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  • Blog Post: Archive.org Expands Adds 2,400 MS-DOS Games To Free Online Collection

    In addition to the over 900 classic arcade games, The Internet Arcade has posted playable version of 2,400 old-school MS-DOS games. Archive.org has been doing some great work in preserving video game's early history (something I touch on in this feature ), and has now expanded with a staggering selection... More
  • Blog Post: Japanese PSone Rarity Hyper Crazy Climber Coming To PSN

    Monkey Paw Games is bringing the import-only original PlayStation game Hyper Crazy Climber to U.S. gamers for the first time. Hyper Crazy Climber was released in 1996 for the Japanese PlayStation by Nihon Bussan. It was a sequel of sorts to the 1980 arcade game Crazy Climber. Hyper Crazy Climber used... More
  • Blog Post: DuckTales: Remastered Releases For Xbox 360

    Capcom and Wayforward's enhanced remake of the NES-era classic is now available on Xbox Live. Wayforward, which has recently had success with retro-style titles like Double Dragon: Neon and Mighty Switch Force, intends DuckTales: Remastered to be exactly what the name suggests: a version of the original... More
  • Blog Post: New GI Has Info On Spiritual Successor To Mutant League Football

    Mutant League Football creator Michael Mendheim is getting ready to bring back gridiron carnage with a brand-new franchise inspired by the Genesis classic, and GI's got the scoop. You can read about this new football franchise as well as some of the team that Mendheim has assembled, in the new issue... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out The Museum Of Soviet Arcade Machines

    In the former Soviet Union, arcade machines from the West were forbidden. However, the Soviet government actually sanctioned the manufacture of Russian-made arcade machines that now live on in an exhibit in Moscow. The Museum of Russian Arcade Machines is an open-to-the-public display in the basement... More
  • Blog Post: Rare American Final Fantasy II NES Cartridge Offered For $50K On Ebay

    In July, a collection of over 7,000 games sold for over $1 million . Now, a one-of-a-kind American Final Fantasy II NES prototype cartridge is listed for $50,000. For many years, Final Fantasy II was unavailable to English-speaking players, as Square canceled the U.S. release of the game and instead... More
  • Blog Post: Monkey Paw To Bring Tomba To PSN

    MonkeyPaw Games, which specializes in releasing classic games on digital platforms like PSN and XBLA, intends to port Sony's classic Tomba! to PlayStation Network. In an interview with Joystiq , MonkeyPaw CEO John Greiner revealed that the company had purchased the rights to bring the game to the... More
  • Blog Post: Unreleased HAL Laboratory Ghostbusters II Game Surfaces

    Some of you might be familiar with Activision's none-to-stellar Ghostbusters II for NES. However, it turns out there was a superior Ghostbusters II -- one that sadly never made it to America. A prototype of a Ghostbusters II game developed by HAL Laboratories surfaced on the gaming forum Lost Levels... More
  • Blog Post: Vault Diving: Drug Wars

    In this ongoing online feature we're going to give you a glimpse into Game Informer's prized collection. Today, we have every one's favorite 1993 blockbuster mega-hit for the 3DO, Drug Wars. Based entirely on the front cover of the game, I would have to assume that Drug Wars is about two... More
  • Blog Post: Vault Diving: Overblood 2

    If you're wondering why this game is important enough to get its own Vault Diving story, stop reading now, and go watch the first episode of our Overblood Super Replay . If you already have watched it, and are eagerly awaiting our Overblood 2 Super Replay (airing on 12.31), the images below will... More
  • Blog Post: This Awesome Battlefield 1942 Stunt Probably Won't Be Possible In Battlefield 3

    With all of the buzz surrounding Battlefield 3, I've been on a bit of a nostalgia kick for the series lately, looking up all sorts of information and videos on previous entries. A friend pointed me toward this insane stunt from DICE's first Battlefield game, 1942, which I've got to guess... More
  • Blog Post: City Pages Details The History Of Oregon Trail

    For many who grew up in the '80s, their first exposure to gaming was actually in school, playing MECC's classic pioneer simulation Oregon Trail . The game's simplistic graphics and (for its day) fairly deep sim aspects made Oregon Trail as addictive as it was educational. Even today, the... More
  • Blog Post: A Look Back At Heroes Of Might & Magic II

    A few weeks ago I declared my love of Heroes of Might & Magic II, but I haven’t had a chance to explain why I adore this game so much. Since I recently rediscovered this classic thanks to Good Old Games , now seems like as good a time as any to lay out my love for its simple story, polished... More
  • Blog Post: Upon Further Review: Sword Of The Stars

    The indie 4X grand sci-fi strategy title is getting a proper sequel next year, so I fired up the thrice-expanded and often patched original in preparation. How much has the game changed, and how wrong (or right?) were Joe and I when we reviewed it back in 2006? Sword of the what now? To the confusion... More
  • Blog Post: A Hilarious Look Back At Police Quest 3

    As much as I love the current state of video games, I often find myself wanting to play classic adventure games like King's Quest, Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist, and the great series most people overlooked, Police Quest. Most of the Game Informer staff are huge adventure game fans, yet most... More
  • Blog Post: My Favorite NES Games That No One Ever Talks About

    There's a reason people bring up the NES all the time when they talk about gaming history. It was the birthplace of many concepts and franchises that we still see in gaming today - Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Mega Man...they all shined on Nintendo's classic 8-bit console. However, many of us who grew... More
  • Blog Post: A Look Back At Monster Party

    Anyone who grew up playing video games probably has a few obscure releases from their childhood that have stuck with them. You know the kind of game I mean -- something that isn't particularly memorable, well-loved, or (if we're being honest with ourselves) all that good, but you played it so... More
  • Blog Post: Vault Diving: Final Fantasy XI Vana'Diel Clock

    If you're preparing to jump into Square Enix's newest MMO , Final Fantasy XIV, be sure to take a lesson from their past and come equipped with a clock. While digging through Game Informer's huge vault today, I came across this relic from Final Fantasy's past: a clock that tells you the... More
  • Blog Post: A Look Back At Street Cat

    One of my favorite sections in Game Informer Magazine is Classic GI, a department dedicated exclusively to the history of video games. Whenever I read one of Classic GI's articles, or step foot into Game Informer's expansive vault (now housing over 12,000 games), I'm taken aback by the dramatic... More
  • Blog Post: Vault Diving: Anubis: Zone Of The Enders Special Edition

    Game Informer's vault is full of historic gaming treasures, and houses over 11,000 different games spanning from the Atari 2600 to the current generation of systems. In Vault Diving, an ongoing online feature, we're going to give you a glimpse into our prized collection. Today we're unboxing... More
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