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Mat's Farewell | The Truth Has Not Vanished Into Darkness

This isn't the real ending, is it? Can't be.

Nintendo's Doug Bowser Defends Limited-Time Mario Releases, Promises More Animal Crossing Updates

2020's most confusing Nintendo decision is a "celebration," but hey, at least we know the island fun won't be stopping soon.

The SNES Can Do Ray Tracing Thanks to a Homebrew “SuperRT” Chip

Ben Carter's chip design makes real-time lighting and reflections possible on a 30-year-old console.

SNK Is Building a Brand-New Console For 2021

A new SNK box is on the way, it seems.

This Nintendo Power Cover Imagines a World Where Fire Emblem Came to the NES

But is it faithful to its respective time period? We ask the experts.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Delayed From January to March 2021

The Prince will still make a comeback early next year, just not quite as soon as expected.

NES Tetris Tournament Crowns New World Champion in Brother Against Brother Battle

The Classic Tetris World Championship ended with yet another thrilling showdown in 2020.

Mega Man X3's Instruction Booklet Is a Perfect '90s Snapshot of Web 1.0

Mega Man X3's odd booklet is a product that can only exist in 1995.

Squadala! The Awful Zelda CD-i Games Have Been Remastered

Nintendo may deny the CD-i Zelda games' existence, but fans never forget.

Illusionist Uri Geller Apologizes for Lawsuit That Once Halted Kadabra Pokemon Cards

As for whether the spoon-bending psychic-type will appear in the TCG again, that's up to Nintendo.

PlayStation RPG SaGa Frontier Is Getting a Remaster

A bold new Frontier for 2021.

What's Your Favorite James Bond Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With a new 007 game on the way, we're looking back at his various incarnations over the years.

Archivists Resurrect Canceled Sega VR Game From the '90s on Modern Hardware

It's not Beat Saber, Superhot, or Half-Life: Alyx, but it's cool in its own right.

30 Years Ago, the Super NES, Final Fantasy 4, and a Broken Jaw Changed My Life

How the SNES kept me weird but happy during a rough spot in my life.

The Super Mario Bros. Game and Watch is Packed With Adorable Easter Eggs

See Mario run. See Mario snooze.

TimeSplitters 2 Isn’t Actually Getting a Remake, THQ Nordic Confirms to Our Dismay

An Easter egg in SpellForce 3: Fallen God is just that—an Easter egg and nothing more.

Actor Michael B. Jordan Wants to See More Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, And I'm With Him

When will we get taken for a ride once again?

This Official Pokemon Sleeping Bag Lets You Crawl Into Metapod's Cold, Dusty Womb

Hide, child. Hide in the close, stony embrace of Metapod's exoskeleton.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021's Lineup Includes Beat Saber, Hades, and the Wand of Gamelon

GDQ is sticking with social distancing, which means we get another round of off-beat speedrun showcases.

11 Games That Will Help You Get in the Halloween Spirit

Celebrate the season with the best virtual Halloween festivities.

The Top 25 PlayStation 2 Games of All Time

Celebrating 20 years with 25 of the PS2's best games.

What Classic Japanese Game Do You Still Want to Get an Official English Localization?

Many have come over, yet some remain overseas.

Nightdive's Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Won't Be Coming in 2020 After All

Updating Westwood's 1997 classic is a bit harder than expected without the source code.

Fire Emblem's Limited Time Launch Is Part of a Worrying Trend For Nintendo

After the success of 3D All-Stars, this new trend is starting to feel uneasy.

The First Fire Emblem Is Coming to Nintendo Switch This December

Shadow Dragon, in its original form, but only for a limited time.

A 64-Player Pac-Man Battle Royale Is Launching Exclusively on Stadia

There's a free demo out now if you're down to try out Google's streaming service.

We've Already Forgotten What Real Console Wars Looked Like

In the olden days, game companies would sooner shank each other than put exclusives on each other's consoles.

Double Fine's LucasArts Remasters Are All Coming to Game Pass Soon

The Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle remasters will all arrive on Xbox in a few weeks.

Analogue Duo is a Brand-New Retro Console That Will Play Every TurboGrafx-16 Game in 1080p

The Analogue Duo will run "nearly every" NEC format, but the Pocket will get in on some TurboGrafx/PC Engine fun too.

Sega Says It Didn't Mean to "Dredge Up Painful Memories" With Golden Axe Prototype

The publisher responds to one developer, surprised to see a reportedly crunch-ridden project brought back to life.

Halo 3, BioShock, and Lost Odyssey: A Look Back at the Last Golden Age of Game Commercials

Return to a time when game commercials were produced like tiny movies.

I Had a Childhood Crush on Mega Man's Mysterious Robot Brother

When Mega Man 3 arrived 30 years ago, it introduced us to Protoman. Be still our beating clockwork hearts.

A Few Classic Metal Gear Games Are Now on GOG

Snake? Snake? Snaaaaake?!

Chip's Challenge Is Free on Steam, and It's Ready to Whip Your Flabby Brain Into Shape

Help Chip be cool in one of the most addictive puzzle games ever made.

Left 4 Dead 2 Is Getting a Massive Fan-Made and Valve-Approved Update

The Last Stand Update adds a new campaign and a whole lot more.

Quake's Soundtrack Just Got a Vinyl Remaster

Nine Inch Nails' classic tracks have been remastered for vinyl.

Starting Screen | Super Mario 64 Remains the Best of the 3D Mario Games

An ode to Nintendo's pioneering platformer on the eve of the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

Super Mario Bros.'s Weird, Stark Instruction Booklet Is One of Gaming's Most Important Documents

The Super Mario Bros. instruction book was our key to the dark depths of the Mushroom Kingdom.

The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Remaster Reimagines the School Level in a COVID-19 World

Skateboarding can be a socially distant activity, after all.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Was Astoundingly Screwed Up Twice

"Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is?"

Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend Brings Three Classic Game Boy JRPGs to Switch

Get ready, heroes, to bust an opium-smuggling ring. Er, I mean, bust a banana-smuggling ring.

An Impassioned Defense of Stubbs the Zombie

This misfit, misplaced game from the mid-2000s always deserved better.

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Raises $2.3 Million With Online Event

Massive distances couldn't stop the speedrunners.

What's Your Favorite Video Game Demo?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | While we're not doing combos in the warehouse, let's chat about some great game demos.

What to Watch at SGDQ 2020: Zelda Dogs, Blindfolded Smash Bros. And More

The runner will be blindfolded obviously, not the Smash Brothers.

Don't Get Your Hopes up for a Scott Pilgrim Game Comeback… but Maybe Do

The long-delisted title has Bryan Lee O'Malley, Edgar Wright, and more pulling for its return.

Why Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Was Fated to Be Overlooked Despite Its Brilliance

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.

More Nintendo Gigaleak Details Reveal Link's Awakening's Links to the Past

A newly-found map shows us how Link's Awakening links up to A Link to the Past in surprising ways.

Traces of Beta Yoshi's Genetic Material Can Still be Found in Super Mario World

The Nintendo Gigaleak reminds us immortality through our offspring is possible. (And potentially disturbing.)

Analogue Pocket Goes Up For Pre-Order, Sells Out in Under an Hour

It's up... aaaand it's gone.

New "Gigaleak" of Nintendo Prototypes and Source Code Is a Huge Deal - Here's Why

This is a massive look into older Nintendo development.

The Analogue Pocket Won't Save Our Souls Until 2021, but Pre-Orders Will Go Live Next Week

There's some new details on the slick-looking handheld, but its release is now a bit far off.

Remember When…The Virtual Boy Introduced Shin Megami Tensei to the West

In 1995, a select few welcomed Jack Frost into the domain of Western mortals.

Nightdive Studios's CEO Is "Never Going to Stop" Trying to Revive No One Lives Forever

Maybe the team will take another crack at licensing NOLF after finishing the System Shock remake?

Panzer Paladin Review: A Lovable Retro Hero Rolls to the Rescue

Inside every great robot hero, there's a tiny robot woman with a big whip.

Remember When... Dragon Quest 9 Shocked the World?

Robust multiplayer options and a brief affair with action-based gameplay made Dragon Quest 9 the Shockmaster of the Dragon Quest series.

Nintendo Confirms Lego NES Replica Set For Launch in August

It'll retail for $229.99 in total.

Now You're Building With Power: Lego Teases a Big NES Set

Flush Lego Mario down your toilet to send him to the Minus World.

Shantae's First Adventure Is Being Re-Released on Switch, And Surprisingly, Game Boy Color

Two new ports are rounding out the half-genie collection on Switch.

The Time Nintendo Got Hooked En Masse on Space Invaders Because of Hiroshi Yamauchi

Some "research" led to a company-wide obsession in 1978.

Never Mind The Last Of Us, Here's The Real Game With The First LGBT+ Protagonist

In 1989, a lone developer released the LGBT+ detective game Caper in the Castro.

TimeSplitters at 20: How the Cult Classic Series Laid the Groundwork for Modern Hero Shooters

For TimeSplitters's 20th anniversary this year, we talk to David Doak about creating the seminal shooter.

One Collector's Quest to Find and Preserve the Rarest Retro Nintendo Artifacts

Nintendo Power mainly existed to sell games to kids, but to collector Stephan Reese, it represents something more.

Starting Screen | Remembering the Joys of Sin-Free Gaming in Summer

There ain't no gaming like summer vacation gaming.

A Persona 4 Golden Modder Is Bringing Light to the World By Letting You Date Yosuke

Soon we'll be able to eat fsteak with Yosuke, but romantically.

A New Metal Slug Is Coming to Mobile in 2020

It's back, but maybe not like you expected.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remaster's Demo Will Let Players Team Up With Full Game Owners

It's compatible with those who buy the full game too.

Shakedown: Hawaii Steals the Wii Swan Song Mic From Just Dance 2020

Brian Provinciano is at it again with passion-project ports for the Wii and Wii U.

Atlus Gauges Interest in Persona 3 and More With an Extensive Survey

Atlus asked fans, "Would'jya like to take a surrrrvey?"

Super Smash Bros. Melee Gets "Ultra-Smooth" Online Thanks to Third-Party Rollback

Smash Bros. Melee, a game designed without online play, might have better online play than Smash Bros. Ultimate at this point.

EA Might Be Teasing a Need for Speed: Underground Announcement on Twitter

Or this could just be a reminder that "Get Low" is a great song.

Siren's Song: WayForward on Shantae's Evolution, Smash Bros., And the Future

Shantae co-creator Matt Bozon tells us what a new generation might hold for the chipper genie.

BloodRayne and Other Majesco Properties Acquired By Ziggurat Interactive

BloodRayne's back from the dead again.

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Review: Let's Rock

Still hell marching after all these years.

The Most Beautiful 2D Sprite Games of All Time

Let's celebrate the simple beauty of sprite-based games.

20 Amazing In-Game Maps That Did More Than Show the Way Forward

From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.

A Lost NES Game Based on Tom Cruise's Days of Thunder Has Been Fully Reconstructed

There's a functional build, and the story of how it was put together is fascinating.

Cyberspace Is Looking Slick in the System Shock Remake

You can't jack-in with the remake's new demo yet, but you'll want to leave meatspace behind.

Why I'm Still Playing Gradius 35 Years After Its Original Release

On its 35th anniversary, the Vic Viper lives on.

A Sonic Movie Sequel Is Off to the Races

Looks like the writers and director are coming back too.

Xenogears 2 Was One More Victim of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within's Epochal Failure

Xenogears 2 died for Spirits Within, much like how Chu-Chu died for your sins.

Arkane Studios' First Game, Arx Fatalis, Is Free From Now Until the End of May

Love Dishonored? Play the very first game Arkane flexed its first-person finesse on.

Xbox Series X Could Push Some Backward Compatible Games to 120 FPS

Microsoft's talking up its newest advancements for playing old games.

Why Pac-Man Still Delights Us 40 Years Later

Decades later, Pac-Man's thrill of the chase is still exhilarating.

Fan Turns Star Fox 64 Into a Paper Mario-Style Pop-Up Book

Once upon a time in the faraway system of Lylat...

Axe of the Blood God: The Rich RPG Legacy of the Game Boy Advance

From Golden Sun to Fire Emblem, the GBA was a brilliant handheld console for RPG fans.

Minecraft Celebrates Pac-Man's 40th By Putting Him In the Game

The round guy just got blocky.

Insignia, a Fanmade Project, Might Bring Back Classic Xbox Live Service This Year

Its creator revealed the project to disavow any notion of it relying on leaked Xbox source code.

Rare Was Stumped Trying to Name Perfect Dark, So It Turned to an Unlikely Source

To come up with your FPS name, first think of a pun on a historical figure...

David Wise and Grant Kirkhope Remember Composing Goldeneye 007, Meeting Miyamoto, and Rare's Golden Age

"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."

Here's What Monkey Island 2 Might've Sounded Like With Voice Acting

Before LucasArts went all-in on voiceover, it tested it out with a bit of LeChuck's Revenge.

How Documentaries Are Helping Preserve Gaming Culture We're at Risk of Losing

USgamer spoke with six filmmakers about their work and how it makes gaming history accessible to viewers.

Nintendo Switch Online Getting Four More Classic Games, Including Rygar

Also Panel de Pon, a win for those who are too cool for Tetris Attack.

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