But the creator is anticipating a letter from Nintendo.
Pizza Power! Cowabunga! And other exclamations made popular by '80s pop culture.
A change in perspective opens up new doors for the Seiken Densetsu 3 remake.
Square Enix may have misplaced a few classic video game source codes.
Even the dialogue remains the same.
From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.
Konami's surprise E3 announcement was for another mini console.
Everything we notice in last night's big Final Fantasy 7 Remake reveal.
Welcome back, prodigal Squall.
The spirit of retro gaming will live on with Project Scarlett though.
Castaway, you should know the truth: Link's new character model is so very cute.
Sega is packing the Mini full of Genesis-era classics.
In this ranking of the best Resident Evil games, we decide which ones are Tyrant-grade and which ones are basic, brain-dead zombies.
We rank the best Zelda games of all time with our definitive list covering more than a dozen consoles, including Breath of the Wild! What is the best Zelda game ever made?
The Switch collection could be coming to English Switches.
Old-school D&D is coming to the Switch.
The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.
Life and growing up, in a sea of pixels and synth.
You can compare and Contra-st the different versions.
Welcome to the new Sand Kingdom! Watch out for sharp edges.
The squirrel would've had to fight his way out of the underworld.
We break down the positives and negatives of Konami's latest effort to cater to the vampire hunter dwelling within you.
What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.
You can play fighting games on the Genesis Mini without issue.
There will still be technically 40 games for the Genesis Mini, total.
A tale of two vampire hunts.
Do a little demon-hunting on the go this Summer.
Anyone who says licensed cartoons were better in the '90s has vapor for brains.
From MS-DOS to PSP, we look back on Retro City Rampage and Shakedown: Hawaii's peculiar port history with developer Brian Provinciano.
Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.
From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.
You took a wrong turn at Green Hill Zone and stumbled into a gangsta's paradise, baby.
The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.
Like the Commodore 64 itself, its spirit will not easily fade.
On the Game Boy's 30th anniversary, how Nintendo's first true portable console defined a generation of gamers.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
The Game Boy is 30 years old, and we look at the system's 25 most important and most entertaining releases.
Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.
Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.
No, it's not Bloodlines. We kind of saw Bloodlines coming (and we're chuffed about it).
Mode 7 graphics and steak knives no longer occupy the same branch on their family tree.
It's certainly a Capcom machine alright.
Darkstalkers, Street Fighter, Aliens all in one place. What could it mean?
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | With Kat temporarily out of the picture, Anthony John Agnello and John Learned gab about A Link to the Past, Persona 5, Final Fantasy 7, and the joy (and agony) of reviewing RPGs.
Square Enix's latest Inside Final Fantasy video dips into the slums of Midgar and beyond.
A new cloud streaming service but for retro games.
Let's hear the first ten seconds of that song again. And again.
Mario goes for a great big slide ride, and Croco looks a little green around the gills.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.
It looks considerably less Toriyama-esque, sadly.
Three new games headline this month's free NES classics.
Now I want to fight Ganon while listening to some Bonnie Tyler.
Welcome to PAX East. Normal clothing is entirely optional.
Watch Kat, Nadia, and Mike live at PAX East! And read all of our articles too.
Sega's 16-bit sci-fi JRPG is revolutionary in many ways, but its age becomes apparent when you play through it.
Command and Conquer's cinema scenes were never destined to be Oscar material, but putting them together was a ton of fun.
Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"
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.
Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.
The "Moon Theme" is now an official part of Disney canon.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | What are the best RPG plot twists? And the worst? Kat and Nadia explore both sides of a time-honored RPG trope.
Whenever Suikoden 2's bad translation fails to relay its incredible story, its remarkable visuals are right there to pick up the slack.
For 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand's 10th anniversary this year, we give it a long overdue reappraisal.
A little color should brighten SR388 right up (oh God it didn't work)!
The lost classic that laid the groundwork for Fallout, Skyrim, and every other modern RPG.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | We add Suikoden 2 to the Top 25 RPG countdown with the help of guest Jason Schreier.
Let's pour one out for the end of an era.
Before online console gaming was even a thing, there was Halo.
The high-priced Super Mario Bros. auction offers a reminder to treat all video games with respect.
Wander the wasteland and rediscover a keystone in RPG history.
The Link's Awakening remake doesn't appear to be an overhaul like a Link Between Worlds, but does that matter?
A world record price for one of the most famous video games of all time.
When Sonic the Hedgehog gained a rival, he also gained a little depth.
Reexamining one of the most divisive games in the series on its 20th anniversary.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG countdown resumes, we talk about Anthem vs. The Old Republic, and more.
We look back on the kart racing hit with Naughty Dog's co-founders and Crash Team Racing's lead artist.
Come sail away with Link. Set a course over the virgin sea.
Listen to some interesting details from the N64 porting process.
In this early episode of The Sopranos, the laws of playing Mario Kart 64 are defied.
Trust me. That's smooth.
GUEST POST | A Silent Hill producer reflects on what drew him to the perennially haunted series, and what it was like to work on it during its troubled years.
"Memento Mori" applies to video games, too.
Bringing Pokemon from Gen 3 to the new games is like delivering a breech Miltank calf: You gotta twist and pull a little.
When a game about an elf boy and another game about rampaging hellspawn love each other very much...
The scientific name for Pokemon wood carvings is "Oakemon."
Command & Conquer 3 and Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 are available now.
"Wild Azmodan was caught! Your existence is now forfeit!"
Finding balance in the Force.
HISTORY OF RPGS | Mystery Dungeon tackled the daunting task of making roguelikes friendly.
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