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Long Awaited Mega Man 11 Announced, Coming to PS4, XB1 & Switch in 2018

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After years of waiting, Capcom has officially announced a late 2018 release date for Mega Man 11. For many, many fans of the franchise, it is a long time coming. The last flagship game in the series, Megaman 10, released all the way back in 2010. And while we’ve seen a few spin-offs, mobile games, and anniversary re-releases since,…

NESMaker Kickstarter – Make NES Games With Ease!

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It’s a great time to be alive and making games people! Retro game developer New8BitHeroes’ NESMaker Kickstarter has, at time of writing, reached $172,000 of its £23,000 goal. What can you do with NESmaker? Design sprite graphics and color palettes that are automatically constrained to the NES limitations. Create assets with properties and behaviors to give developing for the…

Games Are Changing: The Evolution of Video Games

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By Avery Philips Do you remember your first video game? I do. My father let me play his 1989 original Game Boy when I was probably four or five years old. My favorite game was Super Mario Land, while his was a golfing game I found to be boring. By this time, however, my father was almost forty so…

Simplicity is King: And It Makes Innovation Easier

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By Avery Philips We’ve covered the topic of simplicity before at Retronuke, and how it makes games great. In this article, we’re going to dive even deeper. As the way we game evolves, with  people spending more time on mobile devices than ever before, simplicity becomes that much  more important just for the format we’re playing on! For desktop…

How to beat all the Bosses in Hyper Light Drifter [Boss Guide]

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Hyper light drifter is a delightful yet punishing action RPG developed by Heart Machine which debuted back in 2016. Since its release, fans have not been able to get enough of the games incredibly beautiful pixel art design and high action “The Legend of Zelda on crack” style of gameplay. If you’re playing through Hyper Light Drifter right now…

Top 20 Nintendo (NES) Box Art

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For many, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was one of the first game systems they owned. After the success of Atari and the unfortunate issue plaguing video game systems in the early 1980’s, NES was poised to either elevate the video game industry or put the last nail in its coffin. Due to a smart marketing idea of rebranding…

Then and Now: Indies Revolutionizing Retro Genres

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A few things never seem to go out of fashion: Mountain Dew, Cheetos, video games and shoehorning romance or social options into farming sims. Modern indie titles are bridging the technology generation gap, giving 30-somethings who fondly remember the Nintendo Entertainment System and its spinoffs bonding opportunities for the nerds and their geek spawn. These new indie games are…

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