Category Archives: Comp

Populous Review

Sure, today playing god in a game is nothing new.  We have plenty of options if this is your one and only goal in your electronic entertainment.  Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s though, options were much more

Is Retro Becoming Mainstream in Video Gaming?

If you’ve been paying even a little bit of attention to the video game industry then you will have noticed some patterns emerging over the last few years. One of the better of these, at least from our point of

How Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Became a Gaming Classic

Blockbuster action adventure movie Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade was released in the summer of 1989. Starring the titular archaeologist as he and his friends face off against the Nazis, The Last Crusade made almost $300 million at the

Shenmue HD Remaster Comparison Video Released

The Shenmue I and II remakes are all the rage right now. Fans are extremely excited for these HD remasters that will be hitting PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. A YouTube content creator has recently put together a video

Koei Rocks Turn Based Strategy with Gemfire for NES – Today in History – March 31st, 1992

Koei will forever be linked to deep turn-based strategy games for most retro gamers. This company brought some of the longest, and hardest, strategy games ever to the Nintendo Entertainment System (later the Super NES and the Sega Genesis). While

Five Retro Full Motion Video Games that Push the Genre

Full Motion Video was supposed to be the revolutionary genre of the, then, incoming CD-ROM world. I am talking about the 80’s and early 90’s of gaming. A time when Sega fought Nintendo’s iron grip on gaming with innovative ideas,

Crystal Dyanamics Turns 25 Years Old, Buckle Up for Ride Down Memory Lane

Raise your hand if you remember the early days of Crystal Dynamics. The days of Off-World Interceptor and Total Eclipse on 3DO, Solar Eclipse on Sega Saturn. Who can forget Gex, Legacy of Kain, and Tomb Raider more recently? Yep,

New Senile Team Game Nears Half of Funding on Kickstarter

Senile Team, the creators of some of the more interesting releases for Sega Dreamcast and other platforms, are back with a new Kickstarter campaign. This crowdfunding project is for a 2D side scrolling action game that they are working on

Remembering the Old School Game Store

Retail locations are a dying breed. The cost of doing business with a brick and mortar location versus the return on sales is a hard-balancing act. I am sure most of the people reading this have thought at least once

Interview – Dixon Wu Founder of Retro HK Annual Convention

Dixon Wu is a special guy. For one, he is the mastermind that put together the really cool Retro HK convention (recently celebrating their second annual show successfully). Second, he doesn’t settle for “less”. The first Retro HK event in