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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. There's a lot about the Wii U Virtual Console that's encouraging. Starting it off – even before the official launch of the service – with a sale that gives users great games for 30 cents...

January 23rd 2013 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. Vertical shooters don't really mix well with HDTVs and their 16-by-9 aspect ratios. They would if people were crazy enough to turn their TVs sideways, but that's generally not the most feasible optio...

December 18th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. Last week, GungHo Online Entertainment America joined the ranks of PSOne Imports publishers with a bumper crop of six Japanese games, all available on the PlayStation Store for $5.99 each. Since it's...

December 11th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. There will surely be a slow trickle of Neo Geo games and the occasional Capcom release, but with the release of the Wii U, and the announcement of a Wii that drops literally all backward compatibility...

November 27th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. Just a couple of weeks ago, I used this column as a platform to praise Sega's handling of an obscure retro game, and to urge you all to buy said game. I guess that's going to be a regular thing now!Th...

November 8th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. If you're going to be at home this Halloween, waiting to dispense candy and tinny Wilhelm screams to neighborhood children, why not pass the time with some spooky games? While it's easy to tell you to...

October 30th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. The Namco Generations series brought us cool reimaginings of Namco's ubiquitous arcade games, including Pac-Man Championship Edition DX and Galaga Legions DX. It can also be assumed to retroactively i...

October 19th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. What if, in a parallel universe, Bionic Commando's ideas were expanded not into a behind-the-back 3D action game, but into a quieter, more puzzle-oriented game focused entirely on the mechanics of the...

October 2nd 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. Last year, Hudson snuck a selection of Turbografx-16 games onto the PlayStation Store, playable on both PS3 and PSP. It's a very small selection in North America at just ten games (this is the first c...

September 25th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. I'm a fan of the genre of game that I can best encapsulate as "people dying in caves." For whatever reason, there's a subset of sidescrolling platformers that puts players in the role of an archaeolog...

September 18th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. The HD port of Jet Set Radio arrives today on PS3 via PlayStation Plus. A new credit appears on the updated version: it was ported by a company called Blit Software, who also handled the downloadable...

September 11th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. A new dedicated handheld game console from a company that is neither Nintendo nor Sony, with support from only one publisher and with absolutely zero prospects for new games, would seem like an imposs...

September 4th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments