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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Tony Hawk Announcement Is...Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

    Tony Hawk pulled a cute little trick the other day , tweeting that he had an announcement to make today, which is not-so-coincidentally when the VGA awards are being handed out. Well, now we know a bit more about what exactly he was getting at. To our relief, it's an HD remix of the first few Tony... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Playable Doom (and Quake!) Levels Hidden In id's Rage

    [Update] Thanks to GI readers Garrett, Jake Hofmann, and Tyler, we now know that id's other major franchise, Quake, is also seen in a Rage Easter egg [Original Story] Yesterday, it was revealed that there was a small Wolfenstein Easter egg in id Software's latest shooter Rage. Now, it appears... More
  • Blog Post: Chrono Trigger To Release On PSN Next Tuesday

    Finally! After Sony's flubbing the previous release date, Square's classic RPG Chrono Trigger is hitting PSN this coming Tuesday -- seriously, for real this time. Just to make things clear, Square's Charles McCarter made it clear on this post on the PlayStation Blog : "We’re happy... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Out! Video-Game Dance Off In Progress

    Do you know what goes in in your room when you're sleeping? Other than spiders crawling in your mouth and laying eggs? Why, your favorite video-game characters from yesteryear pop out of their systems and...dance. At least, that's what goes down in this video from YouTube user Slamacow . For... More
  • Blog Post: Ghostbusters Influenced Super Mario Bros The Movie

    You can listen to the GI staff watch the 1993 Super Mario Bros. film here , but if you aren’t burned out on the movie just yet you might like to read an interview with the film’s scriptwriter. Ryan Hoss and Steven Applebaum from Smbmovie recently interviewed scriptwriter Parker Bennett about... More
  • Blog Post: Good Old Games Adds Classic EA PC Titles To Catalog

    For old-school PC fans, Good Old Games is a treasure trove, offering an impressive selection of classic PC games for very reasonable prices and without the hassles of DRM. Today, GOG announced that it's beefing up its lineup thanks to a new deal with Electronic Arts. The deal will eventually bring... More
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