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17 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

10 Classic Arcade Games you can Play Online

Mario BrothersThere’s something about an old video game that does a body good. The 16-color graphics, the 8-bit sound — something about it conjures memories of simpler times, when joysticks seemed larger because our hands were still small, and a dollar seemed like a heck of a lot more money than it does right now.

Allow us to take you on a vintage voyage with a time machine of links, if you will. Here are ten computer and arcade games we all know and love that you can now play online and free of charge. If you’re of a certain age, you probably played these games while waiting for your mom to finish grocery shopping. Or they might have been on your very first video game console. We hope you remember them fondly and enjoy playing them again. […]

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09 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Apple Threat: Should Nintendo Make Its Own Phone?

Apple has entered the gaming business with a bang. Who would have thought that we’d be talking about Apple as a video game juggernaut even two years ago? Yet the reality is that the iPhone and iPad’s multitouch interfaces and endless stream of affordable apps have begun to eat into the sales of traditional game and console makers.

Nintendo’s not taking the Apple threat lying down, though. According to The Times, the gaming giant is focusing all of its resources on an all-out assault against Apple, the company that Nintendo sees as the “enemy of the future.”

This brings up one important question: how should Nintendo fight back? One of the iPhone’s greatest advantages as a gaming device is that gaming is just one of its functions. Its dual functionality as a phone is what really makes it sell; gaming has just been a beneficiary.

In order to truly be competitive with Apple, does Nintendo have to build its own phone? Would it be a savvy choice or an epic disaster? Let’s answer that question now. […]

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