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  • News This Super Mario Bros. Fan Game Will Fire Up Your Super Show Nostalgia

    Do the Mario again

    We seem to be riding a fashionable wave of '90s nostalgia at the moment and when you combine that with Nintendo nostalgia (which we'd argue is always in vogue), you get a wistful blast so potent that it's sure to turn your Hypercolor t-shirt entirely orange or green or whatever colour your underarms went when it got a bit toasty...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #10 - GoldenEye 007

    You can never unsee it

    Welcome, one and all, to Box Art Brawl! We’ve reached the tenth round in the series where we present a bunch of box art variants and then put it to you lovely people to see which one prevails in the ensuing bout. In an effort to showcase some of the dross that will never make it to this hallowed arena, we took a midweek look...

  • News Australia's National Film And Sound Archive To Preserve Locally Made Games

    Game saver

    Now that the digital age has arrived, video game preservation is arguably more important than ever. Fortunately, steps are slowly being taken around the world to ensure this industry's rich history lives on for the benefit of future generations. Down under, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia has announced it will begin to...

  • Feature 10 Of The Worst Nintendo Game Covers Ever

    Our picks for the lowest of the low

    You may be familiar with our weekend Box Art Brawl series where we pit regional versions of the same game against each other in a gladiatorial poll to find out which has the best cover art. That's all well and good, but there are a great many terrible examples that will never experience the glory of combat in our...