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Someone Found The Old Maxis Game SimRefinery & Made It Playable

Someone Found The Old Maxis Game SimRefinery & Made It Playable

A relic from the first big boom of simulator games has resurfaced as Maxis' SimRefinery has been found and is totally playable. Before it was acquired by Electronic Arts in 1997, the company was thriving in the late '80s and early '90s. So much so that it had its own subdivision called Maxis Business Simulations, […]

SEGA Is Releasing A Game Gear Micro Portable System

SEGA Is Releasing A Game Gear Micro Portable System

One of the most interesting game announcements this week comes from SEGA as they're releasing the Game Gear Micro. The company dropped a trailer for the tiny gaming console a few hours ago in Japan, showing off what is essentially the tiniest portable game player around (unless you're counting the Tamagotchi). The small console comes […]

Minecraft Adds Pac-man To The Game For 40th Anniversary

Minecraft Adds Pac-man To The Game For 40th Anniversary

As a bit of a tribute to Pac-Man's 40th anniversary, Mjoang has added the iconic character into Minecraft for people to use. It shouldn't come as any surprise that game developers would pay tribute to it, as Pac-Man's success in the early '80s is responsible for modern gaming being what it ss in many ways. […]

SNK Announces Summer Games Giveaway With Twitch Prime

SNK Announces Summer Games Giveaway With Twitch Prime

SNK revealed today they've partnered with Twitch to giveaway over 20 classic games this summer as part of their Twitch Prime program. Over the course of the next few months, the company will kick open their vault and give out several classic arcade and console titles that should bring back feelings of nostalgia. All of […]

My Arcade Celebrates Pac-Man's 40th With Golden Micro Player

My Arcade Celebrates Pac-Man's 40th With Golden Micro Player

My Arcade revealed this week they're releasing a 40th Anniversary Pac-Man arcade micro player that's been gold-plated. You can see the design below as the company has partnered with Bandai Namco to bring the classic arcade game back into their collection to make this gold-clad version of the popular micro player line. This particular one […]

Twitch & Bandai Namco Partner Up To Make Pac-Man Live Studio

Twitch & Bandai Namco Partner Up To Make Pac-Man Live Studio

Bandai Namco and Twitch revealed today on Pac-Man's 40th Anniversary the addition of Pac-Man Live Studio to the website. The actual studio itself won't be coming until June, but the basics are that streamers will be able to play versions of the iconic arcade game live on stream. You'll have several options to choose from […]

Someone Made A Nintendo Switch Look Like A Game Boy Color

It always amazes us to see the artwork people eventually do to their Nintendo Switch if they feel passionate enough to redesign it. People have broken open the console and played around with the case, buttons, and design in different ways over the past couple of years. Surprisingly, most players go back and do a […]

J. Allard has joined Intellivision in a leadership role.

Game Industry Veteran J. Allard Joins Intellivision in Leadership Role

Intellivision Entertainment announced that an industry veteran with hands in cofounding Xbox, Xbox Live, and Xbox Live Arcade has joined the company. J. Allard is now Intellivision's Global Managing Director. As Microsoft's former Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer in the Entertainment and Devices Division, he was capable of making great things happen for […]

Games Done Quick Releases The AGDQ 2020 List

Games Done Quick Raised $400k This Weekend For Direct Relief

Thank you for your support! [caption id="attachment_1099355" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Games Done Quick features retro games being speedrun for charity.[/caption]The effort is pretty amazing that was planned on the fly and with the support of several gamers who took the time to be a part of it They'll slowly be releasing videos of the runs son from[...]

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Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Finally Sells For $360K

The Nintendo PlayStation auction has ended, finally, and after months of wondering who would actually plunk down money on a console you can't play. The auction ended this week with an undisclosed winner paying $360,000 for the console. That beat out several game collectors and archivists who basically were spending tons fo cash to have […]

"Gamestop 2.0": A Retail Renaissance! Pt. 5

"Gamestop 2.0": A Retail Renaissance! Pt. 5

Instead, I was transfixed on the consoles - namely, what Nintendo consoles and game cartridges the store had for sale.[caption id="attachment_1167896" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The various Nintendo consoles for sale at the Retro Gamestop 2.0 location Source: Gamestop (photo credit: Josh Nelson)[/caption]Not only did they sell Nintendo Switches, like all other Gamestop stores, but they also[...]

"Gamestop 2.0": A Retail Rennaissance! Pt. 2

"Gamestop 2.0": A Retail Renaissance! Pt. 4

Hey there! By now, I hope you've seen my earlier article concerning an overview of Gamestop's experimental revitalization and rebranding project in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known there as "Gamestop 2.0". If not, this can be found here. I'd highly recommend you give it a look if you want an overview of what marvelous things await the […]

"Gamestop 2.0": A Retail Renaissance! Pt. 3

"Gamestop 2.0": A Retail Renaissance! Pt. 3

Hey there! By now, I hope you've seen my earlier article concerning an overview of Gamestop's experimental revitalization and rebranding project in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known there as "Gamestop 2.0". If not, this can be found here. I'd highly recommend you give it a look if you want an overview of what marvelous things await the […]

BarbarousKing Announces Work Has Started On "Grand Poo World 3"

BarbarousKing Announces Work Has Started On "Grand Poo World 3"

It this week's edition of Unexpected News, BarbarousKing revealed that he has started work on the Kaizo Mario game Grand Poo World 3. If you're unfamiliar with this series, here's the short version for you. Barb created the original Grand Poo World as a friendly (and difficult as hell) Mario Kaizo game for his fellow […]

Evercade Announces An Atari Lynx Cartridge With 17 games

Evercade Announces An Atari Lynx Cartridge With 17 games

Evercade has added another collection of games to their handheld console as they now have the Atari Lynx Collection 1 for you to pick up. The collection has 17 games from the old-school system including Scrapyard Dog, Basketbrawl, Super Asteroids/Missile Command, Awesome Golf, Crystal Mines II: Buried Treasure, Dracula the Undead, and Malibu Bikini Volleyball. […]

My Arcade Releases The Retro Champ For Purchase

My Arcade Releases The Retro Champ For Purchase

My Arcade has released a brand new retro console player as the Retro Champ is now on the market playing NES and Famicom titles. The system comes with a built-in screen with rechargeable batteries and a cartridge cleaning kit. You have HDTV compatibility with an aspect ration switch and wireless controller compatibility. There are two […]

Games Done Quick Releases The AGDQ 2020 List

Games Done Quick Suspends Speedrunner With "Feminazism" In Their Profile

For as much good as Games Done Quick does for charitable causes, it seems a year can't go by without some sort of controversy. Kotaku is reporting that speedrunner Luzbelheim has been suspended after it came to light that their Twitter bio included the word "feminazism". It all started with fellow speedrunner StebMcDreb posted a […]

Games Done Quick Releases The AGDQ 2020 List

Games Done Quick Sets A New Fundraising Record In 2020

Awesome Games Done Quick just came to a close, and as they put another winter event behind them, they closed out the night in style! The event closed just a few minutes ago with a total of $3,131,475. That beats the previous record set during Summer Games Done Quick 2019, which was $3,039,596, making this […]

Did Mike Tyson Just Leak a New Nintendo Punch-Out Game?

Watch Two Players Beat "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out" Blindfolded Together

One of the more infamous speedrunning video games is Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, which helped popularize the genre with some insane challenges. Over the years there have been so many speed strats found for the game with people setting new records in different categories. One of the most popular of the group being the blindfolded runs […]

AtGames Announces The Connected Arcade For CES 2020

AtGames is bringing an awesome arcade unit with them to CES 2020 this week as we get a look at the Connected Arcade cabinet. This thing has 350 classic arcade and home console games spanning multiple consoles with the appropriate joysticks, buttons, dials, and a rollerball to accommodate them. What's more, it comes with a […]