Giving New Meaning to the Term ‘First-Person Shooter’

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In Grand Theft Auto V’s new first-person mode, the time-tested tradition of trolling for hookers, purchasing their services, and then killing them for the cash just got a little crazier.

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Punktendo

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The result of what happens when you combine with video game modification skills with a punk rock sensibility.

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16-Bit Steve Zissou

Would play this game if it were actually a game.

The Internet Arcade

VIDEO-GAME-ARCHIVE

If you’ve got the patience for archaic technology, and a hankering to play over 900 different classic video games, this is your new bookmark.

“The seller does not represent that this item is operable; it was buried for 30 years.”

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A small number of the Atari E.T. cartridges that were dug up earlier this year from the “Atari Dump” in Alamogordo, New Mexico are available for auction on ebay. SOLD AS IS.

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TurboGrafx-16: A Quarter Century of Gaming Excellence by Leigh Alexander

The TurboGrafx-16 videogame system was released in America on August 29, 1989. On its 25th anniversary Paste’s games and tech culture writer Leigh Alexander remembers what made this largely forgotten machine special.

Lunchtime Laughter

Scientifically Accurate Sonic The Hedgehog

Ghost Driver

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10 years after abandoning his Xbox following his father’s death, a 16-year old picks up the controller again and finds the spirit of his dad racing around the track of Rally Sports Challenge.

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Roaming through the Aftermath of a Video Game Massacre

A Man Digging, 2013 by Jon Rafman

Sex Pixels

UTE is a computer game by Lea Schönfelder that features a woman character whose goal is to sleep with as many men as possible.

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A Quest for the Secret Origins of Lost Video-Game Levels by Heidi Kemps

How one writer returned a pirated Sonic the Hedgehog game cartridge to its original architect

Morning Dose of 8 Bit Kill Bill

Like an advanced version of Kung Fu

Not Madden Tho

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Call it the “Rise of the e-Athlete.” Starting this Fall, Robert Morris University in Chicago will offer at least 30 athletic scholarships to High School students with exceptional skills in the video game League of Legends. The first university to offer such a bonus, Associate Athletic Director acknowledged the lack of traditional athletic prowess necessary for the scholarships: “Obviously it’s not cardiovascular in any way, but it’s mental.”

Lunchtime Laughter

Realistic Mortal Kombat

Like Excitebike, But With Memory

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Wii U’s forthcoming game Mario Maker lets you design 2D levels for your own custom Super Mario Bros. experience.

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The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits by Blake J. Harris

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’

Glorious Leader!

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That Kim Jong Un VS America retro style run ‘n’ gun PC game that you’ve never been waiting for, but will play once it arrives.

“Battle through 7 unique levels as you defeat waves of imperialists, combat over-the-top bosses, and ride unicorns!”

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Hello Delicious!

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Koopa Troopa Bacon Turtle Burgers

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“E.T. is definitely here”

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The Atari Graveyard in an Alamogordo, New Mexico landfill has been excavated. Among the findings were copies of the fabled “worst game in history,” E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and vintage Atari games like Centipede and Missile Command. The bounties of the dig—which was facilitated for a documentary about the graveyard—will be split 90/10 between the city of Alamogordo and Fuel Entertainment, with the city’s share destined to be placed on the market at some point in the future.

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