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Skeuo-morgasbord: A Digitized Collection of Retro Handheld Video Games

Relive your battered-plastic-and-LCD-screen childhood dreams with this lovingly rendered interactive exhibit.<p>By now I think we can all agree: skeuomorphism isn’t all bad. Who doesn’t appreciate a gratuitous sop to your senses every once in a while, especially in the service of unironic nostalgia? …

Arcade game rental service will deliver 'Donkey Kong' to your door

There's no doubt that the old arcade machines of the '80s carry a certain amount of cachet, but they're also a lot of work to find and refurbish, and they're generally not too cheap either. If you're out in California, there's a new company that's trying to make it easier to have a cabinet in your …

If Disney Princesses Were Old-School Street Fighter Characters...

Yes, that's a Chun Li x Cinderella mash-up. Oh, there's more—artist Mike V took the ever-iconic Disney princesses, and re-imagined them as many of …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

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Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99 (updated)

We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with <i>ten</i> classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive, and Game Boy original, Color and Advance. The problem is, Hyperkin's played coy about it's price …

Lost to the Ages

Myst was supposed to change the face of gaming. What is its legacy 20 years later?<p><i>F</i><i>ew are chosen. Fewer succeed. Journey now to an island world</i> …

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974 People Playing A Super Mario Level Simultaneously

This is a video from the recent GamesCon in Germany, which had a custom Super Mario Bros. level that people could play as a time trial. After 974 …