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.
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 →
The collecting itch is a pervasive and consistent one. If you've been feeling that itch recently it might be time to give in and start your very own retro gaming collection. Thankfully we're here, with 7 steps you can take right now to start your collection right. With such a wide field of potential, a... Continue Reading →
Nintendo's SNES Mini is rumoured for release this Christmas, but will its stock space be the same size as the NES? And what is Nintendo accomplishing with these retro plug and plays?
Learn how to create your own retro gaming machine using a Raspberry Pi and Retropie operating system. This beginner's guide will see you through 7 easy steps to achieving your retro dream machine for under £50!
As the Nintendo Switch prepares for its official launch day, it's time to look back on some of the defining moments that made Nintendo the company it is to day, warts and all. 1956 - Hiroshi Yamauchi Visits A Tiny US Office In 1956, Nintendo was operating as a playing card company out of Kyoto.... Continue Reading →
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is barely a week old, and yet its first person perspective has many fans hooked. Rod Lima discovered a way to bring this new camera angle to the original games recently, and has uploaded his findings to YouTube. The Resident Evil community loved it. Diving in behind the scenes of Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles on the Wii,... Continue Reading →
In a move that further aligns Nintendo with the business models of PlayStation and Xbox, the Switch console will feature a paid online subscription for multiplayer. This was, of course, just factor that was revealed at the Nintendo Switch event yesterday. However, people seem to be ignoring Nintendo's move to provide a free monthly game... Continue Reading →
It's been a great year to be a gamer, though next year's hardware and software release schedule looks set to be even better. With that view, here are some of the best Christmas gifts to get the gamer in your life (or even treat yourself) this holiday season. As always, we're steering clear of actual... Continue Reading →
Last year, David Siller uploaded this video to YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d5651XSuh0 Siller was a producer on the original Crash Bandicoot title, and the video contains the 2D traditional Saturday-morning-cartoon cutscenes intended to book end the first game. Siller posted the footage in July 2015, and for even some of those working on the original title it was the... Continue Reading →