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Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy II for the Super NES is one of my all-time favorite games. I remember often wondering what the Japanese version of the game was like – …

Final Fantasy

How Video Games Changed Popular Music

There was a time when video games, much like the tiny computers that powered them, seemed like a passing fad. In the late seventies, millions of young people flocked to arcades for all the flashing colors and fantastical worlds, for unprecedented feelings of authorship and control. To skeptics, …


Vadu Amka's Stunning Custom 'Zelda: Ocarina Of Time' Nintendo 64 Console

Ever felt that the limited edition consoles out there are a bit dull? Over the last few years console modder Vadu Amka has been giving the likes of …

Gaming Consoles

NEW RETRO ARCADE Shows What True Game Immersion Can Be

I post this knowing full well the game is six months old, but I'll be damned if anyone else lives in the darkness of this great game. Perhaps "game" …


Select Your Hero 2.0: Gaming Heroes

Select Your Hero 2.0: Gaming Heroes

3.5” X 4.5” individually signed mini prints, plus the first 50 gaming related orders will also receive a free mystery hero print.

It's 2015, and You're in the Future

Time flies. Years that seem recent can quickly become buried in the past, and if you tune out for a second, you can quickly find yourself standing in …

Moon Missions

What Back to the Future Part II got right and wrong about 2015 – an A-Z

There are still 291 days to go until Back to the Future day. On 21 October 2015 we will finally be at the point in time to which Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) travels in Back to the Future II, the 1989 sequel to the time-travelling classic.

The future he finds is one which has captured the imagination …

Michael J. Fox

Nintendo Pixel Art.by Tom Lewis

Music Roundtable: Is Dave Matthews Band’s Under The Table And Dreaming any good 20 years later?

Welcome to theMusic Roundtable, a blatant rip-off of TV Club’s TV Roundtable feature. Here, music writers and fans discuss recent reissues, hot new releases, or just records we like. This time, we’re talking about the newly remastered reissue of Dave Matthews Band’s 1994 breakthrough, Under The …

Dave Matthews Band


Final Fantasy VI explores human pain through its shattered geography · Special Topics In Gameology · The A.V. Club

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Special Topics In Gameology is an in-depth look at a specific corner of the gaming world in miniseries form. For this edition of the feature—Empty Spaces—we’re examining games’ most fascinating realms of desolation.

“Sabishii” is how Hironobu Sakaguchi described the type of game he wanted to …

Final Fantasy

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Newswire: R.I.P. R.A. Montgomery, writer and publisher of Choose Your Own Adventure

R.A. Montgomery, author and publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure children’s book series, has died at age 78 at his home in Vermont.

Raymond Almiran Montgomery graduated from Williams College and attended Yale Divinity School. After being dismissed from Yale for truancy, he began working on …

Choose Your Own Adventure

15 1990s Toys You Might Not Remember

During the 1980s I played with and destroyed a lot of my favorite toys. It was during the '90s where I started to take better care of my toys, and I …



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This SNES-Themed GBA is a Blast from the Past

The introduction of the Game Boy Advance marked a new generation of gaming handhelds for Nintendo. The first of the company's portable products to …


I’d buy a book that consisted only of George Price’s drawings of television sets. Looking at these is a reminder that televisions used to be interesting to look at (and draw).

I’d buy a book that consisted only of George Price’s drawings of television sets. Looking at these is a reminder that televisions used to be …

Super Mario Bros, out now on DVD

Towards the end of his life, Bob Hoskins granted an interview to the Guardian in which he was asked to name the worst job he’d ever done, his biggest disappointment, and the one thing he would change if given the opportunity to edit his past. To all three questions, he replied simply, “Super Mario …

Entertainment (UK)

The Internet Arcade launches: play 900 arcade games in your browser

On November 1st, anyone capable of loading a web browser gained access to 900 classic arcade games to play. It’s all thanks to the work of Jason …


Relive Every Game Boy Start Screen in Less Than Three Hours

Considering the unhealthy number of hours kids of the 1980s and 1990s spent peering into those teensy-tiny Game Boy screens, it can't hurt to do it for a few more hours, right?

The genius behind every Nintendo start screen in three hours brings us a compilation of every Game Boy start screen to have …

clock tower - Captain Tomaday (Visco - Neo Geo - 1999) 

clock tower - Captain Tomaday (Visco - Neo Geo - 1999)

Douglas Smith, creator of 1980s PC-gaming milestone Lode Runner, dies

The creator of Lode Runner, one of the seminal works of 1980s PC gaming, has died. Douglas E. Smith passed away this week, according to the company that currently owns the title.

Tozai Games, which publishes Lode Runner remakes for console and mobile platforms, tweeted news of Smith's death and later …

PC Gaming

Happy 25th birthday to a beautiful, magnificent game

SimCity launched on Oct. 3, 1989.

It's 25-years-old today.

I loved that game.

Will Wright made it. Cleverest bloke working in games.

You build cities. They are yours.

You drop city blocks into place and connect them and sometimes they work great and sometimes they don't.

The cleverness lies in how the …


Tetris! the Movie

This week, Threshold Entertainment Group, the production company that turned the Mortal Kombat video-game series into a pair of feature films back in the nineties, announced that it was in the early stages of a new project: a movie based on the beloved video game Tetris. The online response to the …


Not a joke: A Tetris movie is being made

Early production still (not really)Tetris, the block-stacking game that comes in near the top of many lists of greatest games ever, is being made …