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Life in the Age of COVID-19 Adventures in vintage computers and retrogaming. Includes articles on classic games and obsolete computers.
Revenge of the Birds By Chris Cavanaugh Angry Birds has soared through the list of killer app titles for the iPhone and iPod touch, and it's not hard to see why. This highly accessible title has players seeking revenge on a herd of green pigs that have stolen a collection of bird eggs.
Metal Slug on Game Boy / My fave game soundtrack Metal Slug on Game Boy / My fave game soundtrack.
OpenTTD 1.10.0 - Open Source Transport Tycoon Deluxe gets a new build A game that's so addictive you'll be spending hours developing your very own transport tycoon company well into the early hours and possibly beyond! So why are we mentioning this game again?
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Ninja Commando 2 - A new Android & Windows platformer from pyshteek with retro inspirations Well fast forward to this month and thanks to the same developer giving us the heads up, we've just been told by Pyshteek, that they have released the next ZX Spectrum inspirational line up as ' Ninja Commando 2 '; an unofficial sequel to the classic Ninja Commando that was originally released in 1989 by Zeppelin Games.
Shenmue III: FINISHED! This morning, after 18 years of waiting, I finally finished Shenmue III. As I've referenced before, I am a huge fan of the original two Shenmue games, and an eager Kickstarter backer of this third part. So obviously, the big question is: How was it? Well, I've got a lot to say.
Everyone's a Wally - Another classic ZX Spectrum review by Florinthedwarf Each to their own, and all that. You couldn't leave a baby to crawl on the floor these days. You could get away with so much more in the eighties. I miss them. Aside from the merry little ditty in this package, there was also a game to be played.
Caterpillar on Acorn Electron / Developer music chairs Caterpillar on Acorn Electron / Developer music chairs.
Boss Machine - Upcoming Amiga shoot em up looks seriously cool Another great day for retro gamers and more especially if you have a Commodore Amiga, as we've just been informed by Kevin through our Commodore Amiga Facebook group, that the cool looking Shoot em up of ' Boss Machine ', has been teased again with new footage.
Prince of Persia - A brilliant retro gaming classic gets an Atari XL/XE video update What a great Monday this is turning out to be, as just moments ago we were told that the all time classic platformer of 'Prince of Persia' is not only still coming to the Atari XL/XE thanks to the hard work of Rensoup, but as of this week has been shown off with another demo and video work in progress update.
Jungle Queen - Jungle King inspiration released for the ZX Spectrum Are you still in isolation and want a fun ZX Spectrum game to play, then come and check out Gabriele Amore's latest AGD and AGDX engine based game called 'Jungle Queen'; a game that was released last weekend, which in itself is an inspiration to the classic game Jungle King.
Big Rigs Review: 6 Million MPH In Reverse - 16-Bit Dad If you thought you could have some fun by driving into buildings, lamp posts or anything else, then prepare for more disappointment as none of them have any collision set up so you just drive straight through them.
Arcade Attack Podcast - April 2020 - The Coviddy Bunker But we're here to keep your spirits up as much as you do ours! The AA boys are trapped in Dylan's underground bunker as the world falls prey to coronavirus, but what do they need to survive? We've basically rehashed the Desert Island Diskettes episode with a multiplayer, coviddy, Norman Reedus twist.
Podcast Review: RetroGaming Roundup Classic gaming podcasts are becoming as common as Combat cartridges, so finding a quality one can become an exasperating experience. Too often the hosts forget to make the show about the games and focus too much on themselves.
Top ways to make money as a gamer Gaming has come a long way since the glory days of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Technology has naturally been a big driver here as the way that consoles and games have developed has seen massive changes in how we play. The whole essence of what being a gamer means though has changed and made it a viable career choice for many.
Yu Suzuki's Game Works Vol 1 / If I could go back & see / meet… Yu Suzuki's Game Works Vol 1 / If I could go back and see / meet…
Lala Prologue - A charming platformer is coming to an Amiga near you We've just been told by Eric Majikeyric, that the lovely Arcade Platformer of 'Lala Prologue' is coming to the Commodore Amiga at some point in the near future. Yes that's right!
Two classic franchises with big things to come! The ongoing pandemic has confined billions of people all over the world to their quarters. Many of us now work from home, shop from home, have fun at home - especially because everything from the pub on the corner to the fancy restaurant you have to book a table at weeks in advance is now closed.
Hired Sword 2 - A new C64 CRPG published through Double Sided Games gets a release Yes indeed thanks to a twitter heads up from the publishers themselves, we've been told that they have not only made available the full boxed edition of the latest CRPG called 'Hired Sword 2', but you can also download it right now as a digital download by a team of great C64 retro heads such as Roy Riggs, Mike Richmond and Ten Chu.
Humble Choice - $19.99 for 12 PC game selections, including Bard's Tale IV, Raiden V, Turok 2, HITMAN 2, etc. Here's the link to the subscription options! The April 2020 Humble Choice games have arrived with 12 games to pick from! Humble Choice is our latest take on the PC gaming subscription. Every month choose great games to keep forever!
Video Game Companies Encourage Fans To Stay Home And Play You probably don't need any further encouragement to play video games at the moment. If you live in a part of the world that's currently covered by a full or partial lockdown - which accounts for most of the planet - there really isn't much to do other than play video games to pass the time in the evenings.
Top Video Game Slot Conversions Video games have become a popular source of inspiration for certain slot developers in recent years. Like games steeped in historical antiquity, of which there are thousands, this particular genre seems to lend itself very well to slot games for online casinos.
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