Posts Tagged ‘Retro


Feature: The Ultimate history of Video games pt 1: 1956-1971

Seeing as this is a video game blog,  and seeing as that we’re nearly nearing the end of the Naughties, I thought it would be a good idea to show everyone the entire time line of the video game history and how we got to the point of playing Modern Warfare 2. As this is the complete history of video games, I  am going to start right at the very beginning. Alert this is geek central. read on and enjoy Continue reading ‘Feature: The Ultimate history of Video games pt 1: 1956-1971’


Top 5 Christmas Games.

Ah, its that time of the year again, where Christmas trees have been decorated, house owners think it looks cool to obliterate their house with cheesy lights, and of course a visit from Saint Nick is drawing near. As ever there is nothing on the TV so I thought I would round up the top 5 Video Games with a Chirstmas theme.  So with out further ado, let us begin. Continue reading ‘Top 5 Christmas Games.’


PaperBoy for iphone

Get your rose tinted spectacles on and read over this article about Paperboy coming to iphone. Is this a good thing, I think so! The Secret of Monkey Island was a great success  and with Sega releasing Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and Sonic the Hedgehog and now this, it can only build on those foundations.  Personally, I jail broke my iphone and have a PSX, NES, SNES, GBA and Genisis emulator so I can play all the retro games I want. but we don’t condone that sort of thing on this site. check out the news HERE


Retro: The Joy of Resident Evil 1

I remember buying this game when it was released back in 1996 and thinking there is no way a video game could ever scare me. But how wrong I could be, Resident Evil not only scared me (a lot) it entertained me immensely with it’s incredible and revolutionary gameplay, although using a very basic control system, that put you in the centre of the action making you rely on your reactions to aim and shot in the general direction of the variety of Zombies and monsters that came your way or run away like a screaming banshee.

Of course the game not only played well it also entertained, and a lot of times for the wrong reason. Famously known for the appalling dialogue that was spoken from the so called actors that lent their voices to Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton and Albert WESKER, it took the shine of a very well produced game but also gave me some of the biggest laughs i’ve had playing video games. Continue reading ‘Retro: The Joy of Resident Evil 1’

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