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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Modern Games + NES Art And Carts = Neato

    Do you have shelves that need filling? Do you like video games? Are you a fan of that crazy 8-bit retro thing that the kids just seem to go wild over these days? If you answered "yes" to at least two of those questions, this could be the most incredible day of your entire life. 72 Pins is selling... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Radiant Silvergun Dated For XBLA

    [Update] A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed that the September 14 release date Treasure revealed on its site is indeed a worldwide date. Start practicing those twitch reflexes. [Original story] At last year's TGS, Microsoft announced that Treasure's classic arcade/Saturn shooter Radiant Silvergun... 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: Want To See A $13,000 NES? So Does This Guy On Storage Wars

    In case you're not familiar with basic-cable reality shows, A&E's Storage Wars follows several people who make a living buying and reselling stuff they buy from auctions. The gimmick is that they're bidding on the contents of storage units, without really knowing what they contain. In... More
  • Blog Post: What If DLC Had Always Been A Part Of Gaming?

    DLC has been both a boon to gamers as well as a bummer. When it's used effectively, it opens up experiences and enhances games beyond their expiration dates. On the other hand, sometimes it's a transparent money-grubbing ploy. A fun video has surfaced that shows how classic games may have been... More
  • Blog Post: 'Iwata Asks' Takes On Ocarina Of Time [laughs]

    The Iwata Asks section of Nintendo's website is a fantastic repository of Nintendo lore. A recent discussion between Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo's global president Satoru Iwata focuses on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which is fitting considering the game recently made its way to the... More
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