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Interview: Howard Phillips (Ex-Nintendo Power Co-Editor)

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Howard Phillips sits down with us to chat about Nintendo, reflects on the cancellation of Nintendo Power and tells us more about his time in the video game industry.

Last Updated ( 14 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 )
 

Top 5 Loved Up & Romantic Moments In Retro Games

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It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Whether your one true love is sat beside you or you're still waiting to find the one, retro games will always offer their unconditional love. With this in mind we explore some of the most romantic (and lustful) moments in gaming that we treasure from the bottom of our heart containers.

Last Updated ( 13 February 2013 )
 

The Top 5 Greatest & Best Time Saving Mario Kart 64 Shortcuts

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It’s not a cheat if the game allows you to do it, right? With this in mind we explore the wildest shortcuts that will have you crowned both the King of Rainbow Road and the karter nobody wants to play with. RetroCollect introduces the greatest and most useful glitches to take of advantage of in Mario Kart 64.

Last Updated ( 03 February 2013 )
 

The Top 10 Multiplayer Retro Games

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With the advances in internet connected modern gaming, the need to meet up with friends for a good old fashioned brawl on our favourite titles is something of the past. Ignoring this worrying fact, RetroCollect looks back at the best multiplayer retro games around which defined our childhoods.

Last Updated ( 23 January 2013 )
 

Interview: Dj Cutman (Video Game Remix Musician/Producer)

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Some say his tracks define the chiptune genre, those unaware ask who's that masked musician? We say it's Dj Cutman and we're avid listeners! Having recently provided audio for the RetroCollect FM Podcast, we sit down with Mega Man's mysterious enemy.

Last Updated ( 22 January 2013 )
 

Largest Collection Of Video Game Merchandise & Memorabilia Certified By Guinness Book Of Records

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While many of us here at RetroCollect are able to showcase a collection hundreds (or maybe even thousands) of retro games, there is one collector out there who happens to have a certificate declaring the largest collection in the world. This accumulation, however, doesn't consist of retro games... it's made up of video game memorabilia and toys.

Last Updated ( 21 January 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 )
 

No Shave November - The Greatest Moustaches In Gaming Part 3

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Well guys, it’s almost time to remove that ludicrous facial hair and get back to work.  So what better way to end Movember than by taking a closer look at one of the most magnificent ‘taches ever to squeeze its hairy way through an AV cable?

Last Updated ( 30 November 2012 )
 

Retro Gaming Shops - Electric Town (Castleford, North Yorkshire)

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In our continued hunt to scout the United Kingdom for retro gaming specialists, the RetroCollect Squad decided to venture back to a well known Northern game shop flooded with retro games. The Castletown branch of Electric Town was our destination and one we’ve documented in detail.

Last Updated ( 22 November 2012 )
 
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