Donkey Kong

A treasure trove of handheld video games from the '80s added to the Internet Archive

Tiger Electronics. Coleco. Konami. Bandai.<p>These are all familiar publishers for gamers from the '80s. Back in the days when Nintendo's biggest …


10 new characters we want to see in ‘Super Smash Bros. for Switch’

Nintendo recently revealed that a new installment in its Super Smash Bros. fighting series would be coming to the Switch in 2018. It’s the first game …


If you only go to one gaming event this year make it Insomnia62

Ad feature<p>It’s the biggest event in the UK gaming calendar and has been around for more than two decades.<p>Now Insomnia62 is preparing to celebrate 21 …

Technology (UK)

My Nintendo updated with brand new rewards

<b>The My Nintendo rewards programme has been updated once again with some new discounts and downloads.</b>Nintendo has updated its My Nintendo rewards …


Food, live music and beer: Greater Good Imperial Brewing Co. set to open Worcester's largest taproom by the end of the month

What began as a hobby for Paul Wengender a decade ago has turned into a full-blown career that may very well transform the craft beer scene in …

Western Massachusetts

Arcades and Karaoke: Inside LA's 80s-Themed 'Break Room 86'

PCMag visited 80s-themed club Break Room 86 with Dub Williams, an IT professional by day and LA-based painter/mash-up artist by night.<p>PCMag reviews …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

13 awesome things to do on St. Patrick's Day weekend in Southern California

And only one of them involves leprechauns.

Jennifer Aniston

Still Looking For A NES Classic Mini? Grab A Double Pack On The Nintendo UK Store Right Now

Less than £130 for both Classic Mini consoles


Want to buy this lovingly curated collection of classic computers?

Around age 12, Benj Edwards began to lament the short-lived nature of technology — how his cherished Atari games got shoved aside by Nintendo, how …

Hewlett Packard

Today’s Best Game Deals: LEGO City Switch $20, Rayman Legends DE $25, more

In today’s best game deals, Amazon is now offering LEGO City Undercover on Nintendo Switch for <b>$19.99 Prime shipped</b>. That’s $10 or 30% off the regular listing, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price around.<p>We also still have Zelda Breath of the Wild & Super Mario Odyssey for Switch …

Sea of Thieves

The Game Franchises That Will Exist 100 Years Into The Future

Video games are still a relatively young medium. Many of the most iconic characters weren’t created that long ago. But what about a century from now? …


Super Smash Bros for Switch is Nintendo's Key into Esports

Nintendo is a company that works in mysterious ways, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the world of esports. Having created some of the most …


Get these games while you still can: A Wii Shop essentials guide

Oddities, exclusives, and otherwise notable gems<p>As a general rule, WiiWare was weird ware. Even in its prime, it was one of the least popular online …


FAQ: Here’s everything you need to know about the big GeekWire Anniversary Bash on Thursday

GeekWire’s 7th Anniversary Bash is just around the corner, taking place at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle this Thursday, March 15th. …

Martial Arts

SXSW Gaming at a Glance

It may not be free anymore, but SXSW Gaming has stepped its game up every year to make a players' paradise. Three days of video game and tabletop …

Sonic Mania

When technology was totally radical: Dream of the ’80s lives on inside working Seattle museum exhibit

The Living Computers: Museum + Labs is built around important pieces and time periods as they relate to the history of computing. But with a new …


This Founder Studied Fighter Pilots and Navy SEALs to Help Gamers Perform Better

Mobalytics uses artificial intelligence software to help competitive video game players improve their skills.<p>Amine Issa graduated high school at 15 and earned a PhD inbiomedical engineering at 26. But when he really wanted a challenge, he says, he powered up his Super Nintendo for a round of Donkey …

Artificial Intelligence

New arcade bar and pizzeria is bringing cheesy nostalgia to North Dallas

The popularity and prevalence of arcade bars continues to rise, but depending on where you live you might still have to drive a bit if you want to …


The ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel Should Be Shot at These Locations

The director of the Academy Award-winning film is pushing for a globe-trotting sequel.<p>Where in the world can you Call Me By Your Name?<p>For a decent …

Luca Guadagnino

Want A Golden Banana? Then This Sea Of Thieves Treasure Hunt Is For You

Image: Microsoft<p>Rare and Microsoft are sending players on a treasure hunt to find 18-carat gold bananas to celebrate next week's launch of <i>Sea of</i> …

Sea of Thieves

48 Hours For The Classic Rocker

48-Hr Classic Rock Itinerary<p><i>By Lexi Hotchkiss</i><p>While the term “rock ‘n’ roll” was coined back in the 1930s here in Cleveland, you believe that the true …


Nintendo's 'Super Smash Bros.' has given me more joy than any other video game

When Nintendo announced a new <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> game for the Switch last week it made me realize just how much this franchise has meant to me.<p>From the …


The creator of Mario wanted to make some insane changes to GoldenEye on the N64

Shigeru Miyamoto is probably gaming’s biggest icon of all time.<p>The creator of <i>Super Mario</i>, <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>, <i>Donkey Kong</i> and <i>Starfox</i> is an absolute, …


Sea of Thieves Quest For $100K In Golden Bananas Happening Soon

Will You Be The One to Win This Incredibly Expensive Fruit?<p>Timed to launch right around when Sea of Thieves does, Rare is offering four lucky players …

Sea of Thieves

Artist Uses Nearly 25,000 Dominoes To Depict Donkey Kong

TheDominoKing is an artist on YouTube that has long been putting together domino creations related to pop-culture. His latest creation is dedicated …


Game Classics: Lessons from Mario Part 2 - by Caleb Compton

A sequel to the previous blog post, follows Mario from the SNES era up until modern day. What lessons can be learned from this illustrious franchise?

Game Design

Press Start: River Region Comic Con debuts Saturday

A new fan convention powers up this weekend in Montgomery, anchored by video game tournaments and one of the first stars of “Mighty Morphin’ Power …


Nintendo just announced 13 new games coming in 2018 for its wildly popular Switch console, including a new 'Smash Bros.'

As 2018 rages onward, Nintendo is pulling back the curtain more and more on its plans for the future of the wildly popular Switch console.<p>This year is looking like another biggie for the Japanese gaming giant.<p>More than just new entries in B-tier franchises like "Kirby" and "Mario Tennis," a huge …

Mario Kart

Bloomingdale’s Is Launching an Exclusive Nintendo Collection

Geek fashion has seriously evolved over the years. While fandoms were once relegated to nothing but graphic-print tees, designers like Her Universe, …


How to show the world you love video games and are bad with money

There goes my food budget<p>One of the more difficult things, for me, about being a gamer is finding ways to display my love for the medium in ways that …