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Summer Of Sonic 2013 (3rd August) Show Report


Just over a month ago, the annual convention focusing on our beloved blue hedgehog took place in the UK, drawing an incredibly large crowd of Sega fanatics and industry names. Summer of Sonic has begun to take shape over the last few years, so much so Sega and Sonic Team have even given it their blessing. Needless to say we sent out our very own So [ … ]

Last Updated ( 08 September 2013 )

Fission Mailed: The Weirdest Moments Of Metal Gear Solid


The Metal Gear Solid universe is absolutely mental. It’s full of moments that leave you totally perplexed and wondering what the hell just happened – and with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on the way we thought we’d jump back into the series and share some of our favourite memories.

Last Updated ( 04 September 2013 )

Games That Make You Go ARGHHH!! Volume 2: Super Hero Edition


Remember the golden days of buying something you thought was a golden goose, but ends up being an ugly duckling? In this volume - Games That Make You Go ARGHHH!! – we tackle the worst Superhero video games ever released.

Last Updated ( 28 August 2013 )

The Games of Taito America Corporation

While Taito's Japanese division was busy making titles like Front Line and, er, Marine Date, their American offices were developing some very strange games indeed, many of which didn't get home conversions at the time. Let's have an overview of them, then!

Last Updated ( 10 February 2014 )

The Mysterious World Of Oriental Gaming: Martial Masters


IGS’s PGM arcade hardware is probably best known for its side-scrolling beat ‘em ups, and quite rightly too as they’re genuinely some of the best in the genre. You’d think though that there’d be more than three versus beat ‘em ups for the system then wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be wrong but luckily 2001’s Martial Masters more than makes up for the PG [ … ]

Last Updated ( 20 August 2013 )

Interview: Ste Pickford (Co-Developer Of Plok)


With the recent news that Super Nintendo cult title Plok is receiving a much deserved comic strip revival, we managed to get a hold of the game’s co-creator Ste Pickford to talk about the much loved title and the cartoon it’s inspired.

Last Updated ( 11 August 2013 )

The Mysterious World Of Oriental Gaming: Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan


If Xuan Yuan Jian is the Dragon Quest of Chinese RPGs, then Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan (sometimes referred to as “Chinese Paladin” or “The Legend of Sword & Fairy”) is definitely Final Fantasy. Unlike it’s (slightly) more reserved older brother Xian Jian dives right into the deep end of the fantasy pool and draws heavily on Chinese myth and legend [ … ]

Last Updated ( 30 July 2013 )

First Person Green Hill Zone Animation Shows Sonic The Hedgehog's Perspective On The 16-Bit Classic


In 1991 nobody really questioned the perspective in which Sonic The Hedgehog was played out, or any platforming game for that matter. Today, however, with expansive 3D animation software at our fingertips, it was only a matter of time before somebody took a closer look at Green Hill Zone from the blue hedgehog's perspective.

Last Updated ( 29 July 2013 )

Legalities, Liberation & Legacies: Retrospective of the Super Nintendo RPG - Earthbound


Ness, our unlikely hero, is woken up abruptly one night to tremors and strange noises outside hailing from an unknown force. While he doesn't know it yet, our Earthbound adventurer is part of another all too common cliché – the one where a good hearted individual's life is turned upside down, only to be left responsible for the survival of mankind. [ … ]

Last Updated ( 28 July 2013 )

Greatest Retro Gaming Easter Eggs, Secrets & Cheats: Part 1


Behind each and every video game we've all grown to love over the years was once a dedicated team of artists, coders, musicians and producers. While many of these unintentionally left their mark on the gaming world with their stunning creations, others, however, resorted to unconventional methods such as Easter Eggs and hidden secrets.

Last Updated ( 21 July 2013 )

The Mysterious World Of Oriental Gaming: Chinese Collectibiles & Limited Edition Releases


Just like everywhere else, Chinese games often come in fancy limited editions or accompanied by a slew of merchandise. This article is going to give you a little taste of what’s out there and show you what Chinese gamers can expect to find when they open up a new game.

Last Updated ( 18 July 2013 )

The Mysterious World Of Oriental Gaming: Xuan Yuan Jian


After introducing our all new feature on The Mysterious World Of Oriental Gaming, it's about time we dove into the deep-end and took a look at some of the compelling obscure titles on offer. This time around we're going to take a look at what you could broadly consider to be the Dragon Quest of Chinese RPGs – Xuan Yuan Jian.

Last Updated ( 07 July 2013 )
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