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Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Josh Houslander

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Josh Houslander who is displayed on card number 139, from the Twin Galaxies Superstars Collection of 2011.  Josh was one of the creators of a podcast for Twin Galaxies website that discussed all things Twin Galaxies as well as...

32X Support is Finally Coming to the Mega Sg

The Mega Sg, by Analogue, is a jack-of-all-trades FPGA Sega console when it comes to the 80’s and 90’s. While it can play Genesis/Mega Drive and the Master System out of the box (as well as including an edge connector for the Sega/Mega CD), additional adapters can...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Moondust

In 1978, Brian Eno released the album Ambient 1: Music for Airports. It remains a landmark in the world of ambient music, a genre which said was, “as ignorable as it was interesting” and which was intended to “induce calm and a space to think.” The music was quiet,...

32X Support is Finally Coming to the Mega Sg

The Mega Sg, by Analogue, is a jack-of-all-trades FPGA Sega console when it comes to the 80’s and 90’s. While it can play Genesis/Mega Drive and the Master System out of the box (as well as including an edge connector for the Sega/Mega CD), additional adapters can...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Moondust

In 1978, Brian Eno released the album Ambient 1: Music for Airports. It remains a landmark in the world of ambient music, a genre which said was, “as ignorable as it was interesting” and which was intended to “induce calm and a space to think.” The music was quiet,...

Activision

Prior to the creation of Activision, third party publishers did not exist. This is not just some statement thrown out to explain this publisher’s importance, it is a literal fact. Activision, formed in October 1979, was the first ever independent publisher to exist in...

Super Trash Truck

Every month we here at Classic Console Magazine are given the awesome task of looking at some of the best new up and coming homebrew and independent releases for the Atari 2600. A large amount of games are being created by the retro gaming community. Some are of such...

Wing Commander By Josh LaFrance

For a Sci-Fi fan growing up in the early 90’s nothing was more exciting than watching Star Trek: TNG on TV or one of my VHS tapes from the Star Wars trilogy. Although I did play a few Sci-Fi genre games growing up, (Star Trek: 25th Anniversary by Interplay and Space...

SEGA’s Last Stand

The SEGA Dreamcast was a great system, but sadly not one that could keep SEGA in the home console market.  After the console war with Nintendo and the SEGA Saturn getting just demolished by Sony and Nintendo, SEGA had one last chance to make it in the home console...

Gimme Five

Five videogame systems with varying degrees of historical importance will hit (or have hit) big milestones this year. Regardless of success or strength of library, they all deserve to be recognized, celebrated and perhaps most importantly, played! Each entry is ranked...

Showdown-5th Generation Game Consoles

The fifth generation of video games took place from 1993 to 2001. It was an era of transition from the 2D sprite based games of all previous generations to the 3d graphics of modern generations. The industry took a huge leap in making the transition from cartridges to...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: ALF: The First Adventure

The 1980s were a glorious era for pop culture: the films of John Hughes, Aqua Net, Flock of Seagulls, the list is virtually endless. Of course, no list of 1980s icons would be complete without ALF. That’s right: the Alien Life Form from the planet Melmac. He is an...

Frenzy

For those who enjoyed the 1980 arcade hit Berzerk, Frenzy was very much a highly anticipated game. 1982’s Frenzy, released by Stern Electronics took the gameplay and mechanics of it’s predecessor and added to it. Although a great game in it’s own right, Frenzy failed...

The Top 5 Old School Video Game Soundtracks

One component of video games that really stand out to me is their music.  From Nobuo Uematsu to Koji Kondo, the composition and soundtracks of video games help immerse the player into the created worlds and helps set the mood for certain stages.  These are the top 5...

Duck Hunt By Amy Trinanes

Good old Duck Hunt, it never failed to make my after school days much brighter. What could be better than shooting that awesome NES Zapper and well, murdering ducks? Okay, maybe a lot of things could have been better, but as a child of the 90’s, back then Duck Hunt...