NeoGeoFreak’s Dion Dakis discusses how SNK Japan got in hot water with the authorities for bootlegging their own games and other shenanigans from the 16-bit era… Interesting stuff.
Game Theory takes on the eternal debate…
Which 16-bit console was most influential: SNES or Genesis?
If you’ve always wanted to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in its native Japanese or try out those dating sims or robot fighting games that never seem to make it outside of the land of the rising sun, then here’s a way to play them on your American N64 without having to take apart your console to mod it.
Did you know that Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune’s first video game gig was as the illustrator for all the characters in the original Street Fighter?
Check out this video for more cool info about the roots of the Street Fighter franchise…
Thanks to Make Use Of, here’s a super-simple guide to modding your Super Nintendo to play Super Famicom games in less than 5 minutes.
Best of all, the external appearance of your SNES won’t be affected!
SEGA-AM2 is the name of one of Sega’s best design teams with dozens and dozens of titles under their belt (including Hang-On, Space Harrier, Virtua Racer, Virtua Fighter, and Shenmue).
In this video by SEGABits, discover five ways they changed gaming forever.
Nowadays, video game releases are promoted like feature films with set release dates, early reviews, trailers, etc.
But, it wasn’t long ago that even announcing when a game would come out was a big deal. Remember Mortal Monday or Sonic Tuesday? Continue reading When Was Toe Jam & Earl Released?
A look at the evolution of video game graphics during the 8 and 16-bit eras, from Mario to Street Fighter to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Mortal Kombat to Donkey Kong Country.
The Nintendo Entertainment System was designed to draw from a palette of just 64 colors, of which 16 could appear on the screen at the same time, and only four could be used per sprite.
But what if instead of designing the SNES, Nintendo designed a special in-cart chip or add-on to the NES that could let the system use all 64 (well, 54) colors at the same time?
This is an interesting video made by Nintendo for their retailers about handling customer complaints.
For whatever immature reason, the mom talking about how she put the controller in port #2 makes me giggle every time. 🙂