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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.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #7: Fallout

Wander the wasteland and rediscover a keystone in RPG history.

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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.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #7: Fallout

Wander the wasteland and rediscover a keystone in RPG history.

Why Didn't The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Switch Remake Follow in the Footsteps of A Link Between Worlds?

The Link's Awakening remake doesn't appear to be an overhaul like a Link Between Worlds, but does that matter?

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.

Dragon Quest 11 Switch Includes a Much-Requested Feature

Return to your roots.

Knock Knock it's Knuckles: How Sega Turned the World's Weirdest Mammal into Sonic's Coolest Friend

When Sonic the Hedgehog gained a rival, he also gained a little depth.

Final Fantasy 8 Was Always Good

Reexamining one of the most divisive games in the series on its 20th anniversary.

For All Its Success, the Fallout Series Still Hasn't Topped the Original

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The Top 25 RPG countdown resumes, we talk about Anthem vs. The Old Republic, and more.

How Crash Team Racing Challenged Mario Kart and Made Naughty Dog What It Is Today

We look back on the kart racing hit with Naughty Dog's co-founders and Crash Team Racing's lead artist.

Link Actually Sails on the Great Ocean in this Moving Wind Waker Model

Come sail away with Link. Set a course over the virgin sea.

Original Resident Evil 2 N64 Port Developers are Livestreaming the Remake and Sharing War Stories

Listen to some interesting details from the N64 porting process.

Happy 20th Anniversary to Tony Soprano Badly Playing Mario Kart 64

In this early episode of The Sopranos, the laws of playing Mario Kart 64 are defied.

From Super Fan to Producer: An Insider's Perspective on Silent Hill

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.

10 Virtual Console Games That Are Tragically Dust in the Wind After the Wii Shop Closure

"Memento Mori" applies to video games, too.

Transferring Pokemon From the GBA to the Modern Games is an Insane and Convoluted Ballet

Bringing Pokemon from Gen 3 to the new games is like delivering a breech Miltank calf: You gotta twist and pull a little.

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...

Pokemon Card Inspires Cool Gyarados Wood Carving

The scientific name for Pokemon wood carvings is "Oakemon."

A Pair of Classic Command & Conquer Games Are Available on Xbox One Today

Command & Conquer 3 and Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 are available now.

Blizzard North Once Planned a Diablo-Themed Pokemon Clone

"Wild Azmodan was caught! Your existence is now forfeit!"

Roguelikes: How a Niche PC RPG Genre Went Mainstream

HISTORY OF RPGS | Mystery Dungeon tackled the daunting task of making roguelikes friendly.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #8: Dragon Quest 5

An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.

Dataminers Uncover SNES Game Data on Nintendo Switch Online, Including a Lost Classic

If your 3D racing game doesn't feature cars with eyes for headlights, don't even talk to me.

Game Boy Advance Emulator Contains Option That Brings Back Warm, Horrifying Memories

A feature on a Game Boy Advance emulator reminds me nostalgia is a landscape of contrasting feelings.

Read the Entire Star Fox Comic Published in Nintendo Power in the '90s Here

Read the comic that elevates the Star Fox team from dust-covered outlaws to intergalactic heroes.

The Eternal Castle is a Game That Plays With Nostalgia for a Fake 1987 DOS Game

What if a game played how you actually remembered it, minus all the technological setbacks?

A Fresh Look at New Super Mario Bros. U on Switch: Does it Measure Up to the Classics?

Where does New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe rank alongside Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World?

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.

Sorry Pokemon Fans, Your Gold-Plated Cards from Burger King Aren't Worth Squat

Burger King's Pokemon cards from 1999 look kind of nice and they're fun to remember, but they're barely worth the cost of a milkshake.

Pokemon Red and Green Beta Images Show Us a Nightmare Alternative Gyarados

Beta Gyarados, I most certainly do not choose you. What do you mean I "don't have a choice?"

The Famed Konami Code from Contra Works on a New Fisher Price Toy

You need 30 lives to play with this toy, and you're going to burn through every single one.

John Romero Announces Sigil, a Spiritual Successor to the Original Doom

Sigil will be released as a free mod.

Panzer Dragoon and Panzer Dragoon 2: Zwei Remakes Announced

The first part is set to come out in 2019.

How Ultima 4 and Wasteland Ushered in a New Era of Maturity for RPGs

HISTORY OF RPGS | Inside Ultima 4 and Wasteland, two critical attempts to bring meaning to the genre of RPGs.

Popular ROM Sites Ordered to Pay Nintendo $12 Million

Big cash settlement.

All 20 PlayStation Classic Games, Ranked From Worst to Best

We help you decide which PlayStation Classic games are worth going back to.

Fire Emblem After 15 Years: Remembering the Beloved GBA Game That Brought Fire Emblem to America

We look back on Fire Emblem's first successful foray into North America, and why it remains a popular entry on both sides of the Pacific.

Castlevania Netflix Season 2 is Less "Vampire Killer" and More "Interview With the Vampire"

Like the games it emulates, season 2 of Netflix's Castlevania series meanders a bit before reaching a memorable showdown.

Save Me Mr Tako Draws on an Oft-Forgotten Nintendo Platforming Legend for Inspiration

This charming platformer on Nintendo Switch and PC may star a pacifist octopus, but it'll remind you of Kirby.

Starting Screen | The PlayStation Classic's Game Lineup Misses Out on Capturing What Made PS1 So Great

STARTING SCREEN | Licensing issues and questionable choices keep PS1 from reaching its potential.

Rare Prototype Wii Remotes Unearthed at Japanese Auction

A blast from the past.

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