Past & Retro

Go back to the old-school times and grab some exciting nostalgic dreams. Here we cover all of the memorable past-time consoles and games.

The Best Characters To Appear in GTA Games (1997 – 2016)

Say what you will about DMA design / Rockstar North’s crazy car-jack and criminally oriented series of open world sandbox games, but two things are apparent – they are engrossing and highly entertaining. Apart from the fact that with each new release they seem to completely revolutionize video game design and fan expectations, the Grand Theft Auto crew has also…

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Digressions in Digital: Gunman Clive HD Collection / Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

For this Digressions in Digital feature, I decided to look at two digital titles available on the Wii U, a pair of 2D action-platformers which pay homage to their roots while coming across as passion projects into which a lot of time and effort has clearly been put: Gunman Clive HD Collection and Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse. Gunman Clive…

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Review

Following the overwhelming success of GTA III, Vice City arrived around a year later and further amped up the visibility as well as popularity of the franchise. Rather than being a completely new redesign of the basic system established by its predecessor, this installment basically just changed the locale and upgraded various aspects accordingly. Don’t get the wrong idea though,…

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Review

Grand Theft Auto III might have introduced the world to the splendor of open world sandbox fun, Vice City improved upon the model, but it was the magnificent San Andreas which truly exploded the series into another dimension. While we have GTA V and IV to now sink our teeth into, SA remains unique in the series. There are so…

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NES Classic Edition: Everything You Need to Know

Nintendo recently announced that the console that started it all is making a comeback in a big (well, technically small) way. That’s right, the original NES is being re-released, but this isn’t your daddy’s console… Everything You Need to Know The NES Classic Edition, as it’s being called (though it’s also known as the NES Mini), is an adorable little…

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Retro Review: Super Mario World

During the Sega-versus-Nintendo console wars of the late 1980s and early 1990s, I was a Sega kid through and through, owning a Master System, a Mega Drive and a Mega-CD. I’ve always appreciated great videogames whatever their system, however, and when the Super Nintendo Entertainment System rolled around, that console featured some exclusive games which I wanted to play but…

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The Most Controversial Games of All Time

Video games and controversy go hand in hand. Whether it’s sexual content or violence, a lot of people find it very easy to find problems with this form of media. The fact that games give players control over the action is the biggest reason for this, in addition to the fact that gaming is very popular with kids. While many…

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Retro Review: Metal Gear

Note: The version of Metal Gear I played for this review is the updated version included in Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which I played on PlayStation 3. It’s been a few months now since the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Hideo Kojima’s final game in Konami’s long-running series, and after finally completing the game myself,…

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7 Weird Gaming Accessories

Get ready to check out some of the strangest gaming accessories ever invented! From modern mods to old-school treasures, these accessories are totally off the wall. Some of them will make you laugh, some may make you want to cry in frustration, and others— well, we’re still scratching our heads. The Resident Evil Chainsaw Left for Dead 2 might jump…

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Are You Ready For The Return of The Classic Sinclair ZX?

The 1980’s was a great era for so many reasons, however, if you were a gamer then the Sinclair ZX is what probably brought back many of those old dreams. For me, it was perhaps the SEGA MegaDrive which now brings back those nostalgic memories. However, with modern day gaming now in a place where we could never had imagined less than…

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Reasons Why Chris Sawyer Helped to Define the Business Sim Game Genre

Nowadays, games that let you run virtual businesses are certainly nothing new.   There are lots of different options out there, allowing you to manage all sorts of different things, from amusement parks to zoos and even railroad industries. If you’re currently a fan of business sims or suspect that you might like the sort of gameplay they provide, the most…

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Why Retro Gaming Is Becoming More Popular

With extremely powerful new consoles out there, replete with amazing lifelike graphics and all sorts of expansive games offering incredible potential and options, one has to wonder why retro gaming is so popular right now. While it might seem as though this trend has been built upon a few simple notions, the truth is that it is a fairly complex…

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8 Rare N64 Games You Probably Never Knew About

If you’re too young to have experienced Nintendo’s great N64 console and you have a thing for retro gaming, then you most definitely need to check out what it has to offer. It burst onto the scene in a big way when it was first released, with titles like Super Mario 64 basically expanding the Nintendo brand outward into 3D…

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Retro Gaming Becoming Ultra Popular? Blame it on our futuristic Technology!

Isn’t it awesome to take a breather? Technology is fast moving – hence why it’s related to the youth. Technology is moving faster than ever – this is something that few would dispute – it’s moving so fast that you might get dizzy. Whilst it’s awesome to keep up with the latest with technology, isn’t there a point where you…

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Rollercoaster Tycoon Review

For all intents and purposes, Chris Sawyer Productions’ (including Frontier Developments, for the Xbox) original “Rollercoaster Tycoon” is the granddaddy of all the amusement park sims out there and still stands alone as one of the better specialized simulators available for those who get a kick out of management and resource allocation.  One could even argue that the various elements…

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Top 10 Retro Games of All Time

So, what makes a game “retro” anyway?  One would say that the only real qualifier is age and a graphical base that’s significantly behind the times, as it were.  However, if you took a short-sided view of what it means to be retro then you’d be entirely avoiding the overall aesthetics behind recent trends which see gamers going back to…

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