Long title, right? But I don’t care. EarthBound is FINALLY coming to the Wii U Virtual Console this year! I’ve been waiting years for this news and I will shout it to the heavens because it’s really happening! No rumor, no speculation, it was announced officially during this morning’s Nintendo Direct press event that it is fact and it is happening later this year. Sadly, no confirmed date yet aside [...]

While not exactly news, this is pretty adorable. A daughter asked her dad why she couldn’t play as Pauline in Donkey Kong and save Mario, so naturally, the father did the obvious thing and hacked the game to let her do so. He redrew the frames for the characters to give them appropriate walk cycles (especially since Mario doesn’t come with a ‘thrown over Donkey Kong’s shoulder’ animation) and changed [...]

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All that needs to be said is that Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, the PSone classic RPG from 2000, is coming to the PlayStation Network tomorrow for $9.99. You need to buy it. Thank you, ATLUS.

In the run up to their 2013 Playstation Event this Wednesday, Sony have  been periodically releasing overview videos, each succinctly chronicling the PSone, Playstation 2 and Playstation 3 home consoles. With the nostalgia pangs coming hard and heavy with the original Playstation overview video, what are your favorite memories of the brand as we build up to the announcement of a fourth generation Playstation? We’ve got all three videos for you after the [...]

Episode 2 is here! You know, for all of the reader that checked out the first episode… And look! We have a fancy banner thanks to Randall Drew of Rkdia Comics! He did this week’s video image as well. Episode 2: On Location with Youth Large sees the crew recording on location at The Video Game Store in downtown Wilkes Barre, PA. Small (Tim) was working, so why not, right? [...]

VaultCast? What the hell is that?? Let me share the knowledge. The SML VaultCast is a podcast that I have started up with my friends Tim Robinson and Jason “Boge” Bogert. It will be a weekly release with unique themes and general fun times for all. The SML stands for Small, Medium, and Large, because when you place Tim, Boge, and myself next to each other, those are our sizes. [...]

Oh hell yeah! Retro arcade action is where it’s at in my eyes and we’re about to get another nice dosage of it starting on February 19th for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network and going through April! Capcom Arcade Cabinet takes a handful of Capcom arcade classics from the 1980′s and updates them with online play, achievements & trophies, leaderboards, and unlockables! The games will release in packs of three [...]

By now, we’ve all heard about the Famicom 30th Anniversary event going on with the Wii U Virtual Console. Each month, a select Virtual Console game will be getting a 30 day sale price of only 30 cents. As noted last week, Balloon Fight is available right now on the Wii U for only 30 cents and we will see more games for the next few months. Here’s the official [...]

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Yeah that’s right, you can now play Dune 2 without having to keep around an archaic floppy disk, or the 3 pound drive to run it! It’s now free to play on the interwebs! Woo! Dune 2 is a Westwood Studios developed game, that was released by Virgin Interactive in 1992. It is known for being the archetypal RTS. According to Joystiq, an open-source version of the game has now [...]

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Sales are always good way to nourish the soul I think.  Y’know how it is; you’ve had a crappy week, work has been stressful, you’re no longer rolling around  in the greens because of bills and other expenses and yet, you still fancy playing something fresh to keep your mind off it all. To the rescue then come GOG.com, with 50% discounts off the site’s entire Interplay catalog and 80% discount off [...]

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