A little over a decade ago, one of the first gaming-related videos was uploaded to YouTube. It wasn’t a Let’s Play or a reaction video. Rather, it was a nearly 10-minute long takedown of an awful NES game by James Rolfe, AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd. Initially meant to be a joke among friends, the video expanded into…
Dialogue is a tricky thing to pull off in a video game. It’s already more difficult to suspend disbelief over a video game character, and once you put words into that character’s mouth, it becomes that much more challenging. Few writers have the know-how to script lines and make them feel authentic. But then again,…
The folks over at Touch Arcade have uploaded a hands-on video of Horizon Chase. It’s being marketed as a “love letter” to the 8-bit and 16-bit racers of years past, and it drops on Thursday, August 20.
The retro gaming industry continues to explode.
So I’ve been playing Earthbound lately. It’s my first go-around. A few hours in, I’m delighted and slightly bemused at how strange Earthbound can be. I’ve never played a JRPG like it.
Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not…
"Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead."
If you’re already a bad-ass ninja that kills demons, then getting transported into a ninja video game where you need to kill an endless stream of demons would be a piece of cake, right? Nope. Turns out it would suck. A lot.
Nemo Goes Retro: Part of me is glad that Finding Nemo didn't come out in the right era to get an annoyingly difficult side-scrolling tie-in game. But part of me is also happy to imagine what it would've been like, helped along by this latest "8-Bit Cinema" video from Cinefix.
Back in the day, there were plenty of 8- and 16-bit video games about Batman. But none of them retold the story of Christopher Nolan's 2008 Bat-sterpiece The Dark Knight.
"I never pay more than $500 for one item." Check out this fascinating new interview with video game memorabilia all-star Brett Martin over at Gameological.
This great article over at Tested goes on an epic journey to find the best CRT monitor for playing retro games.
Hey, Sony. Hi. Jason here. I've got an idea that will make you guys millions.
A new Retro Game Music bundle is underway, where you can get a bunch of classic game music for minimal bucks. Myst, The 7th Guest, Jazz Jackrabbit and Duke Nukem join a list of other notables, some of which have never been previously released.
When I was growing up, I was barely allowed to own any video games. Contrast that with Redditor Mertzlufft, whose father teamed up with him to construct this bananas-looking underground compound, stuffed with more games than any single human could hope to handle.
What do you think about when you think about poetry? Does a 1950s beatnik stereotype come into your head? Do you think of a smoky café where open-mike slams happen every Saturday night? Are memories of Pole Position summoned when you think of free verse? Depending on your tastes, it sometimes might feel like poetry…
At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the Videogame History Museum has a cool exhibit set up showcasing old and rare video games and video-game collectibles. The VGHM tends to turn up at events like GDC and E3, and it's always fun to go through their exhibit and check out the most interesting, obscure…
If you like old games, life is good in 2013. We have digital access to a wide library of retro titles ranging from NES classics to random Japanese imports like Makeruna Makendo 2. Services like the Virtual Console and PlayStation Network allow us to re-play old games without rummaging through our closets for the…
As of this morning, it appears that all of the videos on the well-liked Angry Video Game Nerd webseries have been removed from YouTube. Text on the landing page cites severe violations of YouTube terms of service, which seems to indicate that this wasn't a voluntary move on Rolfe's part.
Girls in bikinis. Classic video games. Star Wars characters. Put them all together and you get… art?