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10 Most Influential Video Games From the ’90s

Source: Arcadesushi

When you think of the ’90s, you can’t think of it without these 10 Most Influential Video Games. They have created a lot of inspiration and ideas for the games we play today. Ranging from their unique story lines, strategic abilities, and replay value, these titles deserve credit where credit is due. Without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at the 10 Most Influential Video Games From the ’90s.


Super Metroid – Depths of Tourian – Photoshop Speed Art

This is a remastered screenshot from the video game Super Metroid. Released in 1994 Super Metroid featured an open world where bounty hunter Samas Aran must defeat Mother Brain to keep the galaxy safe from improper use of Metroids. There are also space pirates there looking to use Metroids to gain power. I think that is right.

Remember the Intellivision?

Do you remember the Intellivision by Mattel? Next to Pong this was the first video game system in my house when I was growing up. You really cannot even compare these older systems to what we have today. These were the first to bring the arcade home. This was a time when the family and friends would gather to play these games for hours on end. Even these poor graphics would not stop me from spending afternoons from playing games like Burger Time or Pitfall.

If you are one of the lucky ones that remember this then you must know what PlayCable is? Yup! We had that too. What was almost light years before any cable internet service or any internet service for that matter, this add-on box would give you 50 games a month though your cable provider.

Awesome memories of a time when you could put fake wood grain on electronics because it was cool.


Atari: celebrating 40 years on the dots

Source: Engadget

Atari celebrating 40 years on the dots

Forty years. That’s a long time in the tech industry and Atari knows it. Today it celebrates four decades in the game, and quite the tale it is. Highs, lows and everything in between, Atari has been there. As one of the most influential brands both in gaming and technology, it only seems right to take a look over the company’s history and chart some of the more significant twists in its less than straightforward journey. After the break we speak to the man that started it all and the one currently at the helm, as well as some of the many people whose lives were irreversibly changed by its influence. Happy birthday to you, Atari!


Star Trek Online Going Free-to-Play in January 2012

Star Trek Online will be going free-to-play on January 17, 2012, Perfect World Entertainment has announced.

Perfect World Entertainment first announced the change-over to the free-to-play model in an earnings call, stating the studio was in the process on working on the new model.

The January launch is slightly later than initially stated by CEO Kelvin Lau who said the change would happen by the end of the year.

MMO to have greater potential as F2P, says CEO.

Perfect World Entertainment has announced plans to turn Star Trek Online into a free-to-play MMO by the end of the year.

“And also Star Trek Online, after the acquisition, in fact Cryptic is working on the free-to-play model for Star Trek Online,” Perfect World Entertainment’s CEO Kelvin Lau explained in a recent earnings call.

“This is going to be launched by the end of this year as well. So I think free-to-play model we have a bigger potential in US market and also in China market.”

Star Trek Online’s developer Cryptic Studios recently teamed up with Alienware Arena to offer a giveaway of 60 days of game time to recipients. <—- link for more

17 inches of gaming!

Razer Blade

2.8GHz Core i7-2640M CPU and GeForce GT 555M graphics replete with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. All that graphical horsepower will splay your exploits on a 17.3-inch LED 1920 x 1080 full HD panel with an HD webcam nestled above. Rounding out the package is 8GB of RAM, three USB ports (one of the 3.0 persuasion), HDMI-out and a 60Wh integrated battery. And it could all be yours for $2,799 when it debuts in Q4 of this year.