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The Untold History Of The Championship Manager / Football Manager Games

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While to some the Championship Manager series (now known as Football Manager) is nothing more than a glossy spreadsheet featuring football facts, to others, it's a religion, a blessing and a curse. Knowing this, we head into the deepest cells of the databasen driven series documenting the very roots of this intricate series.

Last Updated ( 28 May 2013 )
 

Sega Splash! Golf and the Sega References You Missed

Golfing, but with Sega. That seems to be the mission statement of Sega Splash! Golf, an online-only game that entered closed beta in November 2007, and survived until Februrary 2009. What did we lose when it closed down? A whole load of Sega references, that's what. [Warning, image-heavy article ahead!]

Last Updated ( 07 May 2013 )
 

Lucasarts News Report Takes Us Back To The 1990s

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If local news stations in the 1990s were to believed, video games were still a futuristic form of entertainment. In an attempt to explain this modern technology to the masses, several channels sent their reporters out to sit down with the fabled Lucasarts to find out more about their ground-breaking adventure games. Much to our surprise, somebody h [ … ]

Last Updated ( 18 April 2013 )
 

A Survivor Is Born: Part 2 - Tomb Raider Retrospective

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With Lara Croft firmly cementing her status as the Queen of modern gaming, it seems only right that we cliff-dive into the very roots of a series that helped define a genre.

Last Updated ( 07 April 2013 )
 

A Survivor Is Born: Part 1 - Tomb Raider Retrospective

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With everyone’s favourite femme-fatale parkouring her way back onto our now consoles this month (and in truly spectacular style), it seems like it’s about time we took a closer look at the colourful roots of a certain Ms. Lara Croft.

Last Updated ( 17 March 2013 )
 

Review: Wreck It Ralph

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Wreck It Ralph, Disney's new animated film, has been on the retro radar for awhile due to not only it being about video games, but because it features cameos from many well known retro video game characters. But can even the mighty Disney break the curse of the rubbish video game movie?

Last Updated ( 01 January 2013 )
 

Hot Button Topics: Can Lightning Strike Twice For Nintendo? Part 2

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With the Nintendo Wii U now decorating game shop's displays, we revisit our two part article: Can Lightning Strike Twice For Nintendo? In part 2 of this Hot Button Topics article, we see how Sega and Nintendo line up in this What-If scenario that could shock the world of gaming as we know it.

Last Updated ( 10 December 2012 )
 

Ghostbusters: A Video Game History - Part Three

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Welcome to the final part of our look at the history of Ghostbusters video games. In this final installment we’ll be looking at the game that put Ghostbusters back on the map for a lot of people and provided fans with the most accurate depiction of ghost busting to date.

Last Updated ( 14 November 2012 )
 

Ghostbusters: A Video Game History - Part 2.5

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Welcome to part 2.5 of our look at the history of Ghostbusters video games. What? 2.5? What happened to part three? Well, I’ll get to that in a little while. In this installment we’ll be looking at the mobile and downloadable games to hold the Ghostbusters brand.

Last Updated ( 09 November 2012 )
 

Hot Button Topics: Wii U - Can Lightning Strike Twice For Nintendo? - Part 1

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In a matter of a few weeks, a new console generation begins with Nintendo’s Wii U. In part 1 of a 2 part article, RetroCollect reflects on the past whilst taking a look at the upcoming launch and what is potentially at risk for the Big N’s future.

Last Updated ( 06 November 2012 )
 

Spine Chilling Retro Gaming Horror: Part 3 - Project Zero

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We’re drawing ever closer to that spookiest of holidays, so it’s time for us to take a look at yet another scary game in what has (unfortunately) become dubbed as “Shocktober”. Today’s subject is one of the most terrifying digital experiences ever put to disc - and all you have to defend yourself is a camera!

Last Updated ( 30 October 2012 )
 
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