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  • Blog Post: Classic Game Characters Grace Irish Post With New Stamps

    This morning, Irish postal service An Post unveiled a new line of licensed stamps featuring classic game characters. The four stamps take letters, packages, and parcels back to gaming’s early days, featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, Pac Man, and Space Invaders. According to An Post, the themed... More
  • Blog Post: Disney's Frozen Gets The Retro Video Game Treatment In 8-Bit Cinema Video

    The latest entry in Cinefix's 8-bit cinema takes a look at Disney's Frozen through a classic Final Fantasy lens. You can check out the video below, which looks more 16-bit than 8-bit, and is full of Frozen spoilers if you haven't gotten around to seeing the film yet. Even the film's memorable... More
  • Blog Post: New Beta Stage Opens Up For Mighty No. 9 Backers

    Mighty No. 2 is really into water. As one of the bosses for Comcept's upcoming Mighty No. 9, she wears a repurposed diving suit that's equipped with arm nozzles. As the game's Kickstarter backers can see for themselves, our hero Beck will have to perform to the best of his abilities if he... More
  • Blog Post: Mega Man Legends 3 Demake Is An Adoring Retro Love Letter

    Capcom's Mega Man Legends 3 never saw the light of day, but that doesn't mean you can't play a game with Mega Man and Legends and 3 in the title. A group of enterprising fans have banded together to create a Mega Man Legends 3 demake, and it looks like a retro good time. The collective known... More
  • Blog Post: Creators Of Notorious FMV Game Night Trap Turn To Kickstarter For HD Rerelease

    If you've ever wondered about where the ESRB ratings system came from, you can thank the controversy surrounding two games: Mortal Kombat and the 1992 Sega CD game Night Trap. Both games created a firestorm in popular culture, eventually causing Senator Joseph Leiberman to hold a series of hearings... 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: Reader Discussion – Do You Like Retro Throwbacks?

    Since the popularization of retro-inspired games like Cave Story and Super Meat Boy, the downloadable indie scene has become saturated with 8 and 16-bit visuals. Some of these nods to gaming's past are great, and others feel like they're simply cashing in on nostalgia. Yacht Club Games' polished... More
  • Blog Post: Perk Up For Early Morning Gaming With These Retro-Themed Coffee Mugs

    Despite what the Folgers jingle might tell you, the best part of waking up is actually brick-breaking action with Arkanoid in your cup. Though the site is still under construction, Retrogamers aims to sell officially licensed video game merchandise. The site doesn't have too much stock listed yet... More
  • Blog Post: Olympic Village Features Sweet Soviet Union-Era Arcade Machines

    Everyone's eyes are appropriately transfixed on the Olympics, but they aren't the only games that are taking place in Sochi, Russia. At least one of the Olympic villages has an arcade in it, with a few fully functional games from the Soviet Union-era on display. Take a look at them in our gallery... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Retro Game Should Be Remade Next?

    Remakes of classic titles like Castle of Illusion and DuckTales are right around the corner. These two titles follow in the footsteps of other fan-favorites that have been remastered for the downloadable market. A plethora of old-school games await fancy new coats of paint, but which would you like to... More
  • Blog Post: New NeoGeo X Game Packs Now Available

    If you picked up a Neo Geo X, you'll now be able to expand your virtual arcade. Tommo Inc. and SNK Playmore have announced that the first post-launch Neo Geo X games are now available. They include Samurai Shodown 3, Metal Slug 2, and Garou: Mark of the Wolves. The games are available in one of two... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Impressions (Trailer Added)

    Retro's next title isn't Metroid as speculated, it's a next-gen sequel to the excellent Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii. As such, it's a 2D platformer that features the same demanding platforming as DKC Returns. However, the move to Wii U has allowed Retro to add a level of visual... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Promises New Retro Studios Game Announcement Soon

    Retro Studios, the developer behind the excellent Metroid Prime series, has been mostly quiet since the release of Donkey Kong Country Returns in 2010, but Nintendo is promising news from the studio soon. In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine , Nintendo's Hiro Yamada (who is currently serving... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Will Have New Content

    The upcoming Donkey Kong Country Returns port for 3DS has been somewhat mysterious. We knew it would be a direct port and add stereoscopic 3D, but we weren't sure if it would have anything completely new. A press release on Nintendo's UK site reveals that the game will in fact have new content... 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: Wing Commander Creator Teases Upcoming Project

    Another legendary game designer is stepping back into the industry after a hiatus. Wing Commander and Privateer designer Chris Roberts has launched a site that references something called Cloud Imperium, and promises that more details are coming in October. To access the site , you'll need to use... More
  • Blog Post: A Retro Studios Zelda Not Entirely Out Of The Question

    In an interview with IGN , Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto said that handing the Zelda reigns to Retro Studios isn't an impossible idea, but it is an unlikely one. Retro Studios developed the Metroid Prime games, as well as the recent Donkey Kong Country Returns, so it has a good track record. It... More
  • Blog Post: Kill Some Time, Monsters In Mozilla's Free Browser MMO

    If you have a few minutes to kill, you may want to check out Browserquest, a fun little demo from Mozilla. The guys behind the popular Firefox browser have created a retro-styled MMO, with monsters to kill, loot to collect, and a cutie-pie world to explore. Better yet, BrowserQuest works in most browsers... More
  • Blog Post: Working On Halo 4 Is An Awesome Job

    You won't find very many details about the Halo 4 here. In fact, to be honest, there are none. It does, however, give you some insight into the number of talented people who are working on the game. In the video, you'll see people with backgrounds from Rare, Electronic Arts, Pixar, ILM, Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Get Schooled On Sonic's History In New Documentary Video

    Sonic fans, you have Alex Kidd to thank. If the jug-eared monkey boy had taken off as a mascot, Sega wouldn't have been forced to create his replacement. Sega goes into this and more in their first installment of their Sonic the Hedgehog documentary. Longtime Sega fans will enjoy seeing former Sega... More
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