Posts Tagged ‘sony’

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Game Hack: God of War on NES

Everyone knows that God of War is a Sony owned intellectual property, one that would probably never be made available on a Nintendo system. That hasn’t stopped some ingenuitive game hackers who have created a God of War game on the venerable 8-Bit Nintendo. Yea, the NES that was released in the mid 80′s, almost […]

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Today in Retro Gaming – Rally Cross 2 (PS1) (UK)

Drivers, start your engines!  Today in Retro Gaming, we celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Rally Cross 2′s release in the UK.  Off-roading racers were few and far between in the days of the original PlayStation, making this 1999 sequel from 989 Studios a bit more interesting than your average track burner.

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Prototype: Jet Moto 2124 Released for Original Playstation

Prototypes for Nintendo and Genesis games are quite popular but what about for the original Playstation? While there are not as many found and released, they do tend to pop up from time to time. Recently a prototype for Jet Moto 2124 was found and released by game preservationists at JetMotoCentral.

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Today in History: December 7th, 2004 – Kuon Turns Survival Horror Upside Down on Playstation 2

Survival horror titles at one time were an endangered genre in gaming. Sure game publishers dabbled with the genre all the way back to the NES, at least in a style that we are familiar with today. By 2004, the genre had developed standards that most companies had to go with or suffer poor sales […]

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Today in History: December 7th, 2004- Mega Man X8 Arrives Without Keiji Inafune

Mega Man is one of a select few legacy franchises that has survived since the Nintendo Entertainment System days and is not a Nintendo bred title. There are not a lot of other titles in this group so it is quite an elite list. Mega Man is also a title that has touched nearly every […]

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Today in History: November 21st, 1995: Wipeout Glides onto Playstation One Showing Off 3D Gaming

When Sony launched the Playstation One (back when it was simply Playstation) they had a hell of a challenge ahead of them. Sega was coming off of a series of failed add-ons for their first succesful console, the Sega Genesis, and Nintendo was touting “SGI this” and “SGI that” where ever they could. Sony was […]

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Today in History: November 17th, 1989- Forgotten Worlds Comes Home to Genesis

Believe it or not, back in the day arcades were a big thing. For years, it was generally held that if you wanted that arcade experienece at home you got a NES. That was till Sega released the Sega Genesis in North America along with a slew of arcade titles that were closer to the […]

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Today in History: November 15th, 2001 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Arrives

Yesterday, we took a look at the second game in the Harry Potter series, Chamber of Secrets, and discussed the various ports and their strengths/differences. Today, the original game, Sorcerer’s Stone/Philosopher’s Stone hit consoles, PC and portables. Though this time, we have a much more limited release schedule. PS2, Xbox and Gamecube versions are a […]

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Today in History: November 14th, 2002 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Hits Consoles

To say the Harry Potter books were a success would be quite an understatement, to say the least. Based on the second book in that children’s series, Chamber of Secrets was quite different on portables than it was on consoles. Rather then recanting the storyline, let’s focus on the different versions of this game.

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Today in Gaming History: October 13th, 1999 – Thousand Arms Charms North American Gamers on PSOne

Thousand Arms is a role playing/dating sim that charmed its way onto the North American shores on October 13th, 1999. Thousand Arms is recognized as the first legitimate dating sim to break into the mainstream gaming market in North America. Mixing dating simulation with role playing trappings was probably the best combination of both worlds.