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Think you can avoid politics by playing video games?  Here's a look back at some classic titles where some of our former presidents and even a current candidate popped up in gaming anyway.

http://www.syfygames.com/news/article/a-look-at-presidents-and-candidates-in-video-games-patrickscottpatterson
Patrick Scott Patterson takes a look at Presidents and candidates in video game form.
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The Force® is Strong with the newest issue of RETRO Magazine, which is heading to mailboxes across the galaxy this week. 

In this issue I look back on the legacy of Star Wars video arcade games both past and present, along with a word with longtime Star Wars world record holder Robert T Mruczek.

Also, in my regular column "From the Desk of the Commissioner", I reflect on entering my 35th year in video gaming, what has changed in that time and what is forever the same.

Not a subscriber?  You can get a physical or digital issue at this cool link - http://shopreadretro.com/
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With the Super Bowl pre-game show starting in just minutes, take a look back with me to 1978, when The Big Game in football was a coin-op from Atari...

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Patrick Scott Patterson rushes us downfield for a look back at Atari's big Football game.
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Contra celebrates a birthday tomorrow, so this week on G4@Syfygames we take a look back on the launch and legacy of the console version of this shoot-em-up classic!

http://www.syfygames.com/news/article/this-week-in-gaming-history-contra-blasts-into-the-hearts-of-gamers-patrickscottpatterson
Patrick Scott Patterson takes us back to the debut of Contra for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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Little fun today over at G4@Syfygames, as I look back on seven things in gaming that used to make a lot of sense... but that no longer do.

http://www.syfygames.com/news/article/back-in-my-day-seven-outdated-video-game-holdovers
Patrick Scott Patterson looks at seven video game discussion points and features that seem out of date.
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Decided to cook up something tasty for my latest G4@Syfygames Retro Review.  Take a bite out of Food Fight.

http://www.syfygames.com/news/article/retro-review-food-fight-serves-up-tremendous-fun-patrickscottpatterson
Patrick Scott Patterson takes us back to Atari's messy yet charming Food Fight.
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Easily a gaming regret I have is selling off a minty Pengo arcade game many years ago. For my latest Retro Review, I fired up an emulator and revisited my old friend... and was instantly reminded of how this Sega coin-op charmed me once before.

http://www.syfygames.com/news/article/retro-review-pengo-is-as-cute-as-it-is-addicting-patrickscottpatterson
Patrick Scott Patterson takes us back to Sega's 1982 action-puzzle gem, Pengo.
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As the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter II sparks nostalgia in a generation of players, I took to Syfygames this week to look back on the one-on-one fighting games that came before Capcom's 1991 mega-classic

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Patrick Scott Patterson celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter II by taking a look back at the classic game's ancestors.
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You always see articles that go back in time and look at how the people of the past saw the future that we live in today.

I decided to do a video game version of that.  Here are some of the predictions made by industry experts and writers around 1982.  Some of the stuff they got wrong is amusing... and some of the stuff they got right is amazing.

http://www.syfygames.com/news/article/the-future-of-video-gaming-as-predicted-in-1982
Patrick Scott Patterson looks back on what some authors saw for the future of the industry in 1982.
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Opinion pieces like this sometimes need a pre-meal appetizer, as people sometimes miss the big piece.

I think it's great if someone chooses to identify themselves as a gamer. But coming from a generation of "gamers" that didn't label themselves as anything, I think forcing labels on other people is bad for business.

All that should matter is one's love for video games, no matter how they choose to define it.. and even if how they choose to define it varies from yours.

http://www.syfygames.com/news/article/opinion-placing-labels-on-others-goes-against-the-spirit-of-gaming-patrickscottpatterson
Patrick Scott Patterson speaks out on his feelings regarding the many labels that exist in the video game world today.
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Double dose of my stuff on G4@Syfygames today, as we look back on the debut issue of the Nintendo Fun Club News in my newest This Week in Gaming History

http://www.syfygames.com/news/article/this-week-in-gaming-history-nintendo-fun-club-news-patrickscottpatterson
Patrick Scott Patterson takes us back to the debut of the Nintendo Fun Club News.
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It's probably safe to say that video game collecting will be a major collecting hobby from this point forward.  If you the type to speculate on the future and want to know what to throw in a box and forget about for a decade, there are some golden rules I've learned along the way that should serve you well.

http://www.syfygames.com/news/article/long-term-game-collecting-how-to-speculate-for-the-future-patrickscottpatterson
Patrick Scott Patterson provides a guide for determining what video games will be valuable in the future.
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