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Book- Hardcore Gaming 101’s Castlevania Compendium Now Available

The team over at Hardcore Gaming 101 have just released the 158 page compendium for the Castlevania series. This is THE book for Castlevania fans on your holiday shopping list, and it is available on Amazon (both print and Kindle editions).

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It’s Thinking – Today in History- September 9th, 1999

The Sega Dreamcast was the last hope for Sega in the console market, we didn’t know it at the time and most of us just enjoyed it for what it was- a rocking console. There are multiple claims as to why the Dreamcast failed; we are not here to argue any of them. It died. […]

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Today in Retro Gaming – Blue Stinger (Dreamcast)

Listen, you may think you understand what trouble is. You think trouble is when you’re late to work after being stuck in rush-hour traffic. You think trouble is what happens when you pass a cop on the right. In a school zone. Going 55 miles per hour. With a burnt-out tail light. But you’re wrong. […]

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Revenge of the License: Parasite Eve

My normal philosophy with this column is to introduce readers to lesser-known games, and maybe help them crack a smile or two in the process, but with its 16th anniversary looming on September 9th and the realization that it fit the parameters for this column, my course was set. We’ll return to our regularly-scheduled programming […]

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Take to the Streets in Final Fight on Super Nintendo – Today in History – September 1st, 1991

Final Fight is one of those series that had so much going for it but for some reason, failed when the transition of gaming went from 16-Bit to 32-Bit (both the Double Dragon and Streets of Rage series felt this mishap also). Originally, Final Fight was to be a sequel to, the fairly popular, Street […]

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Revenge of the License: Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton’s ‘earn-all-the-money’ blockbuster novel and subsequent Spielberg film have left in their wake a Triceratops-sized pile of video game tie-ins, most of which could be appropriately categorized by Ian Malcolm as “one big pile of shit.” We, being the masochists we pride ourselves on being however, donned the Ellie Sattler gloves and began digging […]

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Game Hack- Double Dragon for Atari 2600 Fixed Somewhat

Okay, how many of you reading this knew that Double Dragon had hit the Atari 2600 of all consoles? Many people still don’t know that Activision has actually attempted this feat, and the developer has accomplished it in 1989- years after the 2600 was already superceded by two new generations of Atari hardware! Check the video […]

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Happy 23rd Birthday, Super Nintendo!

The hype was unreal. The tension was palpable. The gaming press couldn’t print information, rumor, speculation, and screenshots fast enough. As the August 23rd release date approached in 1991, the question on every gamer’s mind was simple: “Could Nintendo do it?” After giving Sega a two-year head start with the Genesis, after suffering the slings […]

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Genesis Mania Continues

You only get one 25th birthday, so we’re just dropping this two-page ad spread to remind all our readers how little Genny looked the first day he came home.  All you early adopters: we’re proud of you.  Thanks for being such great parents.  

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Screenshots: Legends, that Horror Based Action Game on Atari 2600, Gets Fleshed Out

We have covered this title before and will continue to cover it in the future as it nears completion. What Legends is, at its core, is an action platform game that features the likenesses of several horor movie icons. This is within the limitations set by the hardware, the Atari 2600 is not known for […]


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