Celebrating 25 years of Final Fantasy

It all began as a last ditch effort to create a game that would sell reasonably well in 1987, but 25 years later it stands as one of the most iconic and successful video game franchises of all time, I am of course talking about Final Fantasy. Ever since its debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the series has only risen in commercial success and popularity. It was however the highly acclaime...

Capcom Arcade Cabinet to head West

If you were concerned that Capcom’s… Capcom Arcade Cabinet… wasn’t going to be released in the West then you can now breath a sigh of relief because today the company has announced that it is indeed coming to the States and elsewhere for the XBLA and PSN. Currently there are barely any details about the release, as Capcom withheld the release date and the pricing of the pac...

Pass the time with these retro Apple 2 games on your browser.

Are your siblings still sleeping and you want to open presents? Or maybe your family is wasting time sustaining their bodies with petty nutrients before the fun stuff. Or you are like me and are stuck on the lame side of the world where we are perpetually stuck in the past. Either way, presents are waiting to be opened and you don’t know how to deal with it.   Worry not, you can spend some q...

Shigesato Itoi hints at a “re-release” of his most famous series, Mother

On December 20th, 2012 the creator of the now cult classic Earthbound (Named Mother 2 in Japan) Shigesato Itoi announced on his twitter that there may be a re-release of mother in the works. In the tweet, he he says that the re-release of Mother that he spoke of before is making progress. In another tweet he explains that it will not be a sequel, just a re-release. A re-release could be made for c...

Lost Treasures of Infocom Released

Activision has the cure for those looking for a blast from the past this Christmas. The Lost Treasures of Infocom has been released to iTunes and features 27 classic interactive fiction. The interface has been optimized for touch screens but the games have been recreated to remain faithful to the original. Zork I: The Great Underground Empire is included for free. The rest of the games can be purc...

Duke Nukem 3D available for free from GoG

If you’re dying for some classic games then Good Old Games has a special gift just for you. Today the company revealed that they are going to be giving the 1996 classic title, Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition, out to anyone who wants it via their website. In another little twist, this is also the first time that Duke Nukem 3D will be playable on a Mac system! The game is currently free at the t...

Cheapest Game Prices In Australia?

We’re not exactly lacking choice when it comes to places to buy games. Between physical or online stores, shopping around is increasingly time-consuming, but increasingly rewarding. This week another virtual store has opened its virtual doors on this virtual games shopping strip: the Sydney-based Skill Point Games. Adrian Vergara, games journalist and founder of the service, says Skill Point...

Space Invaders Invade VIGAMUS Museum

The Video Game Museum (VIGAMUS) of Rome is opening soon to allow visitors to explore and celebrate the history and culture of video games and to serve as a permanent archive of video games for academic purposes. TAITO has had the special honour of having Space Invaders featured as the mascot of the Museum. The Space Invaders aliens will be featured as part of the interior and exterior decoration o...

Sega Crazy Taxi Released for iOS

Crazy Taxi was one of the best driving games on the Sega Dreamcast. It had a kick ass punk soundtrack provided by Bad Religion and The Offspring and starred four taxi drivers trying to get their fares from point A to point B with zero regard for pedestrians, rules of the road, and roads for that matter. Today is a lucky day for nostalgic fans as Sega is releasing a ported version of Crazy Taxi for...

Super Potato – A Retro Gamer’s Wet Dream

So, we at Capsule have already shown you a bit of just how crazy Japan is about their games in our article about Capcom Bar, and here is another one to show just how deep their love of video games runs. Tucked away in Akihabara, on the third to fifth floor of a building where the entrance is simple an open door smooshed between two other shop fronts, is a wonderful store called Super Potato. Super...

Marvel Vs Capcom Origins coming to home consoles

For all Marvel Vs Capcom fans who want to slightly lessen the risk of being stabbed and/or mugged down at the local arcade, Capcom has answered your calls and made Marvel Vs Capcom Origins available for home console users. The title is a compilation of Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel Vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, 2 of the 90’s most popular arcade games. The games have been kept true to th...

Borderlands goes retro

Since Ive been playing a lot of retro 8-bit and 16-bit games lately just to remind myself of the days before hyped up cinema scenes and Hollywood sized budgets took over, I was intrigued at 2KGames and Gearbox 16-bit rendition of the well known shooter Borderlands. Named The Border Lands, it gives a unique lo-fi glimpse into many elements that are still visible in the current installment. While bo...

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