retro gaming

Arcade fame turns to infamy as Billy Mitchell’s record-setting Donkey Kong score is invalidated

The record-setting score that settled the Donkey Kong arcade rivalry, made famous by the documentary The King of Kong, has been invalidated by Twin Galaxies, the de facto arbiter of arcade world recor

Modders are turning the NES Classic Edition into an all-purpose retro gaming machine

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition this last holiday season, you were probably impressed (as was I) with the quality of the emulation — so much so you wished it had

Return to simpler, more pixelated times with Sega game soundtracks now on Spotify

It's been a rough day, and maybe what you need is a few chiptunes from Sega's arcade and console hits. Many cartridges' worth have just been added to the company's Spotify channel.

Nintendo shows off some highly nerdy features of the NES Mini

Nintendo has further taken the wraps off the must-have gaming gadget of the holidays — which is to say, the one we're all buying ourselves as soon as it's available. An aggressively retro-themed vid

The Nintendo 64 turns 20 today

It was on June 23, 1996 that the Nintendo 64 made its debut — in Japan, that is. We wouldn't see it on this side of the Pacific for another three months. But today is its proper birthday, and 20 yea

Retro gaming fans rejoice: Atari Vault is on Steam with 100 games

Longing for the days of the sticky floored arcades of your youth and long nights spent with the the Atari 2600, but can't be bothered to dig through your mum's basement to find all the bits and bobs t

Photo report: CrunchGear digs up Akihabara's top 10 expensive classic games

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/games_akihabara-620x467.png" /> Nearly two years have passed since <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/05/current-top-10-of-akiha

Power Glove: Reloaded features accelerometer, Arduino chipset

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/fkr10wift182r15.jpg" />You know, I love the Power Glove. Obviously, because it's so <em>bad</em>. Not <a href="http://www.youtube.com/wat

Super-rare NES "Joystick test cartridge" on eBay at $1050

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/testcart.jpg" />Among retro gamers, these types of cartridges are the stuff of legend. No one really knows why — it's not like it's

Contra remade in LittleBigPlanet is unbelievable

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/sack.jpg" />It's no secret that I love old NES games, and of course Contra is among my favorites. You can imagine my delight, then, on fi

D-Pad Hero: The franchise finally hits the NES

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/guitar.png" />If you've been itching to try the latest musical Rhythm games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, but haven't had the chance to

Joystick hanging pegs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/joystick-coathook.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/hanging-joysticks">These crafty little coathooks</a> w

Can you beat Mega Man 9 in less than 25 minutes? This guy did

http://dl.speeddemosarchive.com/mediaplayer.swf Yes, the fine art of Speedrunning is alive and well, especially with this second renaissance of retro games and remakes brought on by the rise of the vi

Pac-Man World Tournament Announced

Yeah, I totally met Pac-Man back in ’05. Fans of Inky, Blink, and miscellaneous bouncing fruit should clear their schedules from April 26th to May 9th. Microsoft just announced that a World Pac-