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Super Joe is the Lone Arcade Commando – Today in History – May 8th, 1985

Capcom used to make these awesome arcade games.  From Final Fight to Street Fighter II, Capcom were kings of the arcade for years.  One early title that holds a lot of nostalgia power with us old timers is Commando.  While war is not something to make light of, it is usually the best and most […]

Yie Ar Kung-Fu Kicks Into Arcades – Today in History – January 2nd, 1985

Wow what a trip down arcade gaming memory lane this is. Yie Ar Kung Fu video arcade fighting game turns 31 years this month. It is credited by many in the industry as “THE” fighting game,  the one that all other karate, kung fu and fighting games have followed since. Translated, Yie Ar Kung Fu means “One […]

Gyromite and Rob The Robot Break the Fourth Wall on Nintendo NES: Today in History- January 13th, 1985

Developers spend so much time trying to figure out how to immerse the gamer into the game they are playing and usually fail miserably resulting in a wild mess.  The sad fact is, Nintendo had already broken that fourth wall of entertainment way back in 1985- that is right, 28  years ago today the fourth […]

Gauntlet Trudges onto the Nintendo Entertainment System: December 1st, 1985

Tengen was one of those companies that weren’t afraid to go their own route in life, even if that meant going against the Big N and their, seemingly monopolistic, control of the gaming scene in the 80’s.  Gauntlet was one of those titles that every gamer worth their salt knew about, it was big in […]

Remake: Gauntlet to See Updated Release on Steam this Month

Gauntlet originally hit arcades in 1985 thanks to Atari (but not the home console one) and has seen release on many consoles, hand helds and computers over the years. Sadly, in recent years we have not been lucky enough to get a Gauntlet game though the Diablo series really hearkened back to those days of […]


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