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Apple's Touch Bar can technically play 'Doom'

Few games have been as groundbreaking for their time as id Software’s smash hit Doom. Rapidly approaching its 25th anniversary, the iconic first-person shooter has refused to go quietly into the night with installments now available across a number of…

Nintendo NES Classic goes on sale today, but getting one will be hard

The NES Classic is as good as retro gaming gets, and it's coming to stores today (Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Gamestop and Target) however retailers on- and offline are not accepting pre-orders and are warning of very limited supply. For $60 the tiny console comes packing 30 popular titles including Super Mario Bros. 1-3, Metroid, Mega Man 2, and The Legend of Zelda. Good luck in your hunt!

Unreleased SNES version of Rayman found nearly 25 years later

From the 20th birthday of the Nintendo 64 and the announcement of Sonic Mania to the teardown of the ultra-rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype and the first 13 years of Nintendo Power finding their way to the Internet, it’s been a…

Blizzard is retiring the Battle.net name after 20 years

Blizzard Entertainment launched Diablo in late 1996, a groundbreaking action role-playing hack and slash game that’s gone on to become one of its most beloved franchises. Alongside Diablo came Battle.net, a primitive companion app that facilitated player communication and multiplayer…

'The Oregon Trail' card game is a thing

Hands down, the absolute best part about computer class in elementary school was getting to play The Oregon Trail. If we finished our work early, we’d get to try our luck at surviving the grueling Oregon Trail… aw heck, who…

John Romero celebrates the 20th anniversary of Quake

Quake, the influential first-person shooter from id Software, celebrated its 20th anniversary on Wednesday. In recognition of the occasion, director and designer John Romero published a Quake FAQ that was created on October 22, 1995, that served as a repository…