Retro games

Abandonware

Sierra´s Hoyle Casino – A shiny casino of yesteryear

It´s old, but it´s a jewel. I’m are talking about the “abandonware” Sierra´s Hoyle Casino, a game that allowed you to take in all the excitement of high-rolling in Vegas, complete with chatty opponents, witty croupiers, and free drinks (just kidding). It´s funny but people used to spend several hours in the real casino, and some more at home practicing… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

8 bit

Hyperkin has announced their RetroN HD console for NES cartridges

Press release: FunstockRetro.co.uk, Doncaster (12th, May, 2017) – There really is no excuse to not be a retro gamer in 2017, especially with the imminent arrival of Hyperkin’s new RetroN HD – a high definition update of the original RetroN (1), now in stunning 720p output. Supporting both PAL and NTSC NES cartridges, as well as shipping with a new… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

atari

100 Atari games to be released on PS4 and Xbox One

Press release: PQube, Letchworth (22nd February 2017). Fans of retro gaming will soon be able to roll back the years and enjoy 100 classic Atari® and arcade titles on the PS4 and Xbox One, thanks to the imminent release of Atari Flashback Classics – Volumes 1 and 2. Released as two separate volumes, each packed with 50 titles including the… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

n64

The Nintendo 64 Anthology book tells all about the N64

Press release: FunstockRetro.co.uk, Doncaster (17th, February, 2017). The Nintendo 64 Anthology is the book made for a generation of 90’s gamers. Written by Matt Manent, it provides the most comprehensive look at the much-loved Nintendo 64. Cramming in over 400 pages of facts, game reviews and interviews, it also tells the console’s story – chronicling it’s seven-year journey from development… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Aletheia Games

Aletheia Games has just unveiled their Razor console

I (Robin Ek, TGG) just woke up to the news that Aletheia Games (it´s an independent video game development company) has released the very first trailer for their Razor console, and not only that. Aletheia Games has also launched a homepage for the console as well. However, as for now, there isn´t all that much known about the  Razor console. In the matter of fact,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

controllers

The Best Controllers for Retro Gaming

Whether you’re playing retro games through an emulator on Windows, Mac, or a custom-built Raspberry Pi console, you need a controller. We tested some of the most popular options, from simple Xbox controllers to retro replicas and expensive Bluetooth-enabled gamepads, to figure out which are worth your money. The Contenders There’s no replacing the feel of an original controller on an original game console, but if you’re building your own retro gaming rig, you still need something better than a keyboard to play those old games. After searching through forums, blog posts, and Amazon reviews, I narrowed down my search to a mixture of controller types, from new and modern to old school replicas. Here’s what I tested: Advertisement Hundreds of other generic options are available, most serving as replicas for SNES, NES, or Genesis, but the reviews are so poor for the bulk of them that I decided to skip them. Most complaints about cheaper controllers come down to build quality and button actuation, both of which I’ve also found problematic on the generic controllers I’ve used over the years. You get what you pay READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

CES 2017

RetroN 5 3-in-1 adapter – RetroN 5 will soon support Game Gear, Master System cartridges and card games

I truly wish that I could have been at the CES 2017 event, I really do. However, sadly enough I don´t have either the money or the time to be there. Nevertheless, I´m doing my very best to cover the event from a distance instead. Any ways, as I just happen to be a fan of Metal Jesus Rocks. I… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

ARPG

Diablo turns 20 years old – A walk down the ARPG hack-and-slash memory lane

It´s kind of hard for me (and many others I bet) to grasp the fact that it´s now been over 20 years since Blizzard released their ARPG/hack-and-slash game “Diablo”. However, that is 100% true, as Blizzard celebrated Diablo´s 20th anniversary on the 31st of December last year (I´m sorry that I wasn´t able to cover this story earlier). Yes, that´s… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

NINTENDO

Potential SNES Classic might have some potential problems

Nintendo had recently trademarked their Super Famicom controller, and while this could be them protecting their property (a popular trend of theirs this year) I’ve heard speculations of the possibility of a Super Nintendo (Super Famicom) Classic Console being in the making. I know that this seems like an interesting rumor with no doubt, but I see a few problems… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

cosplay

Greenville’s first Southeast Game Exchange – First impressions and thoughts

So, October 1, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, I had the pleasure of being able to attend the first annual Southeast Game Exchange in Greenville South Carolina. It was a bit of a trip. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to stay long because my debit card decided to shut off due to “suspicious activity” but I stayed as long as was… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!