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Revenge of the License: Nobunaga’s Ambition (NES)

When other developers were looking at ways to maximize profits by way of comic books or television shows, Koei said, “Holy cow, it’s expensive to buy the rights to something current. Screw that! Japanese history is ripe for plunder and we don’t have to pay anybody a single yen to use their likeness because they’ve […]

Allied General Lets Players Take on World War II – Today in History – January 31st, 1996

Turn based strategy war games are not all that popular in today’s market and that kind of sucks.  I grew up playing computer games a lot in the 90’s and it seems that was the golden age for this genre.  Sure, the late 80’s and early 90’s probably had more turn based strategy war games, […]

Prototype: C64′ s Missing Populous Found

After recently receiving a disk containing the games code by original programmers Frank Hugenroth and André Hugenroth, http://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/ has recently updated their site informing readers, the missing Populous game that had planned to be released onto the C64 has been found. 

New Game: Sky Rogue Mixes After Burner and Star Fox and is Coming to Steam

Alright, flat shaded polygon arcade shooters similar to Star Fox are not something we see all too often. Thanks to the team behind Sky Rogue, we can enjoy one more game in this genre. The big difference between Sky Rogue and Star Fox is the open, procedurally generated, world of Sky Rogue (and it runs […]

New Game: Oolite Plans to Introduce Newer Gamers to Elite Style Space Exploration

Elite, a game that is thought of in a great light by those that have played it. Those that have not played it, well, you don’t know what you have missed out on for all of these years. Thanks to indie developers, Oolite is coming along nicely- it already has over 500 “expansion” packs available.

Customization Rocks PSOne in Gran Turismo: Today in History- May 5th, 1998

When Sony launched the Playstation in North America, gamers were not sure what to expect from this newcomer. Was the Playstation going to be like other attempts to break into gaming such as the 3DO, the Pippon and many other failed attempts? Sony showed gamers that the Playstation was truly the place for varied gaming […]

Today in Gaming History: October 13th, 1999 – Thousand Arms Charms North American Gamers on PSOne

Thousand Arms is a role playing/dating sim that charmed its way onto the North American shores on October 13th, 1999. Thousand Arms is recognized as the first legitimate dating sim to break into the mainstream gaming market in North America. Mixing dating simulation with role playing trappings was probably the best combination of both worlds.


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