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How the NES Changed RPGs Forever

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues!

5 Cool Retro Castlevania Facts You Didn't Know in Honor of Castlevania Anniversary Collection's Release

What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.

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How the NES Changed RPGs Forever

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest continues!

5 Cool Retro Castlevania Facts You Didn't Know in Honor of Castlevania Anniversary Collection's Release

What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.

A Metroid Cartoon Proposal Made Samus a Man, Embodying Everything That was Terrible About Video Game Cartoons in the '90s

Anyone who says licensed cartoons were better in the '90s has vapor for brains.

Nintendo Switch Online's NES Games for May are Starting to Scrape the Bottom

Donkey Kong Jr. and two more games are coming to the Switch in May.

Nintendo Kills Impressive Super Mario Bros. Commodore 64 Port

Like the Commodore 64 itself, its spirit will not easily fade.

What's the Most Painful Game Save You've Ever Lost? Players Share Their Stories

A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.

The Best Version of Every Final Fantasy Game

Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.

April's Free NES Classics Include Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and Punch-Out!!

Three new games headline this month's free NES classics.

Link is an 80s Anime Lady in This Ancient Magazine Unearthed by Twitter

Now I want to fight Ganon while listening to some Bonnie Tyler.

Mega Man 6 Retro Review

It's been 25 years since Mega Man 6 came to North America. Nadia plays it again to see if it deserves the thumping fans and critics tend to administer.

DuckTales Cartoon Turns Classic NES "Moon Theme" Into a Lullaby

The "Moon Theme" is now an official part of Disney canon.

Destroying Video Games—Even the Bad Ones—Isn't Funny. Here's Why

The high-priced Super Mario Bros. auction offers a reminder to treat all video games with respect.

Mint Sealed Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sells for More Than $100,000 at Auction

A world record price for one of the most famous video games of all time.

This is What Zelda and Doom Look Like When Mashed Together in a Mod

When a game about an elf boy and another game about rampaging hellspawn love each other very much...

Zelda 2 and Blaster Master Are the Two NES Games on the Switch This Month, but Another Is Japan-Only

The "weird" Zelda game and an NES classic are coming to the Switch.

Legend of Zelda Hack Uncovers Creepy Hidden Minus World

Visit eerie Minus Hyrule, where Octorocks moonwalk and graves stretch as far as the eye can see.

For Super Mario Bros 3's 30th Anniversary, Let's Look Back on This Mario Fanfiction I Wrote When I Was 10

Brought to you by a Mac Plus, ClarisWorks, and no idea how paragraphs are supposed to work.

Only '80s Kids Remember: Breaking Into Houses to Get an NES Fix

The Reagan administration's "Just Say No" campaign left out one particularly powerful drug.

Nintendo Switch Online: The NES Games You Need to Play, and the Ones You Can Safely Ignore

You get a mess of NES games with your Nintendo Online subscription, but not all of them are worth your time.

Nintendo's Wireless NES Controllers for Switch are Exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers

As part of the Nintendo Switch Online's Special Offers program.

Ducktales NES Moon Theme Gets Tribute in New Ducktales Cartoon Season Finale

A beloved bit of game music crosses time, space, and mediums.

The Famicom Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary: The Console That Changed Gaming Forever

The Famicom (and the NES that followed) was a game-changer. Take it from someone who was there.

NES Classic Review

Nintendo's mini-NES isn't the ultimate 8-bit experience, but it delivers ample quality for a reasonable price.

Would You Pay $129 to Play NES Duck Hunt on Your New TV?

A Kickstarter campaign wants to give you reason to drag your Zapper out of storage.

Here's an NES playing Super Mario World for the SNES.

The NES is Mario's world now.

The NES Golf Game Hidden on Every Nintendo Switch Could be a Tribute to Satoru Iwata

The late Nintendo President has a presence on all Nintendo Switch consoles.

NES Classic Edition F.A.Q.: UPDATE: New Stock Coming in 2018! Everything You Need to Know About Nintendo's NES Mini

Fully updated! Your questions about Nintendo's new mini-console — answered!

Sympathy for the Vampire: Castlevania II Is Way Better Than People Give It Credit For

STARTING SCREEN | Happy 30th anniversary, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest! You're not a perfect game, but you're a damn ambitious one.

Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Metroid

Nintendo's classic sci-fi adventure can be a tough sell today, but it redefined action games.

Konami's NES Box Art: So Good, So Bad

Konami deserves to be singled out in the grand, ongoing discussion about video game box art -- though not always for the best reasons.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: Let's Celebrate Good NES Box Art for a Change

Sometimes this stuff was really, really cool.

Only '90s Kids Want to Remember: Game Genie's "Thank You Canada" Ad

Totally an innocent "Thank You" note and not engineered to tempt US buyers into crossing the border. Scout's honor!

Authorities Bust Attempt to Smuggle Spiders in Famicom Cartridges

Sign my petition to turn the national anthem into a single sustained scream.

Starting Screen | All I Want in Life is an Authentic NES Controller

STARTING SCREEN | Sometimes a real controller can make all the difference. Plus: Hail to the Hungry Crab, 7th Saga, and a new addition to the USgamer team!

Retro Game Fans Get Riled Up by the Twitter Poll from Hell

You need to make a choice. What's it gonna be, kid?

The SNES Classic Won't Get Nearly as Much Hype as the NES Classic

OPINION: The SNES Classic (assuming it's a thing) is meant to capture a time in gaming history that was much more divided than the NES era.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: Learning About Capitalism the Bart Simpson Way

To love video games as a child was to quickly discover that some game-makers weren't obligated to offer you a fun experience for your cash.

Is Storage Wars' "Huge Game Find" Really Worth $45,000? Probably Not

Bargain hunter Rene Nezhoda allegedly made a lot of money off old Atari games on Storage Wars. Get ready for an excited phone call from your grandmother.

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