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Uncover Castle in the Darkness' secrets soon on Steam

1001 Spikes developer Nicalis announced a new damning action-platformer today, Castle in the Darkness. The game "recalls a golden, bygone era" thanks to its retro-inspired art and steep difficulty curve. In it, players explore the kingdom of Alexandria, hunting down an evil force that took out...

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Hyrule Warriors' adventure mode has NES Zelda appeal

Nintendo offered new details on Hyrule Warriors during a Nintendo Direct livestream last night dedicated to spilling new beans on the game. The Tecmo Koei-developed offering will include an adventure mode that features a NES-style map inspired by the original Legend of Zelda. In it, players hack...

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One-man band covers Banjo-Kazooie theme, all instruments included

Covering the intro theme from the Nintendo 64 platformer classic Banjo-Kazooie is a daunting task for any group of musicians. For one thing, it uses a million instruments -- aside from the obvious banjo and kazoo parts, other sections of the melody employ the trumpet, trombone, saxophone, violin,...

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Happy 50th birthday, Ryu!

Street Fighter's iconic world warrior Ryu has just hit the big 5-0, a Reddit post pointed out earlier today. Feel free to send him "over the hill" birthday cards and jokey coffee mugs to mark the start of his sixth virtual decade. He'd love that. A red-headed Ryu got his start in 1987's awful...

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Sonic Adventure 2 cutscene recreation is no faker

YouTube animator Cameron Turner gives a brief but promising glimpse at what a Sonic Adventure 2 remake might look like in the fan-made scene recreation above, putting a new spin on a memorable clash between Sonic and Shadow. The recreation improves on the original scene in practically every way,...

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Sega's 8-bit universe beats itself up in Master System Brawl

If the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS has you jonesing for a similar arena fighter featuring Sega's classic characters, you'll want to check out Sega Master System Brawl (direct download link), a recently updated homebrew release for the Sega Genesis and Mega Drive. ...

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Denny's reveals Atari-themed menu, remixed mobile games

Denny's (yes, the family restaurant chain) has released a trio of reskinned Atari classics for mobile platforms to promote its new "Greatest Hits Remixed" menu. Featured games include the vector-based Hashteroids (a remixed Asteroids), frantic shoot-'em-up Centipup (Centipede), and...

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Record speedrun trumps Super Mario Bros. in under 5 minutes

Speedrunner "Blubbler" has set a new world record completion time for Nintendo's 1985 platformer Super Mario Bros, beating the previous best recorded time by less than a second. The world record run, seen above, shows Mario speeding through a handful of levels before warping to the final world...

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Why Shovel Knight couldn't run on a real NES

Shovel Knight is a well-crafted homage to the golden age of NES platformers (read our review!), but that doesn't mean it could actually run on Nintendo's beloved 8-bit console. Children of the 80s and 90s will probably notice, for example, that there is no sprite flickering in Shovel Knight. As it...

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World's largest game collection draws over $750K at auction

Last time we checked in on Michael Thomasson, the Guinness-certified owner of the world's largest video game collection, his attempts at selling his massive cache of gaming goods had attracted a top bid of $50,000. Now that the auction has ended, that total has skyrocketed to $750,250. While a...

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