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A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Eighth Day, Root Beer Tapper

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, eight maids a-milking I am a big believer in the idea that happiness is created through experiences. I’ve heard that many good experiences can occur if you go out into nature but that requires skills like being coordinated and having good cardio which […]

My Favorite Gaming Hidden Gems, Part Three: Metal Marines (1993, SNES)

Prior to the PlayStation, which got ports of games like Command & Conquer and Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat, military strategy sims are in short supply, and good military strategy sims are rarer than Detroit Lions championship rings. That’s not to say they don’t exist on the 16-bit machines, but task a gamer with […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Sixth Day, Joust

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, six geese a laying. As inexplicable the bird theme is with this carol, the lyric “six geese a laying” could have been the inspiration for the game Joust. Albeit, during the better part of a drunken eggnog bender. Just think of it, a […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Fifth Day, Sonic CD

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, five golden rings. Believe it or not, the fifth day topic was hard to decide upon. While I am not the biggest fan of Tolkien’s books or the movies based on them, there are several good Lord of the Rings games that span […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Fourth Day, The Beatles: Rock Band

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, four colly birds. There seems to be a great debate on whether or the not the lyric actually is “Colly Birds” or “Calling Birds”. I am going to go with colly birds for the purposes of this entry. Initially, I was going to […]

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Crystal Dyanamics Turns 25 Years Old, Buckle Up for Ride Down Memory Lane

Raise your hand if you remember the early days of Crystal Dynamics. The days of Off-World Interceptor and Total Eclipse on 3DO, Solar Eclipse on Sega Saturn. Who can forget Gex, Legacy of Kain, and Tomb Raider more recently? Yep, the company behind those games is turning 25 years old. I remember the days when […]

Astronomer Atari 2600

View Heavenly Bodies on Atari 2600 with Astronomer

If you think “all” ideas for games have already been done, then you have not tried Astronomer on the Atari 2600. Yep, you read that right. An independent developer is working on an Atari 2600 game that is based on astronomy. You can even play it online right now. Link after the jump, of course.

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The Top Retro Games that Bring People Together

Video games are a social experience. Either through playing with people or chatting to them about games, it’s a widespread hobby with thousands of different niches and nuances, including retro gaming! But some games still reign higher than others: a great example would be comparing Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, which has brought millions of players […]

Aliens vs Predator Atari Jaguar

Atari Jaguar Emulator Comes to Android Platform

Emulation and Android are almost synonymous with each other. There are plenty of options, both free and paid, available for just about every popular platform to see the light of day (anyone working on a Nemo emulator?). Now, we can add another Atari Jaguar emulator (RetroArch being another) via IrataJaguar. If you plan on running […]

Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution: Video Game’s Greatest Rock Hits

In memoriam of Malcolm Young, the co-founder of the epic rock band AC/DC. I present to those about to rock, the greatest hits of rock themed video games.

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