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Remembering the Old School Game Store

Retail locations are a dying breed. The cost of doing business with a brick and mortar location versus the return on sales is a hard-balancing act. I am sure most of the people reading this have thought at least once about starting their own old school game store but have failed to follow through for assorted reasons. Cost being one, I am sure. It is a shame because gamers today will never know the thrill of walking into a new game store and seeing a ton of games on the shelves and posters, boxes, artwork, etc covering the walls from corner to corner.

Super Mario World theme park Japan

New Super Nintendo World Images Emerge from Japan

I feel bad for you if you were not already aware that there is a Super Nintendo World theme park being built in Japan. Seriously. Where have you been living? Anyhow, there is a Super Nintendo World theme park being built in Japan. Right now.

Nintendo Classic Orders Cancelled

Due to a “technical glitch,” thousands of consumers ended up disappointed when Walmart had to cancel delivery of all pre-orders for the Nintendo SNES Classic console months ahead of the official fall release date.

Although there’s no official word on the total number of pre-orders for the Nintendo SNES Classic console, what’s clear was that the units sold out in a matter of minutes.

Life on Mars PC Remake Released on Steam

Life on Mars, a PC remake of an MSX2 game, has been officially released on Steam by Kai Magazine. The old-school Metroidvania style game is now available to buy four days ahead of its original release date. The game promises to offer the same gaming experience of those classic games and more…

A New ZX Spectrum Vega+ update, Sort Of

Starting a campaign update with an apology never bodes well for its backers and the latest update from Retro Computers is no exception.

Super Dimension Fortress Macross Translation Released

The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader Complete Pack, which actually includes two games, has been given an English translation patch. Originally released on the PC-9800 series in 1995, the games were only previously available in Japanese.

Flashback Now Available to Pre-order for the Sega Dreamcast

One of the best 16-bit arcade adventure games of all time has now been developed for the Sega Dreamcast. Flashback (aka Flashback: The Quest for Identity) is a 2D adventure that was originally developed for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive platform in 1993, featuring smooth visuals and gameplay influenced by games such as Prince of Persia. Thanks to French publisher JoshProd, the classic game is now available to pre-order for Sega’s Dreamcast.

The Supa RetroN HD SNES Clone is Revealed

With the frenzy for the upcoming SNES Classic from Nintendo themselves, Hyperkin are not wanting to miss out on this opportunity to release their own suped up SNES clone. The Supa RetroN HD promises to deliver what the SNES Classic will and more…

Classic Game Fest Rocks Austin

Austin Texas is known for two things, music and food. Add classic games to the list and you will find the happiest city filled with video gamers this side of  The Oasis. Classic Game Fest celebrated its 10th anniversary by filling every inch of the 70,000 square foot Palmer Events Center with  game vendors, vintage arcade machines, and performances by several nerdcore bands. CGF is the largest retro video game event held in Texas and is among the largest held in the United States.

Retro City Rampage DX Makes its Mark on Nintendo Switch

The newist port of Retro City Rampage DX has made its appearance on the Nintendo Switch today (August 3, 2017), available from the eshop. Originally developed with Nintendo’s 8-bit NES in mind, Retro City Rampage has pretty much appeared on all major modern platforms, from PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, and much more. And now it lands on Nintendo’s latest gaming console, the Switch.


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