Your Wii remote has probably been gathering dust in a drawer or down the back of a sofa somewhere. Well, it's time to dig it back out because researcher Johnny Lee's 2008 TED talk "Wii Remote Hacks" came onto my radar this week and it turns out there's plenty of life left in the old white brick.
We no longer bat an eyelid when a new game is released as a digital download. In the days of high speed internet, incredible server sizes, and DLC, keeping your entire game library on your console is an entirely feasible, if frustratingly intangible, route to take. It must have been strange, then, when Atari 2600 owners first downloaded Cosmic Ark, Space Cavern, or Bank Heist to their systems back in the 1980s.
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 Retro gaming ads are some of the most hilarious and confusing historical documents of the industry.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.