It’s time to celebrate – Happy birthday, NES!

Author: Lauren Ganos
Categories: Retro

Today marks the 34th birthday of the Nintendo Entertainment System — the NES — in North America. The 8-bit home video game console made waves and earned the role as the best-selling system of its time decades ago. More importantly, however, its popularity opened the doors for the Big N,…

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Final Fantasy VI turns 25 – A look back

Categories: News, Retro

Editor’s note: Today marks the 25th anniversary (in North America) of one of the most beloved RPG’s of all time — Final Fantasy VI. To celebrate, we’re sharing a piece that was originally published on the 25th anniversary in Japan. The sentiments are timeless and beloved — a reflection of…

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Looking back at AlphaDream’s adventures with Mario & Luigi

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: 3DS, Retro

After over 19 years, Japanese developer AlphaDream has declared bankruptcy. Comprised of many former Square staffers, the studio got its start on the Game Boy Color with Koto Battle: Tengai no Moribito, a Pokémon-adjacent card battling role-playing game that already showed a willingness to experiment with traditional RPG battle systems,…

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