Game Preservation Features

Steve Cottam against Manic Miner

Steve Cottam of Antstream Talks Nostalgia, Retro Games, and Streaming

This Friday Antstream Arcade expands their streaming service of 1,300+ retro titles to the Xbox family of consoles. With Antstream Arcade, an extensive catalog of arcade and other retro titles all…

July 21, 2023 | 10:03 EDT

Fighting an enemy in Silent Hill

Where Can I Play Silent Hill This October?

Ah, October. In many parts of the U.S. the leaves are turning, the air is getting cooler, people are putting up their Halloween decorations, and survival horror fans are looking for the perfect game…

October 10, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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

Understanding The Online Xbox DRM That Disrupted Gaming

On May 6, Xbox tweeted that some users were struggling to access their Xbox games and content. This issue persisted throughout that weekend; several times, Microsoft announced that the problem was…

June 1, 2022 | 11:58 EDT

Pokemon Gold and Silver Art

Exploring the Pokemon Cryptodex Project with Historian Aaron George

Back in 2018, players worldwide got their first glimpse into what could have been, when data from the Spaceworld 1997 Pokemon Gold and Silver demo was leaked to the public. The Spaceworld 1997 demo…

November 17, 2021 | 12:00 EST

Game Preservation Library of Congress

Game Preservation: What it Means to Protect the Past

Back in June, the Video Game History Foundation published a piece on the critical darling Earthbound. The news about Earthbound was not a long-lost demo or copy... but scripting code that was long…

October 18, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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

How a Game Preservation Museum Is Keeping Your Favorite Games Alive

Avid gamers know how important video-game preservation is. So often it’s difficult to (legally) get our hands on a title because the hardware is outdated, or the original game has been region locked…

February 19, 2021 | 11:00 EST

OOT Link Zelda Key Art

Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 4

Last time, we went into the exhaustive development of Stage 3 of Zelda 64, at this point now officially called Ocarina of Time in development. From it, child Link was introduced, story beats were…

February 4, 2021 | 01:00 EST

OOT Cast Key Art

Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 3

Last time, we looked into the exhaustive development of Zelda 64 through Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the game's life, going into the limitations of the 64DD, the growing press buzz, and the beginnings of…

February 3, 2021 | 01:00 EST

Zelda OOT Link vs Volvagia

Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 2

Last time, we introduced the pre-production phase of Ocarina of Time, from its very early influences in chanbara swordplay to failed experiments using the FX chip. This article will continue the…

February 2, 2021 | 01:00 EST

Zelda Ocarina of Time Temple of Time Art

Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 1

Recently, one of the biggest finds in gaming history occurred; several beta maps and assets from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time were discovered on a few Nintendo 64 dev kits. For a whole…

February 1, 2021 | 01:00 EST

Super Mario 3D All Stars featuring three classic Mario games

The Super Mario 3D All Stars Limited-Release Window Closes Soon. What’s Next?

When it comes to games and legacy content, few companies have quite the catalogue like Nintendo. Over three decades of game development and innovation, Nintendo has created a library filled with…

January 25, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Ziggurat Interactive Aims to Move Retro Gaming Forward

More than any other medium, games have struggled to preserve their past. If you want to read an old book or see an old movie, there’s a good chance that between the second-hand market, electronic…

July 24, 2020 | 01:00 EDT