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Microsoft Announces 'Age Of Empires II HD' For April Release


As far as real-time strategy games go, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is without a doubt one of the greatest to have ever graced the PC. Clearly aware of its merits, Microsoft has decided to revive the 1999 title by re-releasing the game in high definition on Steam.

Last Updated ( 07 March 2013 )

DotEmu Release Metal Slug X For Android & iOS Devices


With Metal Slug 1, 2 and 3 already available on Android and iOS, DotEmu have returned to complete the initial run of SNK's flagship series. Metal Slug X, a refined remake of Metal Slug 2 has just blasted on touchscreen devices.

Last Updated ( 07 March 2013 )

Super Nintendo Hidden Gem 'Umihara Kawase' Returns On 3DS


Umihara Kawase is a highly regarded puzzle-platformer series which first started life on the Super Famicom. This hidden gem features intuitive gameplay where by you must make the most of an unusual fishing rod come grappling hook mechanism - one which is reeling in a return to the Nintendo 3DS with Sayonara Umihara Kawase.

Last Updated ( 07 March 2013 )

Team 17 Set To Revive Amiga's Superfrog In A 20th Anniversary HD Remake Heading For PS3 & PS Vita


Having stepped aside from their usual earthworm antics, it would appear that Team 17 are set to celebrate the 20th birthday of one of their bygone heroes. Just announced today, Superfrog HD is due for release on the PS3 and PS Vita, reviving the long lost (and dormant) Commodore Amiga classic.

Last Updated ( 13 February 2013 )

Rayman Creator Michel Ancel Backs Rayman Legends Wii U Original Release Date.


This is Michel Ancel, creator of Rayman. By the looks of it, he seems to be backing a fan-fronted movement to get the now-pushed back release of Rayman Legends on the Wii U back up to February.

Last Updated ( 16 February 2013 )

Sega Returns To The Hardware Market With Retro Console Themed Netbook Computers


In what might be the most unexpected news of the year so far, Sega have decided to return to the hardware market. Having partnered up with Japanese PC retailer Enterbrain, Sega are due to release a series of Netbooks. What makes these so appealing though is that they happen to be branded up in the style of a classic Sega console.

Last Updated ( 12 February 2013 )

SNK's Metal Slug 2 Blasts Onto iOS & Android Devices


The second entry in the much-loved Metal Slug series has landed on iOS and Android. With the first and third entries in SNK's timeless 2D run and gun platformer series already out being available on the two formats it's great to see the epic trilogy completed.


Capcom Arcade Cabinet, full of 80s Capcom Hits, Dated & Priced for PSN & 360

In celebration of the company's 30th anniversary, Capcom will be releasing the Microsft Game Room-esque Capcom Arcade Cabinet on PS3 and 360, gathering together their arcade hits from 1984 to 1988, purchasable individually or in packs. 

Last Updated ( 07 February 2013 )

Sierra's Police Quest Series Set For Kickstarter Reboot


Having not seen a new release since 1998, one of the creators behind Sierra's fabled Police Quest series has declared an interest in reviving the cop-themed adventures. In an online interview, Jim Walls reveals plenty about the series and his upcoming plans for 2013.

Last Updated ( 03 February 2013 )

Classic NES Titles Available For A Limited Time On Nintendo Wii U - For Just 30p Each


We're fast coming up to the thirtieth anniversary of the Famicom's Japanese launch and to celebrate Nintendo is offering a slew of classic 8-bit titles at a truly spectacular price. From now until the official anniversary in July, one classic Nintendo title per month will be made available to download for 30 of your English pence.

Last Updated ( 30 January 2013 )

Bit Trip Runner 2 Slips Under Wii U's eShop Coming Soon Section.


A sequel to the on-rails rhythm platformer which draws heavy inspiration from retro games, Runner 2, has snuck its way into the coming soon area of the Nintendo Wii U's starving eShop.

Last Updated ( 27 January 2013 )
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