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Eggy (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

During the early days of computer gaming, publishers often found products by holding game development competitions. Enix was one of

Upcoming Books Poll

Here at HG101, we currently have a few books already in the works: The Guide to Retro Horror (due in

Gwanggaeto Daewang

Dune II may not have been the first real-time strategy game ever made – a title often bestowed upon Herzog

Florence

Personal games – games whose narrative strictly focuses on the quotidian and whose mechanics bend to meet that narrative –

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 124: Despiria

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang as they rank and discuss this creepy Dreamcast RPG. This Friday’s Patreon bonus game

Danan: The Jungle Fighter

Though Sega’s Master System only seized a small fraction of the Japanese and North American markets, it did very well

Top 47,858 Games of All Time The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 – Asteroids, Saturday Night Slam Masters, The Simpsons

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang – Kurt, Slowbeef, and Xerxes – at a special panel for A Video Game

Cruise Chaser Blassty (Japanese Video Game Obscurity)

Square’s first role-playing game sure has a lot going for it. For starters, it eschews fantasy traditions for sci-fi flavor,

Silence

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Whispered World, The

Spoiler Warning: Silence will remain unspoiled, but in order to discuss it, The Whispered World’s big twist will have to

Whispered World, The

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Whispered World, The

The Whispered World originally started life not at Daedalic, but as a 2004 academy project by one Marco Hüllen that

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 123: Secret of Mana

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang as they add another game to their ever-growing list of Top Games. This Friday’s

Fantasian (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Among the early Japanese RPG scene, Xtalsoft’s Mugen no Shinzou series is well known for combining the exploration of Ultima

Lamplight City

Shortly after Dave Gilbert released Unavowed, arguably one of Wadjet Eye’s best games in their growing history, studio contributor Francisco

Top 47,858 Games of All Time Episode 122: Driver: San Francisco

DIRECT DOWNLOAD Join the HG101 gang and special guest, Zero Punctuation’s Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw, as they add another game to

Star Control

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Star Control

The Star Control series, published by Accolade but primarily created by Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford, is known for