Ouya Provokes Piracy Argument with Retweet Touting Emulation

Ouya, which launched today even if many donors don't yet have their machines, is an Android-based, open source console. It'll run emulators. So there's some sensitivity to the issue of piracy, which Ouya didn't help by retweeting out a picture of Super Mario Bros. and adding the hashtag #freethegames. » 6/25/13 12:18pm 6/25/13 12:18pm

A Look Back on China's Most Beloved Video Game Console

Even before the ban on mainstream game consoles in 2000, the Chinese have been playing old school video games on third party machines. One of these machines, aptly named the "The Little Tyrant (小霸王)" garners particularly fond memories—memories of a time when things were simpler and gaming was a fun family affair. » 3/04/13 7:00am 3/04/13 7:00am

More Than 30 Years Later, Adventure Gets Another Sequel

Actually, Adventure, the Atari 2600 game that introduced video game Easter eggs to the popular imagination, among other things, now has its second sequel. Both were programmed by Byte Knight over on the Atari Age forums, and the latest, Evil Magician Returns II got an update on Thursday delivering a third level to the… » 8/26/12 11:00am 8/26/12 11:00am

Modders Celebrate the New NFL Season by Updating Tecmo Super Bowl to…

Ah, and now the football video game that really is just a roster and uniform update, and that's all everyone wants it to be. Just in time for the NFL's kickoff tomorrow, modders today released Tecmo Super Bowl 2012. It's the same NES classic you've loved for 20 years, updated with the stars of the current league. » 9/07/11 10:00pm 9/07/11 10:00pm