Wow, there's a reason to consider buying the Blu-ray of the Total Recall remake! If you purchase the "Director's Cut" Blu-ray, or the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, you'll get the E3 demo of God of War: Ascension. The Blu-ray, and the God of War demo, arrive December 18. The demo is exclusive "through 3/8/13," suggesting that a demo will hit PSN four days before the March 12 launch.
God of War demos and sci-fi movie Blu-rays have been mashed together before. Back in 2009, Sony tossed a God of War 3 demo in with District 9 on Blu-ray.
Continuing my dust-covered crusade against modern unboxings, here's another vintage unboxing, in which an Atari 800XL from 1983 is transferred lovingly from the packaging to the outside world. More »
If all you do is sit around reading video game news all day, and not much else, when someone mentions the name "Danny Bilson", you probably think "Oh, the guy who's captained THQ to the bottom of the ocean". And you'd be right! More »
Japan has a long and storied tradition of developing games where you are a train driver. Doing very little but going forwards, backwards and slowing down at stations. If that sounds a little too pedestrian for your tastes, well, there's always Tokyo Bus Guide. More »
This is Game Over, a title for the Spectrum, first released in 1987. A game released amidst controversy. See, while later editions of the game would feature slightly edited variations of the box art, the original featured one of video gaming's first wardrobe malfunctions. More »
Just as Nintendo had its Power Line, so too did Sega once have its own band of phone-based game assistance. It was staffed by men and women who were known as Sega Game Counselors, and in addition to their jobs helping kids get past the tough parts of games, they also got these jackets. More »
In 1988, Taito released Akira, cash-in on the hugely-popular animated film of the same name. Just in case you were wondering if Japanese developers somehow made better movie adaptations in the 1980s, no, they did not. The game was terrible. More »
Ronald Jardine was one of the very first employees at Atari. We're talking the early 1970s here. Employee #159. Wonderfully, Jardine recently took photos of his old ID badge from his time there and uploaded them, giving us an insight into the cutting-edge security methods employed at the blossoming tech company. More »
If you're short on ideas for new wallpaper, and have a bit of a thing for old video game hardware, check out French artist Alan Cloiseau's collection of vintage Sega, Sony and Nintendo systems and controllers. More »
They say Red Dead Redemption is haunted, you know. They've said it for years now—ghosts exist in the system, devils and spooks and spectors and maybe even a class-5 full-roaming vapor or two. More »
The Book of Watermarks is an adventure game released in Japan, and only in Japan, in 1999. Rare for a Japanese adventure game, it featured full-motion video actors and 3D visuals. Rarer still, they were Westerners, and the game tipped its hat to the work of William Shakespeare. More »