Simon Belmont Cracks His Whip on the NES: Today in History- May 1st, 1987
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Simon Belmont Cracks His Whip on the NES: Today in History- May 1st, 1987

The Nintendo Entertainment System has many iconic titles available for it from the Mario series to the Mega Man games. One series that is just as iconic and also started on the NES is Konami’s Castlevania series. Today, in 1987, gamers were introduced to destroying vampires with a whip and a classic was born. Castlevania ... Read More»
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Splatterhouse Brings Home Blood, Guts and Ski Masks to Turbo Grafx-16: Today in History- April 21st, 1990
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Splatterhouse Brings Home Blood, Guts and Ski Masks to Turbo Grafx-16: Today in History- April 21st, 1990

When NEC released the Turbo Grafx-16 in North America it was instantly the underdog in gamer’s eyes. This was the first outing for NEC in this territory and for all intents and purposes, no real name brand games were available or on the horizon for this new console. NEC had a tough road to walk ... Read More»
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Samus Returns in Super Metroid on Super Nintendo: Today in History- April 18th, 1994
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Samus Returns in Super Metroid on Super Nintendo: Today in History- April 18th, 1994

A product of Nintendo R&D1 led by Gunpei Yokoi (R.I.P.), Super Metroid is the only outing on the Super Nintendo for Samus Aran and the little aliens called Metroids. This being the third game in the Metroid seris, gamers were treated to a little more of the story and even had a few heart wrenching ... Read More»
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Your Favourite Games Reimagined—Or At Least Reanimated
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Your Favourite Games Reimagined—Or At Least Reanimated

Gamers will always have an affection for older, “retro” gaming experiences from the early days of mainstream consoles and PC games, and this affection has become particularly interesting in the face of the continued expansion and improvement of gaming methods. With supremely capable consoles like the Xbox One and Playstation 4 hitting the market in ... Read More»
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Looks Like We Are Getting Marvel Characters In Our Disney Infinity 2.0 – @AggroGamer News
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Looks Like We Are Getting Marvel Characters In Our Disney Infinity 2.0 – @AggroGamer News

AggroGamer: “Earlier today Marvel teased some new characters coming for Disney Infinity in the 2.0 edition of the game. Well more new character but it shouldn’t be too much of a stretch to assume that they are going to be pumping as many characters from their universe into the video game/toy cash cow. That and ... Read More»
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Bandit Gaming: Newo Asteroids 2.8 for the Nintendo Wii Released
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Bandit Gaming: Newo Asteroids 2.8 for the Nintendo Wii Released

Asteroids is one of those classic titles that most retro gamers feel should be a standard release on day one for new consoles. Great games never get old. Since the Nintendo Wii doesn’t have an official Asteroids game, it is left up to indie developers to fill the void. Now up to version 2.8, Newo ... Read More»
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Ask a Dork: Generation Preservation
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Ask a Dork: Generation Preservation

In an era defined by DLC, post-release patches and online gaming, Ask a Dork examines how the industry will preserve this generation for future gamers... Read More»
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Dual Wielding 131: Irrational Shutdowns
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Dual Wielding 131: Irrational Shutdowns

This week’s show features discussion of Irrational Games closure, Sony Santa Monica layoffs and Nintendo shutting down online servers for the Wii and DS. Along the way, discussion of video game preservation and movies... Read More»
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My Favorite Games Of Last Gen [Part 2] – @AggroGamer News
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My Favorite Games Of Last Gen [Part 2] – @AggroGamer News

AggroGamer: “Welcome to the second part of my favorite games from last gen. If you missed part one you can read it right here. Let’s hop right back into it.&#... Read More»
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Geek Lazer Episode 3: Revenge of the Segue
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Geek Lazer Episode 3: Revenge of the Segue

We welcome our resident JRPG and anime expert Paul F***ing Ritchie as we discuss Final Fantasy fashion, Persona 4 and the PS4, scratch n’ sniff Earthbound, Attack on Titan, Hearthstone spending sprees, You’re Next, Dota 2 griefers, the end of Skyward Sword, Evangelion and we somehow find a way to talk about time travel again... Read More»
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My Favorite Games Of Last Gen [Part 1] – @AggroGamer News
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My Favorite Games Of Last Gen [Part 1] – @AggroGamer News

AggroGamer: “With the hype of the next gen consoles finally dying down, I decided to take a look back at some of my favorite games from last generation and reminisce about what drew me to those games. Or, I could just sit down and play them again and relive the gloriousness. That sounds like a ... Read More»
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SEGA GENESIS CLASSICS HITTING THE U.K. NINTENDO ESHOP
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SEGA GENESIS CLASSICS HITTING THE U.K. NINTENDO ESHOP

Sega is one of those companies that is willing to keep their classics alive and available on newer hardware, while most gamers wish they would re-release certain classics that don’t get very much love. Coming this week are some classic Genesis titles that are hitting the United Kingdom’s Nintendo eShop for gamers to enjoy... Read More»
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Today in History: November 22nd, 2012- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Slashed Onto the 3DS Virtual Console
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Today in History: November 22nd, 2012- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Slashed Onto the 3DS Virtual Console

Thought of as a sort of black sheep in the Zelda series, though a good one, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is definitely worth a playthrough even today. Nintendo knows how to market, that has been proven time and time again, though here, those skills were not as well refined. The love for Zelda ... Read More»
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Today in History: November 19th, 2006: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Arrives on the Nintendo Wii
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Today in History: November 19th, 2006: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Arrives on the Nintendo Wii

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess marks the first time that a Zelda game launched with a Nintendo console. This is also the thirteenth game in the series to be released. Another first, this is the first Zelda game to earn a rating of “T”, or Teen, from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Quite ... Read More»
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Today in History: November 17th, 2003- The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition Gamecube is Released
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Today in History: November 17th, 2003- The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition Gamecube is Released

Other companies should take note, this is how you build up popularity and demand for a new game in a series. The Legend of Zelda: Collector’s Edition featured The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask both from the Nintendo 64 PLUS a 20 minute, or so, ... Read More»
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