Developers Tim and Chris Stamper would later go on to found Rare video game studios and develop the classic platformer "Donkey Kong Country" for the Super Nintendo, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Prolific macabre illustrator Gahan Wilson, who drew for Playboy magazine, the New Yorker and the Matthew Looney series of sci-fi books, died last week at the age of 89. In the early 1990s, he provided the artwork for a quirky horror adventure game that rivaled the brilliance of LucasArt's finest entries to the genre.
Hideo Kojima's latest epic, "Death Stranding," may have just released and divided fans of the longtime game designer. But you can play a chunk of arguably his greatest work to date, 1998's "Metal Gear Solid," for free online!
The first game in the classic dungeon-crawling series is available to play, in a shareware version, in your browser. Give it a try as you await the release of Diablo IV, announced by Blizzard last week!