Age of Empires IV was just announced at this years Gamescom with a brand new trailer. As a huge Age of Empires fan I'm really interested in this news and hope Microsoft can work amazingly well with Relic Studios(the developers creating Age of Empires IV) to make a game that fits in with the style of Age of Empires. The original Age of Empires featured early progression from very early tribes to bronze age and later early civilization level units. Age of Empires 2 started you in a later civilization stage to end up solidly in the Dark Ages / Castle age. Age of Empires 3 was set around the time that America was colonized roughly around the years 1492 to 1876... Read All

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New episodes of The Angry Video Game Nerd are a bit few and far between these days so when one comes out it's pretty special. The latest one is all about the Gameboy, which is pretty amazing up front but the Nerd focuses on the many odd Gameboy accessories. The Gameboy had a lot of accessories and some really strange stuff was made including a Gameboy sewing machine? The video wraps up in the typical Angry Nerd style making me happy that James is still doing these video after all these years.

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Nostalgia Games recently found an old Toys R Us promo VHS for The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask and recently dropped it on their YouTube channel. It's a fun snapshot of the NES dominated era and features a Nintendo counselor talking about the game and giving it high praise. Majora's Mask is one of those Zelda games that does get quite a bit of love still but even so the video really does seem a bit forced and even so, it would have totally worked on me as a kid to seem like some kind of real news expose on how great this game is.

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Chess came out on the NES in 1988 and this is a really good review of it. The reviewer takes point with some of the games graphical and gameplay choices, which makes sense considering Chess doesn't seem like it wasn't well designed.

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Good news everybody, Battle.net is back and it's... the same?

Back in September Blizzard announced that it's Battle.net online game service would be called "Blizzard." It was an interesting idea but one that was a bit sad and strange because they didn't seem to consistently stick with it. That and most people still called it Battle.net. Well it seems Blizzard is heading back to calling Battle.net Battle.net and I think that's a really good idea.

"Battle.net is the central nervous system for Blizzard games and the connective tissue that has brought Blizzard players together since 1996. The technology was never going away, but after giving the branding change... Read All

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Like many of us YouTuber Lazy Game Reviews(LGR) is a fan of the original NES Duck Hunt. Sad that the NES light gun doesn't work on modern LCD panel TV's but if you keep an old 4x3 around the house you can shoot 8-bit ducks to your hearts content. In his latest video LGR talks a bit about his love for the original Duck Hunt and reviews a bunch of other Duck Hunt clones, most on the PC. Results vary but one thing remains true... The original Duck Hunt is the kind of Duck shooter games.

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If you are interested in playing Arcane Studios latest shooter Prey head over to the Steam, PS4 of XBone digital stores and download the brand new demo! The demo is of the first opening hour which should give you a pretty good idea of what Prey is and if you want to pick it up. To help make the purchase a bit easier Prey is also discounted on Steam and the consoles so you know... why not check it out?

"In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you... Read All

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I have a board game backlog. I have a couple immersive games i'd love to sit down and play with my friends for hours but just don't have the time right now. The new Fallout Board Game by Fantasy Flight looks so awesome and i'd love to put it on my shelf right next to the other amazing board games I have ... if I just had time to play it. Maybe you do though and if you do you need to check it out..

"Beyond the map itself, the scenario will also determine which two unique factions you’ll have the opportunity to behead or befriend—your choice. In The Commonwealth for example, the Railroad and the Synths go head to head (assuming you haven’t already done the... Read All

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StarCraft Remastered launched today giving players the ability to play this classic LAN staple in 4K HD! One nice feature of the new StarCraft update is the amazing new graphics and also that you can play it alongside the original remastered and totally free to play version. Blizzard also added StarCraft to the Battle.net client and also made logging in to multiplayer in StarCraft us the new Battle.net sign-in interface. StarCraft still uses Classic Battle.net after that but you sign on with the new Battle.net and then it stores your old Battle.net credentials in the new client making you only have to sign in once. If that doesn't make sense then head in to... Read All

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Collecting Retro Games is a bit part of preserving video game history for the future. Collectors spend lots of time trading old games keeping this stuff out of the landfill and available for future generations. We've shared retro game preservation videos before about caring for and cleaning game karts but this video focuses on how to restore Super Nintendo boxes. Currently I only have two retro games in box in Kirbys Dreamland and Romance of the Three Kingdoms II and they are in great condition. If I find a box in bad shape, I think i'll come back to this video and see what I can do to make it better.

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In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio we discuss Jon’s recent disappointment in losing his Super Nintendo Classic pre-order and all the games we are looking forward to playing this year. We round things off by talking about Luke Skywalker's Cane and our theories about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As always, we start the show talking about what we are playing and watching and we’re interested in what you are playing too, so let us know in the comments!

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Hearthstone's latest expansion Knights of the Frozen Throne launched yesterday and if you are a fan of free stuff and the Hearthstone single player content, you should check it out! From now till October 31st for simply logging in you get 3 Knights of the Frozen Throne packs. This expansion also comes with a bunch of new single player content including a prologue and entire Adventure style wing. The rest of the wings open a week at a time ending with the final boss battle with Arthas himself. If you beat Arthas with each of the 9 classes you unlocks the new Arthas Paladin hero!

https://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/20944003

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Just look at that beautiful video! I got about 20 minutes with it earlier and even in that small window, it feels like a very different game now. It reminds me (fittingly) of Terraria 1.3 with how much the game has changed.

Here's a brief rundown:

  • A new story. the lore of Atlas continues and the path has been reworked some. The NPCs you could have in your home have changed dialogue to fit the new story. Apparently, there's 30 hours worth of story content here. The long-rumored fourth race is here!

  • The galaxy has been redone again. Your home planet may look completely different now. The variety has been significantly increased.

  • They've added economy, wealth, and... Read All

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Oct. 7, 2017 in New York City Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom Nintendo will be having the 2017 World Championships. If you are interested in qualifying check out the NWC site below and if you are close to New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, Seattle or Miami you can head to a Championship location to qualify. The game they are playing to qualify is Mario Kart 7 on 3DS and if you are over 13 you will get two chances to score the best time trial playing as Bowser with the Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, Super Glider racing GBA Bowser Castle 1. While you are there Nintendo will let you play the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey and... Read All

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