Retro Gaming

motherboard

The PlayStation Classic Accurately Captures the Fumbles of Early 3D Games

I don’t want these games to look better than they did.
Samantha Cole
11.27.18
open thread

What Does ‘Replayability’ Mean Today, Anyway?

It’s one of those critical yardsticks of a game’s quality that doesn’t seem to factor so much anymore—at least, not in the old-school sense.
Mike Diver
7.21.17
Podcasts

Episode 15 of the Waypoint UK Podcast is a Sega vs Nintendo Showdown

It’s 2017, so obviously we’re talking about which was better: the Super Nintendo or the Sega Mega Drive.
Mike Diver
7.13.17
Earthworm Jim

You Can Keep Your Crash Bandicoot—When’s the Earthworm Jim Comeback?

Of all the 1990s gaming characters I remember, it’s the Super Suited wriggler I most want to see revived.
Mike Diver
7.4.17
nintendo

Why I Pre-Ordered the SNES Mini, Even Though I Hate Pre-Orders

With supplies already dried up, I maybe made the right choice—but I don't feel particularly good about it.
Mike Diver
6.28.17
nintendo

The SNES Mini Is Real, Includes ‘Star Fox 2,’ and Is Out in September

The previously rumored 16-bit mini-console features 21 games and, look, just hold me right now, okay?
Mike Diver
6.26.17
atari

Atari’s New Console Probably Won’t Be Like the NES Classic

The company is back with new hardware, most likely not a simple plug-in-and-play micro-console.
Mike Diver
6.19.17
Sega

What the Heck is Sega Forever? Retro Games on Your Phone, Probably

No probably about it—after a little debate and speculation, it is, indeed, old-school classics in your pocket.
Mike Diver
6.15.17
Flashback

'Flashback' Is the Most Cinematic Adventure of the 16-Bit Age

The game started life as 'The Godfather in Space.'
Mike Diver
6.8.17
Place and Time

On the Terrific Power of Video Games as Time Capsules

Want to see Edinburgh around 2003? Fire up ‘Project Gotham Racing 2’, and drink in the low-poly memories.
Chris Scullion
6.6.17
100 Deaths

8-Bit Philosophizing in ‘The Forbidden Forest’

Existential explorations of video gaming demise.
Robert Florence
5.20.17
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
5.1.17
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