Last night, some of Street Fighter’s old guard assembled to play an exhibition tournament that took the players and viewers through the timeline of the series. It was both ridiculous and nostalgic, and a nice reminder of the legacy of these games and the people that play them.
They’re robots. They’re vehicles. They’re kindling. I guess that makes Bamloff’s line of wooden transforming robots triple changers. Either way, WooBots are very cool.
Flat widescreen monitors? Glowing keyboards and mice? Controllers with analog thumbsticks? The late ‘90s PC gamer needed not such things.
New Persona series spin-off Persona Q has a fair number of elements that are a direct throwback to the first video game RPGs. But instead of reminding me directly of those, the first thing it brought to my mind was the first online game I ever played way back in the mythical year of 1991.
Danny DeVito (in the upper left) and the crew from the TV series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, remade as an old-school beat 'em up. A fun and intense, out-of-the-ordinary mashup by artist Aled Lewis. It's a part of his recent exhibit called Such Pixels, which you can check out over here.
Maybe you want to bask in the memories of the openings of all the games you played back in the day but don't feel like digging out and hooking up your old systems, if you held onto them at all. Title Scream is here for you.
You know what we need? A tower defense game based on a 2003 Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Ferrell movie about 30-something men partying at college. Someone had that thought, and now we have an Android and iOS game.
Maybe you're like me and never heard of 1980s arcade game Meteors. If you guessed that it was a clone of Asteroids, though, you'd be right. The coin-op arcade game stood at the center of a lawsuit aimed by Atari at competitor Amusement World.
When you first spin up BioShock Infinite later this year don't expect to see the recently-announced retro-difficult 1999 mode on the main menu. That's because it's so tough Ken Levine doesn't want "the non old-school, hardcore gamer" stumbling into it.
We're all getting older, but hopefully most of us will age more gracefully than these beloved video game characters.
Check out this psychedelic trip of a game, courtesy the bygone days of laserdisc. In the laserdisc/CG arcade game Star Rider, racers are superimposed over a futuristic dreamscape, enabling the background to display much more advanced graphics than were typical at the time. The video only features the CG background,…
But they aren't nearly as impressive as the rendition famed DJ DeadMau5 performs using the sort of equipment you'd see in a 1950's science fiction film. This is definitely no waste of time. Thanks, John!
In the unlikely event that you don't already have Sonic The Hedgehog in a dozen other forms, you'll soon have one more option to play Sega Genesis classics. Sega's bringing its 16-bit hits to the PlayStation Network piecemeal. The best part?
Or is it the dorkiest? However you want to label it, the ability to play Infocom text adventures like Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with a typewriter is without a doubt neat.