Discussion: Video Game Addiction & Retro Gaming Collections

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The retro gaming community is a wonderful place. Filled with plenty of like-minded individuals all focused on the love of pixels and a nostalgic past, it's a great feeling being part of the second life we all lead through gaming. Having said that though, I've noticed a big increase in the number of fellow collectors claiming they are more than addi [ … ]

 

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 [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 36: Rail Shooters

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On rail shooters is a gaming genre that seems to divide opinion. Some love them for the simplistic hi octane arcade style action, while others see them as nothing more than monotonous gallery shooters.

 

Rayman’s Creator Michel Ancel Reveals Original Super Nintendo Prototype Cartridge & Gameplay

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Rayman is without doubt one of the greatest franchises to be born from the nineties, and one that proudly lives on even today. While many of us will remember Rayman from his early outings on the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn, the creator of the series has just unveiled an early Super Nintendo prototype of the game.

 

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Recreated Using Nintendo 64 Ocarina Of Time Engine

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For many retro gamers, it’s a hard choice to make when it comes to picking the greatest game in the Legend of Zelda series. While many will vouch for the Nintendo 64 classic, or the Super Nintendo epic, there’s still a vocal minority that stand by the Game Boy’s timeless entry in Link’s Awakening. One fan of the portable quest has decided to give i [ … ]

 

RetroCollect Video Game Database Update: Nintendo DS

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If there is one update to our Video Game Database that you have been asking for a lot, it is certainly adding the Nintendo DS. Well, the day has finally come, you can start tracking your DS collections right now! Continue reading to find out how many games there are for the DS and more.

 

4th & Inches Retrospective: 30 Years On - Where Are They Now?

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When you think of good, well known gridiron video games, what immediately comes to mind? Madden? Highly likely. NCAA Football? Probably. Tecmo Bowl? Absolutely. How about 4th & Inches? Probably not. With the current American football season now in full swing and 4th & Inches a mere handful of weeks away from celebrating it's 30th birthday, [ … ]

 

Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom RPG ‘Musashi no Bōken’ Fan Translated Into English

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While the lack of a worldwide Seiken Densetsu 3 localisation could be considered somewhat criminal, there are countless other video games which never saw release outside of Japan for legitimate reasons. The 1990 Nintendo Famicom adventure Musashi no B?ken is one of these, and one that no doubt remained an Eastern exclusive given its focus on a Japa [ … ]

 

Piko Interactive Announce 7 New Cartridge Releases For Nintendo NES, SNES, Sega Mega Drive & Jaguar

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One of the best aspects of the retro gaming scene today is the wealth of new and officially licensed titles hitting our beloved systems. As of late Piko Interactive has been making a name for itself through sourcing the rights to long lost titles which may have missed out on worldwide releases, along with the distribution of high quality homebrew c [ … ]

 

Kojima’s Visual Novel Masterpiece ‘Policenauts’ Gets Sega Saturn Fan Translation Patch

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While Kojima will always be remembered for his work on the Metal Gear series, his other releases over the years deserve just as much of the limelight. Both Snatcher and Policenauts have become cult classics in recent years - and rightly so, however, only Snatcher managed to make the cut where official localisation was concerned. As of today though, [ … ]

 

Unreleased Super Nintendo Platformer ‘Socks The Cat’ Hits Kickstarter With Cartridges Up For Grabs

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Socks The Cat is perhaps one of the most unusual characters to ever be granted an entry into the video game world. Being none other than The First Pet of the White House during Clinton’s reign in the 90s, this feline protagonist was set to claw its way through spies, the media, and political figures invading Washington DC. Although ending up as an [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 35: Arcade Favourites

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Anyone that grew up in the 80's & 90's no doubt spent many hours and countless coins in the numerous arcade games be it in funfairs, chip shops, or arcades themselves.

 

 

Unreleased Super Nintendo Comic Book Adventure ‘Shadowhawk’ ROM Leaked Online

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In the early 90s comic book creator Jim Valentino decided to take his most recent series Shadowhawk into the video game realm. Scheduled to hit the Super Nintendo sometime during the 90s, the game struggled to find a publisher and ended up lost to the depths of time. Despite this the game has shown small snippets of hope for fans in the last decade [ … ]

 

RetroCollect Secret Santa 2016: Registrations Now Open

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"Is it that dreaded time of the year again?!" I hear you complain as you feel the dreaded Xmas strain of your already tight retro gamer wallet. Well fear not my good chums for it is the RetroCollect Secret Santa time once more! Flatapex has been doing a wonderful job over the past few years making sure the Xmas elves have been delivering you care [ … ]

 
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