When Mega Man 3 arrived 30 years ago, it introduced us to Protoman. Be still our beating clockwork hearts.
Help Chip be cool in one of the most addictive puzzle games ever made.
The Last Stand Update adds a new campaign and a whole lot more.
Nine Inch Nails' classic tracks have been remastered for vinyl.
An ode to Nintendo's pioneering platformer on the eve of the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
The Super Mario Bros. instruction book was our key to the dark depths of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Super Mario 3D Sad Rainy World?
Skateboarding can be a socially distant activity, after all.
"Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is?"
Get ready, heroes, to bust an opium-smuggling ring. Er, I mean, bust a banana-smuggling ring.
This misfit, misplaced game from the mid-2000s always deserved better.
Massive distances couldn't stop the speedrunners.
FATE is a cruel mistress indeed.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | While we're not doing combos in the warehouse, let's chat about some great game demos.
The runner will be blindfolded obviously, not the Smash Brothers.
The long-delisted title has Bryan Lee O'Malley, Edgar Wright, and more pulling for its return.
Yoshi's Island is a top-tier Super Mario game, but bad timing and bad advertising caused a lot of people to miss out the first time around.
A newly-found map shows us how Link's Awakening links up to A Link to the Past in surprising ways.
The Nintendo Gigaleak reminds us immortality through our offspring is possible. (And potentially disturbing.)
This is a massive look into older Nintendo development.
There's some new details on the slick-looking handheld, but its release is now a bit far off.
Nostalgia is subjective.
In 1995, a select few welcomed Jack Frost into the domain of Western mortals.
Maybe the team will take another crack at licensing NOLF after finishing the System Shock remake?
Inside every great robot hero, there's a tiny robot woman with a big whip.
Robust multiplayer options and a brief affair with action-based gameplay made Dragon Quest 9 the Shockmaster of the Dragon Quest series.
Flush Lego Mario down your toilet to send him to the Minus World.
Two new ports are rounding out the half-genie collection on Switch.
Some "research" led to a company-wide obsession in 1978.
In 1989, a lone developer released the LGBT+ detective game Caper in the Castro.
For TimeSplitters's 20th anniversary this year, we talk to David Doak about creating the seminal shooter.
Nintendo Power mainly existed to sell games to kids, but to collector Stephan Reese, it represents something more.
There ain't no gaming like summer vacation gaming.
Soon we'll be able to eat fsteak with Yosuke, but romantically.
It's compatible with those who buy the full game too.
Brian Provinciano is at it again with passion-project ports for the Wii and Wii U.
Atlus asked fans, "Would'jya like to take a surrrrvey?"
Smash Bros. Melee, a game designed without online play, might have better online play than Smash Bros. Ultimate at this point.
Or this could just be a reminder that "Get Low" is a great song.
Shantae co-creator Matt Bozon tells us what a new generation might hold for the chipper genie.
BloodRayne's back from the dead again.
Still hell marching after all these years.
Let's celebrate the simple beauty of sprite-based games.
What is and what could have been.
From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.
There's a functional build, and the story of how it was put together is fascinating.
You can't jack-in with the remake's new demo yet, but you'll want to leave meatspace behind.
On its 35th anniversary, the Vic Viper lives on.
Xenogears 2 died for Spirits Within, much like how Chu-Chu died for your sins.
Love Dishonored? Play the very first game Arkane flexed its first-person finesse on.
Microsoft's talking up its newest advancements for playing old games.
Decades later, Pac-Man's thrill of the chase is still exhilarating.
Once upon a time in the faraway system of Lylat...
From Golden Sun to Fire Emblem, the GBA was a brilliant handheld console for RPG fans.
Its creator revealed the project to disavow any notion of it relying on leaked Xbox source code.
To come up with your FPS name, first think of a pun on a historical figure...
"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."
Time for these tanks to get even weirder.
Before LucasArts went all-in on voiceover, it tested it out with a bit of LeChuck's Revenge.
USgamer spoke with six filmmakers about their work and how it makes gaming history accessible to viewers.
Finally snatch up some Snatcher.
Also Panel de Pon, a win for those who are too cool for Tetris Attack.
Retro game guide covers were a hot mess, but they sure turned heads.
In 1994, a translator changed game localization by writing a "deathless" apocalypse.
We're nearly halfway to a complete version of the Master Chief Collection.
Billy Mitchell filed suit against retro gaming scorekeepers Twin Galaxies last year.
Bob-omb Battlefield at 4K resolution.
Tracing the history of the iconic weapon from the Atari 2600 to the present, and all the ways that it's influenced gaming.
Director Yasumi Matsuno dropped this nugget on Twitter a little while ago, and it's well worth a read.
Design docs and more have appeared on online forums.
It's not hard to understand why Mega Man Legends 2 still has a small but enthusiastic fanbase.
Hopefully your car will be the only thing drifting, not your Joy-Cons.
Also, Moogles were originally supposed to be a throwaway race.
Three kids versus the end of the world.
It was "almost more like a Kickstarter campaign than something from a major publisher."
In the '90s, RPG fans blazed trails for each other with high-level save files in rented games.
Three decades later, Fire Emblem's enjoying its resurgence.
Atari's Fire Truck is one of the first co-op games in arcades, but that's only one dimension.
There was a reason those buzzer-beaters bricked, it seems.
People like dogs, but they don't like dog eggs.
Let the streets rage once again.
Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
The retro console looks rad, but it's unsure when the box will ship.
We talk to the arcade owners battling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
Limited Run Games is also releasing special editions of the original this week.
Maybe the only "essential" mini-console on the market today.
Pokemon Yellow might have had a mate at some point.
It's time to get snobby about children's fashion again.
Before Twitter and Discord, YTMND took on the solemn task of mocking the PlayStation 3 and its boomerang controller.
You can't fish hamburgers out of the trash cans, though.
But to tide you over, check out these retro throwback fighters.
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