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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Was Your First Mario Game?

    Mario is celebrating his 30th anniversary today. What was your first experience with the iconic plumber? I played Super Mario Bros. and friends houses and was familiar with the game, but the first Mario game I owned and fully committed to was Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. It may have been my... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: On Its 20th Anniversary, Share With Us Your Fondest BioWare Memory

    BioWare is 20 years old today, and that seems like an anniversary worth celebrating. Whether you’ve been playing since Baldur’s Gate or fell in love with Mass Effect,you’ve probably got some happy memories. We’re curious which of the company’s games stands out to you the... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble Playlist Returning To The Master Chief Collection Online Soon

    343 is preparing to implement a Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble playlist into the Master Chief Collection. It could already be part of the rotation. The return of the playlist is based on players' requesto for its return. On Halo Waypoint , 343 offered this update yesterday: Based on community feedback... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Celebrates One Year On The Market With Free Downloads And Giveaways

    One year ago today saw the launch of the Xbox One. In celebreation, Microsoft is offering some freebies to early-adopters, and sharing some statistics. Over the last 365 days, players have earned over 11 billion Gamerscore from Achievements, and spent more than 2 billion communal hours playing the console... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Celebrates 20 Years Of PlayStation With PS Classics And Alt Rock

    Sony has released a video to thank PlayStation fans for their now decades-long appreciation of the PlayStation platform. The video features quick cuts of first- and third-party PlayStation classics and people enjoying them. The flagship console, the original PlayStation, first debuted in Japan on December... More
  • Blog Post: OverClocked ReMix Celebrates Gameboy's 25th Anniversary With A Tribute Album

    The Game Boy was released in North America on July 31, 1989 – 25 years ago today. In celebration of the original mobile gaming device’s 25th anniversary, video game music group OverClocked ReMix has released Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary , a collection of 15 songs from the Game Boy and... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo III Anniversary Buff Legendary Drop Rate Going Permanent

    As part of Diablo III's recent two-year anniversary, it initiated a temporary buff that increased Legendary drops . That buff won't be going away after the anniversary celebrations end. In a post on Blizzard's message boards , designer Travis Day wrote the following: I come bearing exciting... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Store Sales Start Tomorrow, Extend Through March 3rd

    In light of the two year anniversary of the PlayStation Vita’s release, Sony has decided to celebrate through promotion. Starting tomorrow, it’s slashing prices on many of the titles in its online store. The PlayStation Vita Anniversary Sale runs through March 3 and features many games at... More
  • Blog Post: Development Officially Wraps On Fable Anniversary, Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed

    Fable Anniversary has gone gold, which means the version of the game that will be pressed on discs and sold is complete. Lionhead has also detailed some of the pre-order bonuses available for reserving the game. According to Lionhead, "physical copies of the game are being created as we speak and... More
  • Blog Post: Electronic Arts Celebrates NHL '94's 20th Anniversary

    This month marks 20 years since the release of NHL '94. It wasn't EA's first hockey release (or the last), but it is often cited as a favorite. To celebrate its anniversary, EA and the NHL put together a tribute. You can find features on the official NHL website including written and video... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With World Of Warcraft Anniversary Montage

    Blizzard released this trailer showcasing some of the highlights of its MMO's long reign atop the massively multiplayer market. How many of these moments were you there for? I have to say, Karazhan is still the best multiplayer dungeon experience I've ever had. Period. Anyway, November 23rd is... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Halo 2 Anniversary Edition May Be In Development

    Update: Halo series developer 343 Industries has reportedly denied that a Halo 2 Anniversary Edition is currently in the works. The developer reportedly quashed the rumor via an internal company resource for retailers called Microsoft ExpertZone . "We are not working on that at this time. We are... More
  • Blog Post: World of Warcraft Turns 7, Celebrates With Commercial

    Wednesday, November 23 marks the seven-year anniversary of World of Warcraft's release. To commemorate the occasion, Blizzard is giving players some in-game bonuses, plus the chance to watch a commercial. A commercial is a pretty lame birthday present (it airs on Sunday during the Chargers-Bears... More
  • Blog Post: Lara Croft Gets Artsy For Her 15th Anniversary

    The original Tomb Raider came out in October 1996, and Crystal Dynamics is celebrating the series 15th anniversary with an art exhibition that will showcase eight unique pieces featuring Lara Croft. The first depiction of Lara (posted in full below) was created by artist Andy Park. New pieces are scheduled... More
  • Blog Post: This Sonic Collector's Edition Isn't Coming To North America

    What if buying Sonic Generations isn't enough? What if you feel such an explosive need to celebrate Sonic's 20th anniversary that you must also obtain the maximum amount of Sonic trinkets? Then you can buy this Collector's Edition, as long as you live in Europe or Australia. The exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: Relic Holds Charity Auction In Memory Of Brian Wood

    A little over a year ago, Relic Entertainment's Brian Wood was killed in an automobile accident . To mark the sad anniversary, Relic is raising money with an auction. A tweet from Relic calls attention to the event, and you can see all of the items up for sale here . They include signed posters,... More
  • Blog Post: Today Marks An Elder Scrolls Anniversary

    Today, many Elder Scrolls fans are anxiously awaiting the release of the fifth installment, Skyrim. But on this day 15 years ago, fans were just getting their hands on the second entry, Daggerfall. According to a tweet from Bethesda's Pete Hines, today is the 15th anniversary of Daggerfall's... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Anniversary Will Support Kinect

    Microsoft used its E3 presentation to push Kinect, showing support for the motion-sensing device in upcoming games such as Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Fable: The Journey. Curiously, the company didn't bother announcing that the HD remake for one of the biggest Xbox games ever... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Remake Coming This Year

    Rumors of an HD remake of the original Halo have been flying around for months , but that didn't take away any of the thrill for fans when Microsoft officially unveiled Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. The Halo craze began 10 years ago, and Anniversary celebrates the milestone with a gorgeous high... More
  • Blog Post: Celebrate Dragon Quest's Anniversary With Toys

    Square Enix is honoring Dragon Quest's 25th anniversary with a collection on Wii , but that's not all. Gamers can also commemorate the occasion with some special toys. One of them is (of course) a slime, which is the most iconic enemy from the series. Sadly, it looks like these toys are currently... More
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