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Balanced Diet Limited Run on Game Boy Advance

New Game Boy Advance games are not as common as they are for Atari 2600 but they are just as cool.  The homebrew/indie scene constantly comes up with new game ideas that would probably have died early on in a corporate environment.  One such new title, Balanced Diet for the Game Boy Advance probably has […]

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Nintendo Rewrites History When Releasing Crystalis for Game Boy Color – Today in Retro Gaming – June 26th, 2000

Crystalis by SNK (the Neo Geo guys) is considered quite a cult classic by retro gaming fans.  Released during a time when role playing games that did not have “Zelda” or “Final Fantasy” in the title simply did not sell well, SNK still pushed forward.  The Nintendo Entertainment System went kind of dark with the […]

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Day of the Tentacle Reminds Gamers of Maniac Mansion – Today in Retro Gaming – June 25th, 1993

Ah, Maniac Mansion- a classic point and click adventure title that was widely released, received a sequel in 1993.  The original was limited to a mansion, hence the name, and it worked oh so well.  The sequel, in an attempt to be “bigger, better and badder” did away with one single location so that it […]

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Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

  The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Adventures was a strange game in the Zelda series. Four Swords Adventures was a game that utilized the convoluted method of GBA to GC connectivity which Nintendo developed. But, for those who purchased Four Swords Adventures it would be an uphill battle to find enough players. This would […]

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Today in Gaming History: Advance Wars

The 7th game of the Nintendo’s Wars series was released 15 years ago. Aptly named Advance Wars (for the Gameboy Advance) it was the first of the trilogy which involved the Black Hole Army’s battle to conquer the world. Advance Wars was also the first one to reach the shores of the United States. To […]

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Mighty No 9 Coming to NVIDIA Shield, Already Delayed

Okay, sure, Mighty No 9 is getting beat like a red headed stepchild by the gaming community, it is making the jump to another platform.  For those that don’t know about Mighty No 9, it is the first game by Kenji Inafune after leaving Capcom.  The sites that are saying there is a “strong” Mega […]

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Pac Man 256 Hits Steam, Playstation 4 and Xbox One

Okay PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One gamers, you can now grab Pac Man 256 and enjoy it just like mobile gamers have.  That is right, the endless runner that actually makes sense is now available on more platforms.  This is the mobile game but bigger and better (especially if you had a smaller screen […]

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Sonic Brings Speed to Sega Genesis – Today in Retro Gaming – June 23rd, 1991

Sega were in a dire situation when they were pushing their Genesis console in 1991.  The Super Nintendo (SNES) release was looming in North America after a quite successful launch in Japan.  Sega was hurting.  Nintendo had Mario and it was well known that Super Mario World was going to be the pack-in title with […]

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So Bad It’s Good: Run Like Hell (And Grab Your Bawls)

A guy travelling through space arrives at his intended destination to discover nearly everyone on board is dead, and his love interest is missing. Occasionally with the help of a partner, but usually all by himself, he proceeds through the levels in third-person perspective, solving puzzles, reading other people’s e-mail, upgrading his arsenal, and destroying aliens […]

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Quake Brings Gamers 3rd Dimension Death – Today in Retro Gaming – June 22nd 1996

Okay, where were you 20 years ago?  Were you a PC gamer or were you a console gamer?  Either way, you probably heard about Quake by id Software when it was released.  It was a game changer for all of the right reasons.  While Doom, id Software’s previous series, was iconic and popular, Quake took […]


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