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80s Teens Show Off Their School Arcade in All American High Revisited

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Mappy: Classic Arcade Game Video, History & Game Play Overview

History<p>Mappy became an overnight success when it was originally debuted by Midway Games in Japan in 1983. However, Mappy never became a big hit in …

The San Andreas star will headline video game adaptation Rampage, reuniting him with the producer of the hit earthquake romp<p>Even though he’s only just finished surviving an earthquake in this summer’s disaster hit San Andreas, poor Dwayne Johnson will have to protect America from a gorilla, a …

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'80s game designers had to cheat their way to color graphics

We take powerful computer graphics for granted nowadays, to the point where we complain when 4K games won't play at 60fps. But YouTube's iBookGuy showed how tough designers had it back in the 80s just to make color graphics work, period, on 16K machines of the day. They had to use a variety of …

Retrogaming

Retro Gaming: if I knew then what I know now | 8

I remember the day I bought Tax Avoiders for my Atari 2600. I had no knowledge that video games were a business. I knew arcades were awesome and some …

Retrogaming

Cover Story: NES Creator Masayuki Uemura on the Birth of Nintendo's First Console

The console civil wars<p>Despite Uemura's critical role in the creation of Nintendo's early consoles—he served as the lead designer on every TV-based …

Meet the Guy Who Tried to Collect All 687 Official NES Games in 30 Days

Guys like old video games, we get it—so what separates 'Nintendo Quest' from any other story about retro obsessives? We spoke to its makers.<p><i>Nintendo Quest</i> is a documentary about one man's attempt to purchase all 687 NES games officially released in North America in just 30 days, without the aid of …

Portland Retro Gaming Expo: Hacked carts, Tetris battles, and Atari legends

There's a lot of love for old-school games at this event.<p>PORTLAND, Oregon—Everything old was new again at October's annual Portland Retro Gaming …

Game Sack Takes Portland

We recently visited Portland, Oregon to attend the 2015 Portland Retro Gaming Expo. It was […]The post Game Sack Takes Portland appeared first on …

How CBC News reported on arcade games 33 years ago today

The year was 1982, and while Canadians were already crazy for <i>Space Invaders</i> and <i>Pac-Man,</i> helping to make arcade games "the continent's No. 1 growth …

Retrogaming

The Joys of Retro Gaming: A Photo Collection

Last Saturday, hundreds of adults and children attended the PixelCon 2 retro gaming event in Budapest, Hungary, organised by Insert Coin. Fans of old …

Retrogaming

This is what a ridiculously souped-up $500 Nintendo looks like

Nostalgia for retro video games is popular today, but spending $500 on a game console might seem a bit overboard. Especially when that system is designed to play 30-year-old Nintendo video games. However, the Analogue Nt is more than just retro gaming — from the aluminum body to the original …

Game Boy console reimagined for 2015

The Game Boy console is one of the most iconic and beloved gaming devices ever created. First released back in 1989, Game Boy was one of the first …

Photo Essay: 13 Classic Handheld Game Portraits

Handheld electronic games were the big hit at the beginning of the 1980s, when every kid wanted a small portable plastic device for playing video …

Retrogaming

Retro gaming fan recreates Mario Kart 64 inside Grand Theft Auto 5 - then offers it to the world

Grand Theft Auto 5 lets players cruise for hours around the stunning environments of Los Santos in a variety of cars, trucks and bikes.<p>But the game …

Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System

Forget Angry Birds, Let's Crush Some Koopas<p>Portable Game Console Plays Old Nintendo SNES and NES Games<p>Connects to television for big screen gaming<p>Up …

The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Guide to Buying the Right Console This Christmas

Discover what your inner gamer truly desires using the unbeatable method of reading words and numbers.<p><i>"Do you run a Christmas gift guide?"</i> You'll be surprised how many times I've been asked this question, in recent months. Three—which is three more than I had last year, when I didn't do this gig …

Watch 'Jurassic Park' reimagined as a retro video game

Hold onto your butts, "Jurassic Park" fans, as the 1993 dinosaur movie has been given a remix courtesy of CineFix that imagines the film as an old-school video game.<p>The clip is the latest in CineFix's "8-bit Cinema" series. In the clip, which was posted to the company's YouTube channel on Tuesday, …

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Family builds a free play basement arcade crawling with classic cabinets

A Missouri family built an arcade in their basement where classic cabinets like <i>Donkey Kong</i>, <i>Punch-Out</i> and <i>Tron</i> are always set to free play, according to a post by redditor mertzlufft.<p>The Vintage Vault Arcade and Gameroom, as the sign above calls it, is located outside of St. Louis. Mertzlufft's …

Video Games and Beer, Pairings for Arcade Classics

Videogames always go better with a brew, and we've got the perfect pairings, from the rocky lager for Asteroids to the punch-packing IPA for Double Dragon<p>There is a good chance that somewhere in your local--probably in the back, near the bathrooms and the jukebox--there is a video game. For the …

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18 Reasons Why Arcades Had The Raddest Box Art

The raddest, baddest box art ever.<p>Last weekend, I visited California Extreme, an annually organized celebration of blinking, beeping classic arcade …

The Sega Classic Arcade Machines Built with LEGO Bricks

Many of us played those classic arcade games like Space Harrier, Out Run, and Thunder Blade, then you may like to display these mini SEGA Classic …

Atari’s new gamified fitness app lets you unlock classic arcade games by working out

Atari is releasing a new fitness app today called Atari Fit that lets users unlock classic Atari arcade games by working out.<p>The app acts as a personal trainer of sorts with over 100 exercises and fitness routines as well as integration with Apple’s Health app and fitness tracking wearables like …

Goodbye Productivity: Internet Arcade Allows You To Play 900 Classic Arcade Games Emulated In-Browser

Because what is work if not a place to spend as little time as possible doing what you're being paid to do, this is the Internet Arcade a website …

The Rock to Star in New Movie Based on Arcade Classic Rampage

Coming off the success of <i>San Andreas</i>, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to appear in another movie where countless buildings are destroyed, this one based on a classic arcade game.<p>The new live-action movie will be based on Midway's Rampage, according to Deadline. Details on the plot have not yet …

Arcade classic Battlezone returning as an RTS remake and VR showpiece

Sniper Elite series developer Rebellion announced that it plans to relaunch Atari’s arcade classic <i>Battlezone</i> with a pair of new games for PCs and VR …

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Rebooted arcade classic Gauntlet is coming to PS4

Warner Bros. and Arrowhead Game Studios have announced that <i>Gauntlet: Slayer Edition</i> will be coming to PlayStation 4 this August, and the developers …

Retrogaming

California Extreme Classic Arcade Show

California Extreme is huge meeting of arcade and pinball machine collectors in Santa Clara, California.<p><i>From the column 'Photos From Beyond'</i><p>California Extreme is huge meeting of arcade and pinball machine collectors in Santa Clara, California. Guests bring everything from classic pinball machines, …

This is the world’s largest arcade machine — it stands taller than an African elephant

This giant arcade machine will make you feel very small.<p>Chigaco-based network engineer Jason Camberis has built the world’s largest arcade machine. It stands over 14 feet tall and is more than 3 feet deep. Camberis told Guinness World Records that he decided to make the machine to “make people …