Between E3 and Christmas we tend to see an onslaught of video game advertisements. The sleek, empowering shots of mid-action characters and expansive worlds, however, were not always the norm when you open up that double page magazine spread. Retro gaming ads are some of the most hilarious and confusing historical documents of the industry. It's safe to say you definitely wouldn't get away with half of this stuff now!
Retro gaming on iPhone has seen highs and lows in its category lifetime. From brilliant titles like Ghosts n Goblins and The Secret of Monkey Island coming and promptly going again, to disturbingly shoddy bedroom remakes popping up, it's been a hit and miss market. We seem to be seeing a retro renaissance on the iPhone at the moment, however, with Atari and Sega chiming in with their own backlogs to provide some excellent experiences on the small screen. So, here's 18 of the best retro games on iPhone available in 2017.
Retro video game collectors look away, for in the heart of YouTube there live two guys playing through the entire NES collection available in North America. After Paul and Andy had managed to collect every NES title in the region, they set about to complete them all in 2015. We caught up with the guys to find out what they've discovered from their extensive library, and any retro games collecting tips they may have to offer.
Just a few short weeks ago the Ataribox was announced. Atari's first hardware release in 20 years, the comeback retro gaming console is an enigma as it stands today. New photos and some more details of Atari's plans for the console released today, however, may clarify further.
Is Atari's new video game console a retro gaming emulator in a fancy shell, or something much more than that?
How can we define a retro console? We look into how we can consider the classic consoles and games and decide what classifies as 'retro' in today's popular culture.
This neat little retro gaming camera app can send your snaps back to the days of pixels and sprites!
I have a perpetual love / hate relationship with the boss battle. I relish the feeling of finally breaking down a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to its finest points and methodically working through it to victory. At the same time, if i'm really enjoying the everyday play of a title I'm often faltered in my tracks... Continue Reading →
With Prey's release just around the corner, I thought i'd delve into the history of the long-troubled IP. Back in 1997 it was looking like the first person shooter would never come to fruition. 20 years later Arkane and Bethesda have reimagined the resulting title to critical acclaim and widespread excitement. This buzz is not undeserved,... Continue Reading →