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Retro gaming is a culture and that's something you can't deny. The lifestyle is much more than just the games themselves, so understandably we've got a lot to say about them. Get our top lists on the best and worst games around, view our guided tours of retro gaming shops or even take a seat as we delve into gaming lore. Interviews are also up for grabs with game industry veterans, or should you fancy socialising...join the RetroCollect Retro Game Club.

Happy 20th Birthday Sonic The Hedgehog (June 23rd, 1991)


Twenty years ago today, the lightning fast blue hedgehog made his debut on the Sega Mega Drive. Since then our favourite Sega mascot, Sonic The Hedgehog, has become a prominent figure in the gaming industry, shaping many of our fond gaming memories to date.

Last Updated ( 23 June 2011 )

Retro Gaming Shops - Retro Play Games (Manchester, Afflecks Arcade)


Every once in a while we stumble upon a secluded treasure trove of retro gaming goodness. Retro Play Games situated in the heart of Manchester fits this bill rather well, offering wall to wall retro games on offer, from the Nintendo Game & Watch all the way up to the Nintendo GameCube, Sega Dreamcast and Sony Playstation 2.

Last Updated ( 20 June 2011 )

Being a Gamer – How Nostalgic Gaming Affects Growing Up


I’m sitting here alone in my living room, the distant lull of my Xbox 360’s fans quietly humming, thinking about my life for the past 20 years.

Last Updated ( 08 June 2011 )

Guided Tour of Southport's Vintage Gaming Penny Arcade


How would YOU define "retro gaming"? It's an age-old, and very boring, argument. Well in this reporter's view, if it doesn't involve mechanical cogs then it may as well be Call Of Duty 6. Revel in ancient fun!

Last Updated ( 01 June 2011 )

Top 5 Video Game Cartoons That Don't Suck


It isn't easy being a video game cartoon. Not only do they have new viewers to contend with, but the fans of the games are demanding high quality. After years of voice clips that are synched with the wrong characters, poorly done animation and awful dialog, most viewers have had enough. Here's some of the best video game based cartoons that don't m [ … ]

Last Updated ( 22 May 2011 )

Retro Game Club: Sega Rally Championship (Sega Saturn)


Following on from our adventure into the world of Cave Story, the RetroCollect Retro Game Club returns with a heated competition. With Sega Rally Championship as our chosen game, it's time to grab your steering wheel and get ready to compete for the retro gaming prizes to be won.

Last Updated ( 20 May 2011 )

RetroCollect's Top 5 Sega Game Gear Platform Games


If there is one thing we love here at RetroCollect, it’s running, collecting coins and jumping on enemies heads. We take a nostalgic look back at the many classics on offer with our Top 5 Platform games for the Sega Game Gear.

Last Updated ( 10 May 2011 )

Interview: Team 17's Mark Baldwin and the Commodore Amiga days

Team 17 Interview

Worms, Alien Breed, Superfrog, we're all familiar with the masterpieces Team 17 produced, however RetroCollect felt there was still much more to uncover from their Amiga days. We caught up with the Community Manager of Team 17 Software Ltd., Mark Baldwin, to dive deeper into their colourful past.

Last Updated ( 03 May 2011 )

Looking Back at Retro Game Television Commercials from the 80s


A few months back RetroCollect dived into the deep end of video game commercials from the 90's, with a nostalgic look on the short clips which got our adrenaline pumping. This time, we're stepping back in time a further 10 years to look at the 80's.

Last Updated ( 03 May 2011 )

Retro Game Club: Cave Story (PC)


After a month of block busting battles for a high score on Tetris, the RetroCollect Retro Game Club returns with another adventure to get stuck into. Having chosen Studio Pixel’s Cave Story, we will be revisiting the freeware classic while paying homage to a range of retro games along the way.

Last Updated ( 15 April 2011 )

Top 10 Sony PlayStation Platform Games


Over the 11 year lifespan of the Sony PlayStation, countless platform games made their way onto the 32-bit powerhouse. With such a wide selection to choose from, RetroCollect takes a look at what could be considered as the top 10 Sony PlayStation platform games released.


Deus Ex - Still the Best Game Ever?

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Deus Ex. If you were at all interested in PC gaming in the early 2000's it is a title that you would have heard quite a lot. Released that year by Eidos Interactive and developed by Ion Storm, Deus Ex received huge amounts of praise from the gaming press, including Game of the Year awards from nearly every corner and even Best PC Game of All Time f [ … ]

Last Updated ( 27 March 2011 )
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