vintage

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

Mark Rileya year ago
How Far We Have Come in Gaming
Back in the day—and I only know about this due to the Interwebs—there was a marvelous invention called the Atari, the OG of video game consoles. Sure, the pixels weren't very pretty, and the controlle...
Why I Love: 'The Mega Man' Series
This, ladies and gentlemen, was the spark. Before I stumbled upon Mega Man, I gave little thought to the dynamics of video games, the impacts they had on culture, and pretty much any remotely interest...
Mimo le Singea year ago
Should Tikal Make a Canonical Comeback?
Before the now-pulled mobile game Sonic Runners was officially released, somebody hacked it and revealed that Tikal would be a playable character. Sonic fans were absolutely ecstatic to hear the news ...
Cancelled Warcraft Game Reappears After 18 Years. You Too Can Play It Now!
If you're an ardent fan of Warcraft and as besotted as my neighbor who has been playing the series since Orcs and Humans, then you must've definitely heard about the fate of Warcraft Adventures: Lord ...
john harrisona year 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 Murphya year 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 BWa year 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 Farrowa year 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 year 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 year 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...
Raynaldo Parksa year 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 Copelanda year 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 Baker2 years 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 Wolff2 years 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 years 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 years ago
The History of Video Games: Part 2 - The Fall of the Atari 2600.
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 years ago
The History of Video Games: Part 1 - The Rise of the Atari 2600.
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 2 years 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...