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Game tie-ins that radically changed the plots of their films

Game tie-ins that radically changed the plots of their films The owners of the 007 franchise waited 15 years to create a video game version that delivered boating lessons.The unregulated wild-west landscape of early gaming gave rise to a few skeletons that continue to haunt the video game closet.

The 11 most feeble character motives in video games

The 11 most feeble character motives in video games So often we get riled up when video games get unfairly accused of having lacklustre plots, sub-par characters and more.Yeah, I get it: Conker's Bad Fur Day is mocking other games with so-called 'excuse plots'.

The most awesome games (if you never push start)

The most awesome games (if you never push start) If you hit that button too fast, you might miss out on the game’s most awesome quirks - the start screen idle animations.If you’ve got to the start screen, you’ve already bought the game and definitely want to start playing straight away.

10 bizarre things that gaming characters do all the time

10 bizarre things that gaming characters do all the time Treasure chests are like the ATMs of the gaming world--they're a good way to get quick cash, and sometimes there's one on practically every corner.Heck, at least one person is collecting these things--how is that not unsettling?

8 games that got real-life places wrong

8 games that got real-life places wrong Doing research for video games is not an easy job, especially when it comes to creating the game's setting out of a real-life place.Getting it right becomes even trickier when the devs have never been to the place where the game is set.

The 7 Greatest love stories in gaming

The 7 Greatest love stories in gaming We love games, and most of the time they love us back.But games that actually tell a great love story?

Speedrunner Beats Every Boss In The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past While Blindfolded

Speedrunner Beats Every Boss In The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past While Blindfolded But yesterday, speedrunner ParisianPlayer managed to defeat everyone of its bosses and complete the entire game in one sitting.It all started when he saw a blindfolded 102% run of Donkey Kong Country completed by Katun24.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Beat While Blindfolded

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Beat While Blindfolded This week, a speedrunner named ParisianPlayer has managed to beat The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past in just over nine hours, a task which he completed while blindfolded.Beating A Link To The Past in such a time is impressive enough, and the speedrunner admitted that he had estimated the task would take around 12 hours to complete in one sitting.

Here's all eight versions of the original Resident Evil (plus the 'dead' port fans saved from development hell)

Here's all eight versions of the original Resident Evil (plus the 'dead' port fans saved from development hell) The original Resident Evil came out in 1996.If Resident Evil was born in the US, it would be almost old enough to buy a bottle of whisky to go with those green herbs.

Hackers put SNES, Sega Genesis and Game Boy games on the NES Classic

Hackers put SNES, Sega Genesis and Game Boy games on the NES Classic For some people, playing NES games on the NES Classic just isn't enough.They want the throwback system to play games from the SNES, Game Boy, Sega Genesis and Atari 2600, too.

NES Classic Edition Hacked to Play SEGA Genesis Games

NES Classic Edition Hacked to Play SEGA Genesis Games Now hackers have expanded the NES Classic Edition library yet again, making it possible to play games from numerous systems on the device.With RetroArch installed, it’s possible for NES Classic Edition owners to play Sega Genesis games, in addition to titles from the Game Boy and Super Nintendo.

The 100 best video game quotes of all time

The 100 best video game quotes of all time Some of them are just the sounds bandits make when you shoot arrows in their face, or phrases that have become so ingrained into videogame culture they’re impossible to ignore.Others are surprisingly meaningful, and might even teach you a thing or two about life.

13 video game secrets that were almost never found

13 video game secrets that were almost never found Melee released in 2001 as a launch title for the Nintendo GameCube, and it wasn't until 2008 that someone discovered a mind-blowing secret - there was a way to actually play as Smash Bros.If you've done it right, you'll have pulled off what's known as the Name Entry glitch.

Rare SNES Games Valued at $10K Lost by USPS

Rare SNES Games Valued at $10K Lost by USPS The SNES fan community suffered a heavy blow recently, as the United States Postal Service lost a shipment of games for one of the best video game consoles of all time last month.The package that disappeared contained around 100 games – some of them very rare indeed – and was valued at around $7,500 to $10,000.

These 22 hidden game techniques will totally change the way you play

These 22 hidden game techniques will totally change the way you play It's ok, you can admit it - we've been there too.Now thanks to the rise of the impossibly skilled and precise speedrunning community, we can see that we've pretty much been doing that with every video game ever.

Brand new SNES fighter ‘Unholy Night’ seeks funding for cartridge production

Brand new SNES fighter ‘Unholy Night’ seeks funding for cartridge production Hong Kong technology manufacturer Blazepro is seeking a full production run for its 2D fighter Unholy Night, and has turned to Kickstarter in the hopes of making its dreams a reality.Assembling a team of Japanese developers who previously worked at such studios as SNK and Foxbat, Unholy Night aims to recapture the thrill of console fighting games with a roster of six characters and a chain-based combo system.

10 Best Nintendo Launch Games Ever

10 Best Nintendo Launch Games Ever On March 3rd, Nintendo will be releasing its next video game console: the Nintendo Switch.The Nintendo Switch is an innovative idea, but gaming hardware doesn’t mean much without quality software to back it up.

7 games where the bad guys actually win

7 games where the bad guys actually win The good guys don’t always win.Although video games often represent an idealised version of life, where good triumphs over evil and everyone ends up happy, there are several notable examples where the bad guys definitely ‘win’.

Fan Alters Code To Newly Discovered SNES Game, Refuses To Share Original

Fan Alters Code To Newly Discovered SNES Game, Refuses To Share Original However, instead of merely releasing the game into the wild, TheRealPhoenix took some liberties and edited in a splash screen to the start of the game, as well as some minor alterations to the game files.The version of Quik the Thunder Rabbit that he released was not the genuine article.

Missing $10K SNES Package Has Been Found

Missing $10K SNES Package Has Been Found After losing hope of recovering a valuable package full of SNES games, a game collector who goes by Byuu has announced the SNES package has been found.The package, which is said to carry $10,000 worth of SNES games, was lost last month by the US postal system and considered gone forever.