Classic Video Games Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Haunting starring Polterguy - Review - SEGA Genesis - About Classic Video Games
Total bummer dude. Corporate stooge Vito Sardini is gaining his fortune by putting out substandard skateboards and, as you all know, you don't want your plank on wheels to bail and crumble while you're in a mid-acid drop that's kickturning into a backside. Well our hero learned this the hard way and slammed so hard it broke his neck. The skater dude has now come back from the dead as Polterguy on a mission to scare the pants off the Sardini family.

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker - Dancing from Arcades to Consoles and Computers - About Classic Video Games
Michel Jackson is known for a lot of things, being a talent musician, revolutionary dancer and having a zoo in his front yard, yet one of his least touted achievements was his work as a game designer. Not only were there versions of Moonwalker for Arcades and Consoles, there is also a computer version that had nothing to do with MJ, aside from his name and likeness.

Corey Haim Stars in Double Switch for the SEGA-CD - About Classic Video Games
To try and take advantage of SEGA's first disc based system, the SEGA-CD, game developer Digital Pictures used the extra power to release several games featuring full motion video (FMV). For the first time players could control live action movines from their game consoles...kind of. One such game was Double Switch, a nearly all live action game staring legendary child star Corey Haim.

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards - Remake - 1991 - About Classic Video Games
For over 20 years, the polyester suited Larry Laffer has been haunting lounges, resorts, cruise ships, discos, dating game shows and desktop computers in his never ending pursuit for nookie...er...I mean

Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work - 1991 - About Classic Video Games
For over 20 years, the polyester suited Larry Laffer has been haunting lounges, resorts, cruise ships, discos, dating game shows and desktop computers in his never ending pursuit for nookie...er...I mean

The Laffer Utilities - 1992 - About Classic Video Games
For over 20 years, the polyester suited Larry Laffer has been haunting lounges, resorts, cruise ships, discos, dating game shows and desktop computers in his never ending pursuit for nookie...er...I mean

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! - 1994 - About Classic Video Games
For over 20 years, the polyester suited Larry Laffer has been haunting lounges, resorts, cruise ships, discos, dating game shows and desktop computers in his never ending pursuit for nookie...er...I mean

Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! - 1996 - About Classic Video Games
For over 20 years, the polyester suited Larry Laffer has been haunting lounges, resorts, cruise ships, discos, dating game shows and desktop computers in his never ending pursuit for nookie...er...I mean

Leisure Suit Larry's Casino - 1998 - About Classic Video Games
For over 20 years, the polyester suited Larry Laffer has been haunting lounges, resorts, cruise ships, discos, dating game shows and desktop computers in his never ending pursuit for nookie...er...I mean

2010: The Graphic Action Game - The Year ColecoVision Made Contact - About Classic Video Games
While the ColecoVision game based on the 1984 film, 2010: The Year We Make Contact held the potential for all sorts of gameplay innovation and extra terrestrial enlightenment, instead it ended up a basic

Tax Avoiders - Platforming, Tax Cheating Action for Atari 2600 - About Classic Video Games
At the height 1982 independent game developers Dunhill Electronics and short-lived publisher American Videogame would team up with a former IRS revenue agent to create their one and only released games, the action platformer Tax Avoiders. The goal of this incredibly weird video game: Cheat on your taxes and try to get away with it.

Tecmo Bowl for Arcades and the NES - The Legend Before Madden - About Classic Video Games
Long before EA, Madden and the NFL teamed up to make football video games a mass-market staple, the original digital pig skin history maker was Tecmo Bowl. With its superior 8-bit graphics and the greatest realism of its time, it was the Nintendo Entertainment System version that shot the game into success that still resonates in gaming today.

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) - 1988 - About Classic Video Games
For over 20 years, the polyester suited Larry Laffer has been haunting lounges, resorts, cruise ships, discos, dating game shows and desktop computers in his never ending pursuit for nookie...er...I mean

Leisure Suit Larry 3 Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals 1989 - About Classic Video Games
For over 20 years, the polyester suited Larry Laffer has been haunting lounges, resorts, cruise ships, discos, dating game shows and desktop computers in his never ending pursuit for nookie...er...I mean

Captain Planet and the Planeteers for the Nintendo Entertainment Systems - About Classic Video Games
In 1990 Ted Turner conceived an environmentally conscious, multicultural animated series geared towards educating children on the dangers of destroying the environment, featuring a team of teenagers who can summon the elemental super hero Captain Planet. As the show grew in popularity it was only inevitable that a Nintendo Entertainment System game would release based on the show. Unfortunately the game was not as well thought out as the ground-breaking (and protecting) cartoon.

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller - 3D Adventure Gaming Debuts on 3DO - About Classic Video Games
While the early '90s saw the intro of the first CD-ROM systems, 3D graphics were still in their experimental stage. One of the first and most ambitious examples of the new 3D modeling technology was Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller.

Leisure Suit Larry's Gallery of Games - About Classic Video Games
For over 20 years, the polyester suited Larry Laffer has been haunting lounges, resorts, cruise ships, discos, dating game shows and desktop computers in his never ending pursuit for nookie...er...I mean

Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the Atari 2600 – The First Slasher Video Game - About Classic Video Games
One of the most obscure Atari 2600 games is also its most violent. The brainchild of B-Movie maker Charles Band and his ill-fated Wizard Games company, TCM was the most controversial game of the early 80s.

Outhouse for the TRS-80: Defending Video Game Toilets from Thieves and Aliens - About Classic Video Games
Doesn't it just go figure? You finally get an outhouse all to yourself, in the middle of nowhere, where no one can bother you; then out of nowhere a bunch of thieves and squatters come along to use up all your toilet paper. Even worse you gotta deal with fireballs and aliens from space aiming to destroy your personal privy before you even get the chance to use it.Your only chance of getting some privacy is to man a space ship and blast away at the TP thieves and alien menaces that aim to blow up your bathroom, all in a title that could easily be one of the weirdest video game of all time.

Spacewar! Precursor to the First Video Arcade Games - About Classic Video Games
One of the earliest graphical computer games started out as a tech demo at MIT computer labs and went on to become the foundation of the very first coin-op video arcade games.

Adventures in Text - The Origin of Adventure Games - About Classic Video Games
Today with graphically rich games in high definition, with 3D art so detailed that you can literally see the pours in a characters skin, and every strand of their flowing hair, it's hard to believe there was a time when the visuals for an adventure game existed only in the mind's of the players, because in the early days of home computing we had text adventure games.

History of Colossal Cave Adventure Part 1 - The First Text Adventure Game - About Classic Video Games
In 1975 programmer Will Crowther conceived a new type of interactive computer game, one that could be as rich, deep and expansive as the text that described it, and would go on to create an entirely new genre that started with the name Adventure, but would go on to become Colossal Cave Adventure,

Marvel Comics and Scott Adams Present Questprobe - About Classic Video Games
In 1984 Marvel Comics and legendary computer game designer Scott Adams set fourth on an experiment that would tie a 12 issue comic book series in with 12 separate graphic adventure games that together would connect in a single epic storyline starring Marvels Mightiest Super Heroes.

The Brand New Commodore 64 Bringing Next-Gen Back into the 8-Bit Computer Era - About Classic Video Games
While not the original company that started the Commodore 64 craze back in the 1982, Commodore USA owns the rights to the system and all the first party software. Instead of just rereleasing old C64 classic computer games for modern systems, they’ve taken an even greater leap by bringing the Commodore 64 computer back!

A Popples Christmas Adventure for the Commodore 64 - About Classic Video Games
A 1986 giveaway for American Greetings retailers, this advergames for the Commodore 64 introduced us to the bizarre and wild world of the retro pom-pom sporting Popples brand of merchandising as they jump though a weird series of Christmas themed non-interactive freakiness.

First Batman Video Game - A Surreal Nightmare Pop-Art Platformer - About Classic Video Games
In the first Batman video game ever, The Joker, Penguin, and the Riddler have infiltrated the Batcave, but instead of assassinating the Dark Knight they've kidnapped Robin, then filled the rooms of Batman's hideout with a brood of freakish nightmare creatures and traps. Before the Caped Crusader can rescue his old chum, he must make his way though the corridors and creatures to find all the pieces of his Batcraft. Will he make it in time? Stay tuned...

Batman: The Caped Crusader - The 1988 Experiment in Sequential Gaming - About Classic Video Games
While the first Batman video game featured a short, tubby version of the Dark Knight wandering though a surreal cave of nightmare creatures, eyeball covered walls, and doorways of sharp teeth; with the second Batman game Ocean Software decided to create something a bit more identifiable as part of the Batman universe, but continue to create experimental ways to present the action

Brad Stallion in Sex Olympics - The Weirdest X-Rated Sports Game - About Classic Video Games
Brad Stallion, porn star of the future, is back for his fourth and final game where he must compete in the intergalactic Olympic games against his arch nemesis, Dr. Dildo.

The Great Giana Sisters: Commodore 64 Game Review of the Best Mario Rip-Off - About Classic Video Games
Mario Bros. meet the Mario Sisters...er...that is the Giana Sisters. Unlike you and your brother Luigi, these sisters aren’t Super, their Great! The Great Giana Sisters! The weirdest and most controversial Super Mario Bros. rip-off ever made. With their bizarre and creative take on the platforming Mario style and the game's oddball history, this rare title has been kept alive solely by its small community of fanatical fans.

The Great Giana Sisters: Commodore 64 Game Review of the Best Mario Rip-Off - About Classic Video Games
Mario Bros. meet the Mario Sisters...er...that is the Giana Sisters. Unlike you and your brother Luigi, these sisters aren’t Super, their Great! The Great Giana Sisters! The weirdest and most controversial Super Mario Bros. rip-off ever made. With their bizarre and creative take on the platforming Mario style and the game's oddball history, this rare title has been kept alive solely by its small community of fanatical fans. Page 2.

Ys Book I Ancient Vanished Omens Historic PRG Profile - About Classic Video Games
The 1989 release of the first historic RPG game in the Ys Series follows adventurer Adol Christin and his side-kick Dogi as they search out the lost six Books of Ys and attempt to rid the land of Esteria from an ancient evil.

Howard the Duck - Adventure on Volcano Island for the Commodore 64 - Review - About Classic Video Games
Come with Howard the Duck and travel to the tropical Volcano Island, get in some jet skiing, see the sights from a gliding airplane, battle giant headed baddies on the beach and save the world from the evil Dark Overlord. This forgotten Commodore 64 classic game based on the Hollywood flop by George Lucas is one weird, and totally frustrating, game to play.

Howard the Duck - Adventure on Volcano Island for the Commodore 64 - Review - About Classic Video Games
Come with Howard the Duck and travel to the tropical Volcano Island, get in some jet skiing, see the sights from a gliding airplane, battle giant headed baddies on the beach and save the world from the evil Dark Overlord. This forgotten Commodore 64 classic game based on the Hollywood flop by George Lucas is one weird, and totally frustrating, game to play. Page 2.

Retro Gaming Repairs and Maintenance - Online Resources and Guides - About Classic Video Games
A full array of online guides, manuals, and supplies for maintaining your retro gaming system as well as a look under the hood how they work.

Nintendo Entertainment System aka Famicom - The Console that Saved the Industry - About Classic Video Games
A profile of the historic console that saved the video game industry after the crash of '83 and ushered in the 8-bit generation.

Top 5 Atari 2600 Controller Oddities - Paving the Way for Next-Gen Gaming - About Classic Video Games
Top 5 Atari 2600 Controller Oddities - Paving the Way for Next-Gen Gaming

Game Boy Innovations - The Retro Handheld's Biggest Influences on Modern Gaming - About Classic Video Games
Game Boy Innovations - The Retro Handheld's Biggest Influences on Modern Gaming

The Oregon Trail - Edutainment's First Video Game Hit - Apple II - About Classic Video Games
Trail blazing across the archives of video game history is an elaborate and innovative game conceived by student teachers and established as one of the first edutainment game to be a commercial hit and a precursor to sim games.

Mark Beaumont - Activision to Capcom - 27 Year Industry Vet - About Classic Video Games
From helping to turn Activision into an industry giant in the '80s to managing Midway and Capcom in the New Millennium, gaming businessman Mark Beaumont's thumbprint is marked throughout the world of classic and modern video games.

Game Boy Innovations - The Retro Handheld's Biggest Influences on Modern Gaming - About Classic Video Games
Game Boy Innovations - The Retro Handheld's Biggest Influences on Modern Gaming

From Cabinets to Consoles - The World of Retro Video Game Systems - About Classic Video Games
From the Magnavox Odyssey introducing video games to the world, to the Atari 2600 making them popular and the Nintendo Entertainment System resurrecting games after the industry crash; Classic video games are great, but there nothing without the consoles and systems that run them.

Dallas Quest - Nighttime Soap Turned Classic Computer Game - About Classic Video Games
From 1978 to 1991 the royal family from the lone star state the ruled the airways were the Ewings from the hit television series Dallas. At the height of the show's popularity, the question on everyone's mind was

Super Breakout - Arcade Success Though Design Iteration - About Classic Video Games
Video game experts state that great games come from iterative design, meaning that the more you build upon your ideas and design, expand upon them, and rework them based on testing and feedback, the better your game can be. So is the case of Super Breakout, which not only uses, but builds upon the fun and addictive gameplay of the original.

Captain America and the Avengers Assemble In 4-Player Arcade Action - About Classic Video Games
Nazi's on the moon?! When the Red Skull constructs a giant laser pointed at Earth, it's time for the game's title hog Captain America to assemble Iron Man, Hawkeye, and The Vision in a 4-way beat-'em-up adventure that ends up being more hilarious than serious thanks to some horrible English translations.

History of Popeye the Arcade Game - About Classic Video Games
A year after negotiations for the Popeye video game license fell apart, Nintendo and their legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto got a second crack at a Popeye arcade game thanks to the success of Donkey Kong.

Gotcha: The Original Sex Maze - Atari 1973 - About Classic Video Games
Video games are always the topic of controversy, but have you ever wondered what was the very first controversial video game? Surprisingly it wasn't due to violence, or even the game's content. The ruckus was all about how you played it - buy rubbing pink rubber breasts...and it was all the brainchild of Atari.

Double Dragon - Arcade Game Profile - About Classic Video Games
Twin Brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee fight rival gangs after a post-apocalyptic holocaust in the beat-em-up game that defined the genre.

Dragon's Lair - DVD Game Review - About Classic Video Games
Journey through a dark wizard’s castle, escape deadly traps and battle monstrous minions on a quest to save the beautiful Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe in the closest you’ll get to playing the original Don Bluth animated Dragon’s Lair arcade game at home. Although the DVD game uses a far more advance technology than the original laserdisc game, it still doesn’t beat the original coin-op classic.

Dragon's Lair - DVD Game Review - About Classic Video Games
Journey through a dark wizard’s castle, escape deadly traps and battle monstrous minions on a quest to save the beautiful Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe in the closest you’ll get to playing the original Don Bluth animated Dragon’s Lair arcade game at home. Although the DVD game uses a far more advance technology than the original laserdisc game, it still doesn’t beat the original coin-op classic. Page 2.

Gun Fight aka Western Gun - The First People Killing Game - About Classic Video Games
While there are loads of popular non-violent video games ranging from Pong and Tetris to Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, video games have always been associated with violence. There is no real mystery behind this as the very first video arcade games, Computer Space and Galaxy Game were shooters where the goal was to shoot down your enemies. Soon after the killing of enemies went from ships to people when the very first arcade game where the goal to kill a human was released.

The Avengers in Galactic Storm - Forgotten Arcade Fighter Flop - About Classic Video Games
Following up their moderate success of the arcade and home console beat-'em-up, Captain America and The Avengers, with an arena-style fighting game, The Avengers in Galactic Storm, Data East attempted to take a unique approach to the traditional niche genre. Unfortunately they left an unfinished, forgettable experience that got lost in the ocean of all the other arcade fighters.

Hunchback Olympics - The Weird Retro Video Game Mod Kit Mash-up - About Classic Video Games
Take the animated sprites featuring Quasimodo, the hardware of Donkey Kong, add Track & Field-style Olympic gameplay and you've got the most oddball mash-up video game ever released. It was all part of a conversion kit known under four different titles, across multiple manufactures and developers, and today is know by it's most famous title: Hunchback Olympics.

The Amazing Maze from Midway - The Great Arcade Maze Race - About Classic Video Games
Welcome to the most complex, intense, and endless stream of mazes ever created for video arcades. No, I'm not talking about Pac-Man! It's The Amazing Maze, one of Midway's early video arcade games pitting players in a series of races across over a million different mazes.

BurgerTime - Frying Up Orders At Video Arcades in 1982 - About Classic Video Games
The greatest game to ever clog your arteries! BurgerTime, pits seasoned burger chef Peter Pepper against an army of giant killer food, bent on preventing him from completing the biggest burger order ever to hit video arcades!

They Call Him Mr. Do! - The Arcade Clown Who Really Likes to Dig - About Classic Video Games
You might not have known it, but nature's greatest underground burrowing creatures aren't ants or gophers, but Circus Clowns. With their bare hands these clowns dig, maze-like tunnels though their natural underground habitat, seeking their main food source, subterranean cherries. But when one of these Clowns discovers his underworld mazes have been invaded by monsters, he gets high on motivational tapes and turns from Mr. Don't into Mr. Do!

Garry Kitchen - Cooking Up Video Game History - About Classic Video Games
From computer software engineer, to producer and of course groundbreaking game designer Gary Kitchen is one of the most successful and influential game developers to come out of the early days of Activision. With titles such as Keystone Kapers, Pressure Cooker, GameDesigner and BattleTank to his credit, Kitchen has innovated gaming and changed the way we play throughout his 32+ years in the industry.

Weirdest Pong Cabinets - Atari's Classic In Bizarre Packages - About Classic Video Games
Ever spot Pong in a barrel, or see Snoopy taking a snooze on top of the game cabinet? Don't you wish your doctor had a Pong cabinet in their waiting room? Well at one time all of these weird versions of Pong existed, and they were all officially made by Atari.

Galaga - The Ultimate Space Shooter - Arcade Game - About Classic Video Games
What began as a sequel to a Space Invaders rip-off became one of the most popular arcade game of all time though it's addictive, unique, and fun gameplay that never gets old. Page 2.

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 - DVD Movies and TV Shows for Retro Gamers Part 2 - About Classic Video Games
Hollywood has gone video game crazy, jumping on board the bandwagon to bring big (and small) budget movies, TV shows, cartoons, and anime based on gaming's biggest hits. If you've given up trying to find a classic video game the retro gamer on your holiday gift list doesn't already have, try looking at DVDs based on classic video game in Part 2 of our holiday gift list.

The SEGA Dreamcast - Profile of the First Online Gaming Console - About Classic Video Games
After the SEGA Saturn failed to match the competition of the PlayStation One, the once-juggernaut of console systems reputation and relationships with third party publishers began to crack. To try and regain their street cred and market share, SEGA's next console was designed to innovate how games were played. Not only was the Dreamcast the most powerful console at its launch, but it introduced the home console world to online gaming as the first to have a built in modem.

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 - DVD Movies and TV Shows for Retro Gamers Part 1 - About Classic Video Games
When gift shopping for a retro gamer it's tough trying to pick out a game they don't already have, so instead try stuffing their stockings with a DVD based on the classic video games they love. Here is a look at some of the best, worst and most overlooked movies, TV shows and specials available on DVD for your holiday shopping list.

Galaga - The Ultimate Space Shooter - Arcade Game - About Classic Video Games
What began as a sequel to a Space Invaders rip-off became one of the most popular arcade game of all time though it's addictive, unique, and fun gameplay that never gets old.

Track & Field - The Most Popular Olympic Arcade Game - About Classic Video Games
In anticipation of the 1984 Summer Olympic games, and to ride on the merchandising success the global competition brings with it, Konami released an innovative button mashing arcade title that was destined to become the most popular Olympic-themed video game of all time at both the video arcade and home.

Making History with Tetris - An Interview With Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers - About Classic Video Games
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tetris we had the chance to sit down with the minds behind the games success, creator Alexey Pajitnov, and the man responsible for getting Tetris out to the mass market, Henk Rogers. Page 4.

Making History with Tetris - An Interview With Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers - About Classic Video Games
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tetris we had the chance to sit down with the minds behind the games success, creator Alexey Pajitnov, and the man responsible for getting Tetris out to the mass market, Henk Rogers. Page 5.

ColecoVision - Profile of the Record Breaking Home Arcade - About Classic Video Games
The most advance video game console of the early 80s, ColecoVision, was the first console to use a computer processor, allowing for arcade-quality games to be played in a home system, and add-ons to advance the system capabilities.

Making History with Tetris - An Interview With Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers - About Classic Video Games
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tetris we had the chance to sit down with the minds behind the games success, creator Alexey Pajitnov, and the man responsible for getting Tetris out to the mass market, Henk Rogers. Page 2.

Making History with Tetris - An Interview With Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers - About Classic Video Games
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tetris we had the chance to sit down with the minds behind the games success, creator Alexey Pajitnov, and the man responsible for getting Tetris out to the mass market, Henk Rogers. Page 3.

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 - Classic Video Games on Xbox 360 - About Classic Video Games
Not only does the Xbox 360 play next-gen console games, which include classic game collections and modernized retro remakes, but it's downloadable games service, Xbox Live Arcade features loads of rereleases, remakes and remixes, making it the perfect system for those old-school fans who also love dabbling in modern hardcore gaming hits.

Fairchild Channel F - The First ROM Cartridge Console - About Classic Video Games
While the

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 - Classic Video Games on Xbox 360 - About Classic Video Games
Not only does the Xbox 360 play next-gen console games, which include classic game collections and modernized retro remakes, but it's downloadable games service, Xbox Live Arcade features loads of rereleases, remakes and remixes, making it the perfect system for those old-school fans who also love dabbling in modern hardcore gaming hits.

Pigskin 621 A.D. Medieval Football Archrivals On A Rampage - Arcade Game Review - About Classic Video Games
Are you ready for some Medieval Football! Teams from two villages straight out of the dark ages battle with brutal violence and hilarious action in one of the most unusual, addictive and rare football video games ever made.

Making History with Tetris - An Interview With Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers - About Classic Video Games
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tetris we had the chance to sit down with the minds behind the games success, creator Alexey Pajitnov, and the man responsible for getting Tetris out to the mass market, Henk Rogers.

Nintendo Wii Retro Video Games Holiday Gift Guide 2011 Part 2 - About Classic Video Games
Welcome to Part 2 of our Wii Gift Guide for Classic Video Game Lovers! Here you’ll find loads of retro video game anthologies, remakes and throwback sequels that will have any old-school video game fanatic thanking Santa when they find it under their tree!

The Games and Culture of Retro Video Arcades - About Classic Video Games
In the 70s and 80s the video arcade was the place for gamers to be! Imagine a hang out where you’re surrounded by some of the greatest video games ever made, other fanatics who share your 8-bit passions and really bad snack bar food.

Leisure Suit Larry Enters Lounge Lizard Land
For over two decades computer adventure gamers have kept a loving flame burning for a short, awkward lounge lizard looser named Larry. With his long nose, double knit polyester suit, receding hairline and aging libido, Larry has weaseled his way into our hearts, and far more bedrooms than you would think. Page 2.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers for the NES - Fun Facts:
In 1990 Ted Turner conceived an environmentally conscious, multicultural animated series geared towards educating children on the dangers of destroying the environment, featuring a team of teenagers who can summon the elemental super hero Captain Planet. As the show grew in popularity it was only inevitable that a Nintendo Entertainment System game would release based on the show. Unfortunately the game was not as well thought out as the ground-breaking (and protecting) cartoon. Page 2.

The Oregon Trail - The Game, Sequels and Spin-Offs
Trail blazing across the archives of video game history is an elaborate and innovative game conceived by student teachers and established as one of the first edutainment game to be a commercial hit and a precursor to sim games. Page 2.

PlayCable for Intellivision – The First Video Game Portal
While gamers are now constantly downloading games of Next-Gen console portals such as Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Wii Virtual Console, over 21 years before any of these services existed, and eight years before there were any public Internet service providers, the very first game portal launched: PlayCable for the Intellivision.

OXO aka Noughts and Crosses - The First Video Game | About.com
The debate over the first video game is often argued as being Willy Higinbotham's Tennis for Two (1958), Spacewar! (1961) or Pong (1972), but the graphics based computer game OXO (aka Noughts and Crosses) predates them all. Why does OXO so often get overlooked?

Glossary - Classic Video Game Terms and Definitions
Although gaming is now more mainstream than ever, there are still many confusing and technical terms. Heck even most of us hardcore fans don’t know all the technical jargon. This section provides all the terms and definitions that the laymen and enthusiast will need to know.

Computer Games - Profiles and Reviews
The very first video games were created on super computers the size of a room, but soon video games and computers exploded into the home. With their constantly advancing technology, it’s only natural that some of the richest classic video games were made for home computers. With these profiles and reviews you’ll discover the most innovative, popular and forgotten classic computer games.

Gorf Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981! Page 9.

New Rally-X Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981! Page 10.

Scramble Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981! Page 6.

Wizard Of Wor Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981! Page 7.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.. Page 10.

Frogger Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981! Page 4.

Qix Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981! Page 8.

Donkey Kong Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981! Page 2.

Galaga Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981!

Mouse Trap Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981! Page 5.

Ms. Pac-Man Arcade Flyer
Back in the golden age of the video arcade, coin-op game manufactures would pitch their latest and greatest offerings to arcades, pizza places, bars and bowling alleys using arcade flyers. These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to take the plunge. Being that 1981 was the height of the biggest arcade revolutions, it’s only fitting that we pay honor to these great games with a gallery of the arcade flyers from that year's very best games.For a more detailed look, check out the full article on The Best Arcade Games of 1981! Page 3.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.. Page 9.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.. Page 6.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.. Page 5.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.. Page 8.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.. Page 7.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.

Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade
In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the ‘80s, and in order to meet the demand, some of the best, most innovative games flooded into pizza parlors and coin-op arcade havens. Page 7.

Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade
In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the ‘80s, and in order to meet the demand, some of the best, most innovative games flooded into pizza parlors and coin-op arcade havens. Page 6.

Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade
In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the ‘80s, and in order to meet the demand, some of the best, most innovative games flooded into pizza parlors and coin-op arcade havens. Page 9.

Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade
In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the ‘80s, and in order to meet the demand, some of the best, most innovative games flooded into pizza parlors and coin-op arcade havens. Page 8.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.. Page 4.

Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade
In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the ‘80s, and in order to meet the demand, some of the best, most innovative games flooded into pizza parlors and coin-op arcade havens. Page 2.

Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade
In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the ‘80s, and in order to meet the demand, some of the best, most innovative games flooded into pizza parlors and coin-op arcade havens. Page 3.

Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade
In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the ‘80s, and in order to meet the demand, some of the best, most innovative games flooded into pizza parlors and coin-op arcade havens. Page 4.

Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade
In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the ‘80s, and in order to meet the demand, some of the best, most innovative games flooded into pizza parlors and coin-op arcade havens.

Best Arcade Games of 1980 – The Year of the Arcade
In 1980 a game released that changed the industry forever, shooting video games from a cult following into a North American pop-culture phenomena, Pac-Man. Arcades became the place to be in the ‘80s, and in order to meet the demand, some of the best, most innovative games flooded into pizza parlors and coin-op arcade havens. Page 5.

Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii. Page 7.

Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii. Page 6.

Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii. Page 8.

Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii. Page 9.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.. Page 3.

5th Annual Mario Invades the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International
Cosplay is bigger than ever, and as we’ve seen from the past and today, everyone loves dressing up like Italian plumbers from the mushroom kingdom. In 2011 it wasn’t Mario that dominated the show, but his often-overshadowed brother, as there were more solo-Luigis than ever before.. Page 2.

Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii. Page 2.

Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii. Page 4.

Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii.

Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii. Page 3.

Resident Evil Archives for the Wii - Resident Evil Remake Preview Gallery
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it’s like to play the first Resident Evil since the last REmake, Capcom is delivering Resident Evil Archives to the Nintendo Wii. Page 5.

Space Invaders Extreme 2 - Nintendo DS Retro Remix Preview Gallery
Taito is back, teaming up with Square Enix to bring the next chapter in the classic arcade remake/sequel series, Space Invaders Extreme 2 for the Nintendo DS, and we’ve got a preview screenshot gallery of the whole bloody retro remix Invasion! Page 5.

Space Invaders Extreme 2 - Nintendo DS Retro Remix Preview Gallery
Taito is back, teaming up with Square Enix to bring the next chapter in the classic arcade remake/sequel series, Space Invaders Extreme 2 for the Nintendo DS, and we’ve got a preview screenshot gallery of the whole bloody retro remix Invasion! Page 6.

Space Invaders Extreme 2 - Nintendo DS Retro Remix Preview Gallery
Taito is back, teaming up with Square Enix to bring the next chapter in the classic arcade remake/sequel series, Space Invaders Extreme 2 for the Nintendo DS, and we’ve got a preview screenshot gallery of the whole bloody retro remix Invasion! Page 7.

Space Invaders Extreme 2 - Nintendo DS Retro Remix Preview Gallery
Taito is back, teaming up with Square Enix to bring the next chapter in the classic arcade remake/sequel series, Space Invaders Extreme 2 for the Nintendo DS, and we’ve got a preview screenshot gallery of the whole bloody retro remix Invasion! Page 3.

Space Invaders Extreme 2 - Nintendo DS Retro Remix Preview Gallery
Taito is back, teaming up with Square Enix to bring the next chapter in the classic arcade remake/sequel series, Space Invaders Extreme 2 for the Nintendo DS, and we’ve got a preview screenshot gallery of the whole bloody retro remix Invasion!

Space Invaders Extreme 2 - Nintendo DS Retro Remix Preview Gallery
Taito is back, teaming up with Square Enix to bring the next chapter in the classic arcade remake/sequel series, Space Invaders Extreme 2 for the Nintendo DS, and we’ve got a preview screenshot gallery of the whole bloody retro remix Invasion! Page 2.

Space Invaders Extreme 2 - Nintendo DS Retro Remix Preview Gallery
Taito is back, teaming up with Square Enix to bring the next chapter in the classic arcade remake/sequel series, Space Invaders Extreme 2 for the Nintendo DS, and we’ve got a preview screenshot gallery of the whole bloody retro remix Invasion! Page 4.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 10.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 11.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 2.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure!

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 9.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 6.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 5.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 8.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 3.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 7.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure! Page 4.

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 - Plug-n-Play Classic Video Games
If you're gift shopping for a loved one who craves retro video games but doesn't have a home video game system, don't break the bank on a Next-Gen console or spend months haunting swap meets searching for old-school systems. Now there is an option that all classic video game fans will enjoy: Plug-n-Play games, each pre-programed with loads of authentic classic video game hits.

Ghost Monster Autopsy – A History Pac-Man and his Undead Enemies
The yellow circular hero with an over-eating disorder, Pac-Man has hogged the spotlight enough! It's time for his nemesis, the Ghost Monsters to get thier due. Part undead spirits, part obsessive compulsives, the Ghost Monsters have only one goal, putting the hurt on the chomping champ. This is the history of video gamedoms most famous ghosts and monster, the Ghost Monsters!

Holiday Gift Guides 2010 – Classic Video Games
With all of the hot new video games battling it out for shelf space, it can get tough hunting out those retro re-releases, remixes and remakes of classic video games who get lost in the mix.To help you eke out that perfect gift for the retro gamer in your life, these classic video game gift guides will show you the very best old-school offerings available to play on modern systems, plus the best bargains classic gaming has to offer.

Rambo for the NES – Review - Final Thoughts
Rambo for the NES – Review - Final Thoughts. Page 2.

Rambo for the Nintendo Entertainment System – Review
When you envision Rambo, do you imagine high-octane, machine gun turrets and explosions? Well you must be thinking of some other game, because the NES title simply titled Rambo - yet based on Rambo: First Blood Part 2, doesn’t have any of that. With giant spiders, killer birds and man eating piranha, this review gives you a look at the most un-Rambo game imaginable.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Retro Gaming Rules in a Dystopian Future
In a bleak future the

Daze Before Christmas – Santa Claus, Mario Bros. Style
Santa Claus has finally been pushed too far! An evil Snowman and sinister Timekeeper invaded Kris Kringle’s North Pole toy factory, captured all of the elves, imprisoned the reindeer, and stolen all of the toys! It’s time to take off the snow gloves! Santa goes on the attack to reclaim his workshop, his staff and the presents for the good boys and girls all over the world; but to do so he must unleash his dark alter ego, the Anti-Claus!!!!

Dog Patch – Retro Weird Video Arcade Game, Hillbilly Style
Back in the 1970s folks didn't think of Hillbillies as some chainsaw wielding, inbred, mutant, machete killers, like we do today. In those days the public had been fed a steady diet of Beverly Hillbillies, Li'l Abner, Snuffy Smith and Ma & Pa Kettle, all showing off hillbillies as lovable, slack-jawed, moonshine swilling simpletons, and they was right popular in TV, comics and in the Movies. It weren't but a matter of time before someone gone up and made themselves a Hillbilly video game.

Halloween for the Atari 2600 – Babysitter Vs. Michael Myers
In 1978 John Carpenter terrified movie audiences and gave birth to the slasher genre with Halloween, an independent film following the blood trail of psychotic serial killer Michael as he slaughters his way to innocent teenage babysitter Lori Strode. Five years later another B-movie mogul got his hands on the home video rights to Halloween and decided to spawn the violent film into an Atari 2600 video game.

Steve Jobs – Apple CEO and Atari Breakout Developer
Everyone knows Steve Jobs as Co-Founder and CEO of Apple Inc., and that alone makes him a major historic figure in classic computer games, but one little tidbit that has been nearly forgotten in the history of gamedome is that one of Jobs first gigs in the industry was as a designer on one of Atari’s most successful video games.

Frogger – From Lily Pad to Arcades
He jumps, he hops, he eats flies and sometimes he even falls in love. He’s Frogger, the most addictive amphibian in arcade history and it’s up to you to make sure he makes it home safe without getting splattered.

Ms. Pac-Man – The Unauthorized History of Arcades First Female Hero
After landing the North American license to distribute Namco's megahit Pac-Man in North America, Midway Games came up with a foolproof plan to keep the Pac-train moving. They put out an unofficial, unauthorized mod of the video game cash chow and titled it Ms. Pac-Man, which was not only the first arcade game with a female protagonist, but is also the most successful unofficial video game mod in history.

Ant Attack for the ZX Spectrum – Classic Computer Game Profile
Inspired by the 1950s sci-fi big bug flicks, two lone survivors of a city destroyed by giant killer ants fight to survive and escape the monstrous killer colony. Not only an innovative game for the ZX Spectrum UK computer system, but considered the first truly 3D isometric game.

Zombie Zombie for the ZX Spectrum – The First Zombie Video Game
The very first video game about Zombies was actually the sequel to Ant Attack, the first truly 3D Isometric video game. Although it is well loved by those who've played it and defined a new genre in gaming, over the years Zombie Zombie has nearly been forgotten.

Haunted House for the Magnavox Odyssey – The World's First Horror Video Game
Horror and video games have long been entwined, brining all sorts of freaky frights into our homes and arcades. For years there has been a debate over just what was the very first horror game, and I'm about to put the argument to rest. The very first horror video game was, without a doubt, Haunted House. Not the side-scrolling, multi-screened classic for the Atari 2600, but the screen overlay that came packaged with the Magnavox Odyssey, the world's first video game console.

3-D Gaming Origins – SegaScope 3D for the Sega Master System
Today it seems like gaming in 3-D (that’s three-dimensional, coming out of your TV graphics) will soon be all the rage as both the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 are prepping with games for the next revolution in home entertainment, true 3D-TVs. Strangely this recently hot pop technology is far from new, it’s all based on a the same process used for in 1988 for SegaScope 3D, a peripheral for SEGA’s first game console, the SEGA Master System.

Pong – The First Video Game Megahit
The extraordinarily simple-yet fun and addictive electronic tennis game where two players rotate knobs controlling the vertical movement of there paddles, to bop a digital ball back and fourth, was a historic mega hit that kick-started the video game industry and defined its space in pop-culture history. As simple as the game may be by today’s standards, the history of Pong is littered with struggle and controversy.

2nd Annual Mario Invasion of the San Diego Comic-Con – 2008
All the Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess costumes, toys, clothes and art sightings at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, all confidently collected in one handy-dandy image gallery for your plumber lovin' pleasure!

Classic Video Game Conventions, Trade Shows and Expo Database
Ever growing listings of all the classic video game conventions, expos, trade shows and fund raisers all in one place. See if there is a show in your town and learn all about it.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo - E3 Expo
The 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo is the big comeback show attempting to bring the world's largest video game trade show back to its former glory. Here you will find everything you ever wanted to know about the classic and retro offerings, news and info on the 2009 E3 Expos and shows of the past.

Pop Culture - Classic Video Games Impace
In the early 80s classic video games became a pop culture phenomenon, spanning beyond gaming and into toys, clothes, cartoons, movies, music and more. Today these impacts have become a major part of our culture, with art shows, museums, and even rock bands using classic consoles are their musical instruments. This section covers the classic video game invasion into our society and culture.

Social Scene and Community - Bars, Restaurants, Clubs and Conventions
Regardless of what the critics say, video games encourage community. Arcades use to be a place to hang out with other gamers. Now as the 8-bit generation grows up more places are popping up where you can play games and mingle. This section will covers all the current bars, restaurants, conventions and clubs where classic game fans can to commune with each other and the games they love.

Arcade Cabinet Tour – Computer Space: The First Video Arcade Cabinet
Originally built in 1971 and painstakingly restored by a private collector, take a rare look at an original working model of the very first video arcade game. Page 6.

Arcade Cabinet Tour – Computer Space: The First Video Arcade Cabinet
Originally built in 1971 and painstakingly restored by a private collector, take a rare look at an original working model of the very first video arcade game. Page 2.

Arcade Cabinet Tour – Computer Space: The First Video Arcade Cabinet
Originally built in 1971 and painstakingly restored by a private collector, take a rare look at an original working model of the very first video arcade game. Page 8.

Arcade Cabinet Tour – Computer Space: The First Video Arcade Cabinet
Originally built in 1971 and painstakingly restored by a private collector, take a rare look at an original working model of the very first video arcade game. Page 7.

Arcade Cabinet Tour – Computer Space: The First Video Arcade Cabinet
Originally built in 1971 and painstakingly restored by a private collector, take a rare look at an original working model of the very first video arcade game. Page 3.

Arcade Cabinet Tour – Computer Space: The First Video Arcade Cabinet
Originally built in 1971 and painstakingly restored by a private collector, take a rare look at an original working model of the very first video arcade game. Page 4.

Arcade Cabinet Tour – Computer Space: The First Video Arcade Cabinet
Originally built in 1971 and painstakingly restored by a private collector, take a rare look at an original working model of the very first video arcade game. Page 5.

Realms of Arkania: Shadows Over Riva - Part III in the Realms of Arkania Series
Back in the '90s, developers Attic Entertainment Software crafted a trilogy of games based on Germany's most popular pen-and-paper roll playing game, Das Schwarze Auge (Translation: The Dark Eye). Due to a trademark conflict, the English language rights to the title

Realms of Arkania: Star Trail - Part II in the Realms of Arkania Series
Back in the '90s, developers Attic Entertainment Software crafted a trilogy of games based on Germany's most popular pen-and-paper roll playing game, Das Schwarze Auge (Translation: The Dark Eye). Due to a trademark conflict, the English language rights to the title

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – A Cast of Video Game Characters
The second live action flick based on the classic [I]Street Fighter[/I] video game series, [I]Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li[/I], is a big budget action flick that takes some liberties with the rag-tag retro gang of 2D beat-'em-up stars. How much did they change? Here's a side-by-side look at the cast with their classic video game counterparts. While much has changed, some things remain the same. Page 10.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – A Cast of Video Game Characters
The second live action flick based on the classic [I]Street Fighter[/I] video game series, [I]Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li[/I], is a big budget action flick that takes some liberties with the rag-tag retro gang of 2D beat-'em-up stars. How much did they change? Here's a side-by-side look at the cast with their classic video game counterparts. While much has changed, some things remain the same. Page 11.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – A Cast of Video Game Characters
The second live action flick based on the classic [I]Street Fighter[/I] video game series, [I]Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li[/I], is a big budget action flick that takes some liberties with the rag-tag retro gang of 2D beat-'em-up stars. How much did they change? Here's a side-by-side look at the cast with their classic video game counterparts. While much has changed, some things remain the same. Page 9.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – A Cast of Video Game Characters
The second live action flick based on the classic [I]Street Fighter[/I] video game series, [I]Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li[/I], is a big budget action flick that takes some liberties with the rag-tag retro gang of 2D beat-'em-up stars. How much did they change? Here's a side-by-side look at the cast with their classic video game counterparts. While much has changed, some things remain the same. Page 7.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – A Cast of Video Game Characters
The second live action flick based on the classic [I]Street Fighter[/I] video game series, [I]Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li[/I], is a big budget action flick that takes some liberties with the rag-tag retro gang of 2D beat-'em-up stars. How much did they change? Here's a side-by-side look at the cast with their classic video game counterparts. While much has changed, some things remain the same. Page 8.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 10.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 13.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 11.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 14.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 6.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 3.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 8.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 7.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 9.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 16.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 15.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 4.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 5.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 12.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 2.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 19.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 18.

A Popples Christmas Adventure - A Gallery of the Weird Holiday Advergame
Known for their oddball kid-friendly licensable characters such as Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Get-Along Gang, and Holly Hobbie, American Greetings distributed this giveaway Commodore 64 game on floppy disk during the 1986 holiday season to get the word out on their weirdest creations yet. Just how weird? The secrets behind one of the strangest holiday advergames will be revealed in this retro walkthrough gallery of A Popples Christmas Adventure! Page 17.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – A Cast of Video Game Characters
The second live action flick based on the classic [I]Street Fighter[/I] video game series, [I]Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li[/I], is a big budget action flick that takes some liberties with the rag-tag retro gang of 2D beat-'em-up stars. How much did they change? Here's a side-by-side look at the cast with their classic video game counterparts. While much has changed, some things remain the same. Page 5.