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From Feedly: DF Retro Play: Sonic Robo Blast 2 – Doom Engine Powers A Brilliant 3D Sonic Game!

DF Retro Play: Sonic Robo Blast 2 – Doom Engine Powers A Brilliant 3D Sonic Game!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMMx7QQOoi8

Join John Linneman and Audi Sorlie for some DF Retro Let’s Play action, as the pair tackle Sonic Robo Blast 2 – a fan-made 3D Sonic game powered by the Doom engine. It sounds like a mish-mash that shouldn’t work, but the reality is that it’s one of the best 3D Sonic games you can play.

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August 22, 2020 at 03:19PM

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From Feedly: Now Available on Steam – Risk of Rain 2

Now Available on Steam – Risk of Rain 2

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Risk of Rain 2 is Now Available on Steam!

Escape a chaotic alien planet by fighting through hordes of frenzied monsters – with your friends, or on your own. Combine loot in surprising ways and master each character until you become the havoc you feared upon your first crash landing.

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August 11, 2020 at 06:25PM

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From Feedly: This Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Just Sold For $114,000

This Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Just Sold For $114,000

Source: https://bit.ly/2ANTfxF

Remember when a super rare sticker sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. on NES sold for $100,150 USD last February? Well, another copy of the exact same game (in a similar condition) has now broken this record – going for the sum of $114,000 USD (this roughly equates to £90,000). That makes this particular copy the most expensive video game ever sold.

Why exactly did this US retail version go for more, you ask? Apart from its sealed state and 9.4 out of 10 grade, it’s all to do with the cardboard hangtabs. Heritage Auctions explains the appeal and history of these variants underneath the listing:

What’s the deal with cardboard hangtabs? one may, understandably, wonder.

Cardboard hangtabs were originally used on the US test market copies of black box games, back before plastic was used to seal each game. As Nintendo began to further establish their company in the US, their packaging was updated almost continuously. Strangely, the addition of the plastic wrap came before the box cutting die was altered to remove the cardboard hangtab. This rendered the functionality of the cardboard hangtab completely useless, since it was under the plastic seal.

There are four sub-variants of the plastic sealed cardboard hangtab box (this particular copy of Super Mario Bros. being the „3 Code“ variant) that were produced within the span of one year. Each sub-variant of the cardboard hangtab black box, produced within that timeframe, had a production period of just a few months; a drop in the bucket compared to the title’s overall production run.

In short, a cardboard hangtab copy of any early Nintendo Entertainment System game brings a certain air of „vintage“ unrivaled by its successors.

Part of the interest is also the fact it’s a copy of Super Mario Bros. – an iconic game from 1985 that’s sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and happens to be the highest-selling NES game of all time. The winner of this latest auction wishes to remain anonymous – fingers crossed it’s going to a collector’s home.

If you’d like to revisit the original Super Mario Bros. release, but don’t fancy forking out 100k or don’t have access to an original copy of the game, the good news it’s playable on Nintendo’s Switch Online subscription service.

via Nintendo Life | Latest Updates https://bit.ly/2W7NPoG

July 11, 2020 at 02:22PM

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