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Project Blaze New Sega Saturn Homebrew Announced

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It has not been a full week or so since the Sega Saturn BIOS was compromised and we are already starting to see homebrew/independent developer’s show off new games.  One of those new games is Project Blaze by Titan Game Studios.  Fans of 2D side scrolling action platform titles will want to start paying attention.  […]

Retro City Rampage DX Hits Retro Platform

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Retro City Rampage is one of those modern games that attempts to rip off the classic “retro” look.  It is intentionally developed using minimalistic graphics and sound/music.  A lot of developers feel this is the route to take to make their game stand out.  Unfortunately, a lot of developers are forgetting to make their games […]

Cyclops Duck Hunt VR Brings Genetic Engineering Concerns to Classic Light Gun Game

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What are the repercussions of what will eventually be decades of genetic engineering?  No one knows.  A game developer has decided to take on the challenge, somewhat, with the release of Cyclops Duck Hunt VR for Android.  According to this game, a cyclops with a laser eye (similar to the same named X-Men character) and […]

DotEmu Android Retro Gaming Sale

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DotEmu are a publisher gamers should pay special attention to.  They are similar to Piko Interactive in the way they rescue classics and bring them to modern platforms.  They primarily are known for doing this with the Android and iPhone platforms while Piko sticks with physical cartridge platforms and Steam.  Anyhow, DotEmu are having a […]

5 New Independently Developed Game Boy Games Released

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The Nintendo Game Boy is a popular hand held.  Independent developers seem to love it and we have five new games that were just released for it.  Some are from competitions such as bitbitjam and others are just games someone thought would be cool to release.      

Final Fantasy VII Now Available on Android

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Who reading this has not played Final Fantasy VII?  If that is possible, your reasons have just been diminished by one platform.  Android.  Yep, Square Enix have finally brought Final Fantasy VII to the Google platform.  For anyone that doesn’t know, they already released it on iPhone last year- yeah, we are going that route […]

Retro Gaming Over Saturation – Are We There Yet?

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It seems that with each new release of hardware in the console and hand held worlds we see re-releases of retro games.  Whether these are compilations of classics or single releases themselves.  This has been going on since the first follow up console was released in the 1980’s.  Companies have been working to monetize past […]

Micro Transactions Could Save Arcade Games as we Knew Them

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Back in the day arcades were king.  This was in the 80’s up to the early 90’s when home consoles were still underpowered.  When the Playstation and Sega Saturn came out though, while still underpowered by comparison, the quality of ports was much better.  This spelled the downfall of arcade games.  Gamers were no longer […]

Salamander Infects Japanese Arcades – Today in Retro Gaming – July 4th, 1986

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Retitled “Life Force” when released in North America a few months later, Salamander was iconic for gamers.  First, this was a spinoff of another Konami arcade shooter- Gradius.  We all know how well spinoff titles usually do in gaming so it is rather interesting that Salamander was able to buck the trend.  Can anyone name […]

Chuck’s Challenge 3D Ultra 2016 Spiritual Successor to Chip’s Challenge Launches on Android

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Chip’s Challenge was a classic action puzzle game that was quite overlooked upon release.  That has not stopped the original developer, Chuck Sommerville, from continuing the family line there.  See, Chip’s Challenge has quite a cult following and it helps that it was a rather good game in the first place.  Chuck’s Challenge 3D Ultra […]


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