Per earlier observations, retro gaming is back in a massive way in 2010, 2011 and beyond. But while our previous post takes a look at why classic video games are on the rise again, it’s also important to note what qualities differentiate a solid update from one which tarnishes a particular game or franchise’s image simply for the sake of a shameless cash-in. While its examples may be a tad passé, given that the article was written in 2009, the points...read more
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With all the commotion surrounding World of Warcraft creator Blizzard Entertainment’s announcement to require the use of real names in its forum, then the rescinding of that policy, gamers have been asking more questions about how identities (real or in-game) are going to be used in the future. When the initial policy was announced, there was a backlash from players about invasion of privacy, lack of protections and fear of real-world reprisals for in-game...read more
Mortal Kombat, Contra, Frogger, Metroid, NBA Jam… stop us if any of these titles seem familiar. Amusingly enough, the aforementioned classic video game franchises, while fond reminders of millions’ misspent youth, are also among the hottest new gaming debuts of 2010 and 2011. Credit a resurgence in retro gaming, the practice of dusting off old games and bringing them kicking and screaming into the harsh light of today. But why the sudden rise in support...read more
Want to buy and download games right to your favorite video game system? Wish granted, as console owners now have online multiplayer and shopping services like the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare and DSiWare right at their beck and call. But what about Mac and PC gamers? Fear not – from Steam to Impulse, GamersGate and GOG.com, the Internet is full of promising vendors that also offer keyboard jockeys the chance to download the hottest new...read more
Having played games for nearly three decades, we often noted with sadness how many childhood favorites would quickly be discontinued and lost to time (OK, maybe just abandonware and dubiously legal retro games download sites, but we digress). Credit the blistering pace of today’s video game industry: Even titles less than five years old are often forgotten with each passing Christmas. Thankfully for those who grew up alongside gaming, and fear for titles like...read more