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  • Blog Post: Diablo Design Doc Shows The Action-RPG In Its Primal Form

    Last week, long-time game designer David Brevik gave a post-mortem on Diablo , a game that went from his original design to one of Blizzard's biggest franchises. If you missed his talk, never fear; he's posted the original design document on his site. While you don't get any of his additional... More
  • Blog Post: Did You Know Gaming Gets Raunchy With Conker’s Bad Fur Day

    Did You Know Gaming is an informative video series on YouTube that compiles the history and trivia of certain video game series. In the past, the channel has covered Guitar Hero , Tony Hawk's Pro Skater , and many others; this time DYKG is exploring the N64 platformer Conker’s Bad Fur Day.... More
  • Blog Post: Huge Collection Of Windows 3.1 Games Now Playable In Your Web Browser

    More than 1,000 classic Windows 3.1 games and programs have been made available online and playable in your web browser. You can head here to find games like Jezzball, WintTrek (seen above), WinRisk, and many, many others. The collection is the result of archivist Jason Scott and the work of volunteers... More
  • Blog Post: Atari Bringing More Than 100 Classics To Steam In New Vault Collection

    A new Atari compilation is coming to Steam this spring, featuring more than 100 retro games – including Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, and Warlords. The compilation, Atari Vault, features local and online multiplayer support, Steam leaderboards, and support for the Steam controller... More
  • Blog Post: Former Blizzard Executive Donates Collection To Strong Museum

    The Strong Museum recently received a large collection of games and memorabilia related to Blizzard Entertainment, courtesy of the company's former chief operating officer, Paul Sams. Sams, who left the company and joined The Order: 1886 developer Ready at Dawn earlier this year , gave more than... More
  • Blog Post: Genesis RPG Pier Solar HD Out Now On Xbox One

    Gamers who still long for the days of 16-bit RPGs can pretend it's 1994 with another release of Pier Solar HD, a classic RPG originally created by indie studio WaterMelon for the Genesis system in 2010 (not a typo), which has how now made it's way to the Xbox One. Pier Solar has already made... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Gaming Expo Growing For 2014

    Next month, fans of retro gaming from across the globe will converge on Las Vegas for the annual Classic Gaming Expo. The event – now in its 15th year – is a haven for collectors, players, and anyone who’s interested in old-school arcade, handheld, and console gaming. We spoke with... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Details On Canceled Diddy Kong Racing Sequel

    Diddy Kong Racing for the N64 was one of the better Mario Kart-clones of the era; Nintendo actually announced a sequel to the game during E3 2001. However, it never saw the light of day. Here's why. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze just released and Diddy Kong was recently confirmed to return... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Games Combined With Feudal Japan Make For Great Art

    What happens when you combine classic 80s video games with a classic Japanese art style? You get these killer pieces of Mario, Mega Man, and other gaming characters as samurai from artist xiaobaosg. In a collection of pieces called the “80s Warrior’s Record,” xiaobaosg tackles several... More
  • Blog Post: Trapt Heading To PSN As PS2 Classic

    Just in case you didn't get enough Trapt from our recent Super Replay , you will be able to download the game from the PlayStation Network starting in a few days. Trapt's release was mentioned during a recent episode of the PlayStation Blogcast . The game follows the exploits of Princess Allura... More
  • Blog Post: A Compressed History Of The Final Fantasy Series

    Few video game franchises have lasted as long, or endured as many entries, as the Final Fantasy brand. If you've only got 30 second to spare, here's a quick recap of the brand. RicePirate from the YouTube channel Lore in a Minute gives us a brief history of the Final Fantasy series in the following... More
  • Blog Post: Space Invaders Creator Admits He's Terrible At Space Invaders

    In a profile piece on The New Yorker , Tomohiro Nishikado, the creator of Space Invaders, admitted that he is and always has been terrible at video games. Even the ones he created himself. The full article covers Nishikado's early years when he was pursuing a career in electronics and not video games... More
  • Blog Post: Rockstar's Manhunt Stalks The PlayStation Store

    Rockstar's unappreciated, ultra-violent stealth title is now available on the PS2 Classics storefront on the PlayStation Network. If you've never played Manhunt, it's one of the company's more overlooked gems. That said, it's a dark and disturbing ride that's not for everyone... More
  • Blog Post: A Short History Of Atari's Founder

    Interested to know more about the history of the video game industry, but only want to devote about a minute of your day to it? You're in luck. We just wish school was this easy. Nolan Bushnell helped kick off the video game industry by founding Atari and helping inspire Pong. Check out this short... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Dusts Off Its Arcade Cabinet

    Capcom has released a load of details on its upcoming arcade collection, Capcom Arcade Cabinet. The package includes 17 total games, which can be purchased individually or in bundled packs. Players will be able to check out authentic versions of the games, right down to the DIP switches. If you're... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Classic Gaming Expo 2012

    Every year the Classic Gaming Expo sets up shop in Las Vegas. The conference just closed its doors for another year, and its exhibitors are busy packing up their wares, but you can check out some of the expo's highlights in our media gallery. No fancy greeting at the CGE A row of classic arcade games... More
  • Blog Post: What Pitfall’s Creator Thinks Of Casual Games

    During the Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, we got a chance to interview David Crane, co-founder of Activision and creator of Pitfall. Crane had an interesting take on casual games, which many consider to be a fad. During our interview, we asked Crane if he planned on bringing his current JungleVenture... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Fact: Jack Black Stared In Pitfall Commercial

    A lot of people know that actor Jack Black is a gamer. The comedian played musician Eddie Riggs in Double Fine's 2009 release Brütal Legend but, did you know that Black once starred in an Atari Pitfall commercial back in 1982? Recognize this precocious 13-year-old? There is a new sort-of Pitfall... More
  • Blog Post: A Portrait Of Magnavox Odyssey Creator Ralph Baer

    Ralph Baer is one of gaming’s founding fathers. Not only is Baer the inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey, Simon, and many other children’s toys, but this prolific 90-years-old is still hard at work creating new toys. Filmmaker David Friedman is running an ongoing web series that examines contemporary... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Ask The Developer

    After our full month of XCOM: Enemy Unknown coverage, we’re all more eager than every to get our hands on the game, but you probably still have a few burning questions about the game that you’d like answered. Next week, we’ll be recording a special edition XCOM podcast where we talk... More
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