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Ghostbusters: A Video Game History - Part 2.5


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 )

Ghostbusters: A Video Game History - Part One


Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, specter, or ghost? If the answer is ‘yes,’ don’t wait another minute. Pick up the phone and call the professionals...Ghostbusters!

Last Updated ( 16 October 2012 )

Addicted Or Infected? Closer Look At The Roots Of Capcom's Resident Evil Series


This past week marked the release of the hugely anticipated Resident Evil 6. The title garnered mixed reviews but still managed to sell 4.5 million copies during its initial release window. Unless we're all infected with the T-Virus, there must be something luring us all back to Spencer Mansion for one more thrill kill.

Last Updated ( 09 October 2012 )

Why A Sega Fan Cannot Deny The Loveable Lure Of Nintendo's Kirby


My first video game console was a SEGA Master System with Sonic the Hedgehog and Alex Kidd in Miracle World, and some years later I turned down the opportunity to get a PlayStation in favour of a SEGA Saturn and Sonic R. I even got a Dreamcast over a PS2! Anywho, as a kid, the words "Nintendo" and "Mario" never really registered in my vocabulary, a [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 September 2012 )

When Good Games Make Bad Movies - 5 Of The Worst Silver Screen Video Game Adaptations


When it comes to adapting something for the big screen, you can't please everyone. Especially not gamers, who are possibly the hardest audience to appeal to overall. Be it fan boys obsessing over continuity errors, or people unfamiliar with the source material - somebody is going to be unhappy.

Last Updated ( 09 September 2012 )
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