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Sewer Shark Calls Gamers Names – Today in Retro Gaming – October 15th, 1992

Full Motion Video (FMV) games were quite new when the Sega CD was released.  At least as far as mainstream gaming goes because Sewer Shark and Night Trap are both about half a decade old upon their release in 1992 on the newly released Sega CD add-on.  Sega knew they had to get unique games […]

Cobra Command Brings Animated Arcade Rails Shooter Home – Today in Retro Gaming – October 15th, 1992

Full Motion Video is not all actors in, somewhat, scant clothing running from blood suckers ala Night Trap.  Or getting called names by your boss like in Sewer Shark.  No, sometimes Full Motion Video games are just cartoons similar to what we enjoyed on Saturday mornings in the 80’s (man, who misses THOSE days?).  Cobra […]

Night Trap Brings Congressional Hearings into Video Games — Today in Retro Gaming — October 15th, 1992

When Sega launched the Sega CD add-on they needed some games that really “wowed” the audience and could not be done on cartridge.  One company they went to that already had experience in this realm was Digital Pictures.  DP was one of those “really ahead of their time” type companies that was working with Full Motion […]

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 […]

Sega Saturn Gets Lunacy – Today in Retro Gaming  – May 31st, 1997

Ah, full motion video (FMV) games.  How the world loves to hate you.  Lunacy was not your typical FMV game.  The events here are played out with animated video rather than actors.  Yeah, it is pre-rendered animation but it is EARLY rendered quality.  While I remember back in the day wanting to play Lunacy when […]

4 Sega CD Full Motion Video Games Pushing the Envelope

Full Motion Video (FMV) games are the bastard children of gaming.  Gamers once were as in love with FMV games as the developers and publishers were.  I myself remember the first time I saw Kingdoms, Night Trap and Cobra Command.  I was dumbfounded and actually truly, deeply, wanted this new genre to be as cool […]

Beast Within- A Gabriel Knight Mystery Jumps to FMV – Today in History – December 31st, 1995

What do you do when you are Sierra On-Line, a company known for pushing the envelope, and it is the dawn of a new age in computing?  CD-ROM technology was picking up, becoming cheaper and more widespread with computer gamers. Basically, 1995 was probably the first year that publishers could actually turn a profit in […]

Bandit Gaming: Dragon’s Lair Laserdisc Ported to Commodore 64

The Commodore 64 is a computer that is close to my heart as a gamer.  I had other computers prior to it, I also had gaming consoles around but none were as cool as the C64.  From playing Alternate Reality: The Dungeon to playing Temple of Apshai and Sword of Fargaol on it, I had […]

Bandit Gaming- Dragon’s Lair Running on Sinclair ZX81

Alright, homebrew coders are getting scary with some of these projects they are creating.  Sure, Jim Bagley may not be your normal definition of a homebrew coder since he used to work for Ocean Software.  He got Dragon’s Lair running on a Sinclair ZX81 at the recent Retro Computer Museum Valentine’s Event 2015 show.  How […]

Game Hack: Zelda III Receives Update with FMV Cut Scenes and CD Quality Sound

That headline is not misleading, the original Legend of Zelda III: A Link to the Past on Super Nintendo has received an update by fans that includes Full Motion Video (FMV) cutscenes and CD quality audio.  This is all accomplished thanks to a hardware hacker named Byuu, who created BSNES and Higan and more importantly […]


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