vintage

What's old is new again; rediscover retro video games and explore vintage-inspired reboots of the all-time classics.

john harrison5 days ago
Extra Life for Some Old Games
L + Down, R + C-Right, R + C-Up, L + Right, L + C-Down, R + C-Up, L + Right, R + Down, L + Left, L + R + C-Right. I still remember the code for invincibility on Goldeneye for the N64, not the most use...
Dustin Murphy7 days ago
NeuroVoider Is Digital Eye Candy from the Retro Era
It was nearly 30 years ago when I was sitting in my father's lap with an NES controller in my hand as he guided me through Hyrule. Now, we find ourselves distanced from those classic games. It's becau...
Roddy BW10 days ago
It's Been 30 Years Since Billy and Jimmy Lee Double Fisted The Dragon
Ever overhear your Grandpa mumble about how time flies? Back in 1987, it all sounded like another run of worldly advice from the squeaky rocking chair in the corner, but not anymore. In the blink of a...
Max Farrow20 days ago
Pokémon: The Triumph and Tears of an Ex-Trainer, Twenty Years On
“So, he’s a mouse type…and he shoots electricity out of, um, his ears-?” “Cheeks man, cheeks!” “Right, right, I got you…wait, then why is his tail a lightning bolt?” “Because he’s an electric type.” “...
Tom Chapmana month ago
A Crash From The Past: The Crash Bandicoot Retrospective!
Are you ready for some serious feels as we head down the rocky Australian memory lane? Is he a fox? Why is he wearing jeans? What the Aku Aku is a bandicoot? Dust off your old Play Station, because it...
Yvonne Glasgowa month ago
Gaming and Comic Geek Double Whammy: The Comic Book Story of Video Games
If you’re a true gaming nerd you probably already know the history of video games. Then again, my boyfriend is a complete nerd when it comes to older systems (he has something like 400+ NES games) and...
Ryn Papayaa month ago
The TBT You Didn't Want: 'Leisure Suit Larry'
Throwbacks are fun. Games are fun. Marry the two and what do you get? Well... in this case, a bit of a headache. Leisure Suit Larry was created in 1987 for MS-DOS. It appears that its primary appeal i...
Dylan Copeland2 months ago
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog is by now a globally recognised icon, but even the most bombastic of icons has to have a humble beginning, and Sonic's story begins in the appropriately titled 'Sonic the Hedgehog',...
Iain Baker3 months ago
The History of Video Games #3: The Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Part One
In the last article we covered the great video game crash of 1983, which led to the demise of the Atari 2600. This led some to believe that video games were simply a passing fad. At least in America. ...
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Michael Wolff3 months ago
Final Fantasy XV: Where's the Enemy?
The Final Fantasy XV RPG (role-playing game) video game has one of the longest development times in the industry’s history. First, it was part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries of Final Fantasy ...
Iain Baker4 months ago
Design Sins #1 “Die Once, You May as Well Quit”
Creating a great video game is like digital alchemy — part science, part art, and art is subjective. Because of this, what makes a game "great" is also subjective. Some people may love a game, whilst ...
Iain Baker4 months ago
The History of Video Games Part 2
Welcome back. Last week we took a brief look at the Atari 2600. This week we will chart its rise and its eventual fall. The Atari 2600 was the first major console and in many ways set the stage for th...
Iain Baker4 months ago
The History of Video Games: Part One
Ever heard of the "Oregon Trail generation?" Probably not, and neither had I until recently, but apparently I am a member of it and never knew it. Members of this generation were born in the late 70s ...
pionic 5 months ago
Ataribox: Did Atari Do The Math?
I was one of the few who did the math back in 1994 when the console (and bit-) war was in full steam with many manufacturers trying to catch my attention and ultimately my money. Atari had just releas...
Earl Grey5 months ago
Greatest PC Games of the Era
I will be looking at the games that sapped hundreds of hours out of my childhood with each and every hour feeling like an adventure into another world! Here is my top 5 list:
Sam Flintlock5 months ago
ZX Spectrum Games You Must Play
The delights of the ZX Spectrum may be unfamiliar to many American readers. But as one of the very first home computers aimed at a mainstream audience, the humble machine dominated the European market...
Matthew Sullivan5 months ago
My Personal Video Game History
Have you ever wondered what video games got me into gaming or what I was playing during such and such console war? Well, lemme break it down for you.
Aaron Dennis5 months ago
Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals and My Beef With Modern Gaming
Lufia 2 Rise of the Sinistrals was released in 1996 by Natsume to the Super Nintendo in America. Lufia 2 is actually the prequel to Lufia and the Fortress of Doom. We get to play as the four heroes, M...