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Quake Brings Gamers 3rd Dimension Death – Today in Retro Gaming – June 22nd 1996

Okay, where were you 20 years ago?  Were you a PC gamer or were you a console gamer?  Either way, you probably heard about Quake by id Software when it was released.  It was a game changer for all of the right reasons.  While Doom, id Software’s previous series, was iconic and popular, Quake took […]

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Shadow Gangs Hitting Kickstarter Soon Reminds Fans of Shinobi, Demo Available

Okay, I know we throw around the whole “reminds” thing around a lot.  That is because retro gaming is pretty much all about reminding fans of something from the past.  This can be using a familiar music segment, certain art style or genre.  Shadow Gangs is one such title that will definitely remind fans of […]

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Adidas Championship Football Amstrad CPC Review

The 2016 UEFA European Championship tournament is underway right now, unfortunately it is getting more attention for the fan  violence off the pitch than the actual competition. So to cast our minds away from all of that craziness, focus on the football and i look back at a soccer / football game released during the time […]

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Zia Goddesses of Magic Hitting Dreamcast Steam Playstation One

Okay, it is probably nothing new to many reading this that there is a new Sega Dreamcast game coming.  What if I added in that it is also hitting Steam?  Still nothing too exciting?  What about also coming to the original Playstation console?  Got your interest piqued yet?  Thought that would. Zia Goddesses of Magic […]

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Horror Full Motion Video Game D Now Available on GoG.com

Ah, full motion video games, how thee have been stricken from the hearts of gamers the world over.  It is a shame really.  It seems that the most loved full motion video (FMV) games are horror based.  From Night Trap to Dracula Unleashed, even if they are remembered for the wrong reasons, are among the […]

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So Bad It’s Good – Dracula Unleashed Redeems Sega CD Full Motion Video

Okay, full motion video games seem to get a bad rap by the majority of gamers.  No matter what it is, when it was released or who starred in it, gamers like trash talking full motion video (FMV).  It is one of those weird quirks of gaming.  Back on the Sega CD, and on Macintosh/PC’s […]

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Populous- Play God, Raise Volcanoes and Destroy Evil – Today in Retro Gaming – June 5th, 1989

Sure, today playing god in a game is nothing new.  We have plenty of options if this is your one and only goal in your electronic entertainment.  Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s though, options were much more limited.  Populous took the idea of a sandbox game, mixed in plenty of “god like” […]

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June- So Bad It’s Good Month

There will never be an end to games that are objectively terrible in the world of gaming. From bad design choices such as a eliminating everything which made the original great, to being an experimental game which didn’t quite execute as intended, bad games are a part of our lives. But there is one experience […]

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Cinemaware Catalog Sells for Eye Opening Amount of Money

Starbreeze AB has recently acquired the rights to the complete back catalog of Cinemaware.  For those that do not recognize that name, Cinemaware was a company that pushed the envelope in the 80’s.  Some of the classic titles they published include Rocket Ranger, Wings and Defender of the Crown among many others.  Several of their […]

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Ultima VI Ends Age of Enlightenment – Today in Retro Gaming – June 1st 1990

Ultima, one of gaming’s rags to riches stories, saw release of the sixth title in the series on June 1st 1990.  This was the ending of the “Age of Enlightenment” trilogy.  The sixth Ultima game also marked a change in the graphics, sound and interaction with the game world- something many fans were not happy […]


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