Another week, another story about a retro game fetching silly cash on eBay – though thankfully, the relatively low profile of this one means you probably won’t face a price spike amongst non-clued sellers. The auction was for a NES prototype of Chip’s Challenge, an unreleased conversion of the puzzler that gained its fame on […]
The video game industry of the late 1980s-mid 90s was a fierce battleground. As the console manufacturers locked horns, a bitter conflict spanning the US, Europe and Japan was fought. Loyal allegiances were formed as bits fought bytes and processors grappled with pixel counts. Lives were lost and continues were consumed, but by no means […]
The Hobbit was first released on The Spectrum, and proved to be a colourful, imaginative insight into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien. Created by Australian software developer, Melbourne House, it captured all the mystical elements of the book, while acting as a brilliant adventure game in its own right. He we reveal how this important […]
Video games as art is a debate that has been raging for decades, but we as gamers know that the conception and creation of such incredible storytelling, iconic music and amazing artwork proves the medium to be just that. Push Start is a compendium of pixel-perfect screenshots chronicling gaming history – from classics like Space Invaders […]
Often, innovative games can look tired as the years go by. If an original game attracts any kind of attention, it’s usually not long before the imitators emerge and the sequel machine kicks into action. Inevitably, some of those will improve upon the original and the genre will develop until the original game looks rather […]
Just when you thought you’d played every Nintendo NES game out there, another previously undiscovered title has surfaced on eBay of all places. Arriving on a one of a kind prototype cartridge, bidding has gotten fierce for the 8-bit console port of Chip’s Challenge – a fan favourite top down puzzler which first arrived on […]
If for whatever reason Christmas NiGHTs isn’t enough to keep you busy this winter, dust off the Vectrex and get ready to feel festive. One homebrew developer is gearing up the release of two brand new games for the vector-based console – a high score frantic scrolling shooter and an addictive collect ’em up.
Once we saw this tale of a bizarre parenting experiment, we had to share it with you – it really is quite something. Andy Baio’s son Eliot was born in 2004, and the new father had plans to perform very strange long-form experiments on his child. While these were eventually shot down by his wife, […]
Ever wished you could use your ZX Spectrum on that big LCD screen you have in your living room but have had trouble tuning it in? Well, since I posted a couple of images on Instagram showing a few of my composite modded Spectrums, I’ve had a number of requests asking for instructions on how […]
Queen Victoria’s gone to Mars to kick ass and drink tea…and she’s all outta tea! So goes the tag line for Rock Boshers DX: Director’s Cut, the latest PS Vita/PS4 offering from Tikipod – creators of another recent retro-themed indie title, Aqua Kitty DX.