After 30 Years, Donkey Kong Gets a Proper Port to the Atari 2600

Drawn to the Atari Age forums this week by Princess Rescuethe port of Super Mario Bros. to the Atari VCS—I stumbled across something even better: Donkey Kong VCS, a proper, great-looking and, most importantly, fun port of Donkey Kong for the 2600, after all these years. The original was none of these. » 7/20/13 4:13pm 7/20/13 4:13pm

Today's Punishment: 3 Minutes of ColecoVision Smurf Gameplay

Even for its era, this was one of the all-time, mind-numbingly boringest video games ever developed. How boring? Walking into a fence could kill you. » 8/02/09 6:00pm 8/02/09 6:00pm

Kotaku's Old-School Easter Egg Hunt

It's become something of a tradition ‘round the Tower to observe Easter with, what else, lists of Easter eggs. So here is my dirty half-dozen, from well before the 8-bit days. » 4/12/09 1:30pm 4/12/09 1:30pm

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Curious Consoles

Not sure exactly how this alleged scam works/worked. Yewchoo Ng, 27, of Boulder, is accused of ripping off a bunch of retailers for more than $180,000 by buying new 360s and PS3s, prying off their serials and slapping them on old consoles, returning them for the cash and then, I presume, selling off the good merch on… » 9/28/08 5:00pm 9/28/08 5:00pm