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Seen@GDC 2014: The 1987 PC version of Quadrilateral Cowboy

Okay, we can't be sure this box for dystopian hacking game Quadrilateral Cowboy is actually from 1987, but it does boast about stunning SVGA graphics....

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Shenmue development bugs included cats walking like people and empty streets

Shenmue was an ambitious game for its time, incorporating a massive open world, environments full of people and activity and a complex combat system, all of which was delivered using state of the art graphics. It was a huge project and, as director Yu Suzuki revealed during the Shenmue postmortem...

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Star Wars denied, creativity permitted: a crucial moment in LucasArts history

Founded in 1982 as a new division of George Lucas' entertainment empire, LucasFilm Games intended to hinge its products on cutting-edge technology. David Fox, also known as LucasArts Employee #2, envisioned a visually rich first-person spaceship game for Atari 8-bit systems – and doesn't that...

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Seen@GDC 2014: (The mob surrounding) Yu Suzuki

There were a lot of people at the Shenmue postmortem panel during GDC. Alas, Yu Suzuki, director of Shenmue, didn't stun the audience with the surprise announcement of Shenmue 3. That wasn't enough to stop eager fans from crowding around the former Sega guru behind classics like Virtua Fighter,...

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Seen@GDC 2014: Nintendo's advanced robot technology

If you've ever thought that the design concept of the Wii U was weird, or the original Wii, or the 2DS, keep in mind that Nintendo has been living and breathing weird for decades. Thankfully, the Video Game History Museum exhibit at GDC (as ever) is here to remind us....

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Six Pacmen turns Pac-Man into a musical conductor (sort of)

"Six Pacmen" is a performance piece from Tacit Group that fuses the arcade game Pac-Man with the 1973 musical composition "Six Pianos" by Steve Reich. In this twist on the Namco classic, the song "Six Pianos" is played one measure at a time. Players must move their Pac-Man character around a...

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Titanfall Arcade kicks some Asteroids

What do you get when you mix the titans from Titanfall with Atari's popular retro game Asteroids? You get Titanfall's titans in Asteroids silly, what else could you possibly have expected? Respawn Entertainment recently thought it fitting to launch a small, free retro game portal dubbed "Titanfall...

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Video: An impressively unimpressive completion of Super Mario Bros.

YouTube user NotEntirelySure has achieved the lowest possible score in a beginning-to-end, warp-assisted playthrough of Nintendo's 8-bit Super Mario Bros, finishing the game with an impressively unimpressive 500 points. The recent run beats NotEntirelySure's previous anti-record of 600 points....

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Twitch Plays Pokemon Plays Tetris as reality folds in on itself

The tens of thousands of Twitch members who are participating in a crowd-sourced playthrough of Pokemon Red are also unknowingly taking part in an ongoing game of Tetris. Twitch Plays Pokemon Plays Tetris captures input requests from the Twitch Plays Pokemon chat and repurposes them for the...

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Thousands control one Pokemon master on Twitch simultaneously

Twitch Plays Pokemon looks like an average Twitch game stream at first. In fact, it is a game in itself, as viewers are able to control the hero of Pokemon Red and Blue by inputting commands in the streaming platform's chat window. As of this writing, the stream is nearing ten thousand viewers...

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