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Revenge of the License: Paul McCartney’s Give My Regards to Broad Street

The 1980s were such an innocent era for interactive entertainment, especially when it came to the home computer. Machines like the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum were all the rage, but nobody had quite figured out just what you were supposed to do with them yet. Since there wasn’t the Internet to rain hate and […]

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New Game: Battle Tank 3D Released for the ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum has been getting quite a bit of love from homebrew developers lately.  Take Battle Tank 3D for example which is basically a 3rd person take on the classic Battlezone game.  Gabriele Amore has taken the daunting task of making something original on the Spectrum (think just how hard that is) and came […]

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Competition- SpeccyJam is Coming, Sign Up Now and Rock the Retro

The ZX Spectrum is a computer that was not widely available here in North America but over in Europe this thing rocked, and in some circles still does. We were recently contacted by the SpeccyJam people about covering the event, it won’t start till August 29th so you still have time to sign up. We […]

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Revenge of the License: Cobra

One year before Peter Weller stalked the streets of Old Detroit as Robocop in his mission to eradicate crime, Sylvester Stallone and his mirrored shades stalked the streets of Los Angeles as Detective Marion “Cobra” Cobretti, AKA “the strong arm of the law.” And just as they did with Robocop later on, Ocean waved some […]

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Revenge of the License: Friday the 13th

Yes, retro gaming fans, it’s another “Revenge of the License” column.  Last week we checked out the first James Bond adventure for the home computer, A View to a Kill.  Today we’re jumping into the horror genre to look at Friday the 13th.  But not that one.  Nooooo.  As much as I love the NES […]

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Revenge of the License: A View to a Kill

While Goldeneye on the Nintendo 64 is likely the first title to pop to mind when someone brings up James Bond video games, it’s far from the first game to make use of the license.  And while A View to a Kill doesn’t hold this distinction either (that goes to the more simply-named James Bond […]

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Simon Belmont Cracks His Whip on the NES: Today in History- May 1st, 1987

The Nintendo Entertainment System has many iconic titles available for it from the Mario series to the Mega Man games. One series that is just as iconic and also started on the NES is Konami’s Castlevania series. Today, in 1987, gamers were introduced to destroying vampires with a whip and a classic was born. Castlevania […]

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New Game: Janosik brings Polish Highlander Platforming to ZX Spectrum

Games starring a Polish Highlander don’t come along every day that is why Janosik is so interesting. Having just hit the ZX Spectrum, Janosik is interesting as the backstory makes him sound like a Robin Hood of sorts. In this new game for the Spectrum, players are tasked with saving Janosik’s love, Maryna, from the […]

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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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