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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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Tetris celebrates 30 years as the world's favorite puzzle game

After three decades, billions of points and far too many of those useless Z-shaped monstrosities that always arrive at the worst possible moment, the universally-beloved puzzle game Tetris is now celebrating its thirtieth birthday. Originally conceived by Alexey Pajitnov during the final years...

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Report: New Mexican museum to sell disinterred E.T. cartridges

If you're in the market for a filthy yet arguably notable copy of the Atari 2600 debacle known as E.T., you may want to plan a trip to the New Mexico Museum of Space History. One month ago, Microsoft funded a dig in the Southwestern state in search of a fabled cache of E.T. cartridges reportedly...

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Did You Know Gaming looks back at the Game Boy

The video game historians at Did You Know Gaming have returned with a look back at the history of Nintendo's wildly successful, beloved Game Boy handheld. From the classic, green-screen LCD brick to the Game Boy Advance, Did You Know Gaming explores the strange, often baffling plans...

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Next 33 1/3 volume to analyze Super Mario Bros' soundtrack

Publisher Bloomsbury announced that the next volume in its 33 1/3 book series will focus on Koji Kondo's iconic soundtrack for Nintendo's landmark 1985 platformer Super Mario Bros. Launched in 2003, the 33 1/3 series provides critical analysis of historically significant music albums, with past...

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PlayStation Now streaming service enters PS4 beta tomorrow

The closed beta phase of PlayStation Now for PS4 will begin tomorrow, Sony announced. The service's beta program has been available for PS3 after invites went out to players in late January. PlayStation Now was announced in January as a service that allows players to stream PS3 games to their...

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The untold history of Godzilla

A new Godzilla movie has arrived, ready to terrorize moviegoers (and Bryan Cranston). The King of the Monsters has a long history in cinema, but he's also no stranger to video games. The giant lizard is tailor-made for video games, really. He's adept at smashing buildings and fighting monsters,...

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Jurassic Park: Trespasser remake aims to make good on long-lost promises

Fifteen years later, Jurassic Park: Trespasser still seems to bring out the dreamer in game developers. It's largely forgotten today, but there was a time when the 1998 first-person shooter published by Electronic Arts aspired to be the ultimate technical achievement. Developer Seamus Blackley...

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Introducing the Analogue Nt, a $500 1080p NES

You say you want to play some classic retro games, but you want to do so in the most modern, fiscally irresponsible way possible? Analogue Interactive has just the thing. According to its lengthy, almost fetishistic feature list, the Analogue Nt is crafted from a single block of "6061 aluminum,"...

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Fan support could lead to SNES, GBA Remix

"If you build it, they will come" doesn't always apply to game development, as NES Remix director Koichi Hayashida recently illustrated. When asked about the possible inclusion of Super Nintendo, Game Boy or Game Boy Advance games in a future Remix game, Hayashida told IGN that "if there's a big...

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