Category Archives: NEC

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

Konami Kills Fan Castlevania Unreal Based Remaster

Konami has killed the Unreal Engine based fan remake. There is still hope though.

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,

Saru Interview – Henshin Engine

We don’t see a lot of new PC Engine, also known as Turbo Grafx-16, games come across Kickstarter.  That is why when I saw Henshin Engine I knew I had to write it up.  Write it up I did (here).

Henshin Engine Hits Kickstarter Bringing PC Engine Turbo Grafx 16 Action Platformer Home

New Turbo Grafx-16, also known as PC Engine in Japan, games are not all that regular today.  Fans have become accustomed to maybe one new game for this console per year, if that.  Compared to the Sega Genesis and Atari

Micro Transactions Could Save Arcade Games as we Knew Them

Back in the day arcades were king.  This was in the 80’s up to the early 90’s when home consoles were still underpowered.  When the Playstation and Sega Saturn came out though, while still underpowered by comparison, the quality of

Display Your Retrogaming Collection the Right Way with Linked to the Wall

Collectors of retrogames have all shared the same problem: how to display their collections without damaging them.  Many have come and gone with what was thought to be good ideas.  Others have simply chosen to do collection videos, pack everything

IndieGo Console Looks to be All in One Retro Gaming Fans Always Wanted, Currently on Kickstarter- Goal Already Met

We have been covering new consoles a lot this year.  From the Retro Freak to the RETRO Video Game System, now the Coleco Chameleon.  There is no shortage of new hardware that is looking to give retrogaming fans what they