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3.29.19

We Finally Know Why Garfield Phones Washed Up on French Beaches for 30 Years

Since the 1980s hundreds of phones featuring the likeness of our favourite Monday-hatin’ cat washed up in France and no one knew why.

11.28.16

Meet one of Nintendo's original Power Line counselors

The team started with just six people and grew to close to 400, he told VICE News.

7.15.16

Nintendo’s NES Mini Is the Same as the Old NES, So It’s Great

Why go forward when you can celebrate some of the best games of all time, and immediately top the Christmas Lists of 30-somethings everywhere?

10.28.15

I Finally Braved ‘Friday the 13th,' One of the Worst Nintendo Games Ever

The more I played the game, the more I appreciated it. Was this notoriously unforgiving game actually ahead of its time?

10.27.15

Meet the Guy Who Tried to Collect All 687 Official NES Games in 30 Days

Guys like old video games, we get it—so what separates 'Nintendo Quest' from any other story about retro obsessives? We spoke to its makers.

10.21.15

'Back to the Future' Was Cool, but 1985 Was an Amazing Year for Video Games

The beginning of the console wars, the release of the original "Super Mario Bros.," home computing changing forever with the Amiga. 1985 was big.

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10.16.15

We Asked VICE’s Interns What They Thought of Video Games Released Before They Were Born

The Analogue Nt plays original NES and Famicom games in glorious HD. We plonked one in front of young people to see what they thought of it.

9.9.15

Everything I Learned from a Lifetime of Super Mario

Looking back at 30 years of lessons imparted by a high-jumping plumber and his dinosaur friends.

8.31.15

What 'Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!' Taught Us About Fighting

Mike Tyson ranks as one of the hardest bosses in the history of video games, but besting Tyson on the NES was more like a professional fight than you realized. We take a look at the lessons hidden in Nintendo's boxing gem.

8.28.15

How ‘Mega Man Legacy Collection’ Is Teaching the Video Games Industry to Respect Its Heritage

Digital Eclipse is aiming to do for games what the Criterion Collection has for movies.

5.8.15

Speaking to the Duo Behind the Mayweather-Pacquiao ‘Punch-Out!!’ Viral Video

Noober Goobers haven't been posting their content long, but the timing and quality of their throwback boxing parody has attracted millions of views.

5.8.15

Speaking to the Duo Behind the Mayweather-Pacquiao ‘Punch-Out!!!’ Viral Video

Moments after Saturday's fight ended, a YouTube video called "FLOYD MAYWEATHER PUNCH-OUT!!!" began to gain traction. With over four million views, it was a freakishly accurate prediction of how the fight would turn out.

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