the Xbox brand. Not excited enough to actually buy a system, heavens no, but last year was certainly a turning point in how I look at Xbox and its place within Microsoft. This...

 
 
 
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Streets of Rage 4 is lookin fine in these new screens

We haven't heard much about Streets of Rage 4 since its surprise reveal back in August. While this new screenshot dump doesn't give us many more details, I really can't get enough of the visual style. I'm a sucker for hand-drawn HD sprites ...

 
 
 
 
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Serious Sam Collection rated by the ESRB for PS4 and Xbox One

That leaker of releases, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, are at it again,. This time the ruling body appears to have announced that shooter compendium Serious Sam Collection is locked and loaded for release on PS4 and Xbox One.The...

 
 
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PlayStation Classic sees price drop to $60 at certain outlets

Sony's PlayStation Classic retro console, which released at the start of this month, has dropped its price-tag from around $100 USD to around $60 USD at certain retail outlets.Both GameStop and Walmart are among the retailers knocking almos...

 
 
 
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A Hat in Time passes one million sales watermark

Indie outfit Gears For Breakfast has proudly announced that their super-cute platformer A Hat in Time has surpassed one million sales across PS4, PC and Xbox One since the game's initial release a little over a year ago.It's a number only s...

 
 
 
 
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Rediscover the roots of SNK's Athena on PS4 and Switch

The first of Hamster's retro re-releases this week looks at the origins of one of SNK's most popular heroines, goddess warrior Athena, often muddled with KoF's Athena Asamiya, but we'll get to that.Princess Athena is the heroine of 1986 arc...

 
 
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Review: Toki

I think most people my age have a definitive arcade experience from growing up. We've all been there: You beg your mom for quarters at the pizza place, she eventually relents and fishes a few out of her purse, and you go do your best to mak...

 
 




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Just watched the Netflix version of the Fyre Festival documentary, and my reaction as someone who has never heard of it until today, is just as well as you Now the only question is who amongst the two is worse: Ja Rule or Soulja Boy?

 
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If its Harry Potters job to retrieve the golden snitch, does that make him a golden retriever? Would explain why he keeps pooping his pants, he shouldnt even be wearing

 
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I took a job on the line at a vegan I could not resist the increased salary, and I can work a line in my That last bit is important, because I cant take my job home right now with school and a

 
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Gotta try use my holiday time this year instead of just wasting it, who wants a visit? :v

 
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Ive been hearing about Days Gone for ages now! Who thinks it will be worth the hype?

 
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Hope you all had a good weekend! I spent much of it playing through Ni No Kuni I just might finish it before Kingdom Hearts 3 comes out? Depends on how much sidequesting I

 
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