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Mini Street Fighter II Arcade Cabinet Released by New Wave Toys

New Wave Toys announced the launch of the limited edition Street Fighter II X RepliCade, a fully-playable 12-inch tall replica of the original Street Fighter II: Champion Editioncabinet. This 1/6-scale arcade cabinet fully licensed by Capcom, also includes Super...

Analogue’s $200 Pocket Could Be the Ultimate Retro Gaming Portable

A multi-video-game-system portable handheld. A digital audio workstation with a built-in synthesizer and sequencer.  A  tribute to portable gaming. Out of the box, Pocket is compatible with the 2,780+ Game Boy, Game Boy Color & GameBoy Advance game cartridge...

The Console Warped

Towards the end of HBO's gripping miniseries Chernobyl two of the main characters, Soviet chemist Valery Legasov and nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk, testify at the trial of three men believed to be responsible. The miniseries is about the 1986 nuclear disaster of...
The Console Warped

The Console Warped

Towards the end of HBO's gripping miniseries Chernobyl two of the main characters, Soviet chemist Valery Legasov and nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk, testify at the trial of three men believed to be responsible. The miniseries is about the 1986 nuclear disaster of the...

NBA Jam (The book review)

NBA Jam (The book review)

Like many others in 1993, I spent a lot of money at the arcade, dropping token after token into NBA Jam. I was ten years old at the time, and our state basketball team, the Chicago Bulls were tearing through the NBA for championship gold for the third year in a row....

Ghostbusters By Skyler Miller

Ghostbusters By Skyler Miller

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Ghostbusters, the 1984 hit comedy starring Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson. Directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Akroyd and Ramis, the movie grossed almost $240 million in the U.S., spawning a sequel,...

Alien By Kyle Snyder

Alien By Kyle Snyder

Being a fan of horror and sci-fi, I remember being rather excited to see a video game version of the claustrophobic cinematic masterpiece, Alien. It must be a fantastic and frenetic shoot-em-up, I thought. Probably one of those three-dimensional type games like CBS'...

Dumbo’s Flying Circus By Kyle Snyder

Dumbo’s Flying Circus By Kyle Snyder

What happens when you take elements of the arcade classics Joust, Defender, and Kickman, toss in some Disney magic, a clever control scheme, and engaging game play? You get a delightful cocktail known as Dumbo's Flying Circus for the Atari 2600. This was intended to...

Tron

Tron

Odds are, if you consider yourself a “Classic Gamer,” you’ve seen the movie “Tron” 112.4 times. That number comes from the fact that we know you scan the movie to the “Space Paranoids” scene and then straight to when Flynn gets digitized and brought into the computer...

About Massively Multiplayer Online Games

About Massively Multiplayer Online Games

Would you want to compete with other online players from different parts of the world in a variety of online only games? A massively multiplayer online game also known as (MMOG/MMO) refers to those video games that allow a large group of players to participate...

Pac-Man World Review by Sarah Thomas

Pac-Man World Review by Sarah Thomas

You’re invited to Pac-Man’s 20th birthday party! In celebration of our favorite yellow dot’s birthday, Namco has released Pac-Man World, a 3D version of the classic game. While at first it may appear Namco has released this 3D game in order to keep up with the Joneses...

Games That Haunt Me: Mega Man 8

Games That Haunt Me: Mega Man 8

I've been playing video games for a good long while, but there are some games that, to this very day, haunt me.  Not because the game is bad per se, or because something happened to said game that made it unplayable.  No, I'm talking about games that, for the life of...

Deep Thaw by Chris Lion

Deep Thaw by Chris Lion

When I was in high school, the only friend of mine who had an Atari videogame was Rosalind Goldberg. Roz, as we called her, was from a family that not only owned the most ultimate high tech video game player available—the Atari 2600—but also had a home computer! They...