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The New Nintendo PlayStation Owner Wants to Make it Part of a "Permanent Museum"

He says he's already working with a university museum on exhibiting the unit next year.

The Nintendo PlayStation Bidding War Fizzled Out at Auction, Sells for $300,000

That's around $380,000 after fees and still a record, but it looks like high-spender interest really peaked weeks ago.

TurboGrafx-16 Mini Launch Delayed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

There's no word on how long the delay might be.

Command & Conquer Remastered Devs Uncover Over Four Hours of Previously Unseen Footage in a Hidden Cabinet

A lost archive from the Westwood era will see the light of day.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Producer Says It Would "Be a Waste" Not to Use Parasite Eve's Characters

He doesn't know about any plans for the series, though.

The Case for the PlayStation 2 Being the Greatest Console Ever

Why the highest-selling console of all time is also the best.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Lets You Tap Alucard With a New Mobile Port

Though the controller's probably a better option.

DuckTales Remastered Is Back After Its Unexplained Removal From Digital Storefronts

It was delisted back in August, but you can't keep Scrooge McDuck down—he bounces too much.

Ziggurat Interactive is a New Publisher That's Set on Preserving Classic Games

A millionaire game enthusiast is bankrolling this latest preservation effort.

Newly-Revealed Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time VHS Beta Footage Shows Off Big Last-Minute Changes

A promotional video tape reveals an important bit of Ocarina of Time's history.

The Most Interesting Mega Man Character is a Reploid Who Fell in Love with a Human

There's a Mega Man Zero character who's a treasure trove of lore and timeline links. Stay a while and listen.

"Konami Code" Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dies

The developer of the infamous series of inputs reportedly died yesterday.

Pop Your Enemies and Bounce With Bubble Bobble 4 Friends on Switch Next Month

Bub and Bob are crossing the Atlantic in March.

Starting Screen | Video Games Held No Meaning for Me Until Developers Gave Us Endings

If video games are a chaotic digital sea, narrative and endings are its lighthouses.

Two Decades Later, There Simply Can't Be Another Marvel Vs. Capcom 2

How smack talk and superheroes created a scene that can't seem to be replicated.

USG Notebook: The Spectre of StarCraft: Ghost Haunts Its Leaked Build

Seeing the game playable again is a good time to reflect on the strife that bore it.

What Video Game Romances Should Have Remained Friendships?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | On Valentine's Day, we want to hear who you don't ship.

Early Bidding War for the Nintendo PlayStation Has Pushed the Price Up to $350,000

Oculus' founder Palmer Luckey is one of the deep-pocketed bidders.

The Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Is Up for Auction, and Bidding's Already at $31,000

That's a big price tag for a beige bit of history.

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Review: Almost a Sonic Boom

After all the hype and controversy, Sonic serves up a perfectly competent video game adaptation.

A Neopets Cartoon Is Coming, but Who the Heck Is It For?

Will it star a Kougra whose owner hasn't fed it in 18 years?

Vagrant Story Is Getting Bring Arts Figures for Its 20th Anniversary, but Will Ashley Riot Still Forego Pants?

Vagrant Story is a great game, but it shouldn't be excused from hard-hitting questions.

We've Forgotten the Simple but Strong Lesson Mewtwo Tried to Teach Us 20 Years Ago

It's Mewtwo's birthday, and the least we can do is remember to be excellent to each other.

The Virtual Boy is "Part of Nintendo History," Luigi's Mansion 3 Producer Says

In spite of its awkward shortcomings, it seems Nintendo's cool now with a Virtual Boy joke or two.

The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Leaves Out One Potentially Wonderful Extra

Sadly, western audiences are denied the peaceful resolution X and Zero fought for.

This Massive Super Mario Art Archive is a Reminder 2D Mario Needs its Graphics Refreshed

Nintendo's hand-drawn Mario art is a real mood-booster, and someone just uploaded a ton of it.

Starting Screen | I Moderated a Gaming BBS in 1995, and It Was a Beautiful, Life-Changing Mess

When it comes to video game discourse, everything old is forever new.

The Virtual Console Convinced Nintendo to Make a New Mario Movie

The brand is strong, but it could be stronger.

Mega Man Battle Network's Creators Are Taking Note of Demand for Series Ports

You shouldn't set your expectations high for a sequel, though.

In the '80s, "Parental Controls" Were a Master Lock Chastity Belt on the NES

Totally unbreakable. Totally insurmountable. Totally Master Lock.

Sleep With Atari (In Its New Line of Hotels)

The fun is back, oh yes-sir-ee, it's a chain of hotels from A-tar-i!

How Cooly Skunk, a "Lost" Super Famicom Game, Was Rescued Against All Odds

There weren't any car chases, but it's still a harrowing tale.

Reggie Fils-Aimé Once Put a Stop to Graffiti-Styled Nintendo Logo

"We had to be clear in what Nintendo as a brand stood for."

Sonic's Movie Redesign Still Holds Up in This New Wiz Khalifa Music Video

It's no "City Escape," but it's alright.

Half-Life is Breaking Its Record for Concurrent Players on Steam More Than 20 Years After Release

Valve's 1998 classic is enjoying a temporary popularity boost.

Kingpin: Reloaded Bringing the 1999 FPS to Modern Systems, Profanities Intact

Time to see if the cuss-filled crime story holds up.

Long-Lost N64 Accessory Prototype Comes With Accusations of Theft by Sega

A resurfaced prototype for an N64 controller screen looks pretty familiar.

Starting Screen | Why is Nintendo Hesitant to Remember Super Mario Bros. 2?

Super Mario Bros. 2 is a major part of Nintendo's history, but it seems scared to dish out relevant nostalgia.

Skies of Arcadia Developer: "I Really, Really Want to Develop the Sequel"

Signs of life for a classic RPG?

Actually, Resident Evil 4 Was Plenty Scary

On its 15th anniversary, we remember some of Resident Evil 4's scariest moments.

Nintendo's Old Kyoto HQ is Being Made into a Hotel, so Make Your Pilgrimage Now

See the Nintendo plaque, $5. Touch the Nintendo plaque, $10.

Tetris 99's Biggest Fan Is The Father of Tetris Himself, Alexey Pajitnov

Tetris' creator is excited to see his game flourish as a competitive experience.

Remember When... Xbox 360 Tried to Conquer Japan?

Microsoft's attempts to win over Japanese gamers, and why it ultimately failed.

From PS1 to PS5: A Brief History of the PlayStation Logo

The PS5's new logo isn't groundbreaking, but there's value in sticking to what works.

Pokemon XD's Overlooked Orre Region is Based on a Sun-Scorched Hellhole: Arizona

Orre should not exist. It is a monument to man's arrogance.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 - When, Where, and Which Speedruns You Should Watch

It's a week full of wonderful speedruns, and one mischievous goose.

How Westwood's Long-Lost Blade Runner Adventure Game Landed on GOG [Update]

It took years of searching and Scumm work.

Atari Touts More Support and 88% Revenue Split to Draw Developers to Its Microconsole

More details on the VCS emerge as we approach its "early 2020" targeted release.

Westwood's 1997 Cult Classic Blade Runner Has Risen From the Dead

Thanks to ScummVM and GOG, Ray McCoy is back on the case.

GTA Online Producer on Its New In-Game Arcade: "We Wanted to Look Back At Our Own Past"

We talk GTA Online's new games-within-a-game with Rockstar Games' online producer.

Doom and Doom 2 on Console Are Getting Free Classic Map Pack Add-Ons

Bethesda says "hell yes" to bringing Final Doom to consoles.

25 Years Ago, Breath of Fire 2 Was My First Journey to Kill God, and It Was Good

Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.

"beYOOOOOOOW Beyowwwwwwww:" The Story Behind Sony's Iconic PlayStation Opening Chime

The music that defined a generation. Oh and Nirvana, I guess.

Nintendo Switch Online Getting Four More SNES Games After Long Wait, Including the Once Lost Star Fox 2

Crystalis is also on its way to the NES version of the service.

On Its 25th Anniversary, PlayStation Devs Reflect on Their Greatest Terror: Memory Cards

Turns out the PS2 memory card's quirks were other people's nightmares.

M2 Designer Says Implementing Easy Game Modes is Important For Bringing in New Players

Bullet hells can be a little less punishing for some players.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves Turns 20 Today—Here's a Glimpse of the Sequel That Never Quite Happened

It might literally be sitting in a file folder somewhere.

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Nostalgic Gamer

If you're shopping for someone who still finds beauty in cartridges and pixels, have we got a gift guide for you.

M2 Shows Us Aleste Branch, the Triumphant Return of a Classic 8-Bit Shmup

Aleste is making a comeback from the studio that made Sega Ages, the ReBirth series, and more.

Donkey Kong Country Turns 25: Gaming's Biggest Bluff

Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo faced the threat of obsolescence with sheer bravado—and won.

Bart Simpson and Godzilla Were Almost in NBA Jam

Or at least, toy-like facsimiles.

Make a Statement At Your Next LAN with This NES-Inspired Mouse

You'll probably come in last at whichever game you're playing, but you'll look good while losing.

In 2004, Tens of Thousands of People Answered Payphones for Halo 2

What dates the hype for Halo 2 the most? The smartphone revolution.

The Best Moments From Sakurai's Big Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tribute to King of Fighters

Terry's entrance into Smash Bros. came with a lot of fanfare.

No, Playtonic Isn't Working on a New Banjo-Kazooie

"At first, we found it amusing that Ed Bryan's bag is being used as serious 'evidence.'"

Starting Screen | Blizzard Had a Terrible Weekend, But At Least Warcraft 3: Reforged is Good

Maybe Blizzard's best days really are behind it.

A Thank You From USgamer For Extra Life 2019

We beat our goal, and it's thanks to all of you.

Digital Eclipse Has Made It Much Easier to Hate-Love the 16-bit Aladdin and Lion King Games

"I can show you the world with some help from rewind."

Bluepoint Games Is Teasing Something, Your Guess As to What

The studio tweeted out a cavalcade of spooky references.

Simple Sprites, Potent Frights: How Sprite-based Horror Games Can Produce Genuinely Big Scares

Airdorf's Faith series demonstrates how simple sprites can magnify a horror game's creepy atmosphere rather than detract from it.

End of a Reign: The Final Days of Crusader Kings 2

Paradox tells us about how it's giving Crusader Kings 2 a proper sendoff in the months leading up to Crusader Kings 3.

Reggie Fils-Aimé: The Wii Was Nintendo's Response to a "Stagnant" Market

Including Wii Sports was a "key decision."

Starting Screen | Three Classic Letters That Show How Much Easier It Is to Be a Video Game Fan in 2019

The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.

Street Fighter 4 Producer Yoshinori Ono Once Considered Making It Turn-Based

The higher-ups were initially "99.9 percent" against what became Street Fighter's revival.

Command & Conquer Remasters Will Let You Rapidly Swap Resolutions At The Push of a Button

Go retro or modern with a single keystroke.

DJ Jazzy Jeff Was Reportedly Surprised to Find Out He Was in NBA Jam

The Fresh Prince collaborator was dazzled by his in-game cameo.

Interview: We Ask Atari's CEO About Lingering Questions Surrounding Its Retro Linux Box

The VCS is more like an "open PC," but recent controversies and delays paint a grim picture. We ask Atari's head where it's headed.

This Ghastly Gastly is Already 2019's Pokemon Pumpkin of the Year

We get it, Gastly. You vape.

No, Frog from Chrono Trigger Did Not Steal Earthworm Jim's Arm

Arm yourself with the facts!

The Analogue Pocket is Bringing Retro Handheld Gaming Back to Life

Analogue's new device looks like a Game Boy Pocket but supports a lot more than Game Boy classics.

You Can Catch Fish With the Game Boy's Weirdest Accessory

You can lie about "the one that got away," but your Game Boy knows the truth.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Will Also Have the Arcade Original, If Four-Player Isn’t Your Bag

That's bonus Bubble Bobble bang for your buck.

New Report Paints Fuzzy Picture for the Future of Atari's Throwback Box, Though Atari Disagrees

New reports don't seem keen on the Ataribox's future.

Bluepoint Games, the Masters Behind the Shadow of the Colossus Remake, Tease "Big" PS5 Title

The PS5 title could be the remake Bluepoint started working on after releasing 2018's Shadow of the Colossus.

John Kirby, the Lawyer that Saved Nintendo, Dies at 79

In 1982, Kirby assisted with legal gorilla warfare.

Panzer Dragoon Remake Studio is Tackling The House of the Dead Next

But where's Typing of the Dead?

The Owner of the Legendary Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Wants to Put It Up For Sale

Seems like you can just email him about it.

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