Following a long running series of action packed adventure with Turrican, developer Manfred Trenz seemed to almost disappear from the gaming industry entirely. While still knocking around in the shadows, Trenz’s Turrican swan song ended up arriving as an obscure Japanese exclusive Super Famicom title known as Rendering Ranger R2.
During the early Eighties, gamers were going crazy for one-on-one fighters with a karate or kung-fu-based theme. Wanting to shake the genre up a little, Palace Software, added swords, blood and boobs into the mix. The result was Barbarian, one of the most controversial and fun fighters to ever appear on an 8-bit micro. Here […]
Most gamers have heard the stories of Atari’s burial of it’s stock of ET The Extra-Terrestrial cartridges in the desert landfill of Alamogordo. What no-one knew is exactly what they would find there. This 66 minute documentary, produced by Xbox Entertainment Studios and directed by Zak Penn, charts the excavation of the site and what […]
Just mere weeks after revealing the latest progress with the upcoming PSIO device, the team behind this ISO loading SD card adapter have returned to showcase its many features. After watching this recently uploaded twenty minute long YouTube video, PlayStation 1 owners will no doubt be desperate to get their hands on this new bit […]
Analogue Interactive are well known for their custom luxury wood based Neo Geo MVS consoles, but it would appear they’ve yet again outdone themselves. Although their latest creation is out of our price-range, the all-in-one Analogue NEO is set to revolutionise arcade gaming at home once more.
The Nintendo NES is no stranger when it comes to brand new homebrew games. Having seen a whole host of new releases hit the console in the last few years, you won’t be that surprised to learn that another adventure is fast approaching the 8-bit system – Pyronaut.
Graeme Devine is one of the original bedroom coders. He briefly worked for Atari at the age of 16, formed Trilobyte, then rode the CD-ROM wave with The 7th Guest. He’s worked for id Software, been the writer for Halo Wars and even found time to port his classic games to iOS. Here he tells […]
For the majority of retro gamers there’s one thing that has the power to completely stop our collection from growing. Sure, money may be an issue, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still look in charity shops for a lucky find. No, the real nemesis to a collector is storage. Old games are big, often […]
My daughter enjoying the Games Room. 23 consoles on permanent set up means a lot of choice, but also a lot of cables… First World gamer problems I’ve decided it’s time I rethought how I go about using my consoles. Mainly because I am finding very little time to actually play on them these days, […]
The brains behind many classic LucasArts adventures, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, are back – and they’re bringing a project to Kickstarter. The new project Thimbleweed Park is a retro-styled point-and-click adventure, and is backed up by a crowdfunding campaign which includes humorous tiers such as the $25 guilt absolution special for players who pirated […]