A Complete Directory Of The Classic PC Games You Must Play

After you guys so enthusiastically took to the idea of listing the best classic PC games of all time, I wanted to pull out the alphabetical directory in order to make it easy for everyone to find their favorite games. » 10/23/14 1:00pm 10/23/14 1:00pm

The Classic PC Games You Must Play

There are many reasons one could argue that the PC is the best way to play video games: Better visuals, cheaper and more interesting games, a wide-open platform, and so on. But one of the best arguments for PC gaming is simple: The massive back-catalogue. » 9/04/13 5:30pm 9/04/13 5:30pm

How To Talk to Your Children About Classic Video Games

It's a delicate subject but one that will inevitably come up for any parent, and you've got to be prepared. In this age of bright and shiny high definition games, how can we force our children to play through the games we grew up on first? This is commenter Balmung's question in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. Now eat… » 12/13/11 11:20am 12/13/11 11:20am

Game Changers: Sequels That Scared The True Fans

Yesterday 2K Games panicked some gamers with news that the turn-based tactics series X-Com will return as a first-person shooter. What other classic video game franchise have had their genres changed, and how did they weather the transformation? » 4/14/10 6:30pm 4/14/10 6:30pm

GOG Scores MegaRace

CD Projekt's DRM-free classic computer game download service has secured several titles from French publisher Microids, including Mega Race, one of the premier showcase titles for CD Rom technology. » 4/30/09 8:40pm 4/30/09 8:40pm

GameTap Rolls Free Games Back Into The Vault

After a year spent rolling out premium games for non-playing customers to play for free, online gaming service GameTap has announced that they're now beginning to roll them right back in. » 1/19/09 1:40pm 1/19/09 1:40pm

On the Less Ambitious and More Accessible

While I'm a fan of the fresh and innovative, I'm more likely — depending on time and monetary constraints — to run screaming for the safe, the familiar, the ... boring games on my shelf? Well, there's something to be said for the comfort of the familiar, and Tom Cross takes a look at why there's something to… » 11/09/08 4:30pm 11/09/08 4:30pm

Good Old Games Launches Open Beta

CD Projekt's classic gaming revival service has opened its doors to the public, as Good Old Games moves into the open beta phase. Now everybody can head over to the website at http://www.gog.com » 10/23/08 1:20pm 10/23/08 1:20pm and spend their money on DRM-free versions of popular older titles, instead of just those select few privileged enough to…

Retro Sabotage's 20th Edition: Missile Command

Our disturbed friends at Retro Sabotage are all suspender-popping about their 20th sabotage since the site launched shortly before New Year's Eve. Remember, these are flash games that play normally (or close to it) before something goes horribly, comically wrong and beyond your control. » 6/14/08 6:00pm 6/14/08 6:00pm

20-year-old Memories of a Life Not Lived

Gamers of my generation may remember Activision's Alter Ego, released in 1986. It was a text-and-graphics, choice-based somewhat-precusor to later games like The Sims or Second Life. The game fascinated me, even as a 13-year-old, with the idea of living another life - and helping to create such a rich narrative - or… » 5/17/08 8:00pm 5/17/08 8:00pm