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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 )
 

Spine Chilling Retro Gaming Horror: Part 2 - Alone In The Dark

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Part 2 of our Hallowe’en spooktacular centres on a title widely regarded as one of the forefathers of 3D survival horror.  It was one of the best looking games around when it was released, and won many awards to prove it.  

The title introduced a number of what would become staples in later instalments of its series, as well as establish [ … ]

Last Updated ( 29 October 2012 )
 

Spine Chilling Retro Gaming Horror: Part 1 - Silent Hill

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It’s Hallowe’en!  Well not quite – but as it’s almost the spookiest time of year, RetroCollect will be taking a look at some of the scariest games of all time. They may not all be pant-wettingly terrifying, but they all have something different to offer in making us uncomfortable.  The titles we’ll be looking at will be mostly retro, [ … ]

Last Updated ( 29 October 2012 )
 

Ghostbusters: A Video Game History - Part Two

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Welcome to the second part of our look back at the history of Ghostbusters video games. In this installment we visit those titles that took inspiration from the franchise’s second film as well as the new, and somewhat darker, animated series.

Last Updated ( 26 October 2012 )
 

Hiding In The Shadows: A Look Back At Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden Series

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Frustratingly hard controller-breaking-action, yet somewhat addictive gameplay? You guessed it - Ninja Gaiden. Having spent twenty four years hiding in the shadows of the video game world, it's about time we took a closer look at the elusive series from Tecmo.

Last Updated ( 18 October 2012 )
 
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