I used to scrounge around the bargain bin because cheap is good. The only time you bought new is when a major title was released like Super Mario Bros 2 or Final Fantasy 7. Now I can’t bring myself to buy Fallout 4 new despite the hype and anticipation. This is going to be a […]
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Today, Traveller’s Tales is best known for taking extremely popular franchises like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Batman and converting them into cute little Lego versions of themselves. The end result is an enormous dynasty of titles which earn the company cubic butt-tons of money with every new release as gamers […]
The Atari 2600 was no stranger to 2D side scrolling shooters. We saw a few iconic ones released on the console. Defender being the most popular that I can think off the top of my head. While the Atari 2600 was not exactly designed for this type of game, developers were still able to make […]
As I’m winding up to start my own indie game development studio I’ve come to realize just how warped the “retro” genre is. Many “me too” mobile developers seem to think oversimplification equals retro. Many retro gamers never get beyond the brands and games of their youth.
What happens when a bunch of muscle-bound athletes meet the cartridge-based Nintendo 64 head-on for the first time? You get a lot of broken plastic and smashed up electronics if you answer the question literally. But if you understand we’re talking more in the figurative sense, then you wind up with WCW vs. NWO: World […]
I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near the team tasked with designing the follow-up to Resident Evil 2. RE2 improved upon every facet of what made the original so memorable; the end result is a title still hailed as one of the best survival horror experiences even now, nearly twenty years later. Since I don’t […]
It really should not be too much to ask that the people who produce the ads for video games have at least a moderate understanding of the product for which they are producing advertising, right? And yet we see this kind of thing repeatedly across pop culture, as the people who are tasked with inserting […]
It’s been ten months since the last transmission from Vita Base on Mars. Requests for status updates, damage reports, even simple acknowledgement that communications are being received have gone unanswered. Faced with no real idea of what they might be facing, and clearly having never seen the movie ‘Aliens’, Earth Control gathers a team of […]
Recently, Retro Gaming Magazine’s Colby Primeaux spoke to Dave Clark, the creator of Doctor Who on the NES to find out about the project, what fans can expect from the game and what Doctor Who has meant to him.
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