Atari devs dissect Yars’ Revenge, Adventure, Atari’s woes

  Enlarge / Adventure creator Warren Robinett Sam Machkovech SAN FRANCISCO—Like other Game Developers Conferences in the past, this year’s made sure to include a few meaty “post-mortem” panels hosted by legendary game designers. And with Atari—er, what remains of it—celebrating a huge 40th anniversary this year in the form...
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‘Descent’ Franchise Finally Returns To PC

Descent Studios launched a campaign on Kickstarter to fund the development of a new Descent installment. The campaign is seeking to raise $600,000 before April 10 and has already reeled in 721 backers pledging $56,027. The game, called Descent: Underground, is expected to arrive in March 2016. The...
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RIP Maxis

Electronic Arts is closing Maxis, the studio behind the SimCity franchise, EA confirmed in a statement to Polygon today, following reports on Twitter from now-former employees of the company. Development on SimCity and The Sims will continue at EA’s studios in Redwood Shores, California; Salt Lake City; Helsinki;...
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Sonic X-Treme Prototype ported to Windows

The demise of Sonic The Hedgehog can easily be seen historically from the arrival of 32-bit hardware. With Sega clearly unsure on how to handle the blue blur in three dimensions, countless attempts were made to bring the flagship hero to the Saturn, but never seen. Fast forward...
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Make your own Virtual Boy headset

Let’s face it, the Virtual Boy isn’t exactly the cheapest bit of retro gaming kit, but it’s without a doubt one that just about everyone wants to experience. If you’re on a strict budget, you’ll be pleased to know there’s now a way to emulate Nintendo’s portable VR...
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The Struggle to bring back Addams Family Pinball

They said it couldn’t be done, but with the help of Kickstarter, and dedicated developer Farsight Studios, The Addams Family pinball will be launching soon on pretty much every platform as part of Pinball Arcade. Some fan favorites break out into a wider orbit. Whether you love or...
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My Retro Game Box is Loot Crate for games

A new subscription service for retro gamers that follows the successful Loot Crate formula has been unveiled. It’s called My Retro Game Box. Subscribers will each receive a random selection of retro games that are theirs to keep. The supported formats are NES, SNES, N64, Game Boy, Game...
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