Video Game Veteran Tim Schafer Confirmed For EGX Rezzed Appearance

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Any retro gamer accustomed to the fine art of pointing and clicking will know the name Tim Schafer. His illustrious career started by porting ‘Maniac Mansion’ to the Nintendo NES, but he is best know for being a talented writer and programmer of the iconic pirate-themed adventure ‘The Secret of Monkey Island’ (working alongside Ron Gilbert).

 

Release Date Confirmed For ‘Shaq Fu : A Legend Reborn’

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Big Deez Productions had a dream; take a game often called “the worst video game of all time” and remake it for modern consoles. With a team made up of people who had worked on ‘Halo’, ‘Street Fighter’, ‘Final Fantasy’ and the full backing of professional basketball player Shaquille O'Neal they took to Indiegogo.

 

Recently Released 'Analogue Super NT' SNES Console Gets Jailbroken Firmware Already

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While the Analogue Super NT may have only just hit the virtual shelves of online retailers, retro developers have already found a method to unlock the system's true potential. Although an early release, the Super NT Jailbreak now allows the booting of Super Nintendo ROMs from SD card, along with holding plenty of potential further down the line for [ … ]

 

Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom 'City Adventure Touch: Mystery Of Triangle' Gets Fan Translation

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In 1987 Toho released a Nintendo Famicom adaptation of the high school baseball manga known as Touch. Loosely following its source material, this long-lost adventure featured a somewhat open world to explore whilst rescuing puppies that had been scattered throughout a troublesome town. Needless to say City Adventure Touch: Mystery of Triangle [ … ]

 

Unreleased Nintendo 64 Platformer '40 Winks' Set For Physical Cartridge Release Via Kickstarter

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In 1999 GT Interactive released 40 Winks on the Sony PlayStation. This somewhat forgotten 3D platformer arrived at a time when just about everyone was experimenting with the genre, so it comes as no surprise that the Nintendo 64 port of the game was cancelled. Nearly two decades later and the retro publisher Piko Interactive has taken to Kickstarte [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 61: Movie Licensed Games

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In this episode Paul and Arron discuss their experiences with movie licensed games. From the 80's to now there have been hundreds made. Some have been amazing based on the summer blockbusters of that particular year, Batman, Jurassic Park etc. However there have been many awful ones such as Wayne's World, Home Alone etc. 

 

Hardware Review: RetroHQ's Neo Geo Pocket SD Flash Cartridge

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With less than 100 games in its library, the Neo Geo Pocket might not seem like a convincing candidate for a flash cart, but when you consider that a great many of its titles are incredibly hard to obtain these days on the secondary market, the existence of the Neo Geo Pocket SD flash cartridge is a little more understandable. Getting a 100 pe [ … ]

 

Hardware Review: Hyperkin RetroN HD (Nintendo NES Clone)

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“Where do you put the old carts”? I heard this bizarre question far too frequently when I showed off my NES Mini. I would argue the reason for this was down to the fact it’s pretty much the size of two stacked cartridges. While adorably cute, having something as tiny as the Nintendo NES Classic Edition meant comprises, and I thought the ability to [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 60: Indie Games

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Indie games are some of the most highly regarded video games on current gen consoles and the PC, and indie development studios represent a hot bed of talent when it comes to creating titles that are not restricted by the business goals of mainstream publishers.

 

Interview: Tangram Games - Tobu Tobu Girl & beyond!

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A few days before the launch of their phenomenal 2017 Game Boy release Tobu Tobu Girl, I had the chance to travel to Odense, Denmark to meet with Tangram Games. Lukas Erritsø Hansen, the game’s artist and Simon Jonas Larsen, the games programmer were both on hand to discuss their love affair with dash mechanics, the joys of working within the Gam [ … ]

 

RetroCollect Video Game Database Update: NTSC Parity

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Another RetroCollect anniversary is coming up! Needless to say, we wanted to achieve a milestone for it and offer something special for you. We had lots of inquiries about missing US sections so we are pleased to announce that we are finally closing the final gaps between the PAL and NTSC databases...

 

Hardware Review: BittBoy (Portable Nintendo NES Clone)

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The runaway success Nintendo has enjoyed with their miniaturised NES and SNES Consoles immediately prompted vocal fans to wonder what was next? While there’s certainly lots eager for a shrunk down N64, there’s probably just as many thirsty for a tiny GameBoy. First glance at the BittBoy would make you think that someone has beaten Nintendo to the p [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 59: Wulverblade Developer Interview

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Fully Illustrated’s Michael Heald realised a lifelong dream of becoming a bonefide game developer earlier in 2017 when his frst title Wulverblade hit the Nintendo Switch. Initially intended to be an Xbox One exclusive and years in the making, Wulverblade was picked up by Nintendo and upon release it garnered critical acclaim across the board for [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 58: Dave Perry Interview

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In this episode Paul interviews Dave Perry that is most well known for his time on GamesMaster and Games World. As well as TV, Dave has worked on and launched many well known magazines.

 
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