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Qix, the Game Where You Are Defenseless Hits the Game Boy – Today in History – May 24th, 1990

Tell a modern gamer that you want them to play a game where they are completely defenseless against enemies.  Also mention that you have no weapons at your disposal, at all.  Then bring up the beautiful fact that you must somehow reclaim large portions of the playfield to move to the next level.  Yes, I […]

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Possible Method of New Game Releases for Retro Video Game System Revealed

Check out our other article, here, if you are interested in the latest updates on the Retro Video Game System.  This article is going to be about one of the possible methods in getting new games to the fans of the Retro Video Game System.  In an interview with VentureBeat.com Mike Kennedy revealed their plan […]

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Rumor: Shovel Knight and Retro City Rampage Could be coming to Retro Video Game System

This is just a rumor at this point, though it comes from Mike Kennedy- the man behind the Retro Video Game System, in an interview he did with VentureBeat.  Shovel Knight and Retro City Rampage are rumored to be possibly, somehow, coming to the Retro Video Game System, one of them could be a launch […]

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Two New Shooters on Track for Release on Sega Dreamcast – Ghost Blade and Redux 2

First up, for those screaming foul on the title to this article- Ghost Blade is back on track as a new programmer has been found that can handle the remaining work.  Ghost Blade is an overhead scrolling shooter in the style of Mars Matrix and other bullet hell style shooters that are popular for some […]

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Top Player’s Golf Raises the Watermark for Graphics, Sound and Animation on Neo Geo – Today in History – May 23rd, 1990

SNK, now SNK Playmore, were well versed in many genres of gaming prior to their launching of their own console.  The SNK Neo Geo was originally an arcade unit that allowed arcade owners to simply swap out cartridges, much like home consoles, and maybe just maybe swap out the marquee graphics (most just used the […]

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Atari Announces the Atari 7800 – Today in History – May 21st, 1984

We can sit here all day and play the “what if” game, especially when it comes to Atari and their antics throughout gaming history.  For one, their Atari 7800 console was announced today, in 1984 but wasn’t released till sometime in 1986.  How might things have been different had Atari launched, and pushed, the 7800 […]

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Metroid to Receive Unofficial Prequel, Rogue Dawn, on Nintendo Entertainment System

To say that Metroid is a big name title for Nintendo is quite the understatement.  Metroid, while originally not a system seller, became just that by the time we saw the 16-Bit iteration and even on the Gamecube fans were still extremely interested in the adventures of Samus Aran.  Metroid: Rogue Dawn is a game […]

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Mystery of Oak Island Kickstarter is a Success

The creators of Zak McKracken Between Time and Space, Visionaire Studios, are working on their next game, Mystery of Oak Island.  Our friends over at Indie Retro News covered Zak McKracken Between Space and Time here, for those interested in knowing more about it.  That Zak McKracken title slipped under my radar (there are only […]

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Target Tuesday: Mortal Kombat 4

Neither Retro Gaming Magazine nor any member of our staff is associated with the Target chain of retail outlets. Michael just thinks this particular series of ads from the 90’s featuring “Respected coach and video gameologist Tom ‘The Thumb’ Blake” which ran in GamePro magazine was amusing. Thus we’re going to feature one every Tuesday […]

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Retro Freak Console Update, Now with Pics

A while back we covered the Retro Freak console, a platform that will apparently offer owners access to no less than 11 consoles and hand helds of the past.  In that original post there was only a piece of concept art available, now there have been a few more pieces of concept art made available.  […]


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