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Playing original Atari 2600 cartridges on the Atari Flashback

By Konstantinos . March 6, 2007 . 8:46am

Atari Flashback wasn’t exactly the retro gamer’s dream machine it was supposed to be. Sad, I know, but true. Atari Flashback 2.0, on the other hand, is thankfully a totally different console and a huge improvement over the original v.1.0, finally offering a proper Atari 2600 gaming experience. Not only are the glitches of the […]

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DOSBox 0.70 freshly released

By Konstantinos . March 5, 2007 . 11:05am

It’s been almost a year since its previous release, but finally DOSBox, the astonishingly famous and particularly freeware DOS emulator, has reached version 0.70 and is better in every possible way. DOSBox the only proper way to enjoy those old PC games (think Wing Commander, Leisure Suit Larry, Ultima and MS Flight Simulator v.1.0) can […]

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Dress like you’re on the “Oregon Trail”

By Spencer . February 20, 2007 . 8:36am

So many gamers have Mario, Zelda, Halo and Final Fantasy t-shirts that those kinds of shirts have become mainstream. Even upscale fashion designer D&G Dolce & Gabbana has a pricey $175.00 Super Mario shirt. If you want to wear your gamer prideyou’ve got to look for something obscure, something more out there than Panic’s Katamari […]

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Presidents in gaming: Socks the Cat edition

By Spencer . February 19, 2007 . 7:13pm

Today is President’s Day in the USA and I was looking for some kind of game where you play as Lincoln or Nixon, but it doesn’t look like any company designed a platformer starring a president. Kaneko, who created DJ Boy, made a video game based off of Socks, Bill Clinton’s cat. The back of […]

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Bruce Lee. Now, playable without a C64!

By Konstantinos . February 19, 2007 . 10:27am

Bruce Lee, a game released by Datasoft back in 1984, was a simple yet elegant action platformer, in which the player had to time jumps, solve rudimentary action-puzzles and while at it do quite a bit of fighting too. It also was one of the early Commodore 64 hits, mainly due to the obvious commercial […]

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On eBay: the ultimate video game system collection?

By Spencer . February 16, 2007 . 9:33am

  In one auction you can be the proud owner of video game history from the Atari 2600 to the PSP (minus systems like the MSX, Colecovision and TurboGrafx but who is counting?). The seller has 24 systems in one huge bundle. There are some rarities in the package like a Sega Nomad (portable Genesis), […]

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The proper Ghostbusters game

By Konstantinos . February 14, 2007 . 1:03pm

The lack of good taste and memory is sometimes astonishing. Shocking even. I mean, really, how can people get all excited about a video of what seemed like a generic Ghostbuster-ish 3D shooter and forget all about the classic 1984 Activision Ghostbusters action-game? Tsk, tsk… Thankfully though I have come up with a remedy: repeatedly […]

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Game Gear Micro on the cheap

By Spencer . February 14, 2007 . 11:06am

  While it might not be as versatile as the DS or as flashy as the PSP, the Coleco Sonic Handheld Game is a must for Sega fans. Cheapassgamer points out that the price of the Target exclusive has dropped from $49.99 to $19.99. That rounds out to a dollar per game, which you can […]

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RPG In Memoriam: Bahamut Lagoon

By Rolando . February 11, 2007 . 10:38am

Better known as one of the few Squaresoft (S)RPGs not to grace Western shores yet later unofficially translated into English, Bahamut Lagooon was released on Feb. 9, 1996 in Japan. It’s an interesting SRPG that combined the tactical SRPG and traditional RPG nature by having battles take place in a turn-based setting with four party members making up a […]

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Policenauts fan translation in ‘07

By Spencer . February 7, 2007 . 7:36am

Snatcher was a killer app for the Sega CD, too bad nobody cared about it at the time. While Snatcher moved on to cult status in America, Hideo Kojima (the creator of Metal Gear Solid) was working on the spirited sequel, Policenauts. Policenauts is an adventure game where you play as Jonathan Ingram, a space […]

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Live healthy: Read Retro!

By Konstantinos . January 22, 2007 . 10:58am

Does anyone know what happened to the digital archive of Computer Gaming World? You know, the one featuring 100 freely downloadable vintage CGW issues in PDF.  The one, that used to be accessible simply by clicking the link. Anyone seen it? No? Oh… Anyway. We can do without CGW I guess. There are tons […]

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Not the final version of Final Fantasy

By Spencer . January 16, 2007 . 7:49am

After showcasing the MSX version of Final Fantasy, an unreleased version of the NES game was found at a garage sale. This prototype is a more literal translation of the game where monsters are named after their Japanese counterparts. The imps are goblins and the wizards are called demons. It’s possible that these changes were […]

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The version of Final Fantasy you never saw

By Spencer . January 8, 2007 . 12:48pm

Before Final Fantasy became a phenomenon and before it hit North American shores Micro Cabin brought Final Fantasy to the MSX2. Compared to the Famicom / NES version the MSX2 release looks more colorful, but as you can see in the video there are slight load times in before battles start up. Listen to the […]

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Space Invaders fold out box for all of your “Taito Memories”

By Spencer . December 15, 2006 . 8:04am

  Here’s some cool retro themed swag that you can only get in Japan. If you buy Taito Memories 2 Vol 2. you can get this Space Invaders DVD box as a bonus. There are four disc slots to hold the entire Taito Memories collection. The box doesn’t come with any extra games, but who […]

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Konami brings their arcade classics to the PC

By Spencer . December 8, 2006 . 7:49pm

  We’ve seen Time Pilot, Frogger and Contra on the Xbox Marketplace. If you don’t have a 360 you can experience these game on the PC with the Konami Live online controller. The device is sort of like those plug and play TV games… except you need a PC with a USB port. Once you […]