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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...

Top Games

The top games for week ending August 25th. Pos Game Weekly Total Week # 1 New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) Nintendo, Platform 178,857 178,857 1 2 Darksiders II (X360) THQ, Action 32,305 187,305 2 3 Sleeping Dogs (X360) Square-Enix, Action 26,070 100,106 2 4 Darksiders II (PS3) THQ, Action 23,348 142,050 2 5 Sleeping Dogs (PS3) Square-Enix, Action 18,614 66,044 2

Atari: celebrating 40 years on the dots

Source: Engadget 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!

USA Weekly Chart Top Video Games

Pos Game Weekly Total Week # 1 Kinect Star Wars (X360) Microsoft Game Studios, Action 262,631 262,631 1 2 Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii) Nintendo, Role-Playing 141,593 141,593 1 3 Kinect Adventures! (X360) Microsoft Game Studios, Misc 102,742 9,987,253 75 4 Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) Nintendo, Action 35,556 169,677 3 5 Devil May Cry HD Collection (X360) Capcom, Action 33,658 33,658 1

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...