Category: History of Retro

5 Ridiculous Multiplayer Maps

Sure, you COULD fight other players online in warzones and space stations…but why bother with such samey, cookie-cutter locations when you can spar outside of...

DOOM & The D!ZONE Series – Biggest Video Game Scam Ever?

First-person shooters owe a lot to DOOM, but you probably don’t need another lecture on how it revolutionized gaming, entertained millions of players around the world,...

Shadow Warrior Review – You Didn’t Buy It?

To say that video games have become much more politically correct over the years is no bold claim. One inappropriate joke or passing comment could result in unwanted...

Final Fight (Arcade) – CO-OP Classics

A staple of the 1990s arcade scene, side-scrolling beat ‘em ups are simple enough in nature for anyone to grasp and compelling such that anyone can enjoy them. Though...

Balls of Steel – You Didn’t Buy It?

No matter how advanced video games have become over the years, pinball has never really been forgotten about in its entirety. In fact, there have been countless digital...

A Brief History of: Namco

The golden age of Japanese arcades wouldn’t be the same without one big name: Namco. Specifically, it wouldn’t be the same without an IP dreamt up by Namco’s...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Taiko no Tatsujin

Though the rhythm genre has fallen somewhat from its peak in the mid-2000s in the West, it has never died back in its home country of Japan where it enjoys a robust life...

Unreal Tournament – Think You Can Beat It?

Epic Games may be known as the team behind the kiddie-centric battle royale shooter Fortnite, but history will forever know them as the creators of one of the greatest...

A Brief History of: Capcom

The house that brought us Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil, among others, Capcom is a relatively young company in the grand scheme of things but has had an...

Arcade of Hall of Fame: Pong

When people consider the founding fathers of video games, one title cannot help but make it on the list, and that is Pong. A virtual table tennis game that first debuted...

Friday The 13th (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?!

If we can thank 1980s American cinema for one thing it would be the popularization of the slasher horror flick. Films like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Nintendo

The makers of some of the world’s most iconic titles, Nintendo’s history is longer than the video game industry itself. Makers of the Switch, Wii, SNES, and NES,...

Top 10 Retro First Person Shooters

Probably the single most dominant gaming format for most triple-A titles today, first-person shooters stormed the video games industry when they were popularised by a...

Bonanza Bros – CO-OP Classics

Before Sega began challenging Nintendo for home console dominance the company was still very much an arcade titan. But it wasn’t just a prominent name in the arcades...

5 Remasters We’d Like To See in 2019!

Gamers are a nostalgic crowd. And nothing proves that better than the number of remakes out on the market in any given year. But these titles aren’t just coming out...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Mario Bros (Arcade)

Every story has a beginning. But Mario’s origins are a little humbler than you might expect. And, no, we’re not talking about Donkey Kong. We’re talking about the...

A Brief History Of: The Nintendo DS

The empire built upon portables and home consoles, Nintendo today is combining both wings of its house into one gigantic behemoth of a system called the Switch. But,...

Jak II (PS2) – Think You Can Beat It?!

Jak II combines so many different genres of gaming, and does so many of them well, that it really resists classification. First, it is an open-world, third-person...