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Nintendo Gives Game Boy Players Pokemon Red & Blue – Today in Retro Gaming – September 28th, 1998

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When Nintendo brought over the Pokemon franchise it is unclear if they knew it would have been as big a success in the North American market or not.  Sure, now we can look back and say they did everything right and reaped the success from it.  While many players raised all kinds of trouble, at […]

Enix Releases Dragon Warrior I and II on Nintendo Game Boy Color – Today in Retro Gaming – September 27th, 2000

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When the original Dragon Warrior game was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System it was quite a departure from the norm.  Prior to Dragon Warrior there were not exactly a lot of role playing games like it available for the new NES console.  Enix, now part of Square Enix, was onto something and they were […]

Review – Retroid Nintendo Game Boy Homebrew

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Out of all of the games that we see receive fan homages regularly one genre seems to be forgotten just as often.  That is the Arkanoid style brick breaker game, also known as Breakout.  Well, the developers behind Retroid for the Nintendo Game Boy certainly remember those two classics.  Sure, the Game Boy already received […]

Interview with Mikhail Belov of SNK Games Developer of Space Rangers Quest

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Text adventure games are hard to come by nowadays.  Gamers have evolved beyond reading a lot, preferring better graphics and audio to assist their imaginations.  For some of use though, the imagination is still the best graphics.  Anyhow, Space Rangers Quest is one such new text adventure developed by SNK Games and published by 1C […]

Sega Acquires Technosoft Franchises, Slowly Becoming Another Electronic Arts

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Sega is a company that fans REALLY want to love and support but that love and support is more often than not met with lackluster Sonic the Hedgehog games.  This bothers a lot of the gaming populace that remember Sega of old. The Sega that released Comix Zone, Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 […]

Gamify your life with LifeRPG! (Android)

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Do you like RPG’s? Do you have problems organizing yourself? Do you have problems of motivation when doing things? Or do you just want a schedule? LifeRPG gives you everything of the above, and even more! Share This:

Import Review: Xenosaga I+II (DS)

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Xenogears is my favorite game of all-time, and I was also a huge fan of the spiritual successor on the PS2, Xenosaga. So when I heard that Monolith Soft was developing a DS port of the first two games, I was pretty excited. That enthusiasm was also mixed with a bit of confusion, because I […]

A Brief History of Endless Runners

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The advent of Super Mario Run has brought fresh attention to the Endless Runner genre. A genre many of us non-mobile gamers had never heard of before our favorite Italian plumber decided to join the fad. So just what makes an Endless Runner, and just where did they originate? Let us journey through gaming history to see […]

5 Ways Super Mario Run Innovates

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Nintendo is a company we know and love for their innovation. From the beloved power glove, to the failed VR experiment virtual boy, to the legendary Wii they have never ceased to stop pushing the boundaries between player and game, between virtual reality and us. This time things are a little different. Miyamoto and the […]

Advance Wars Shows Nintendo Can Gamify War on Game Boy Advance – Today in Retro Gaming – September 10th, 2001

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Nintendo and kiddifying things go together quite well.  Just look at the Smash Brothers series for proof of that.  Anyhow, on the Game Boy Advance Nintendo finally saw fit to bring over their turn based strategy games.  Advance Wars was the first game in the “wars” series to make it stateside, at least officially and […]


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