Replay – The Commodore 64 Spectacular: Part 2

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Replay – The Commodore 64 Spectacular: Part 2

Our continued look at the Commodore 64 uncovers a dozen-plus games from yesteryear. This is the second episode in what will end up being a three-part series. We can't get enough of the Commodore 64, and we are also opening up the opportunity to fans to recommend other Commodore 64 game we should play in the final episode.

These games are being played on the C64 Mini, which hits retail stores on October 9. In addition to the 64 games that are preinstalled on the hardware, we can load up additional games. Let us know what you want to see!

Top Of The Table – Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

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Top Of The Table – Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

One of the most fascinating evolutions currently unfolding in the board gaming world is the integration of technology into games that are nonetheless meant to be played with friends as you’re gathered around the table. Few recent projects so acutely illustrate the potential for that type of integration as Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game from Portal Games. Action plays out on a board, each player takes a character card, and tokens track things like the passage of time. A deck of cards communicates storytelling beats and many of the clues uncovered, along with an appropriate amount of detective-themed pathos about rain, cigarettes, and coffee breaks. But make no mistake; this is a board game in the truest sense.

Top Of The Table – Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

about X hours ago from
Top Of The Table – Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

One of the most fascinating evolutions currently unfolding in the board gaming world is the integration of technology into games that are nonetheless meant to be played with friends as you’re gathered around the table. Few recent projects so acutely illustrate the potential for that type of integration as Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game from Portal Games. Action plays out on a board, each player takes a character card, and tokens track things like the passage of time. A deck of cards communicates storytelling beats and many of the clues uncovered, along with an appropriate amount of detective-themed pathos about rain, cigarettes, and coffee breaks. But make no mistake; this is a board game in the truest sense.

The Top 10 Superhero Games Of All Time

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The Top 10 Superhero Games Of All Time

These days, box offices are dominated by comic-book and superhero movies from Marvel and DC. Unfortunately, while superhero movies have improved dramatically over the last decade, superheroes haven’t been as powerful in the realm of video games. In fact, nearly 40 years after the first superhero video game, many developers still struggle to create worthwhile experiences using some of the biggest names in entertainment today.

While not all superhero games are monumental duds like Superman on Nintendo 64, many tend to deliver middling, forgettable experiences. However, a select few that defy the stereotype to become superb titles we still look back on fondly as not only great superhero games, but terrific video games in their own rights.

While the superhero films of today are often critically acclaimed and feature a wide array of faces, our list of the best superhero games is substantially less diverse, with half of the list focused on two heroes. This speaks to the drastically different levels of quality these games have featured over the years.

The Top 10 Superhero Games Of All Time

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The Top 10 Superhero Games Of All Time

These days, box offices are dominated by comic-book and superhero movies from Marvel and DC. Unfortunately, while superhero movies have improved dramatically over the last decade, superheroes haven’t been as powerful in the realm of video games. In fact, nearly 40 years after the first superhero video game, many developers still struggle to create worthwhile experiences using some of the biggest names in entertainment today.

While not all superhero games are monumental duds like Superman on Nintendo 64, many tend to deliver middling, forgettable experiences. However, a select few that defy the stereotype to become superb titles we still look back on fondly as not only great superhero games, but terrific video games in their own rights.

While the superhero films of today are often critically acclaimed and feature a wide array of faces, our list of the best superhero games is substantially less diverse, with half of the list focused on two heroes. This speaks to the drastically different levels of quality these games have featured over the years.

The Exciting Sights From The TGS 2018 Show Floor

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The Exciting Sights From The TGS 2018 Show Floor

It's that time of year again! Tokyo Game Show is in full swing, about to open for its jam-packed public days. We've been on hand, scouring the show floor for all the cool sights. There's passion and pride in the air here that's hard to top, as the Capcom, Atlus/Sega, and Square Enix booth all drew big crowds. To give you a glimpse into the show, we've compiled a gallery capturing everything from video game mascots to cool merchandise. Check it out above and see for yourself. 

The Exciting Sights From The TGS 2018 Show Floor

about X hours ago from
The Exciting Sights From The TGS 2018 Show Floor

It's that time of year again! Tokyo Game Show is in full swing, about to open for its jam-packed public days. We've been on hand, scouring the show floor for all the cool sights. There's passion and pride in the air here that's hard to top, as the Capcom, Atlus/Sega, and Square Enix booth all drew big crowds. To give you a glimpse into the show, we've compiled a gallery capturing everything from video game mascots to cool merchandise. Check it out above and see for yourself. 

The Convoluted History Of Call Of Duty’s Bloody Zombies Mode

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The Convoluted History Of Call Of Duty’s Bloody Zombies Mode

Jason Blundell likes to tell stories. The director of Call Of Duty’s Zombies mode has a habit of launching into one just as he’s finished a previous one, or even interrupting the one he’s telling to tell another one, with an incredible level of energy that’s downright infectious.

“The great thing about Chazz Palminteri,” he tells us of his time working on Mob Of The Dead with its ensemble cast of popular actors, “is sometimes you’d give him a line and he’d be like ‘An Italian wouldn’t say that! This is how he’d say it.’ “He’d start swearing in Italian and we’d ask what he meant. And he’d say ‘You just wouldn’t say it to your mother, that’s all you need to know.’”

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The Convoluted History Of Call Of Duty’s Bloody Zombies Mode

about X hours ago from
The Convoluted History Of Call Of Duty’s Bloody Zombies Mode

Jason Blundell likes to tell stories. The director of Call Of Duty’s Zombies mode has a habit of launching into one just as he’s finished a previous one, or even interrupting the one he’s telling to tell another one, with an incredible level of energy that’s downright infectious.

“The great thing about Chazz Palminteri,” he tells us of his time working on Mob Of The Dead with its ensemble cast of popular actors, “is sometimes you’d give him a line and he’d be like ‘An Italian wouldn’t say that! This is how he’d say it.’ “He’d start swearing in Italian and we’d ask what he meant. And he’d say ‘You just wouldn’t say it to your mother, that’s all you need to know.’”

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Here Are The Games We Want To See On The PlayStation Classic

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Here Are The Games We Want To See On The PlayStation Classic

This morning Sony made a very smart announcement and revealed the PlayStation Classic Mini-Console. Much like the NES and SNES Classic consoles that likely inspired it, the PlayStation Classic is an adorable miniature version of the venerable platform and will include 20 built-in PlayStation games. Alongside the announcement, Sony revealed five of the games that will be included: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. That leaves 15 slots for possible inclusions, and we decided to choose what we think those games should be.

This isn't necessarily a list of games we think will be included on the console – it's more a collection of the games we want to see, regardless of the actual likelihood. Here are our selections presented in alphabetical order.

Symphony of the Night already had the backing of a beloved franchise. The story of a hero trying to save his love was set in a chilling gothic setting. The player finally confronts the looming figure of Dracula. The game initially met with wide critical acclaim and is still listed among the top PlayStation 1 games, for good reason.