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The Joys of Import Gaming: How easy we have it these days

Posted on January 8, 2016 by Erika

As a kid having grown up during the 90s, I got to experience the height of the console wars in full swing: Nintendo vs Sega. Both of those companies duked it out for the dominance of the console market, with several other competitors such as Atari with their Jaguar and NEC’s TurboGrafix-16 lagging severely behind. Unfortunately, with growing up in the US, gamers such as myself missed numerous releases. Some of those were either not localized from Japan, or the translations of various games that did make it over were severely butchered by such things as Nintendo’s no-religious imagery/text policy, or had copious amounts of Engrish. Possibly one of the more famous examples of Engrish was the localization of the Sega MegaDrive game Zero Wing, which spawned one of the earlier memes of 2000/2001.

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This Is The Most Expensive Atari 2600 Game Ever

Posted on November 6, 2012 by Seung Lee

So yesterday, the world’s only complete, in-box copy of Air Raid on the Atari 2600 was bought off of an auction. Guess how much it sold for? You might be surprised to know that Air Raid went for a cool $33,433 ($33,433.30 if you want the actual amount). There actually was another copy of Air Raid, back in 2010, and it sold for $31,600. The copy sold this year contained the manual, which apparently made it worth over an extra thousand dollars.

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TERA Online Launches

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Kirk Williford

TERA Online is now available for purchase, according to developers En Masse Entertainment and distributor Atari.

TERA is an action-based MMORPG that was developed using Epic Game’s Unreal Engine 3. In the game, players can assume the role one of eight different classes across seven different races, ranging from the strong Baraka to the elegant High Elf. The game takes place in Arborea and features all of which you’d come to expect from an MMO — crafting, PvP, questing and dungeons, but also brings many new elements to the genre. The game is set up to be played entirely with a controller if the player chooses, and a more dynamic combat system promises more real-time flavored fights against players and giant monsters alike. Unlike most MMOs where you tab target, in TERA, you use your crosshair to aim spells and attacks against opponents, bringing an entirely new feel to the genre.

TERA Online is available in stores starting today, and retails for $49.99 USD. There is a monthly fee to access the game’s servers. You can check out the game’s launch trailer after the jump.Read More


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