Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 32: Half-Life & Portal

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Valve is one of the most well-known and respected developers around today, and their first game, Half-Life spawned one of gaming’s biggest franchises. When it hit the PC in 1998, Half-Life wowed critics and went on to become one of the most popular first person shooters ever released.

 

New Footage Of Cancelled 'GoldenEye 007' XBLA Remaster Discovered

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When Microsoft acquired Rare in 2002, the Twycross-based developer retained many of its Nintendo-centric IPs and repurposed them for the Xbox format. Most recently, Xbox One gamers were treated to polished versions of many Rare classics as part of the Rare Replay collection. Before that the critically acclaimed first person Nintendo 64 shooter Pe [ … ]

 

Darksoft’s Neo Geo AES & MVS Flash Cartridges Nearing Release

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Many said it couldn’t be done, yet one enthusiastic retro gaming manufacturer has decided otherwise. Believe it or not but SNK’s timeless Neo Geo platform will soon have its very own flash cartridge - with both the AES home console and MVS arcade system supported.

 

Hardware Review: Everdrive GBA X5 (Game Boy Advance) Flash Cartridge

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In what could be described as the most anticipated arrival from Krikzz’s retro gaming headquarters, the Ukrainian mastermind has finally released an Everdrive flash cartridge for the Game Boy Advance. Simply dubbed the Everdrive GBA X5, this modern solution for Nintendo’s 2001 handheld enters a slightly crowded market with the aim of coming out on [ … ]

 

PC Engine HDMI-Ready 720p Video Adapter ‘Uper Grafx’ Out Soon

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As time and technology moves on we’re continually finding ourselves in a battle with our limited space. If we’re wanting to enjoy the best of both modern and retro games, compromises have to be met when it comes to televisions. With that in mind, those of you sticking with high definition displays will be pleased to know an all new 720p compatible [ … ]

 

Suda51's Japanese Exclusive PlayStation Adventure 'The Silver Case' Hits Steam With Playable Demo

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Suda51 is known for creating bizarre and unique gaming experiences for years now. With creations like the No More Heroes games, Killer 7 and many others, you can expect a fresh take on gaming when experimenting creations from this studio.

 

Retrospective: NBA Jam

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During the early 1990’s an arcade machine would grace the gaming world with a new style of sports title different than anything that had been seen before. It was a fast paced physical basketball game that anyone could pick up and play. The game was NBA Jam and the year was 1993. Midway had created a masterpiece and Acclaim did a great job of portin [ … ]

 

Nintendo 3DS Compilation 'Sega 3D Classics Collection' Release Date Announced For Europe-

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Over the past week Sega has been teasing the that the highly anticipated Sega 3D Classics Collection for Nintendo 3DS will soon be arriving in Europe.

 

Long Lost Game Boy Color RPG ‘Infinity’ Nears Official Release

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While the Game Boy Color may not have as many memorable titles as it's predecessor, a groundbreaking release for Nintendo’s vibrant portable is imminent. Affinix Software recently revealed that their missing in action RPG Infinity, which was originally due for release in 2001, is nearing completion.

 

ROMs For Unreleased Phantom and Mandrake GBA Games Found

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Comic fans are just as passonate about their hobbie as retro gamers are and in this case one fan site's research has benifited both. The Phantom fan site ChronicleChamber.com has uncovered playable ROMs for the unreleased The Phantom: Ghost Who Walks and Mandrake the Magician: Shadow of the Vehme Game Boy Advance titles.

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Commodore Amiga ‘Giana Sisters’ Special Edition Remake Out Now

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In 1987 the Commodore 64 platformer The Great Giana Sisters caused great controversy due to its striking resemblance to Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. Although pulled from the stores the game has since become a cult classic and found itself widely available through pirate copies on a wide range of systems. As of today though, a team of Amiga develope [ … ]

 

Multi-System Emulator ‘Mednafen’ Adds Sega Saturn Compatibility

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If you’re familiar with the ins and outs of the emulation scene, you’ll no doubt know that the Sega Saturn is very much lagging behind. While there are emulators out there for the 32-bit console that just about do they job (and an impressive one gaining traction on Android devices), retro gamers finally have a promising new alternative through Medn [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 31: The RPG Adventure

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Role Playing Games have been around for years from early 8 bit days to the present day it's a genre that has developed a lot. This episode Paul and Chris from the team are joined by Kincl from Hyperplay RPG fanzine and Julian Hill from Boxed Pixels website as the set off on there first adventure into the world of RPGs.

 

3 Classic 16-Bit Disney Games Re-Released On Good Old Games

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Good Old Games and Disney have teamed up to bring not one but three of the treasured 16-bit era platformers DRM-free to GOG. Those looking for another excuse to power through Aladdin, The Lion King and Jungle Book need look no further.

 

Summer of Sonic 2016 Recap

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With Sonic's 25th birthday this year it seems only fitting that Summer of Sonic makes its return in 2016. The once annual convention of all things blue hedgehog related returned with a blast on Saturday, 6th of August and RetroCollect's resident Sonic fanboy was there to experience it...

My girlfriend, myself and thousands of other Sonic fans de [ … ]

 
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