Wednesday, August 22, 2012

RIP Nintendo Power Magazine

The official magazine for Nintendo reviews, previews and other propaganda announced it’s closing up shop. After 25 years on the press, Nintendo Magazine is ceasing publication.

If you were old enough to remember how the world was before the wild wild internet (circa NES/SNES), gamers had very limited sources for video game news, walkthroughs and cheats. Aside from guides, Nintendo Power was your monthly bible of game resources.

The news of the shutdown doesn’t come as a shock, with the closing of similar magazine Gamepro happening last year after 23 years of print. Both publications’ closing shows the long-coming death of the print era for gaming as we may know it.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Girls of Gaming volume 2

The second volume of Girls of Gaming by Play Magazine:

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Electronic Gaming Monthly, Number 152, March 2002

The March 2002 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly:

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Friday, October 28, 2011

10 best scary video games of all time

By Dave Herndon & Dave Scanlan

Ghosts, ghouls and goblins alike will be coming to your door Monday night trick or treating, earlier this week we published lists of films to enjoy between visitors, but if movies aren’t your thing, here are the top 10 horrifying video games, many of which can still be played on modern gaming consoles.

10. Dead Rising 2 (Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC)— This is a zombie game, no this is THE zombie game, set in the fictional Fortune City, the game follows Chuck Greene as he fights off zombies while accomplishing goals around the city. Various weapons can be picked up, and even customized to as the play makes their way through the game. Up to 7,000 zombie characters can appear on screen at a time.

9. Resident Evil —(Playstation, Sega Saturn, PC, remade and revamped for GameCube and DS, the latter being known as Resident Evil: Deadly Silence) – As a member of S.T.A.R.S (Special Tactics And Rescue Service), it’s up to you to go to Raccoon City and fight your way through hordes of infected creatures to find your comrades.

8. The House of the Dead (arcade) —One of the best arcade shooter’s I have ever played, not so much scary as creepy, this is just as the title suggests set in a house filled with ‘dead’ things, or rather the inhuman experiments of one very mad scientist.

7. Ghostbusters (Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2 & 3, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PSP, PC) —The movie franchise from my youth became a fantastic game a couple of years ago. The game play is fantastic, the story is wonderful and the voice cast is all the originals from the film, what more could one ask for when hunting down the ghosts and ghouls from the netherworld?

6. Uninvited (Atari, Commodore 64, NES, PC) — Your sibling’s left the car after its crashed in front of an old mansion, and you have to find them. A tricky game, not unlike a choose-your-own-adventure, in which strange and horrifying deaths are not uncommon. Keep your wits about you.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

A Cube of Cubes, or a Perplexing Way to Play16 GameCube Games

Blessed with a surplus of ancient Commodore 1702 monitors and a handful of GameCubes, Personal Computer Museum curator Syd Bolton stacked them all together to form a pleasantly confusing cube of cubes.

After debuting his cube of cubes at a recent Game Night held at his Ontario, Canada museum, Bolton took a little time out of his busy schedule of discovering one of the rarest Atari 2600 cartridges in existence to explain how the project came about and came together. I conceived the “Cube of Cubes” several years ago when the museum started receiving a large number of Commodore 1702 monitors (the kind that were used on the Commodore 64 but are still useful today as small televisions for gaming systems or DVD players).

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Take A Tour Of Video Game Developer Rare’s Never Before Seen Museum

Most gamers know Rare for its work on such classic Nintendo games as Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark, though the company’s history goes back further than the SNES and Nintendo 64. It was founded in 1982 by brothers Chris and Tim Stamper, and was originally known as Ultimate Play the Game, where it released titles for the deceased ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64.

That said, there’s at least 29 years of history in the developer’s Twycross campus, neatly arranged within a glass case in the cafeteria.

Here, curious folks can get an inside peak at Rare’s humble beginnings and go all the way to its Xbox 360 days. It’s a fan’s paradise.

Full article (with photos): http://www.businessi … -perfect-dark-2011-9

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