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Screw Apple's Watch, Nintendo's Watches Were Way Cooler

Hey everyone, Apple is making a watch. You might have heard. It’s like a normal watch, in that it goes on your wrist and tells the time, but it also does some computer stuff. Sound familiar? Of course it does. Other companies have been doing it for years. Including Nintendo. Sort of.


Parental Locks For Video Games Used To Be Crazy

These days, parental locks stop kids from playing games using simple software. In 1990, lacking that kind of technology, things were a little more draconian.


Long-Lost Cassette Tape Reveals Unheard Chubby Checker Atari Song

The great Chubby Checker once recorded a song to be used for a Dig-Dug commercial, only it wasn’t, and the song hasn’t been publicly heard (or heard of) until this week. History is so awesome.


Lost Akira Game Spotted, But It's Not Pretty

It’s a shame. For such an awesome manga/film as Akira is, its games have been pretty shoddy. One, however, was so shoddy it was never even released. The story of this missing game is one that’s eluded folks for some time, but today, we’ve finally got some footage of it (well, the Genesis version at least).


The Origins Of A Classic Lucasarts Adventure

In a lot of ways, Maniac Mansion is where it all began for Lucasarts (or Lucasfilm Games, as it was know back then). The company’s first big adventure game hit, it set the tone for a decade of classic titles that would define PC gaming for an entire generation.


How Awesome Old Box Art Was Made

Veteran game artist Mike Winterbauer is a crazy person. He’s written a book showcasing (and telling the story behind) some classic examples of PC and console cover art, and instead of charging a premium for it, is giving it away for free.


RIP Neversoft, The Studio That Made Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Last week, something very sad took place over at Activision. Neversoft, the studio that created the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series, officially ceased to exist.


The Slow Disappearance Of The Video Game Manual

Collector F. M. da Costa has an amazing Flickr page where he opens up his games, showing everything that came in the box. It’s very pretty just to look at, but it’s also a timelapse, showing the slow and steady decline in the number of pieces of paper that shipped alongside a video game.


17-Minute Metal Epic Covers 40 Years Of Video Game History

The conclusion of three years of work, this is FamilyJules7x taking us on one hell of a musical journey, as he thrashes out metal versions of the theme songs to most of gaming’s greatest games.


Meet The Guy Who Says He Buried The E.T. Cartridges

Last month, thousands of copies of ET (along with other Atari games) were found buried beneath the New Mexico desert. James Heller was the man responsible for that.