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A modest Virtual Console wishlist

Update: Obviously, Nintendo has announced the Virtual Console will not be available at launch. However, this wishlist still applies for when they eventually do. We’re about ten days out from the Nintendo Switch launch and there’s been no announcement regarding … Continue reading

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Nintendo can’t win

Few corporations face as much armchair managing as Nintendo. Spend a few minutes browsing message boards or the comments section of a video game website and you’ll see wild and counterintuitive proposals on how Nintendo can solve their current problems or “fix” … Continue reading

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All the hottest Black Friday deals… from 1985

It’s Black Friday, why not enjoy these old, video game sales flyer scans courtesy of the old Lost Levels. Lots of non-video game related nostalgia here: other toys, board games, old logos, stores that no longer exist, CRT televisions, Casio … Continue reading

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Telling stories without words

Metroid turned 30 earlier this month. Though I had played video games before–Golf, Baseball Stars, and a dozen or so Atari 2600 titles–it was the first game with a true narrative that I encountered. I got an NES for my seventh … Continue reading

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Game Genie and other stories of postmodernism

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Ready, Down, Hut, Hut, Uh…

Here’s a neat little Tecmo Super Bowl reference making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook. For those of you who aren’t sports inclined, it’s a reference to a play made in last night’s Patriots/Colts game, which was widely considered to be … Continue reading

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