When Super Mario World Meets Mortal Kombat

It all began when Mario was violently murdered by Shang Tsung. It all went downhill from there. Or uphill, depending on how much you like gore. » 9/16/14 4:00am 9/16/14 4:00am

Maybe The N64 Rainbow Road Isn't As Great As We All Remember

Rainbow Road on the N64 is the stuff of legends, so Nintendo set a high bar for itself when it remade the track for the Wii U. Many fans were dismayed by how much shorter it is compared to the original. But a new video from the brothers who hacked Mario Kart 8 makes a convincing case that the truncated version is a… » 8/26/14 12:30pm 8/26/14 12:30pm

Game Of Thrones' Most Brutal Battle Now Sounds Like A SNES Game

Game of Thrones plus old-school video game sound effects? Suddenly a lot of profoundly heartbreaking scenes are, um... different. Spoiler warning. » 8/21/14 3:00pm 8/21/14 3:00pm

One of Minecraft's Greatest and Oldest Web Series Turns Four [UPDATE]

"You're probably asking yourself, what the heck is this? And, yeah, you are 100% right to ask yourself that. This is Minecraft, and everything you see around me right now is a randomly generated world." » 8/04/14 5:30am 8/04/14 5:30am

Now I Know Why Lemmings Died

Remember Lemmings? Of course you do. It was that cute puzzle game from the nineties about shepherding herds of the titular critters to safety. Many of my earliest memories of being enthralled by a computer screen come from solving these puzzles. Or trying to, at least. » 7/08/14 4:30pm 7/08/14 4:30pm

Your Favorite Atari Games Are Now Advertisements For Denny's

It's a dispiriting law of nature, but everything in pop culture eventually grows old and starts to lose its edge. Thankfully, corporate sponsors are always ready to step up and put a stop to this uncontrollable slide towards obsolescence. That, or just make it worse. » 7/01/14 3:00pm 7/01/14 3:00pm

A Grown-Ass Man's Guide To Super-Hard Old Nintendo Games

This is a thing about playing old NES games that I couldn't beat as a kid to see if I could beat them now as an adult, but let me tell you this first: I had sex while wearing a Power Glove not that long ago. It's maybe the most impressive thing that I've ever accomplished in my whole entire life. The backstory to pull… » 6/13/14 2:10pm 6/13/14 2:10pm

Saturday Morning Slow Jams (on a Sunday) - Powerpuff Girls

You suddenly realize it's Sunday. You figure you were so sick yesterday, you forgot what day of the week it was. Dammit! That means you slept through those great Saturday Morning cartoons! » 6/01/14 3:00pm 6/01/14 3:00pm

The Infamous Atari Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening

Come April 26, 2014, one of gaming's greatest mysteries will finally be solved. Or maybe it will just be get even more convoluted and confusing. In either case, that is the official date Microsoft just announced for when someone is finally going to break ground on the infamous New Mexico landfill that's allegedly… » 4/10/14 12:30pm 4/10/14 12:30pm

Carmen Sandiego and Myst Among Huge Collection Donated to Museum

The original publisher of household names such as Myst, Prince of Persia and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego is donating its software library and corporate records to the museum known as the home of the National Toy Hall of Fame. » 3/03/14 4:30pm 3/03/14 4:30pm

BBC to Re-Release Classic Hitchhiker's Guide Game for 30th Anniversary

Infocom's classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, the BBC will publish an updated online version of the game on March 8, the 36th anniversary of the series' first radio broadcast. » 2/24/14 6:00pm 2/24/14 6:00pm

The Super Bowl Ends With a Safety, Says Tecmo Super Bowl

Yesterday Madden NFL 25 gave its prediction for Super Bowl Ex El Vee Eye Eye Eye, handing it to Denver, 31-28, on a field goal in overtime. Today, the guys keeping alive 1991's Tecmo Super Bowl offered their own version of events: another OT game, with Denver winning on a goddamn safety. » 1/28/14 2:10pm 1/28/14 2:10pm

This is what the entire stadium in Tecmo Super Bowl would look like, according to @VideoGameMayhem. Clean, classic stadium design, but I think it could use a newer video scoreboard. [via TecmoBowl.org] » 1/25/14 5:31pm 1/25/14 5:31pm

How You Know You're Old: Super Smash Bros. Is 15 Today

There are, probably, very few people who have a living memory of Mario kneecapping Yoshi in this advertisement and who are not old enough to vote. It's the famous spot for Super Smash Bros., which 15 years ago today released as a Japan-only novelty and exploded into one of Nintendo's best-loved series. » 1/21/14 3:30pm 1/21/14 3:30pm

Reports of Tails' Demise Are Erroneous: Christopher Evan Welch, the veteran actor who died on Monday, did not voice Sonic the Hedgehog's sidekick in a mid-1990s animated series, Welch's agency said today. We mistakenly reported he played the role. » 12/05/13 6:08pm 12/05/13 6:08pm

Character Actor Confused For Sonic Sidekick's Voice Dies at 48…

Christopher Evan Welch died on Monday. He was 48. Several reports, including one on this site, erroneously credited him with the role as sidekick Miles "Tails" Prower in the mid-1990s cartoon series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Welch's agency has said he did not play that role. » 12/04/13 9:00am 12/04/13 9:00am

Micro Hexagon is Super Hexagon on the Commodore 64

Commodore 64 enthusiasts and programmers staged their second RGCD Cartridge Development Competition over the weekend, and among the dozen games that beat Saturday's submission deadline is this—Micro Hexagon, a port of last year's mindbending Super Hexagon (and one of our GOTY nominees.) » 12/02/13 12:35pm 12/02/13 12:35pm

Three Nintendo Systems Share a Birthday Today

Though plenty of attention this week is on the PlayStation 4's launch last Friday, and the Xbox One arriving on the next, at the midpoint—today—is a rather significant date in video gaming history: Three Nintendo systems all released in North America on Nov. 18. » 11/18/13 7:00pm 11/18/13 7:00pm

A Look Back at Eighteen Years of PlayStation (to Make You Feel Old)

Sony Europe released this tribute video today, a stylized look at 18 years of gaming with PlayStation consoles on that continent. Wait a minute, this dude has lived in the same room for 18 years? » 10/21/13 9:00am 10/21/13 9:00am