DESIGN IN ACTION: How the push-and-pull of iterative challenges invisibly eases players into the game's most advanced platforming techniques.
Kat kicks off her Let's Play of Final Fantasy IV by bombing a village, conning a prince, and killing lots of wildlife.
Jeremy explores one of classic gaming's most popular and iconic audio formats (as seen on TV, via SEGA Genesis!).
A look at the dicey boom-era games of ’80s Japan and the vanished studios that made them.
A decade of lamentations for a potentially brilliant service that never quite lived up to its promise.
Our latest classic games podcast collapses into itself in singularity of oldness.
The ghost of Bob Mackey returns to tell us the haunting tale of an unbeatable (?) NES death gauntlet: Fester's Quest.
The podcast goes deep on the controversial history of censorship in games.
A look back to that brilliant but rarely seen mid-'90s arcade classic, Elevator Action II.
The founders of the Video Game History Foundation discuss the passions and challenges behind the establishment of their new non-profit organization.
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we look into two of the more memorable comic book games on the NES.
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we dig into the surprisingly deep history of Nintendo's gloriously cartoony take on pugilism.
Conventional wisdom holds that DQVII's enormous size and glacial pace undermine the experience, but is that really true?
It's like Christmas in September!
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we dissect two of the earliest (and worst) superhero games the NES has to offer: Superman and The Uncanny X-Men.
This week on USgamer's classic gaming podcast, we salute the SNES.
The most confusing franchise in video gaming now becomes the most confusing podcast in video games.
On this episode of USgamer's classic gaming podcast, listen to the Retronauts put their retro game audio knowledge to the test.
Sometimes we collect the games we love, but sometimes we just buy games because they look nice. Not the graphics — the games themselves!
The adventure that kicked off the world's most popular RPG series is getting a new lease on life through the NES Classic Mini, and we give it a thorough look.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast presents a collection of songs to get you in the spending mood.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast explores the 1995 Super Nintendo RPG that went from critical flop to Internet sensation.
A look back at the launch of the legendary handheld in this unusual Micro episode.
As early 3D games enter the world of retro, we have to ask ourselves: Is every era worth celebrating?
There's no cure, 'cause we're headed for the kill screen.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast tackles important issues, like the state of gaming preservation and our respective waifus.
We'll probably never see another entry in Namco's dreamlike platform action series, and that's a darned shame.
After three decades, are Zelda for NES and its direct sequel Zelda II still worth rapping about? The podcast gang deliberates.
This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast enters the VIDEO ZONE for an exploration of the Nickelodeon game show devoted to 8 and 16-bit entertainment.