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Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Elizabeth Hunter

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Elizabeth Hunter, who is displayed on card number 333, from the Superstars of 2012 Collection.  Elizabeth is also on cards 51 and 345.   Elizabeth is most well-known by her title of “Kitty McScratch”.   Her claim to fame is the...

TRON: Games Based on the Movie About a Video Game – By Kevin Butler

Tron was the first video game that was officially licensed from a movie. Other games had been created before 1981 but they were unofficial versions or they weren’t officially licensed from the movies they were associated with. The premise of Tron involves a man named...

The Last Official Release: Atari Lynx – Super Asteroids & Missile Command (1995)

It’s been a little while since I’ve added to The Last Official Release series – nearly a month, actually (when I covered the Nokia N-Gage) – so, hold onto your Dreamcast branded hats as I get back into the swing of things. For the uninitiated, The Last Official...

The Making Of The Nintendo Power Glove - The Incredible Story Behind Its Rise & Fall

Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker

Stepping into Free Play Richardson is a bit like having access to a time machine that can transport me to my childhood. The experience starts the instant you step in the front door. Pulsing, synth heavy New Wave blares through the building, playing songs like “Space...

Beetle Adventure Racing! for N64 Review

Out of all the car manufacturers you'd expect to licence a single car out for a video game, a Volkswagen New Beetle (the '97 one) is a bit surprising - but it happened. And the game involves a dinosaur. I present to you, Beetle Adventure Racing. [wpdevart_youtube...

The Nightmare Fuel of “Clowns” by Bally Midway

Halloween is finally upon us. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been taking a tour through creepy, old video games, and I saved the most terrifying for last. For those who are unaware, coulrophobia is described as the “morbid fear of clowns.” Psychologists have looked at...

PlayStation Classic Full Game Lineup Announced

Last month we reported Sony’s announcement of a “Classic” version of the PlayStation – a Mini PS1, if you will. Much in the same vein as Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic Mini’s, this miniaturised version of the console will come with 20-games preloaded as well as two...

Baseball by Micro Electronics

The dark times are here. The World Series is over, and that means five long, cold months without the life-giving light of baseball. Also, the sun. I live in Portland so it's quite possible I won't see the sun again until April either. Fortunately, just as science...