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What was once Old is New Again – By Bill Lange

At long last, after years of development, testing, and fine tuning, Nox Archaist has finally been released! This highly anticipated game from 6502 Workshop devotedly recreates the CRPG gaming expe­rience from the 1980s, from the game box to the cloth map to the...

E3 2021 Arcade1Up (Coming Soon) – Turtles in Time™ Home Arcade Machine

Cowabunga!” this new Arcade1Up machine allows you to take control of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, or Raphael with up to four simultaneous players, making for endless animation inspired fun. Preorders to begin July 1 Originally released by Konami in 1991, this...

Short Shifting the Competition – by Michael Thomasson

Before autumn of ’86, prior racing games focused on the serious side of car racing. Entries in the genre usually consisted of professional Formula One-style competitions with simple, flat, uninspired black asphalt tracks. Out Run, in comparison, had motorists...
Sega Turbo – by Kevin Butler

Sega Turbo – by Kevin Butler

At the start of the 1980’s, games such as Galaga, Tempest, and the big one, Pac-Man, consumed my quarters in droves. That’s when I noticed a new driving game... Turbo! Unlike the previous games, Turbo was different in every way. Not only did it have the usual steering...

Racing Games – by Brett Weiss

Racing Games – by Brett Weiss

Gaming is an expensive hobby, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of great games for various consoles that won’t break your budget. This is especially true of racing titles, which are ubiqui­tous and often inexpensive. Here are six such games that are...

iiRcade Report – by Brad Feingold

iiRcade Report – by Brad Feingold

Striker 1945 - Psikyo Released in 1995, this game pretty much flew in under the radar but had several sequels to follow. This game follows the traditional top-down shooters of the 80’s, with a lot stronger graphics and music to get your hands pumping and shaking while...

Why Do We Love To Hate Bad Games?

Why Do We Love To Hate Bad Games?

As the old saying goes, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and when it comes to video games that saying rings true. Yet somehow when a game is bad, as in truly bad, instead of just saying it’s bad and moving on, the current generation of gamers latches on to it....