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Friday the 13th By Kyle Snyder

In the mid-to-late 1980’s, at a time when the Nintendo Entertainment System had taken its place as most beloved home video game system, odd and unnecessary licenses began sprouting up all over the video game landscape. Manufacturers thought that by tacking a popular...

Boredquest: Unfinished Business

Did you ever wish Atari made a sequel to their hit game “Adventure”? Well, you’re in luck because they did. Sort of. “Adventure II,” as it was originally known, was intended to be similar to the earlier Adventure, only much grander in scale. In fact, the project...

Dragonstomper

Once upon a time, The Enchanted Countryside was a land of happiness and prosperity. Then, a Druid magician created an amulet so powerful, he would be able to control a dragon at his command and become invincible to whoever opposed him. When the magician entered the...
Video Games vs. Virtual Reality

Video Games vs. Virtual Reality

I predict that lifelike virtual reality, fully integrated with the internet, will be in our homes by 2010. Virtual reality is a technology being rapidly developed right before our eyes, yet it's evolving gradually enough that most of you probably think nothing of it....

Friday the 13th By Kyle Snyder

Friday the 13th By Kyle Snyder

In the mid-to-late 1980’s, at a time when the Nintendo Entertainment System had taken its place as most beloved home video game system, odd and unnecessary licenses began sprouting up all over the video game landscape. Manufacturers thought that by tacking a popular...

Boredquest: Unfinished Business

Boredquest: Unfinished Business

Did you ever wish Atari made a sequel to their hit game “Adventure”? Well, you’re in luck because they did. Sort of. “Adventure II,” as it was originally known, was intended to be similar to the earlier Adventure, only much grander in scale. In fact, the project...

Dragonstomper

Dragonstomper

Once upon a time, The Enchanted Countryside was a land of happiness and prosperity. Then, a Druid magician created an amulet so powerful, he would be able to control a dragon at his command and become invincible to whoever opposed him. When the magician entered the...

Castle Hassle By Kyle Snyder

Castle Hassle By Kyle Snyder

The Atari home computer series is not typically what one thinks of when asked about the better video game systems of the early 80's. But why not? The Atari 8-bit computer line (400, 800,1200) provided some of the best graphics, gameplay, and outright fun that could be...

Adventure By Kyle Snyder

Adventure By Kyle Snyder

What is it exactly that keeps Adventure so close to the hearts of most classic gamers? This year marks the game’s 20th anniversary, and certainly in that time frame we've had hundreds of games surpass Adventure's primitive charms. There was Advanced Dungeons and...

Craig Pell: Indenture’s Servant

Craig Pell: Indenture’s Servant

Craig Pell, aside from being an avid classic gamer and collector, is also known for programming an amazing port of the Atari 2600 cartridge, Adventure, in assembly, entitled “Indenture.” In his words, Indenture will work on: "any PC from the lowliest 8088 to a Pentium...

Lost Arcade Classic: Blue Shark

Lost Arcade Classic: Blue Shark

There’s something that I’ve been in the dark about for over 20 years now: An obscure, dinky little toy that I was fascinated with but never actually got to see. At least I think it was a toy. Honestly, I don’t know what the hell it was. Its name? The “Smoking Pet.”...

Deep Thaw: Megaforce…A Mega Farce!

Deep Thaw: Megaforce…A Mega Farce!

It was 1982 and my good friend Roxy and I went off to see the most highly anticipated film of the week: Megaforce. We were especially interested because that great new show Entertainment Tonight had just shown an “in depth” piece on how the US Army actually went out...

Coleco Visions: Rocky

Coleco Visions: Rocky

“I pity da fool who don’t own this game!” In writing this review, I knew that line would have to come into play. I felt it best to get it out of the way early on. Rocky Super Action Boxing was definitely a showcase game, demonstrating the power of the ColecoVision. At...

Catching up with Buckner and Garcia

Catching up with Buckner and Garcia

“I've got a pocket full of quarters and I'm headed to the arcade.” Do those words sound familiar? If you're a child of the '80s, they should. They're the opening of Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia's hit song, Pac-Man Fever, from the album of the same name. The Pac-Man...

Five Great Disney Games You May Have Missed

Five Great Disney Games You May Have Missed

The 16-bit versions of Aladdin and Lion King have gotten a ton of love from fans as of late, but here are five other Disney games you’ll fall in love with if you give them a chance. Mickey’s Speedway USA: This 2000 racer for the Nintendo 64 sporting solid visuals and...

Games That Haunt Me: Metroid Fusion

Games That Haunt Me: Metroid Fusion

Metroid Fusion is a great game.  It's fantastic and a staple for the GBA.  Every time I talk to someone about Fusion they have nothing but good things to say about it.  So why is it a game that haunts me?  Well I'll tell you why, it's because, like Mega Man 8, I've...

Cleaning Your Cartridges By Lee K. Seitz

Cleaning Your Cartridges By Lee K. Seitz

Finally, after months of searching, you find a new and sought after cartridge for your collection. You take it home, plug it in your system, and. . .nothing! The game appears to be dead. Maybe it's just dusty. You take it out, blow on it, and try again. Still nothing....