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Retro gaming is something very near and dear to our hearts here at Cinelinx, as it's important to remember where the gaming industry has come from.  This section of the site will contain all news, editorials, and reviews on retro games.

Retro Games that Deserve a Reboot: Dune

It's no secret that I'm a fan of real-time strategy games, Frank Herbert's Dune, and retro gaming.  When you put all of these together, you end up with a classic video game series; which has seen no love or glimmer of hope, in over a decade.  It's ashame too, considering many of the RTS tropes we're used to, started with this game franchise.  I think it's high time for this property to get the reboot it so rightly deserves, and today, I'm going to tell you exactly why. 

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5 Retro Star Wars Games Worth Dusting Off Your Old Consoles For

It’s a running joke in the gamer community that the majority of licensed video games are pretty terrible.  That’s not always the case, however, and the Star Wars license has produced many an amazing game for us to play.  Kicking off our Star Wars month here, I thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the best Star Wars video games from the past, that not only broke from the negative stereotype, but are still lots of fun to play today.

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The 8 Best Video Game Intros of the 90s

The 90s were a great time for the video game industry.  It saw the introduction of 3D graphics, and the rise of one of gaming’s biggest giant’s.  As the technology grew, developers were able to infuse story into their games like they had never been able to before.  Games had always had intros before, but now they could reach a more cinematic quality and be bigger than ever.  Since we’re discussing some of the best cutscenes in gaming this month, I thought I’d revisit the best gaming intros from the 90s.  

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The 7 NES Games You're Still Having Fun With

This month, our Cinelinx Gamer’s Club is putting the spotlight on Nintendo’s seminal console, the NES.  Released in the early 80s, the console still holds a special place in gamers’ hearts the world over with a multitude of games that remain fun to play even by today’s standards.  Being such a big retro gamer myself, I thought I’d take this chance to talk about some of the most enjoyable NES games that remain as fun to play today as they were when they released!

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Pac-Man Museum Release Date Announced

The beloved gaming character Pac-Man is getting a brand new collection of his games into one tidy package downloadable on the PSN and XBLA with Pac-Man Museum.  Now Namco have revealed exactly when retro-loving gamers can get their hands on it, as well as a FREE version of Ms. Pac-Man to boot.  Come inside for all the details! 

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5 Retro Baddies We Love To Hate

Many retro games are notoriously difficult and avoiding imminent death is common place when playing a game like Battletoads or Altered Beast. Here we shine the spotlight on 5 Retro pests that further amped up the difficulty and perhaps caused us to sprout a few grey hairs.

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9 Classic PS2 Games That Need to Show Up on PlayStation Now

Earlier this week during CES 2014, Sony announced their brand new video game streaming service, PlayStation Now.  The service is designed to act as a 'Netflix' of gaming wherein gamers can stream older PlayStation titles to their current systems, tablets, and even TVs.  While the service will start with only PS3 games Sony promises the library will eventually pull from all previous PlayStation systems.  The primary concern most gamers have now, however, is which games will fill out the service's library.  Today I take a look backwards at some of the most enjoyable PlayStation 2 titles that needed to be included on Now

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Retro Games That Deserve a Reboot: Star Fox

For this entry in my 'Reboot' series of articles, I decided to pull from one of my all time favorite genres. Aside from RTS games, the flying/dogfighting genre is top on my list. I can't tell you how many hours I've wasted flying around and blasting anything that happened across my virtual cross-hairs in various games. Today I'm talking about one of the best franchises in the genre: Star Fox.

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