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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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Neo XYX joins the Dreamcast's library next week

Mere weeks after Redux: Dark Matters made its Dreamcast debut, yet another game is scheduled to launch for Sega's surprisingly healthy 15-year-old console. German studio NG:DEV.TEAM announced that it will release its arcade-style shoot-'em-up NEO XYX for the Dreamcast next week via its online...

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Final Fantasy 6 now available on US iTunes

Following yesterday's appearance on New Zealand's app store, Final Fantasy 6 has hopped the Pacific and is now available to classic RPG fans in the United States. Priced at $16, this most recent remake of the fan-favorite epic features modern graphics, a redesigned user interface, and the...

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R-Type 2 coming to iOS and Android soon from Double Dragon Trilogy publisher

French retrogame porting studio DotEmu announced today that it plans to release Irem's classic arcade shoot-'em-up R-Type 2 for iOS and Android devices "soon," following up on its recent launch of the mobile brawler compilation Double Dragon Trilogy. Released in arcades in 1989 (and later...

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UltraCade founder gets two years in prison for game counterfeiting, bank fraud

UltraCade Technologies founder David R. Foley has been sentenced to two years in prison for fraud stemming from the illegal copying and selling of arcade game data. UltraCade offers a lineup of full-size arcade cabinets outfitted with emulated games under license from publishers like Capcom,...

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NES World Championship cart auction ignites sales rush

Last week a tremendously rare Nintendo World Championship cartridge appeared on eBay, immediately sparking a bidding frenzy. Despite its torn label and crude ink scrawl reading "Mario," the auction has now ended at a top bid of $99,902. While that number is impressive, you should always view any...

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One video, three hours, every NES title screen

Draw the curtains, smash your phone and tell your boss that you've contracted ebola, because thanks to YouTube user "NicksplosionFX," you're going to spend the next three hours reliving the games of the late 80s and early 90s via pixelated title screen montage....

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Free-to-play JRPG Tales of Phantasia launches for iOS

Namco Bandai has resurrected its 1995 Super Famicom RPG Tales of Phantasia as a free-to-play IOS app supported by in-game microtransactions. The iOS version of Tales of Phantasia retains the classic JRPG's storyline and unique side-scrolling battle system, but ramps up its difficulty to...

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Mighty Bomb Jack leaps to Wii U Virtual Console this week

An unexpected blast from the past hits the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday in the form of NES cult classic Mighty Bomb Jack. Originally based on an arcade game of the same title, Mighty Bomb Jack is a relatively standard NES-era platformer. The game's protagonist uses the titular bombs as his...

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New Super NES cartridge Nightmare Busters now shipping worldwide

Retro boutique publisher Super Fighter Team is now shipping copies of its Super Nintendo run-and-gun platformer Nightmare Busters to pre-order customers worldwide, marking the first time in several years that Nintendo's 16-bit console has seen a new cartridge production run. Originally created...

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