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The Analogue Pocket retro console

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The Analogue Pocket 1.1 update beta is finally upon us, bringing the long-awaited openFPGA developer protocol, as well as new library features and

Kratos in God of War Ragnarok

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Wondering what comes in each God of War Ragnarok edition? The God of War Ragnarok Collector's edition and God of War Ragnarok Jotnar edition have no

A banner image for Computer The Golf, one of the early Falcom classics being translated by fan group The Geofront

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A group of Falcom fans by the name of The Geofront are translating early Falcom classics, starting with 1983's Computer The Golf.

No on Assassins Creed Liberation Digital Distributions and Downloads Bad

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Opinion: Gaming has a digital distribution problem that can be traced to the access to the games we love to play, and it's not getting better anytime

An image of the StudioCanal property American Gods, overlaid with the PlayStation and StudioCanal logos

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Sony has announced that it will delete StudioCanal movies and shows from users' PlayStation libraries in Germany and Austria this August.

Several Xbox gaming icons alongside two Xbox Series consoles, both of which won't be able to play the icons' games offline because of Xbox DRM

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We take a look at the Xbox DRM, which requires you to be online to play your content. What does this mean for your games and for preservation?

Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise Preserved Forest of Illusion cover

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Nintendo game preservationist team Forest of Illusion has preserved a prototype version of Rare and THQ's Nintendo DS game Viva Pinata - Pocket

Half-Life Ravenholm Gameplay Arkane cover

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New gameplay footage of the canceled Half-Life Ravenholm game has been revealed by Noclip, giving us insight into a Half-Life game we never got to

The Wordle word game being played on a mobile device

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The Free Video Games Project has launched Free Wordle, an alternative to Wordle that is intended to remain free forever in case Wordle is hit by a

Dolphin Emulator Steam Deck cover

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A Dolphin Emulator Steam Deck release has been teased by the developers of the popular emulation software for Nintendo Wii and GameCube.

Pokemon Gold and Silver Art

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We speak with historian Aaron George about his Crypodex Project, which aims to showcase the development timeline of Pokemon Gold and Silver.

Game Preservation Library of Congress

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Today were going to take a look at some of the myths of what Game Preservation is, and how it is important for the industry as a whole.

A graveyard where the Eurogamer forums are burried.

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The sudden closure of the Eurogamer forums, which were over twenty years old, is sparking discussions about game preservation.

A screenshot of a zeppelin from the Castlevania Bloodlines beta.

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A beta ROM for Castlevania Bloodlines that "got away" on eBay twenty years ago has resurfaced and been released to the public.

Resistance:Burning Skies

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Resistance: Burning Skies was pitched on October 19, 2009 as Resistance: Homefront, 2.5 years before it was released on the PS Vita.

Ocarina of Time Spaceworld 97 Demo Mod

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A new mod from a dedicated team of fans and archivists looks to recreate the long-lost Spaceworld 97 demo of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Ness standing outside his house in EarthBound.

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The Video Game History Foundation has unearthed some of the source code for EarthBound, revealing unused content and developer notes.

A celebration image for the 18th birthday of Toontown.

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The history of Toontown Online is being preserved thanks to the efforts of a new preservation project by the Toontown Rewritten server.

PS4, Xbox One, PS5 UI

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The focus on backwards compatibility could lead to developers taking advantage of the PS4 and Xbox One hardware deep into the next generation.

Play Has Limits Game Preservation

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Sony is making a mistake in shutting down their PS3, Vita, and PSP stores if the rumors are true. It is a huge blow to game preservation, which is

Tetris and other things on display at the Strong National Museum of Play

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The Strong National Museum of Play celebrates games and play of all kinds. See how the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY, supports video-game

OOT Link Zelda Key Art

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In this final entry in our series, we look at the chaotic Stage 4 of development for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the multiple changes made

OOT Cast Key Art

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Stage 3 of development for Zelda 64 was a major transition point, as it introduced child Link, Ganondorf, and more narrative aspects that would

Zelda OOT Link vs Volvagia

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Part 2 in our series looking at the development of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time takes us through Stage 1 and 2 of development, up until July

Zelda Ocarina of Time Temple of Time Art

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We take a deep dive into the entire development history of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, looking at interviews, pre-release builds, art

Super Mario 3D All Stars featuring three classic Mario games

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Should Nintendo put N64, GameCube and other titles on Switch? We interviewed game preservationists about limited-run titles like Super Mario 3D All

PS2 Rare Game Demo Screens

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Game preservation is not just about finding rare games.

Secret of Monkey Island Box Art Close

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The Secret of Monkey Island is one of the most popular adventure games ever made.

3D Challenge Tech Demo

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It is another bit of Nintendo history that has been uncovered and posted onto the internet, with Nintendo prototype 3D Challenge.

Twitch Black Logo

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In a massive blow to both preservation of game content and streaming archives, new Twitch rules have resulted in the deletion for hundreds of

Warhawk Online Servers PS3

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Not a lot of people may remember Warhawk, a rather niche multiplayer PS3 exclusive title.

Nintendo Leak Metroid Master Disk Card

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The Nintendo Gigaleak continues, but this time we go some interesting tidbits of Nintendo History to sift through, and in one case, a Nintendo

Pokemon Capsule Monsters Docs

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If there is one company in the gaming world that always generates interest in their inner workings, it is Game Freak, the creators of the Pokemon

NVM Doom 2

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The National Videogame Museum has gone virtual in one of the most gamer ways possible, with a little help from Doom 2. 

Ziggurat Interactive Header

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As the hobby grows, retro games seem to fall by the wayside, but Ziggurat Interactive hopes to make these old classics more accessible to a modern

SimCity SimRefinery cover

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Roughly 30 years ago, SimCity was making waves as a fun new simulation game. Players could build out an entire city and watch it spring to life — or

Terraria: Otherworld open source petition cover.jpg

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A lot of people are keeping their eyes on Terraria, but a Terraria: Otherworld open source petition is focused on something else entirely — getting a

traffic safety game

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A lost traffic safety game for the SEGA Master System has been recovered by SMS Power!, a game community dedicated to preserving 8-bit SEGA games.

Nintendo PlayStation auction cover

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A unique piece of gaming history has just been sold. The Nintendo PlayStation auction has come to an end, netting the seller a tidy six-figure sum.

What will happen to Flash games Kongregate The Strong Museum

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What will happen to Flash games? With the impending end of support for the beleaguered software program coming in 2020, we may soon lose access to a