Retro and Vintage

  • Photo of Remembering – Atari 7800

    Remembering – Atari 7800

    With the success of the Atari 2600, and its successor the Atari 5200, the renowned games company was desperate to get the next generation of console out to an eager, home computer enthusiast, and games…

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  • Photo of The Nintendo Entertainment System – A Fresh Perspective

    The Nintendo Entertainment System – A Fresh Perspective

    Retro gaming, just saying those words gives people of a certain age that comforting nostalgic glow! But what if you remove that nostalgia and place the joypad into the hands of current gen gamer. One…

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  • Photo of Mobile Retro Gamer

    Mobile Retro Gamer

    Over the last few years interest in retro gaming has steadily increased, and with the release of smaller retro hardware from the likes Nintendo and SEGA, and soon to be Atari, it shows no signs…

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  • Photo of The Worst Computers of All Time

    The Worst Computers of All Time

    The humble desktop computer has evolved quite a lot in the last thirty-plus years. Gone are the beige, toilet-coloured boxes with chunky monitor and wrist-thick cables, to be replaced by impressive, almost dominating black boxes…

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  • Photo of Worst Games Consoles of All Time

    Worst Games Consoles of All Time

    We live in a world where there’s really only three players in the games console market: Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. However, in the past, there was a time when we had the likes of Sega,…

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  • Photo of Cecconoid – Review

    Cecconoid – Review

    A ZX Spectrum-inspired eight-bit twin-stick-shooter, which looks to spread some retro gaming love.

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  • Photo of The Best Sonic The Hedgehog Games on Mobile

    The Best Sonic The Hedgehog Games on Mobile

    With his debut movie being actually really good, it would be fair to say that Sonic the Hedgehog is back! Well it would if he hadn’t actually gone away.

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  • Photo of 10 Vintage Arcade Games We Miss

    10 Vintage Arcade Games We Miss

    These days the arcades just aren’t the same. Gone are the classics, and all we’re left with are a smattering of racing titles, some kind of shooting game and the rest are divided up with…

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  • Photo of A Brief History of Video Game Cheats

    A Brief History of Video Game Cheats

    If at first you don’t succeed, cheat! For as long as video games have been around, there’s been a way to cheat the system; to give you infinite lives, unlimited energy, more weapons, full ammo…

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  • Photo of Orb 2 Player Retro Arcade Machine – Review

    Orb 2 Player Retro Arcade Machine – Review

    The collection of retro goodies from Orb and Thumbs UP UK continues with the release of its 2 Player Retro Arcade Machine: a nostalgic, arcade cabinet look-alike, that’s packed with over 300 games, and offers…

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  • Photo of Unsung Heroes of the Computing World

    Unsung Heroes of the Computing World

    The history of home computing is filled with glittering stars like the Spectrum, BBC, Commodore 64, Atari ST and the Amiga, but not every micro of yesteryear is equally well celebrated. Let’s take a look…

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  • Photo of Windows 10 Retro Videogame Remakes

    Windows 10 Retro Videogame Remakes

    When we look back on the games that we played in our youth, with a nostalgic tear forming in our eye, what was it that made them so endearing? Was it the playability?

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  • Photo of Remembering – AltaVista

    Remembering – AltaVista

    Long before Google became a search engine, or even a word associated with the internet, the surfers of the early and mid-nineties were spoiled for choice.

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  • Photo of Remembering – Amstrad CPC 464

    Remembering – Amstrad CPC 464

    When Alan Sugar’s Amstrad bought out the Sinclair brand, the 8-bit world gave forth a bit of a shudder; after all, our precious Spectrum was now part of the company that made those strange, really…

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  • Photo of Remembering – 3.5in Floppy Disks

    Remembering – 3.5in Floppy Disks

    It’s hard to believe that a mere 15 years ago, Dell Computers announced that they were phasing out 3.5-inch floppy disk drives from their line of products.

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