Category Archives: Console

Duckslayer Adventures Homage to Atari 2600 Classic

Modern independent homebrew developers often find inspiration in the classics. Take Duckslayer Adventures, by Herold de Oliveira Pinheiro, for instance – this is a homage to the classic game that kicked off the whole “Easter Egg” idea. Adventure on the

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

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,

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

Retro Games are Making a Comeback

No matter how many unique weapons, complex objectives, intricate storylines, or virtual acres of free-roaming space are available in these new-fangled state-of-the-art console epics, sometimes you just need to take it back to the simplicity of old-school games.

Virtual Currencies and How They Have Evolved

Money makes the world go round–not just in real-life, but in gaming universes as well. Gaming currencies can often go completely unnoticed, or they are simply something that players take for granted. It isn’t often central to the main storyline,

Three New Retro Gaming Consoles Coming

There are currently three new retro gaming consoles on the way.  Each has a different set of games and options.  Two are limited to the games of the hardware while the third is more of a wild card in this

Night Trap Brings Congressional Hearings into Video Games — Today in Retro Gaming — October 15th, 1992

When Sega launched the Sega CD add-on they needed some games that really “wowed” the audience and could not be done on cartridge.  One company they went to that already had experience in this realm was Digital Pictures.  DP was one