vintage

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

Dylan Copeland5 days 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 Bakera month 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 Wolffa month 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 Baker2 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 Baker2 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 Baker2 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 3 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 Grey3 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 Flintlock3 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 Sullivan3 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 Dennis3 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...
Dylan Lepore3 months ago
Thoughts on Resident Evil 4 — After Playing It for the First Time 15 Years Later
To start this thing off let's take it back to when I first got Resident Evil 4 in 2016.
Christina Smith3 months ago
We're Losing Video Game History Every Day
On October 27th, 1980, a really beautiful thing happened. The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, also known as UNESCO, released a statement regarding the preservation of ...
Aaron Dennis3 months ago
Contra for the NES
Gryzor! What the what?! Contra on the NES has always been one of my favorite games. I think most people will also agree that it’s at least a very fun game. You run around, you hop around, you shoot sh...