In 1989, marking the start of the blue-clad ninja's two-and-a-half decade career, the first Strider game was released in arcades throughout Japan and North America. From then on, it was a road filled with cameos, curious localization decisions, and slashed-up baddies. »
(Image removed at the artist's request and pulled from their own site, too - sorry!) Hard to tell which parts of this amazing Legend of Zelda pictures are painted, and which parts are real. It's a matte painting, made by artist Saad Alayyoubi for the ambitious Zelda Project.
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No matter how full the internet is with Metroid fan art, there's always someone topping it with something special. Here's an injured Samus Aran with some awesome coloring by DeviantART user muju. Could look at this all day. »
Chrono Trigger. Final Fantasy VI. Secret of Mana. All SNES classics with wonderful soundtracks. Mark Reichwein from Japan agrees, but he is taking his love for classic video game music one step further... by actually composing more of it. »
The last 300 stores owned by rental chain Blockbuster in the U.S. will be closed by January. If the news was as a surprise, it's only that so many were left. It leaves you with a weird nostalgia—hard to get worked up about a once-monolithic corporation, but still dewy-eyed recalling a trip to bring home GoldenEye. »
At long last, EarthBound is coming to the Wii U's Virtual Console
Each time we approach the beginning of a new console generation, it also marks the slow and gradual ending of the previous one. Games for the previous consoles are released less frequently until they disappear altogether. But have you ever wondered what the final releases were for each major home console in Japan? We… »