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The Games My Mother Played

(Originally published May 11, 2008) May 1st 1980 I came home from school to find my mother waiting there for me, a giddy smile on her lips. She always loved birthdays. Back then we were living in an apartment, my younger sister and I sharing one room, my older brother and sister sometimes sharing another, and birthdays were the one time my mother, taking care of four children on child support and a modest income from the dancing school she ran, would really get to splurge on her kids.


Someone's Compiling A List Of Every Video Game Ever Made

With help from a growing posse on 4chan, Pastebin user Data_Baser is attempting to compile a list of every video game ever released. Not just console games or PC games, but every mobile and browser-based game as well. The current count? 43,806.


BBC To Re-Release Classic Hitchhiker's Guide Game For 30th Anniversary

Infocom’s classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, the BBC will publish an updated online version of the game on March 8, the 36th anniversary of the series’ first radio broadcast.


NES Remix, A Medley Of Bite-sized Challenges Based On Familiar NES Favourites, Ended A Time Challenge

NES Remix, a medley of bite-sized challenges based on familiar NES favourites, ended a time challenge after an exploit was discovered. The game’s director said yesterday on Miiverse that the “Collect all the coins!” challenge is done after finding out some were able to goose their times by repeatedly pausing the level.


Play The 2013 NFL Season With 22-Year-Old Tecmo Super Bowl

The mad magicians keeping Tecmo Super Bowl alive nearly 22 years after its debut have released their latest mod — Tecmo Super Bowl 2014, featuring all of the teams and players of the current league, just in time for the NFL’s season opener tomorrow.


Dungeon Keeper Returns... As A Mobile Game

The original dungeon defence game returns, but not to the PC from whence it came. EA is bringing back Dungeon Keeper as an iOS and Android mobile game later this year.


The Little Vector-Based Console That Couldn't Is Reborn On The IPad

In 1982 Smith Engineering released the Vectrex, a self-contained video game console that delivered cutting-edge vector based games to the masses. It was the first game console with a 3D peripheral. It was brilliant.


Think Rampage Would Make A Good Monster Movie? So Does New Line Cinema

Inspired by the classic giant monster movies of Hollywood’s past, Midway’s arcade classic Rampage is now the potentially classic giant monster movie of Hollywood’s future. New Line Cinema has begun development on George, Ralph, and Lizzie’s big screen debut.


The World's Smallest Functioning Space Invaders Cabinet

Here is what is believed to be the smallest playable Space Invaders arcade cabinet every built, using a ROM and parts from a Game Boy Advance.


It's Nice To See Mortal Kombat Putting Skin On For Once

As reported yesterday, the new Mortal Kombat‘s first dose of downloadable content delivers new skins for the game’s wacky human ninja crew, in honour of the early ’90s law of ninja costume conservation.