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By D.S. Cohen

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Blipsy Barcade – Retro Video Arcade and Bar in Los Angeles, Korea Town Created: Sunday, May 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    You might accidentally overlook LA’s best haven for retro video game fans. With no sign and blackened windows, it looks like just another closed up storefront with the exception of a single b...
  • Killer Shark - The Undersea Horror Arcade Game from JAWS Created: Sunday, October 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Just a year after video games made their debut in arcades, SEGA unveiled the first coin-op cabinet to star the most terrifying aquatic creature, the Killer Shark. While this light gun arcade shoote...
  • The Weirdest Classic Video Games for Christmas Created: Monday, December 14, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Long before that tubby plumber Mario turned himself into a video game superstar, the original morbidly obese super hero was Santa Claus. It was only a matter of time before the obsessive compulsiv...
  • Greatest Classic Video Game Romances Created: Saturday, February 13, 2010 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Ah, digital amore! Even in the world of gaming romance always springs eternal. While most of the lady loves are Princesses who need rescuing by their dashing working class heroes, video games have ...
  • Retro Gaming Gadget Gifts of Holidays Past - From the Computer History Museum Created: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    To spread holiday cheer of incredible innovations of old-school retro computer and gaming greatness, the Computer History Museum has released their picks of "The Greatest Gadgets from Holidays Past...
  • Best of the 2000s - Classic Video Games Created: Monday, December 07, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    How can there be a Best of the 2000s for Classic Video Games, a time that's been dedicated to new technologies all attempting make every previous tech obsolete? Because great games never die! This ...
  • The Best Classic Video Games of 1979 Created: Monday, December 28, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    The success of Space Invaders in 1978 caused a lot of cloning and rip-off titles to see a release the following year as many jumped on board the game making bandwagon, but 1979 still proved to be f...
  • Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade Created: Sunday, January 09, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the &#...
  • 4th Annual Mario Invades Comic-Con 2010 with Special Guest Star Pac-Man Created: Sunday, August 01, 2010 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    It's that time of year again when comic book, movie, TV and video game fans of all kinds flood the city of San Diego to participate in the biggest pop culture event of the year, the 2010 San Diego ...
  • 2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008 Created: Sunday, August 03, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your...
  • The 3rd Annual Mario Invades the San Diego Comic-Con - 2009 Created: Monday, July 27, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Welcome to the third annual Mario Bros. photo scavenger hunt at the San Diego Comic-Con! This year at the 2009 Comic-Con International, the classic video game pickings were a bit slim, and the Mari...
  • Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection Preview Gallery Created: Sunday, January 04, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Preview art and screenshots from the largest collection of classic SEGA Genesis (aka Mega Drive) titles in one package. Releasing for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the collection features over 40...
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled - Hands-on Preview Created: Saturday, July 04, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Since their game launched in '89, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have become a gaming staple with 17 arcade, console and handheld titles so far. Now Ubisoft launching a remake of the seventh TMNT...
  • Space Invaders Extreme 2 - Nintendo DS Retro Remix Preview Gallery Created: Sunday, May 10, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Taito is back, teaming up with Square Enix to bring the next chapter in the classic arcade remake/sequel series, Space Invaders Extreme 2 for the Nintendo DS, and we’ve got a preview screensh...
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories - Hands-On Preview Created: Monday, June 22, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    A remake/reimagining of the historic 1999 PlayStation One classic, which spawned one of the survival horrors most popular franchises, was on hand with a demo preview at the 2009 E3 Expo along with...
  • Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery Created: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii.
  • Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection Preview Gallery 2 - Game Launch Gallery Created: Monday, February 23, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    A giant preview gallery celebrating the launch of SEGA's biggest collection of classic console games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
  • Frogger Returns - Preview of the Frogger Remix for the Wii and PS3 Created: Monday, November 09, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Konami brings back yet another arcade classic with upgraded graphics, new levels and more dangers, all while maintaining the addictive dodge-and-run gameplay of the original Frogger. This preview s...
  • A Boy And His Blob - 2009 Remake Preview Gallery Created: Saturday, March 07, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Boy and Blobert return as Majesco Entertainment and developers WayForward team up to remake the Nintendo Entertainment System old-school classic for the Nintendo Wii.
  • Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – A Cast of Video Game Characters Created: Sunday, March 01, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    The second live action flick based on the classic [I]Street Fighter[/I] video game series, [I]Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li[/I], is a big budget action flick that takes some liberties with ...
  • The Monkey Island Series - From LucasArts to Telltale Created: Monday, May 31, 2010 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Since The Secret of Monkey Island swash bucked its way into computer shops in 1990 from LucasArts, the Monkey Island series spawned numerous sequels and remakes, with the latest chapters being deve...
  • Tron Screenshots - Xbox Live Arcade Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Screenshots of the Xbox Live Arcade enhanced version of the arcade classic Tron.
  • Space Invaders Extreme - Nintendo DS Preview Screenshot Gallery Created: Monday, May 26, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    This preview screenshot gallery features the groundbreaking space shooter's return from its 1978 roots and launches into remixed Next Gen handheld madness with Space Invaders Extreme. The gameplay ...
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - Open Beta Screenshot Gallery Created: Thursday, July 03, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    The classic Super Street Fighter II Turbo gets a remix upgrade and makes history as the first game to be given an Open Beta Test on Xbox Live Arcade. This gallery features screenshots taken direct...
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - Gallery 3 - Character Models Created: Monday, November 17, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    The third volume in our series of galleries featuring the upgraded classic from Capcom, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, focuses on the "remixed" character models of your favorite Street Fig...
  • Super Street Fighter II HD Remix Screenshot and Concept Art Gallery Created: Monday, March 17, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Capcom's latest version of Street Fighter II is a "remix" of the original 1994 coin-op arcade title, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, soon to be available through Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Networ...
  • Myst for the Nintendo DS - Hands-On Preview Created: Thursday, May 01, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Empire Interactive brings their classic computer game Myst to the Nintendo DS. With its point-and-click features it's a no brainer that the rich fantasy adventure is a perfect match for the handhel...
  • Gauntlet for the Nintendo DS - Preview Gallery Created: Monday, September 08, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    A remake of the coin-op arcade classic Gauntlet has made its way to the Nintendo DS! The graphics have received an upgrade and polish, but it keeps the the top down, fantasy, co-op action, design a...
  • Final Fantasy IV for the Nintendo DS Screenshot Gallery Created: Saturday, May 10, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    When Final Fantasy IV released for the Super Nintendo in 1991 (as Final Fantasy II in North America) it brought with it a character-driven narrative, innovative battle systems and the epic music of...
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 - Screenshot and Concept Art Gallery Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Super Joe is back in this sequel/remake/remix of the original NES classic Commando for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Networks and the PC. The same gameplay style as the original, but with an overha...
  • Arkanoid DS - Preview Screenshot Gallery Created: Monday, May 26, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Preview screenshot gallery of the classic game remix Arkanoid. The Super Breakout style classic arcade game from outer space get's a handheld remix for the Nintendo DS complete with a graphics and ...
  • The Realms of Arkania Series - Classic German PRG Trilogy Created: Sunday, September 27, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
    Back in the '90s, developers Attic Entertainment Software crafted a trilogy of games based on Germany's most popular pen-and-paper roll playing game, Das Schwarze Auge (Translation: The Dark Eye). ...

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