Video Game Manuals & Inserts - A Thing Of The Past?

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Something unexpected has crept up on me, something that has made me realise that I might be getting older, and for once I am glad that I have noticed it. I was going to start this article with something like, "Back in the day..." or "When I was young..." But I thought the better of it. Age has a way of creeping up on you, and when consoles that you [ … ]

 

Are Virtual Boy Games About To Hit The Nintendo 3DS?

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As we all know, the 3DS was not Nintendo's first venture into 3D gaming. The fabled Virtual Boy was Nintendo's earlier tried and tested system, which while having many merits, failed commercially. As of today though Nintendo's handheld has successfully brought 3D entertainment back to the gaming world. For retro gamers though, one question remains [ … ]

 

Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom Sci-Fi RPG 'Lagrange Point' Fan Translated Into English

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When you compare the amount of role playing games released in Japan to what English speaking audiences received, there's a saddening number untranslated adventures that have gone a miss. While fan translation groups are working hard to make amends, there's only so much they can do - their efforts, however, don't go amiss! The latest title from the [ … ]

 

RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 12: Streets Of Rage

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In 1991 video gamers found themselves cast onto the crime-flooded walkways of a once peaceful city, a location three ex-police officers set out to reclaim from the syndicate. Armed with nothing but their bare knuckles, Axel, Adam and Blaze changed the console gaming landscape forever...

 

Sega's Developers Create 'Sonic 3 & Knuckles Remastered' Proof Of Concept For Mobile Devices

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Two decades ago this week the Mega Drive was treated to the second part of Sonic The Hedgehog’s third appearance. With Sonic 3 bolted into the cartridge connector of Sonic & Knuckles, gamers could finally sample everything the title had to offer. Despite its greatness, Sonic 3 & Knuckles is the only title Sega are yet to remaster for touchs [ … ]

 

DIY Portable Nintendo 64 Kit Arrives On Kickstarter

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You’ve all seen those stunning custom made handheld consoles from portable Atari 2600s to Nintendo GameCubes - but have you ever considered building one yourself? Needless to say the very thought of starting from scratch on such a project is daunting, but this may now become a thing of the past.

 

Review: YoYo's Puzzle Park (Sony PlayStation)

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In the good old days we had the joy of Taito's Bubble Bobble and its eventual successor, Rainbow Islands. There have been many similar games to the 1986 arcade smash over the years, Rodlands and Snow Bros to name a couple. But it took over a decade later for us to receive Irem's completely unnoticed gem: Yoyo's Puzzle Park to arrive on the PlayStat [ … ]

 

Mega Man Returns With Official Capcom Plush Toys

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Apart from his recent appearance in Super Smash Bros, Mega Man has had an awfully quiet and disappointing few years. With Capcom doing very little to celebrate their flagship blue-bomber, even the original creator has parted ways with the company to ensure his legacy lives on. Having said that though, Mega Man is making a return alongside Proto Man [ … ]

 

Review: Futuridium Extended Play Deluxe (PS Vita)

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The PS Vita is quickly becoming the platform of choice for indie developers - I certainly can’t recall another mainstream system being so well supported by small developers with modest backing. The Vita hardware itself is probably a main reason; it is a powerful system and - so I’m told - a fairly painless machine to develop for. This is no doubt h [ … ]

 

The Top 5 Scottish Characters In Video Games

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With Scotland recently populating all the news channels with heated political discussions, we thought it was about time to shed some light on the greatest wee video game characters from up North! Believe it or not there's more than just the Highland Lemmings up there, so anyone even THINKING of using the phrase ‘Och aye the noo’ will end up on [ … ]

 

GDEmu Creator Announces Sega Saturn SD Card ISO Loading Disc Drive Replacement 'Rhea'

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If you've been keeping an eye on the retro gaming news as of recent, you'll have noticed a sudden surge in after-market devices which allow classic games to be loaded into memory from MicroSD cards and other removable media. One of the more notable additions as of late has been a SD card enabled device to replace the Dreamcast's disc drive. The cre [ … ]

 

Bitmap Books Returns With 'Commodore Amiga: A Visual Commpendium' Kickstarter

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After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign to immortalise the best of the Commodore 64 in book-form, Bitmap Books has returned to gift the Amiga a similar treatment. Arriving in the same style as the last, the Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium has finally hit Kickstarter - and is off with a flying start.

 

Unreleased Sega Mega Drive Port Of ‘Bill’s Tomato Game’ ROM Released

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Not too long ago the new owners of a well travelled Bill’s Tomato Game prototype cartridge announced they’d be releasing a reproduction run for the Mega Drive. After selling all 100 copies that had been made, it was suggested that a ROM of the unreleased title would be made available to download - something which has just happened.

 

Unofficial HD Remake Of Lucasarts Classic ‘Day of the Tentacle’ In Development

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If the news that Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was getting a HD remake wasn’t enough to get you in the mood for adventuring, then this will. Members of the Adventure Game Studio forum have bunched together to give Day of the Tentacle the same treatment - a stunning update using modern visuals and updated audio.

 

Upcoming Intellivision MicroSD Flash Cartridge HIVE Out Now

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Back in July 2013 it was announced that a MicroSD card enabled flash cartridge was heading to the Mattel Intellivision. After a good year in the works, fans of the retro console will be pleased to know that they can finally get their hands on the newly named HIVE cartridge.

 
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