Legend of Zelda prototype sells for $55,000

"I definitely cannot thank Jason Wilson, Mark Nolan, and Matt Nolan enough," he added. "They had the foresight to go after these prototypes years and years ago. They preserved important pieces of gami...

Zelda Music used during Olympic performance

We have seen classic video game music used in sports before like Chris Getz using R.B.I. baseball as his walk-up music. This time music from Zelda showed up in this year’s Olympics during Mexican gy...

World of Tanks: Update 7.5

The American tech tree has been updated with the E3 and E4 modifications of the T110 destroyer, as well as the M48A1 Patton III medium tank. The Germany Tank Destroyer lines have also been strengthene...

The Secret World: Free 2 Play Weekend

The supernatural MMO, The Secret World will be free to play this weekend. The offer is to celebrate the first full month of the game and will including a special in game t-shirt and bonus points for s...

Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to play

EA sent word via a press release that The Old Republic will indeed go free to play this November. In addition, the game will cost only $15 starting next week and will come with a free month of gametim...

Ecstasy of Order now on DVD

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters, a documentary film about the 2010 Classic TetrisWorld Championship, is now available on DVD. The film, which has won a number of film festival awards since starti...

Ristar: Free on Dotemu

Now I played this back in the day and loved the style. The game really excels in its soundtrack that features catchy tunes and themes and the boss music is pretty awesome as well. Most of the game inv...

Game of Thrones: 16-bit style

Our video of the day comes from the fantastically funny folks over at College Humor. This time they take the season one storyline from Game of Thrones and put it into a Final Fantasy style game. For t...

Joust turns 30

The two-player feature helped Joust make an impact in the coin box at arcades across the country. While the ability for numerous players to play together has been a common feature in arcades for some ...

Epic Scents: The scent of Mega Man

These scents are meant to be displayed and will come infused in small cut-outs of the characters. These cut-outs can be hung in cars or your mother’s basement or wherever you wish to extinguish the ...

Upcoming MMO : Marvel Heroes

Our video of the day comes from Gamespot and features the first gameplay footage of the upcoming Marvel MMO titled, Marvel Heroes. This free to play game is dubbed an action MMO and plays more like Di...

The Old Republic Now Free Until Level 15

BioWare’s , The Old Republic was to be the World of Warcraft-killer, but the only dying we have seen has been its own. We first saw the signs when people reached max level quickly and complained abo...

Mobile Reboot of Pitfall coming soon

It looks as if Activision Leeds is working on a reboot of the Atari 2600 classic Pitfall. In the original game, your goal was to guide Pitfall Harry through a jungle filled with dangerous hazards such...

Video Game Cakes

When you are a kid, most of the time when your birthday rolls around you are thinking about the gifts first and maybe the party second. While some people view a card with the right words as a thoughtf...

Pre-Order The History Of Sonic The Hedgehog

The History of Sonic The Hedgehog covers every 2D and 3D Sonic game in detail, ensuring that every generation of ‘Sonic’ fan will find a lot to love! The book also details every spin-off game, eve...

Mythbusting six common video game trivia mistakes

Another very common error, despite being easy to disprove with a quick Google search. I've heard people tell me that "Jumpman" was the name for Mario in the original Donkey Kong arcade game, with some...

Nintendo Download Highlights: Vol 23

The Legend of Zelda™ – Celebrate the Nintendo eShop "8-bit Summer" series with this smash-hit adventure, originally released on the NES™ console in 1987. Help Link™ restore the Triforce, rescu...

Nights: HD Release

Chris Olson, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA, said in the official announcement: ”The SEGA Saturn offered many unique gaming experiences, and NiGHTS into dreams… stands out as one of th...

Beta Watch: Tryst

For fans of RTS games there is a closed beta available for the new game called, Tryst. Here is the info from their website: Tryst is an RTS set in the year 2381. Tryst achieves its quick, action based...

Bowser’s Weekend With The Kids

Our video of the day comes from Dorkly and showcases browsers weekend with the kids and the trouble that can arise during his princess kidnapping and war with Mario....

Guild Wars 2 Release Date: August 28, 2012

Building on sales of more than seven million units of the original game, Guild Wars 2 redefines massively multiplayer online roleplaying games with visceral, action-oriented combat; a gorgeous, living...

Arcade classic Donkey Kong Junior is turning 30

According to trademark filings, Donkey Kong Junior first appeared publically on June 30, 1982. The suffix in the title was spelled as "Jr." in Japan but "Junior" in North America. Later home releases ...

Fans, Get Ready for Spec Ops: The Line

The first two games released in the 90s, Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way and Spec Ops: Ranger Team Bravo, were well-received and won plenty of fans. The latest version has voice work by Nolan North who...

Diablo 3 plus Castlevania

Diablo 3 is a lot of fun, perhaps not a 10-year wait fun, but fun nonetheless. While playing the beginning cathedral I really felt a Castlevania vibe going on so I decided to load up my MP3 player wit...

Civilization V: Gods & Kings Trailer

World Domination: The fight for world domination is more dynamic than ever. Gods & Kings features a reworked combat system and AI that places more emphasis on a balanced army composition. Additionall...

PSone Classics coming to the Vita

For those of you who already have PSone classics on your PS3 all you will need to do is connect your Vita to your PS3 or you can connect directly to the PlayStation Network and transfer your classic g...

Sonic Blast on the Nintendo 3DS

In Sonic Blast you can play as Sonic or Knuckles in this classic title which comes complete with 14 classic levels. The game is full of power-ups, special advantages like Sonic’s new Boost Blast, al...

Goin’ Out West: Running the gauntlet at E3 2012

A great surprise came to me this morning as me and Walter Day met up at the Nintendo booth along with Guinness World Records' Gaz Deaves to present Isaiah Triforce Johnson with awards for his successf...

Chris Getz and RBI Baseball

With Gamer Profiles, we wanted to show that almost everyone has classic gaming in the past and Obsolete Gamer continues on that trend by brining you news and tidbits of information with a retro twist....

Bundle In A Box: Adventure Bundle

We will exclusively debut the whimsical The Sea Will Claim Everything by Jonas Kyratzes and offer six more games: Gemini Rue, Metal Dead, The Shivah, Ben There, Dan That!, Time Gentlemen, Please! and ...

Sega Vintage Collection for PSN and XBLA

More retro gaming from the Sega Master System and Sega Genesis are on their way to both PSN and XBLA. Soon you will be able to play the Monster World Collection, which comes with Wonder Boy in Monster...

VOD: 24 the Game

In the game, you had various tasks to stop critical events from assassination to terrorism to an attack on CTU. Most of the game was a third person perspective where you controlled Jack or one of the...

Raptr’s Minecraft Give-a-way for XBL

Raptr is giving away 2,500 copies of Minecraft on Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 as part of their Raptr rewards program. Mojang’s award-winning game Minecraft will be available on Xbox 360. The Xbox LIV...

Wolfenstein 3D Browser Edition

While you’re on the site, check out our Bethesda Podcast video featuring John Carmack, technical director of id Software, as he shares his insights into the creation and the development of Wolfenste...

You Shall Support An Indie Gaming Artist

Between us, oh wise and generous reader, the truth is that Jonas Kyratzes is a truly rare breed of indie game developer and all around artistic type; the kind of breed that simply refuses to sell out ...

Sonic: History Of An Icon

Check out this awesome documentary on Sonic. The 36-minute video tells the history behind Sega’s iconic blue hedgehog and the war between Sega and Nintendo. ...

Java Based NES Emulator

It's a simple, albeit glorified, post about a link. A link to a Java-based NES (or Famicom, accordingly) emulator, wisely code-named Andre's NES Emulator. Visit it and play such classics as Super Mari...

Pathologic: The Demo

Pathologic is a game with a pretty interesting official site. Then again, it also is a breathtakingly unique game developed in Russia and one best described in this Eurogamer review. As for me and Pat...

Revisiting Link To The Past

"I think I'd be even more interested in creating something new maybe based on, or starting from, A Link To The Past," Miyamoto told Edge Magazine. "I think it's important to bring some really new soft...

The Punisher

You punch and kick your away though various bad guys and bosses and have a slew of weapons to choose from to take them out from lead pipes to tires to baseball bats. One of the coolest parts for me is...

Retro Gear: Metal Gear NES

Today we highlight a pretty cool mod job done on a classic NES console. This NES was moded with custom Metal Gear colors with matching game cart and controllers. The controllers are backlit and the wi...

Retro Gear: Nintendo NES Controller Bra

Now your girlfriend can have a D-Pad for her double D’s (if you’re lucky). Etsy has the ultimate bra for you to practice your Konami code on and perhaps if you do it right you will unlock the next...

King’s Quest III Redux – To Heir Is Human

In case you are still wondering what the fuss is all about, know that King's Quest III Redux is a PC/Mac remake of the original KQ3: To Heir is Human by Sierra, that adds a beautiful soundtrack, an ex...

Square Enix Steam Sale

From today until Monday March 26, new and existing Steam members can grab Square Enix back catalogue and recently released games at a fraction of the usual prices. The promotion includes 50% off all S...

SAR: SEARCH AND RESCUE on PlayStation Network

The government sends down an investigation team to a crashed spaceship that had vanished off its course, in order to determine what actually happened... Infiltrate the spaceship, and battle hordes of ...

Diablo III: Release Date

World of Warcraft subscriptions dropping, hey, look over here, Diablo III is coming out and we have a real date this time. You can pre-order Diablo 3 now on Battlenet for the official release date of ...

Star Wars Old Republic: Free Weekend Trial

Back in the Everquest days whenever a new game would come out be it an MMO or not some people would cry doom for the game thinking people would quit and never come back. With SWTOR, there doom have be...

Alone in the Dark HD Remake?

Well before even considering that there might be a problem with the rights to the series because it is not clear who owns the rights to Alone in the Dark though it might be in the hand of Infogrames. ...

Ads of the Past: Funco Land

Oh Funco Land you evil child pawnshop. You took advantage of me by surrounding me with games I could not afford and made my adolescent brain made deals like trading Megaman 2, which my mother paid ove...

My Favorite Games: Part 8

Few platformers were as popular as this one in their day. Every version that I've played is at least good, but the rather garishly-coloured Dragon 32 version is the one I've spent by far the most amou...

City of Heroes: Issue 22

As the first major content update since the launch City of Heroes Freedom, Issue 22 begins after the death of the Statesman, Paragon City’s prime defender and protector. In these times of strife, th...

Legacy: Star Wars Update 1.2

“Prior to release, our main priority for Star Wars: The Old Republic was to deliver a high quality game and service, right from day one,” said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, General Manager of the BioWare Labe...

Guild Wars 2: Call for Beta Testers

For the next 48 hours, ArenaNet is putting out the call for play testers to participate in upcoming Guild Wars 2 beta events. While not everyone may be chosen to participate, the time to sign up for y...

Free Stuff – Pure Pwnage

Pure Pwnage is the show about the "uber gamer". If you don't know Jeremy and his friends, you've been missing out....

X-Men: Children of the Atom

Today’s video comes from one of the first Capcom versus games featuring Marvel characters. I remember first seeing this game at a local arcade and spending all my movie money on it and it was totall...

League of Legends PVE AI Update

So they finally released the AI update but it is still really easy. They increased the roster of PVE enemies up to around 40 and that's a lot better than fighting the same 8 bots all the time but the ...

Everquest goes Free-To-Play

Also at the free-to-play launch, all players will receive a Welcome Pack containing items to add to your gameplay experience. You'll be able to summon a unique Mercenary to fight by your side and we'r...

Akkanvader

Akkanvader is a Space Invaders clone made by Taito and released in 1995. It is kind of the Japanese lollypop version of the game being all colorful, cute and all, but it is also fun. So you can select...

Classic Gaming Ads: Head to Head

Anyone who played games in the late 80's and throughout the nineties ran across thousands of ads. If you subscribed to any magazines like Nintendo Power or Gamepro you should be familiar with many of ...

Fake Video Game Boxes: Vol 1

It’s been done a ton of times on message boards and seeing many cool and funny one’s myself I wanted to showcase some fake video game boxes on OG....

Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Rakghouls

Just one month after launching the fastest growing subscription MMO in history, EA, BioWare and LucasArts are prepared to release the first game update for the critically-acclaimed Star Wars™: The O...

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Point blank, I suck at this game. Seriously, look at the video, that’s me. I am good at games or I was, but I could not get off of level one. Maybe I should not do videos on these types of games bec...

64th Street: A Detective Story

The game is pretty much just a beat em up, but I do like that you can toss the bad guys into the background. As usual with these games tossing the bad guy or using weapons is the key and you really on...

4D Warriors

The game contains at least six distinct worlds. You begin in a red zone populated by a variety of surreal enemies. The red zone also contains at least three kinds of powerups in the form of crystals....

Star Wars: The Old Republic – 1.0.2 Patch Notes

This week I am a happy player because Bioware fixed a number of bugs dealing with the cover system for Agents and Snipers and they fixed the annoying bug where if you select for "Show Sith Corruption"...

Super Mario Bros: 600 points, no deaths

I pull off a couple interesting tricks and glitches to make this work. In 4-2, I backwards jump into a few obstacles to scroll the screen without Mario to trick the pipe into taking me to the vine's u...

Sonic 4: Episode 2 Announcement and Trailer

However, the biggest newest is the return of Sonic’s longtime side kick Tails. We still await word to see if you will be able to play fully as Tails either in the full game or special side stages. F...

99: The Last War

The game plays like a mix between Galaga and Space invaders and features a shield button as well as a fire button. You can activate the shield before the vessel's energy meter depletes to protect your...

Sonic on Sale

Xbox Live is continuing its sale giving gamers additional presents up to the New Year. Today’s deal is on everything Sonic, well almost everything. Take 60% off the normal price of the following tit...

Bionic Commando: This week’s Classic Download

Fans of the classic GameBoy version of Bionic Commando will be able to purchase this classic on the 3DS, Virtual Console and Nintendo eShop. The Game Boy version of the NES classic BIONIC COMMANDO arr...

Old Republic 1.0.1 Patch Notes

Since a ton of us at Obsolete Gamer are playing Star Wars and the MMO section is a little thin we will be bringing you updates and patch notes on The Old Republic. This is the first official patch not...

3 Count Bout

Our Classic video of the day is from the SNK game, 3 Count Bout. The game was original titled Fire Suplex in Japan and was a wrestling game for the Neo Geo system. As you can see in the video the game...

Retro Games Roundup: Nintendo Legend Reviews #1-5

Welcome to Retro Games Roundup, where we go back through Nintendo Legend’s library of NES reviews and go over them five games at a time, providing a summarized report of the titles and disseminating...

Classic Gaming Expo 2012 Dates Announced

Retro gaming fans rejoice, in August of 2012 the classic gaming expo will be head in Las Vegas, Nev. at The Plaza Hotel. The word first game over their Facebook page as Joe Santulli, director at the V...

Urine-controlled video games

Ever go to a bar and take a leak and a guy is standing there reading the USA today they put up there? Now imagine a guy playing video games for way to long with his junk out. I guess we in the U.S. do...

Ode to Commando

I always sucked at this game. I could never live longer than a few minutes before being shot or blown up or something. Originally, I never even put the film and the game together, but someone did....

Metroid Ending

By now everyone know about Samus and that she is a bad as beauty, but back in the NES days people did not know that until they reached the end of Metroid. This week we celebrate the short, but reveali...

MegaMan 2 Ending

There was something about this ending. Perhaps it had that “The Hulk” feeling with David Banner walking down the lonely road in the old television show or maybe it was seeing Dr. Wily on his knees...

Darkstalkers coming to the PS3 & PSP

The classic PSOne game will soon be coming to the Playstation 3 and PSP. The game will have ten playable characters including favorites, Morrigan and Felicia. Currently there is no release date, but w...

Origin PC: New Overclocked i7 2700K

"As an Intel launch partner, ORIGIN PC guarantees the latest technology is available to our customers the day of launch," said Kevin Wasielewski ORIGIN PC CEO and cofounder. "ORIGIN PC offers the most...

GunLord Relaunch

Coming soon for the Sega Dreamcast is the classic platform shooter GunLord. GunLord is a Eurostyle Platformer with emphasis on exploring huge worlds and blasting off enemies. This game features 8 stag...

Super Mario Bros 2: Ending

It’s all about the journey in games, but a good ending is always wanted. Personally one of my favorite classic endings is from SMB 2. Now I know a lot of people did not like the change in SMB 2 and ...

Saboteur 95: The 8-bit Retro Remake

Saboteur was really big during the 8-bit gaming era, and, at least to my mind, it reached almost mythical proportions. It was, you see, a game I first played only a few years ago, but one I kept readi...

Silent Hill 2: Dog Ending

One of the weirdest endings in gaming is the Dog ending in Silent Hill 2 and to get this ending you have to be pretty hardcore because you need to beat the game a number of times or get the special re...

The man who thought the NES was worth $13,000

This gentleman on A&E's Storage Wars takes the cake. For those who avoid such shows like the plague, Storage Wars is little more that footage of people who buy abandoned or defaulted storage lockers...

We called it: DC Universe Online goes free to play

If you are a regular fan of Obsolete Gamer you know about our cold war with Sony and DC Universe Online. It started out with us liking the game, but pleading with them to fix bugs and make changes so ...