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Friday the 13th on the NES: Just As Horrific As They Say

This is a “Nerd Voices” contributing piece from Nerdbot reader Chris McAuley. You can find him on his video game and comic book blog or Facebook! So, we continue our run up to the spookiest time of the year with a horror movie tie-in from the NES.  The premise behind LJN’s 1989 adaptation of this […]

5 Retro Video Games (You’ve Probably Never Played)

Video games are cool. One of my earliest memories was when I got an NES back in 1988. My sister and I loved that thing. Together, we annihilated the original Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge. We power-blasted Mario 2 and Mario 3. We tag teamed Bubble Bobble with a vengeance. And come 1992 when I […]

Toshi Omagari Says Retro Video Game Fonts Have Gone Unnoticed

Over the last few years, the Japanese type-designer-turned-retro-font archivist who works at the type foundry Monotype, has been assembling pixel-based alphabets from arcade games such as Tank 8, Space Invaders, and Street Fighter. “There are actually so many good arcade fonts that we collectively haven’t paid attention to,” said Omagari at the Cooper Union’s TypoGraphics conference in June. According to an article […]

Spyro the Dragon is Returning in HD

Anyone remember Spyro, the loveable purple dragon? He’s (almost) back in an HD remake of his original trilogy! Spyro’s most recent appearance was in the Skylanders game, and he hasn’t starred in his own game since The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon way back in ’08. Though his most famous outings were the […]

Top 10 Retro Video Game YouTube Covers

Who doesn’t like awesome music covers, am I right?! Here are some of the best YouTube covers of Retro Video Game music I wanted to share with the world. Keep in mind that this list is by no means definitive; and yes, there will be more lists since there are scores (ba-dum-tss!) of talented musicians […]

Super Mario: The Animated Movie

Universal recently partnered with Nintendo on some theme parks and attractions. The same Universal that makes movies. Nintendo has a long history of utilizing their properties outside of video games, including toys and clothing. But they’ve really only had one (awful) movie… Until now. Source: Hollywood Pictures.  Reports are that Universal’s animation studio, Illumination Entertainment […]