Nostalgia articles

Blizzard is retiring the 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, 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…

From Windows 3.0 to Windows 10: The story of Solitaire

There have been many popular and important games included with operating systems over the years. But only one game can lay claim to having once been the most-used Windows application in the world, as Microsoft’s Chris Sells described Solitaire back in 2004. This is the story of Solitaire, which has been included with every copy of Windows since version 3.0.