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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.

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.  


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!


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! 


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.


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


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.


5 PS1 Games That Went Platinum And Why We Love Them

To become a part of Sony’s Platinum range back in the days of the PS1, a game had to sell over 400,000 copies worldwide within a year of it’s release. Here we have hand picked 5 games that managed to make it to Platinum and take a look at what made those games stand out among the crowd and shine brighter.


Retro Games That Deserve a Reboot: Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Being that today is Halloween and Throwback Thursday, I thought it was a great time to revive my article series on classic games that deserve a reboot.  In keeping with the Halloween festivities, I’ve decided to talk about Zombies Ate My Neighbors, one of the most popular retro titles for the SNES and Sega Genesis. 


5 of The Most Ridiculous & Bizarre Retro Boss Battles

Not all boss battles have the be serious and sinister, or make you want to pull your hair out. Sometimes the most memorable fights we have in a game are the goofy ones, which remind us that games are supposed to be about having fun.  Here we highlight some of our favourite retro boss battles with a more humorous and bizarre approach.


Stuck in the Past: Why Retro Gaming is Still Important

Do you ever feel like you should be more excited for new releases? While your friends jump for joy at the announcement of a new game in a popular series, you sit quietly in the corner with your Gameboy color. You are happy with the news, yes, but still hopelessly devoted to games almost as old as you are. Here we’ll attempt to explore and make sense of the reasons why some of us simply cannot let go of the pixellated past-tense.