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Best of PC Engine / Mega CD Music: Part 9
(Mar 23, 2014)

Tracks from Earnest Evans, Prince of Persia, and Alzadick.

Best of PC Engine / Mega CD Music: Part 8
(Feb 13, 2014)

Tracks from Devastator, Vay, and Spriggan Mark2.

Game Club 199X Episode 27: Mascot Frenzy
(Feb 13, 2014)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states. This episode: Everything you need to know about the world's slowest knight and his adventures in a severely depopulated kingdom of wind and ghosts.

Best of PC Engine / Mega CD Music: Part 7
(Feb 2, 2014)

Tracks from Mystic Formula, Ecco the Dolphin and Seirei Senshi Spriggan.

Game Club 199X Episode 26: The Super Spy, Wade Hixton's Counter-Punch
(Jan 23, 2014)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Delving into the genre of first person punchers.

Best of PC Engine / Mega CD Music: Part 6
(Jan 6, 2014)

Tracks from Lords of Thunder, The Adventures of Willy Beamish, and Efera and Jiliora.

Game Club 199X Episode 25: Mascot Frenzy
(Jan 6, 2014)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: A gauntlet of mascot platformers including Gex, Plok and Ardy Lightfoot.

Game Club 199X Episode 24: Aquaria
(Jan 6, 2014)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Two of the three games from Jaleco's Ikari no Yousei trilogy of military action games.

Game Club 199X Episode 23: Sweet Home
(Nov 19, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Capcom's ur-survival horror game for the Famicom.

Game Club 199X Episode 22: Aquaria
(Nov 4, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Bit Blot's 2007 masterpiece, Aquaria, and indie games in general.

Best of PC Engine / Mega CD Music: Part 5
(Oct 20, 2013)

Discussing the sonic merits of Ys III, Galaxy Fraulein Yuna, and Stellar Fire.

Game Club 199X Episode 21: Master of Orion
(Sep 3, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: If sharks could talk, they'd probably be more socially capable than humans. Just saying.

Best of PC Engine / Mega CD Music: Part 4
(Sep 3, 2013)

Introducing the soundtracks of Annet Futatabi, The Terminator, and Ai Choaniki.

Game Club 199X Episode 20: Terra Nova
(Aug 11, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Looking Glass's forgotten complicated-robot-suit game.

Best of PC Engine / Mega CD Music: Part 3
(Aug 11, 2013)

Introducing the soundtracks of After Burner III, Flashback, and Android Assault / Bari-Arm.

Ed Del Castillo
(Jul 21, 2013)

Interview with the RTS veteran to go alongside our Battle Realms article.

Toshiaki Sakoda
(Jul 8, 2013)

Interview with the composer who did a lot of music for games by Compile and Sting.

Shinichi Sakamoto
(Jul 8, 2013)

Interview with the former Westone Bit Entertainment composer, who did the soundtracks of several Wonder Boy games.

Best of PC Engine / Mega CD Music: Part 2
(Jun 30, 2013)

The series continues by celebrating the soundtracks of Last Armageddon, Monster Lair and Cotton.

Game Club 199X Episode 19: Madden NFL '95
(Jun 30, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Dipping a toe into the surprisingly inviting waters of sports video games.

Best of PC Engine / Mega CD Music: Part 1
(Jun 9, 2013)

It's time to honor the merits of early redbook CD audio soundtracks. A new series that starts with a look at the music of Ys Book I & II, Rayxanber III and Double Dragon II.

Book Review: Parasite Eve
(Jun 9, 2013)

The dry novel that inspired the video game series of the same name.

Game Club 199X Episode 18: Home Improvement
(May 21, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Snarboo plays the hardest sitcom game ever AND hosts a live podcast at the same time.

Interview with Digital Happiness
(May 14, 2013)

Rachmad Imron, producer of the Indonesian indie horror game DreadOut, reveals some of the team's dark secrets.

Game Club 199X Episode 17: Blue Stinger
(Apr 23, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Hassy!

Book Review: Japanmanship
(Apr 1, 2013)

Dissecting what an insiders guide to making a career in the Japanese game development industry can offer to the layman.

Game Club 199X Episode 16: Electro Man
(Mar 10, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: The "Worker and Parasite" of DOS platformers.

Book Review: Hyrule Historia
(Feb 24, 2013)

A look at the art / lore book for Skyward Sword and the rest of Nintendo's top fantasy game series.

500-Word Indies
(Feb 24, 2013)

Short and sweet reviews of recent and classic indie games, with a preference for small but interesting titles that don't require a huge investment by the player or the writer.

Game Club 199X Episode 15: Blackthorne
(Feb 10, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Discussing the finer points sci-fi nomenclature and 90s comic book excess.

Game Club 199X Episode 14: Dr. Chaos
(Jan 27, 2013)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: The flawed action/adventure NES title Dr. Goonies II-esque Chaos.

Ryuichi Nishizawa on Aurail
(Dec 21, 2012)

Another interview with the creator of Wonder Boy, this time focusing on one of his most obscure works.

Game Club 199X Episode 13: Wonder Project J
(Dec 21, 2012)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: What it means to be a parent. Of a machine boy. As a fairy. In a video game.

Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 1
(Dec 2, 2012)

Get ready to enter the world of Sega! 168 pages of extensive reviews of over seventy classic games originating from the 1980s and 90s arcade scene.

Game Club 199X Episode 9: Summer of Love Tournament USA
(Dec 2, 2012)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Community members compete in Kizuna Encounter and Metal Slug.

Game Club 199X Episode 12: Hybrid Heaven
(Nov 19, 2012)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Wrestling mutant hybrid aliens from space.

The making of Project Firestart
(Oct 30, 2012)

A look back at what might be the very first survival horror game, containing interviews with co-designer Damon Slye and producer Joe Ybarra.

The making of Zombies Ate My Neighbors
(Oct 19, 2012)

Our article on Lucas Arts' horror spoof series is full of exclusive interview quotes by both ZAMN creator Mike Ebert and Ghoul Patrol director Kalani Streicher

Games of the World
(updated Oct 19, 2012)

Documenting gaming history from around the globe.

Game Club 199X Episode 11: Crystalis
(Oct 19, 2012)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Medieval fantasy apocalypse. With Ohmu.

Tracing the Influence - Stolen Images in Games
(Oct 08, 2012)

Many vintage games have stolen images from movies, album covers, paintings and even other games. Here is a gallery of litigations that could have been.

Guide to NES Maintenance
(Oct 08, 2012)

HG101 forumite Ike shows you how to keep your NES in a clean and working condition.

Game Club 199X Episode 10: Deus Ex
(Sep 18, 2012)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: JC Denton infiltrates the ladies' restroom.

Jim Gregory on Akira
(Sep 13, 2012)

The man who was in charge of the SNES version of this legendary unreleased anime tie-in reveals what happened to the game.

Game History Casebook: Adventure
(Aug 20, 2012)

Was Warren Robinett's genre-defining game released in 1979 or in 1980? We might never know, even though some pretend they do...

Game History Casebook: Shooting Screens
(Aug 20, 2012)

A compilation of various thoughts on the authenticity in representating vintage games in screenshots.

History of Diehard GameFan Magazine
(Jul 25, 2012)

A huge collection of insider accounts from all over the web about the legendary periodical.

Game Club 199X Episode 8: Gauntlet II
(Jul 12, 2012)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Four adventurers go into a dungeon to get themselves killed.

Interview with Ryuichi Nishizawa
(Jun 11, 2012)

Interview with one of the founding members of Westone, and one of the main developers behind nearly the entire Wonder Boy series.

Game Club 199X Episode 7: Wonder Boy in Monster Land / The Dragon's Trap
(Jun 11, 2012)

No FAQs, no cheats, no save states: Playing classic games like we did in our childhood. This episode: Wonder Boy double feature! Featuring special guest Ray Barnholt.

Interview with Toshinari Oka
(Jun 3, 2012)

The Programmer of Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake for the MSX2 delivers another highlight in our Metal Gear interview series.

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