Kotaku shares its "Gun Week" -- "Gaming's Fixation With Firearms: Praise the games and pass the ammunition." It is a "week-long exploration of video games' signature obsession: guns. Even gamers who wouldn't own a gun usually love to shoot the virtual ones. Here are the stories, images and videos that attest to that..."
Mini-Arcades -- An online museum dedicated to preserving vintage handheld video games from the 1970s/70s and 1980s/80s...Submitted by ant on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 10:48am. Addon/Modification | Arcades | Art/Design | Audio | History | Personal | Reading Materials | Religion/Culture | Shopping | Sight Seeings | Technology | Videogame Console
Mini-Arcade is "an online museum dedicated to preserving vintage handheld video games from the 1970s/70s and 1980s/80s. These miniature, self-contained games are historically interesting because each game has unique hardware as well as software.
Quake in Real Life -- Old 3-D/Three Dimensional and First Perspective Shooter (FPS) Games: Realistic My @ssSubmitted by ant on Sat, 06/05/2010 - 7:56am. Addon/Modification | Apple Games | Arcades | Art/Design | Audio | Development/Quality Assurance (QA) Testing | Funny Videos/Animations | History | Non-Apple Computer Games | Online Games | Personal | Sight Seeings | Videogame Console
Super Mario Crossover -- A Flash Game Based on Classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Side Scroller GamesSubmitted by ant on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 11:55am. Addon/Modification | Arcades | Art/Design | Audio | Personal | Sight Seeings | Videogame Console | Web Games
/. shares a three pages Technologizer article on "The True Face of Mario" -- "Uncovering the fascinating true story behind an iconic character's origins--and why nobody likes to talk about them... Regarding Mario's origins, it's common knowledge among game fans that legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto created him for 1981's Donkey Kong arcade game. But few know that Nintendo borrowed Mario's name and Italian heritage from a real man..."
This three pages Bit-tech.net article talks about "why everything is trying to be an role playing game (RPG) now" -- "Twenty years ago, the idea of levelling up in a game was confined to a very specific genre: the role-playing game, whose systems were based on pen-and-paper games such as Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Today, you can still level up in an RPG such as Dragon Age, but you can also level up in far wider variety of games, from sports titles to first perspective shooter (FPS) games... The vast majority of modern games monitor, quantify and reward your skills in a way that would only have been familiar to the biggest geeks in the 1980s.
Blue's News mention "Missile Command: 30th Anniversary" about a classic arcade and video game, with an updated version to play online with others -- "Thirty years after the release of the original, Missile Command is back and this time... you're not alone. Chock full of power ups, tricky enemies and intense boss battles..."