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Library rides nostalgia wave with launch of Retro Gaming Club

Ian Stepp remembers visiting his aunt’s house as a kid, where he’d play classic games like Duck Hunt and iterations of the Mario Brothers saga on the family’s trusty old Nintendo Entertainment System. Now pushing 30, Stepp is still a fan of the now-classic video games that in recent years have spawned a thriving culture and industry capitalizing on the nostalgia of grownups who coveted Nintendo game systems as kids in the 1980s and 90s.

Locally produced Web series take funny look at gaming culture

The Gaming Wildlife Foundation, made up of a handful of Kansas University film and media studies graduates, hopes to take its 15 minutes of fame to full-time work.

Local video game developers build buzz for ‘Sticky Bees’ sequel

Fourfire Studios, a local game studio, is in a sprint to raise money during the final days of its Kickstarter campaign for "Sticky Bees: Unleashed." By Meagan Thomas

Zynga unveils game destination

Zynga is unveiling a new online gaming destination so people can play “CityVille,” ‘‘Zynga Poker” and other games off Facebook.

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Hive mind: Lawrence's Fourfire readies 'Sticky Bees'

A game designer turned pastor gets help from three members of his congregation to build a new video game for iOS.

2011 Spotlight: Video games

A look at the best games of a truly outstanding year.

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Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Bethesda Softworks releases a true classic.

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Review: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

The second version of a game that was released nine months ago, offers an updated roster and little else.

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Review: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

The outstanding action series gets another excellent chapter.

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Video game review: 'Dark Souls'

A spiritual successor to a cult classic provides the same challenge and all of the short-comings of its forerunner.

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Lawrence developer readies 'Mystery Ball'

Lifelong dreams can be as funny and unique as the people who think them up and in a few weeks David Howe, a Lawrence resident, will realize one of his. But for now, there is testing to be done.

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Video game review: God of War: Origins Collection

Someone please give this man a hug.

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Review: Bloodrayne: Betrayal

A frustratingly difficult sidescroller yields a satisfying sense of accomplishment.

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Review: Fear 3

An overdue shooter that's not Duke Nukem Forever, delivers some inventive multiplayer.

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Review: Portal 2

The sequel to the surprise hit is everything a sequel should be.

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Review: Gods Eater Burst

It's a niche game, but if you're among the precious few who play games like Monster Hunter, you'll be right at home.

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Review: Shift 2 Unleashed

Developer Slightly Mad Studios is attempting to pave its own way for the genre and although they are not quite there, Shift 2 has enough personality to warrant players on both consoles.

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Review: Swarm

It's a platformer/puzzle in the same vein as Lemmings, but is it any fun?

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Review MotoGP 10/11

A niche game does the genre right.

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Hardware review: Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's newest small wonder promises a lot, but does it deliver?

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