What's old is new again; rediscover retro video games and explore vintage-inspired reboots of the all-time classics.
A Guide to Buying Classic Video Games at Auction
There is a growing interest in collecting classic cartridge games thanks to the recent resurgence in retro gaming interest. Games for older systems such as the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, and Sega Genesis have long since stopped being sold in most brick-and-mortar stores.
Gambling Should Be Banned In The United States
About the same time that bans were issued in New York, betting was banned in the United States. The official independent routes currently were horse racing in Maryland and Kentucky as well as private card clubs. Club betting was legalized in Louisiana in 1869 and banned at the same time. Show Sources
The Importance of Poker
Our eight identical blue eyes quietly stared at her, as a pack of wolves would a sick deer. With a floral house dress floating over her plumpish body, seventy-four-year old Mrs. Ramsey looked like one of our great aunts. Piece of cake – we’d run her off in no time. After all, we’d dispatched five babysitters in the year since Mom started working.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Memories
With the announcement that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 are going to be remade, I got hit with a tidal wave of nostalgia. Upon hearing the news and browsing the world of Twitter, it appeared that I wasn’t the only one.
For the Love of a Game
Growing up I always loved editing characters in video games, whether it be adding the cast of Friends to the warzone that was Worms 2 or putting myself at front centre for the Vancouver Canucks on NHL 97.
Sonic forces mod APK (no ads and unlimited gold) available for the android
You would remember the Italian Super Mario on our computers but now the time has changed. People are moving toward a more convenient way of playing games. The best adventurous game is now available on your android phone which is Sonic Forces Mod APK. You are a sonic superhero in the game where you cannot stop running. Sonic forces speed battle game is where you have to catch the enemies and save the world.
Playing in the Dark
I still have my Game Boy Classic, circa 1998. I received the handheld gaming device many years post-release and obviously second-hand. The screen frame had long since fallen off, leaving globs of yellowish glue behind. The battery compartment gaped, held together with duct tape.
How Text-Based Games Can Heal Our Attention Spans
There is increasing evidence, subjective and otherwise, to conclude that Generations Z and Millennials have a difficult time focusing on any one task at hand. The overwhelming reason is attributed to the ubiquity of "screens"—be it cellphones, laptops, or the comfort of the black mirror that is omnipresent in most everyone's living room (and sometimes bedroom).
ADOM (Ancient Domains of Mystery): How 15,000 Lines of Code Changed RPGs
Life hasn't been the most exciting lately. I love to travel, so naturally, the shutdown that brought 2020 to a halt has forced me to take up, well, less-preferred means of adventuring. One such method is to explore the open worlds of video games that were ideated before I was born.
Donkey Kong Country 2
This is my favorite classic SNES game, but probably not for the reason that you think. I know all of you reading this are likely aware of the legendary status of this game. Nintendo was behind in releasing their new console, the Ultra 64, and they needed to release top quality games on the SNES to compete. There long-time rival, SEGA and a newcomer competitor Sony had both brought new more powerful 32-bit consoles to market the Sony PlayStation in particular was turning out to be a real success. Nintendo needed to convince consumers that their older and less powerful console was still a competitor in the market. Indeed 1995 would see the release of some of the best games to grace the hardware in its history. Games like Yoshi’s Island, Chrono Trigger and of course Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest.
In Praise of Instruction Manuals
There was a time in my life when I kept better care of my video game instruction manuals than many people do of their books. I was certainly better organized when it came to them, with a carefully chosen spot for each one. The console manuals sat in a plastic carrier, separated by system, occupying a nook under the table that held the consoles. The PC manuals, being larger, were in a magazine holder in the closet a few feet away. At a moment, I could find any of them, along with maps, reference cards, mini-posters, and any of the other detritus that might tumble out of a game box.
The Ethics of Save Files
A seldom remarked upon quirk of video games in the 90's was that if you rented a game, you might also find yourself in possession of a fragment of someone else's free time in the form of a save file. This might represent a hour of that person's time or fifty, played across a single evening or piecemeal over weeks. But for the duration of the rental, you had absolute control over this frozen span of time, with the power to use, abuse, or dispose of it as you wished - all while knowing that soon, another person would have the same control over your time.