Vice Guide to Right Now

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 favorite Monday-hatin’ cat washed up in France and no one knew why.
Mack Lamoureux
HAL Laboratory

Why Does HAL Laboratory Only Make Nintendo Games?

Once upon a time, the studio behind Kirby and Super Smash Bros. was a publisher in its own right. Then 'Metal Slader Glory' happened.
Brian Crimmins
open thread

I Miss How Weird Games Used to Be

The best part of retro games is how different they are from each other.
Austin Walker

By Combining Christmas Gifts, My Brother Helped Me Fall in Love With Games

How the gift of an SNES marked the moment my brother and I started to walk our own paths.
Patrick Klepek
Guide To Games

'Tecmo Super Bowl' Perfectly Blended Sports Simulation and Arcade Action

Also it had dope cutscenes.
Austin Walker

Switch Appears to Contain Easter Egg Dedicated to Satoru Iwata’s Passing

Hackers have unlocked a game Iwata worked on by performing a hand gesture.
Patrick Klepek
Board Games

Before 'Paper Mario' There Was Cardboard Mario and Tabletop Zelda

Game researcher Nathan Altice looks at the fascinating history of NES board games.
Cameron Kunzelman
free play

This Game Boy-Style Adventure Is A Beautifully Simple Throwback

'Fairy Song' is a good bit of nostalgia tourism.
Janine Hawkins
Bloodlust Software

The Story of NESticle, the Ambitious Emulator That Redefined Retro Gaming

The product of a talented programmer who designed a hit shareware game while he was still in high school, NESticle was so good that everyone looked past the fact its name was basically a dick joke.
Ernie Smith

We Discuss Telltale’s Technical Woes, Our Favorite Gaming Details on Waypoint Radio

You’ve come to the right place to hear about really detailed gun reloading animations.
Patrick Klepek
Disney Afternoon Collection

Most NES-Era Games Don't Hold Up, But 'Disney Afternoon' Does

The compilation of early 90s Disney games holds up beautifully, with a welcome rewind button that takes away any NES-era sting.
Danielle Riendeau
Turn Back The Clock

The 'Disney Afternoon Collection' Lets Players 'Rewind' Their Mistakes

This collection of 8-bit classics is designed to be easier than you remember.
Kevin Wong