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Retro Revival: Spider Man on the 2600

By Spencer . May 3, 2007 . 8:26am

While North America is getting ready to see Spider Man 3 this weekend and some fans are drooling over Treyarch’s “next-gen” Spider Man game, I’m reminded of the first Spider Man video game made by Parker Brothers for the Atari 2600. For an Atari game Spider Man doesn’t look that bad, you can actually distinguish […]

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VGXPO in Philadelphia (everyone’s invited)

By Dan . April 25, 2007 . 12:45am

  A few years back Philadelphia was home to one of the best retro gaming conventions in North America, the . Sadly, it’s no more… but a new one has risen in it’s place that looks to keep what the retro stuff intact but to add all sorts of new gaming goodness. It’s called the […]

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Zaxxon retro Remade

By Konstantinos . April 23, 2007 . 3:48am

Believe it or not, more than 25 years have passed since the original release of Zaxxon and another 20 since I first played its CGA PC version on a then impressive IBM AT. Zaxxon was (quite shockingly, being a single-player game and all) the most enjoyable multi-player video game of my childhood. I pressed space […]

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Let a thousand PDF magazines bloom

By Konstantinos . April 11, 2007 . 6:17am

The PDF magazine, or to be more precise the freeware video gaming PDF magazine, is an interesting and contradictory medium. It thrives in the so-called Web 2.0 highly interactive user-based environment, while avoiding to offer its audience any direct means of influencing (or even commenting on) its content. It also functions very much like a […]

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Dragon’s Lair: Still a classic after all these years

By Dan . April 9, 2007 . 9:11pm

Dragon’s Lair was quite the attraction back in the day. I have fond memories of it personally. Not that I ever actually played it in the arcades, cause I never did until many years after it came out. It was far too expensive to play, and all the older kids/adults would never let someone as […]

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Reliving memories in Monster World Complete Collection

By Kurt . March 14, 2007 . 1:47pm

Wonder Boy may not be a household name to most video game fans, but the series holds a special place in the hearts of Sega aficionados. What started as a simple arcade side-scroller eventually blossomed into fantastic action/adventure games that were usually overlooked by virtue of them not being on a Nintendo system. Now Sega […]

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The top 10 most important games ever

By Dan . March 13, 2007 . 12:19pm

I’m usually loathe to advertise lists that people make. Top 10 this, best 5 that… they seem to pop up every few minutes on the internet and exist solely to aggravate people. But this one here has not only alot of talent behind it but a good reason to exist in the 1st place.   […]

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Playing original Atari 2600 cartridges on the Atari Flashback

By Konstantinos . March 6, 2007 . 8:46am

Atari Flashback wasn’t exactly the retro gamer’s dream machine it was supposed to be. Sad, I know, but true. Atari Flashback 2.0, on the other hand, is thankfully a totally different console and a huge improvement over the original v.1.0, finally offering a proper Atari 2600 gaming experience. Not only are the glitches of the […]

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DOSBox 0.70 freshly released

By Konstantinos . March 5, 2007 . 11:05am

It’s been almost a year since its previous release, but finally DOSBox, the astonishingly famous and particularly freeware DOS emulator, has reached version 0.70 and is better in every possible way. DOSBox the only proper way to enjoy those old PC games (think Wing Commander, Leisure Suit Larry, Ultima and MS Flight Simulator v.1.0) can […]

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Captain N: The Game Master now on DVD!

By Dan . February 28, 2007 . 8:33am

I made this mistake once before, when I went ahead and bought The Legend of Zelda cartoon series on DVD. Against my better judgement and I really should’ve listened when my gut said "You know it’s not gonna be any good." Man o man was my gut right.   So now here I sit, credit […]

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Dress like you’re on the “Oregon Trail”

By Spencer . February 20, 2007 . 8:36am

So many gamers have Mario, Zelda, Halo and Final Fantasy t-shirts that those kinds of shirts have become mainstream. Even upscale fashion designer D&G Dolce & Gabbana has a pricey $175.00 Super Mario shirt. If you want to wear your gamer prideyou’ve got to look for something obscure, something more out there than Panic’s Katamari […]

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Presidents in gaming: Socks the Cat edition

By Spencer . February 19, 2007 . 7:13pm

Today is President’s Day in the USA and I was looking for some kind of game where you play as Lincoln or Nixon, but it doesn’t look like any company designed a platformer starring a president. Kaneko, who created DJ Boy, made a video game based off of Socks, Bill Clinton’s cat. The back of […]

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Bruce Lee. Now, playable without a C64!

By Konstantinos . February 19, 2007 . 10:27am

Bruce Lee, a game released by Datasoft back in 1984, was a simple yet elegant action platformer, in which the player had to time jumps, solve rudimentary action-puzzles and while at it do quite a bit of fighting too. It also was one of the early Commodore 64 hits, mainly due to the obvious commercial […]

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On eBay: the ultimate video game system collection?

By Spencer . February 16, 2007 . 9:33am

  In one auction you can be the proud owner of video game history from the Atari 2600 to the PSP (minus systems like the MSX, Colecovision and TurboGrafx but who is counting?). The seller has 24 systems in one huge bundle. There are some rarities in the package like a Sega Nomad (portable Genesis), […]

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The proper Ghostbusters game

By Konstantinos . February 14, 2007 . 1:03pm

The lack of good taste and memory is sometimes astonishing. Shocking even. I mean, really, how can people get all excited about a video of what seemed like a generic Ghostbuster-ish 3D shooter and forget all about the classic 1984 Activision Ghostbusters action-game? Tsk, tsk… Thankfully though I have come up with a remedy: repeatedly […]