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Cancelled Arcade Game 'Primal Rage II' Now Playable With MAME

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Primal Rage garnered a moderate level of success when it hit arcades in the early 1990s, and in subsequent years Atari's prehistoric brawler was ported to pretty much every contemporary home console (and a coupe of handheld ones, too). The ports came with varying degrees of arcade accuracy, but for the most part were deemed to be worthy alternati [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 February 2017 )
 

Super Nintendo’s ‘NBA Jam: Tournament Edition’ Gets 2017 Player Update (With New Secret Characters)

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What’s not to love about NBA Jam? Despite its age, the two on two match-up has stood the test of time with its fast paced action and hilarious multiplayer gameplay. Knowing how well regarded the game is it should come as no surprise that fans have unofficially updated the game to feature this year’s roster.

Last Updated ( 07 February 2017 )
 

Backlit Game Boy Color Handhelds Hit Chinese Retailer On TaoBao

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Several months ago there was some impressive progress made in Game Boy modification circles after hardware hacker BennVenn managed to get the Game Boy Color running through a Game Boy Advance SP screen. While providing a much crisper image and an illuminated screen, the solution was slightly hindered by the bulky size of the wide LCD screen. Althou [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 February 2017 )
 

Android App ‘MSX2Cas’ Brings Tape Loading Via Headphone Jack To The MSX Computers

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In recent times some retro gamers have converted old iPods into ZX Spectrum tape emulators by converting tape images of games into audio files. By playing the high pitched noise through the headphone jack and back into the micro-computer, the ZX Spectrum is none the wiser that modern technology is feeding it data rather than a traditional cassette [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 February 2017 )
 

Classic Video Game Copy Protection ‘Code Wheels’ Digitised & Accessible Online

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While DRM today may been seen as overly aggressive and frustrating, copy protection methods of yesteryear actually brought along some charm whilst keeping the pirates at bay. One of the more notable examples of this was the code wheel - a collection of layered card held together by a split pin with windows revealing secret codes underneath. Althoug [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 February 2017 )
 

Unreleased Nintendo 64 Game 'Riqa' Discovered

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Back in the late 1990s, while Lara Croft was happily raiding tombs on pretty much every platform you could shake a stick at (even the maligned N-Gage got a port of Tomb Raider), Nintendo fans could have been forgiven for feeling a little left out. Sure, Nintendo 64 owners got to plunder hidden treasure in Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, but [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 February 2017 )
 

Brand New Watara/Quickshot SuperVision Emulator ‘Wataroo’ Out Now

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While the Nintendo Game Boy may have ruled the handheld roost in the early nineties, it didn’t stop the many efforts from a wide range of companies to dethrone the portable king. Watara were one of the bold companies copying the Game Boy’s ethos, however, their cheap alternative - the SuperVision - came across as a little too cheap, and quickly fad [ … ]

Last Updated ( 31 January 2017 )
 

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 [ … ]

 
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