Video Games' First Spoken Words Still Sound Good Today

When it released in 1980, computer voice compression cost around $1,000 per word. Berzerk spoke about 20, and it was a sensation. Gorf and later Wizard of Wor likewise used speech synthesis to heckle players. » 10/19/12 10:30pm 10/19/12 10:30pm

The Father Of The Fitness Video Game Passes Away

Jack LaLanne, who appeared in a fitness video game long before Nintendo and EA made millions off the genre, has sadly passed away over the weekend at the age of 96. » 1/24/11 3:30am 1/24/11 3:30am

Fourth Pack for Xbox Live Game Room is Now Available

Konami's Time Pilot headlines the latest Game Pack release for the Xbox Live Game Room, which just went live today. It's joined by Asteroids, Space Duel, and four other Intellivision and Atari 2600 titles. » 5/19/10 10:30pm 5/19/10 10:30pm

Football Fans — Here's Collinsworth NFL 10

Cris Collinsworth took over as the color analyst for the Madden franchise last year. John Madden retired from broadcasting this year. As this video suggests, it's only a matter of time before the ex-Bengals receiver takes over the title » 10/27/09 10:00pm 10/27/09 10:00pm

Toys R Launches Game Trade-Ins Nationwide - Update

The trade-in program Toys R Us was testing back in March seems to have tested well, as the retailer launches said program nationwide today, accepting used games from the Atari 2600 on up. » 9/10/09 10:20am 9/10/09 10:20am

The Warcraft Retrospective - From Utopia To Adventures

Gametrailers has just launched part one of their in-depth look at everything Warcraft, The Warcraft Retrospective. It's a comprehensive look at the origins of the Blizzard property, and when I say comprehensive I mean they go back to the original real-time strategy game, Don Daglow's 1982 game Utopia for the… » 10/22/08 2:00pm 10/22/08 2:00pm

Xbox Originals: Destroy All Humans And Intellivision Reborn

This month sees the largest addition to the Xbox Originals program for the Xbox 360 ever, with a more than 61 games hitting the service on September 15th. Of course all but one of those games is part of Crave's Intellivision Reborn » 9/11/08 12:20pm 9/11/08 12:20pm compilation - which incidentally failed to spark a rebirth of the Intellivision - but…