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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

It's 2015, which means that if the Wonder Years were made today, it would take place between 1995 and 2000—and a bunch of other stressful facts.

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 …

The Future

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 …


Special Topics In Gameology: Final Fantasy VI explores human pain through its shattered geography

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 make …

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 …

15 1990s Toys You Might Not Remember


Playtimes NEVER over (30th TMNT tribute show)

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 …

Super Mario

A tiny, epic ode to Nintendo: Zelda and Super Mario 64’s worlds recreated as miniature dioramas

We all know that Japan does “small” well. Whether it’s microtechnology, tiny houses or bonsai, the Japanese are known for their dexterity and being …


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

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 …

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 …


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Why 1994-95 Was One of Network TV’s Last Truly Great Seasons

Network TV these days is often used not as a descriptor, but as an epithet: “Oh, that show’s not bad for network TV.” “I can’t believe they gave all …


The most compelling Final Fantasy death isn’t the one everybody talks about · For Our Consideration · The A.V. Club

In the middle of the 1997 role-playing game Final Fantasy VII, a kind, magical, nature-loving woman named Aerith is stabbed through the chest and drops dead. This shocking turn has been a source of sorrow and consternation for players ever since. Legions of Final Fantasy fans still share their …


16-Bit.by Claudio Gomboli

A Grown-Ass Man's Guide To Super-Hard Old Nintendo Games


Let’s Reminisce About the Perfect Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nintendo Game

The TMNT movie topped the box-office charts this past weekend, but it’s only the latest in a long line of Turtle Power across all media. One of the …

Expert Witness: What was it like to be on Supermarket Sweep?

In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups. While the public sees the end product on TVs, movie screens, or radio dials, they don’t see what it took to get there. In
Expert Witness, The A.V. Club talks to industry