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Unofficial Metroid Prequel 'Rogue Dawn' Out Now & Playable On Nintendo NES

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For each and every gaming console out there, there's one final swansong which showcases the power behind the dated hardware it sits on. Take Shadow of The Colossus for example, a stunning adventure which pushes the PlayStation 2 to its absolute limits - limits we never knew the system even had. Although older consoles such as the Nintendo NES leave [ … ]

Last Updated ( 14 January 2017 )
 

[Event] Video Game Market 4 - Doncaster Dome, 25th Feb 2017

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After a hugely successful move to the mighty Doncaster Dome, we’re proud to announce that the Video Game Market is back for 2017. As the biggest and unrivalled retro gaming sales fair in the UK, this is yet another pixel-perfect day filled with bargains and rarities you won’t want to miss.

Last Updated ( 08 January 2017 )
 

Hyperkin Teases Master System & Game Gear Converter For RetroN 5

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This year's CES in Las Vegas has thrown up a number of interesting new products from the world's biggest tech firms. From cars that will become our friends, to submersible drones and laptops with multiple displays the consumer electronics industry hasn't disappointed. Forget all that lot though. The real story of CES comes from Hyperkin...well, a [ … ]

Last Updated ( 06 January 2017 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Super Nintendo RPG ‘Xak: The Art of Visual Stage’ Fan Translated Into English

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During Spring of 1993 the Far Eastern development studio Micro Cabin brought their impressive home-computer adventure Xak: The Art of Visual Stage to the Super Famicom. Arriving as a polished update to the PC-8801 and PC-9801 original, this 16-bit port wasn’t the first time the game had been given the remake treatment after outings on the Sharp X68 [ … ]

 

Unreleased Commodore Amiga CD32 Snowboarder 'Biff Boardin' Surfaces On eBay With Snowboard Accessory

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While the Commodore Amiga CD32 might not be the most popular system around, it definitely has a group of dedicated and loyal fans behind it. With such a limited number of games being made available for the console during its short lived life, the die-hard games devoted to the CD32 will be amazed to hear an unreleased snowboarding game appears to ha [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 December 2016 )
 

Unreleased 'Akira' Nintendo Game Boy Cartridge Discovered & Revealed

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As many will tell you, the lack of a decent game based on the cult classic anime Akira is somewhat criminal. While the Japanese did see a text-based adventure game starring Kanedo and Tetsuo on the Nintendo Famicom, Western gamers were stuck with the abysmal Commodore Amiga offering from Ice - one which saw some of the lowest ever review scores in [ … ]

Last Updated ( 13 December 2016 )
 

Unreleased Atari Jaguar Prototype 'Thea Realm Fighters' Discovered

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The Atari Jaguar very nearly played host to a port of of Midway's Mortal Kombat 3, and rumours suggest that it was actually finished before being cancelled. Unfortunately, the hole left in the system's library by the disappearance of John Tobias and Ed Boon's highly acclaimed 2D brawler was only partly plugged by copycat titles like Ultra Vortek [ … ]

Last Updated ( 22 November 2016 )
 

Fans Favourite ‘Sensible World of Soccer’ Gets ‘16/17 Data Update For Commodore Amiga & PC

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If Fifa 17 has left you feeling more deflated than England’s performance against Iceland, it might just be time to return to the golden era of the beautiful game. While the likes of Shearer, Gascoigne and Seaman might be missing today, fans of Sensible World of Soccer can once again relive their youth with an all new data pack for the ‘16/17 season [ … ]

 

Nintendo Game Boy Color Set For Brighter Future With Backlight Kits In Development

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As much as we love the Game Boy Color it’s safe to say that the lack of light behind the handheld’s screen makes for some frustrating gaming. While some retro gamers have managed to illuminate the console’s visuals through front lights stripped from a Game Boy Advance SP, a more impressive backlit solution appears to be just round the corner.

Last Updated ( 16 November 2016 )
 

Upcoming Sega Mega Drive Platformer 'Tanglewood' Hits Kickstarter

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After an incredible debut announcement just over a year ago, one of the hottest homebrew developments in the retro gaming world is now nearing release. Having turned to Kickstarter to help fund the project, the brains behind Tanglewood is aiming to get this upcoming game into Mega Drive consoles around the world come late 2017.

Last Updated ( 16 November 2016 )
 

Neo Geo MVS Flash Cartridge ‘NeoSD’ Out Now & Shipping Next Week

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For many SNK’s Neo Geo platform has been a distant dream due to the ever rising price tags its accompanying software demands. Unlike the many other consoles out there the system has lacked a flash cartridge or equivalent method of loading game ROMs on the original hardware, which if anything has kept both the demand and cost of game cartridges high [ … ]

Last Updated ( 07 November 2016 )
 
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