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League of Legends - What Exactly Are You Supposed To Do? League of Legends is a game I've covered quite a bit on this blog recently, but there's one thing I've not really covered properly; what is the objective of League of Legends? After all, it's important to know what to do when playing a competitive online game, especially one that is so big in the eSports scene.

Tales of Gorluth III - The Third and Final Chapter gets an early demo AMIworx are back in the news this week as they have just informed the Amiga community of a brand new early teaser demo for their upcoming Action RPG game 'Tales of Gorluth III', which is the third and final chapter in the series.

Ryane McLaine - A new ZX Spectrum inspired game from Jetpack Jaxx dev gets a demo So yes this is one demo that keeps us wanting more from the full game when it does finally get a release.Links :1) Source: Labels: ANDROID, DEMO, GAMES, GAMING, PC, Psyshteek, RETRO INSPIRED, Ryane Mclaine You do not need an account to sign up or log in… Feel free to post a comment as a guest user.

Boulder Dash Junior II The Final Dig - An awesome C64 Boulder Dash Game! As we love retro games so much we were most excited to learn from Saberman, that Raiders of the Lost Empire had released a Junior version of First Star Software's classic game ' Boulder Dash '.

SOPHIA II - Enhanced remake of Matthew Smith's "Styx" available as version 1.01 Well if you enjoyed the game and want more, the developer has further announced Sophia II version 1.01 with a number of improvements.

Pinball Dreams CPC - Fantastic Amiga classic on the Amstrad CPC is nearly here! Back to the Future Part III: Timeline of Monkey Island - Adventure fan game gets a super release! RESHOOT R - Richard Löwenstein's new Amiga game gets a great website launch Booty The Remake - A fabulous entry from the ZX DEV MIA Remakes compo is released Blackthorne - DarkwyndPT takes a look at a very good classic action game!

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Nintendo Consoles Timeline I made a Nintendo timeline for all of the Nintendo consoles and their sales. The Nintendo Switch has already beaten the Gamecube in sales and has probably already beaten the Nintendo 64 since it's sales were released last year, which will make it Nintendo's best selling 3D home console of all time!

Thalamus Lunark announcement - C64 and Spectrum Next? Legendary C64 publishing house Thalamus have announced that they will be porting Lunark to the C64 and Spectrum Next, if the Nintendo Switch and PC/Mac versions are successfully backed on Kickstarter. Lunark is a great looking cinematic platform game currently in development by Johan Vinet of Canari Games.

Go West: The Story of the Oregon Trail The Pet Shop Boys, and to a lesser extent Horace Greeley, once advised us all to GO WEST, and as a general rule I do what the Pet Shop Boys tell me to do. After all, life is peaceful there in the open air. Sadly, I was born roughly a century and half too late to take part in the westward expansion.

Classic Arcade News Feed: January 2019 Welcome to Classic Arcade News Feed for January 2019! This is the second instalment in this series. Feedback was good from last month's inaugural news article, so I can see this being a regular feature here on Arcade Blogger. Let's get to it!

Sealed Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sells for over $US100K If you had a windfall of cash - let's say, in the hundreds of thousands, what would you purchase? A home? A Mercedes? Or a copy of Super Mario Bros.? I know it's a hard decision. Think carefully now. No matter what your spending preferences, a tremendous amount of dosh has recently been spent on an NES game.

PSIO: Playstation Input Output Flashcart Continuing the recent trend of optical drive emulators, or ODEs, Cybdyn Systems has produced the Playstation Input Output. This is an SD card reading device that plugs into the parallel port in the rear of an original Playstation.

Super Toboggan Challenge - A Richard Bayliss C64 game using a new Assemble IT Update We now look towards the C64 for our retro kicks, as this week Richard Bayliss through The New Dimension has released the fast scrolling sports game ' Super Toboggan Challenge ' for the C64!

Turbo Tank Redux DX - Action blaster inspired by NES games, available on PC Looking for something cool to play on your PC that is inspired by classic games on the NES, then look no further than Turbo Tank Redux DX by Amir Bayareh. A rather cool looking drive and shoot game inspired by the classic NES graphic and sound style, as well as games oriented to speedrunners.

Quartet - Fabulous 14th puzzle entry for the MSXdev'18! The MSXDev compo has gone from strength to strength this time around, as not only did we have games such as Burn US, X-Racing and Barbarian the Duel to enjoy, but now there's a new puzzle game worth playing called ' Quartet ' by Ilkke and bitsofbas!

AtGames Announces Classic Disney and Star Wars Video Games to Be Featured in Products AtGames Digital Media Inc. has announced that iconic video games from Disney and Lucasfilm will be featured in their upcoming products.

Nintendo teased the reveal of Link’s Awakening earlier in the direct The reveal of a re-make of Link’s Awakening for the Switch at the end of yesterday’s Nintendo Direct was actually tipped off earlier in the direct. While showing off the spring Smash Bros Ultimate…

Dave Pottinger Adrian managed to track down Age of Empires and Halo Wars ace programmer Dave Pottinger to answer lots of our questions. Being the legend he is, he duly responded. He now leads the excellent BonusXP, the company responsible for the excellent Stranger Things game based on the Netflix series.

Shareware: Influential Origins of Shareware in Gaming - By Robert Seale If you were playing PC games, or even just using PC software in general, at any point throughout the 90s, you almost certainly saw or heard the term "shareware". Not quite a demo, not quite freeware, shareware was a revolution in software distribution.

Feeling Nostalgic: 9 Best 80s Arcade Games The 80s were a great time for arcade games, and many of the best games around date back to that decade. Here are 9 of the best 80s arcade games we love:. Donkey Kong was developed in 1981 by Nintendo, and was actually a way for Nintendo, which is located in Japan, to break into the North American gaming market.

WATCH - The Original GameBoy TV Commercial Is Amazing! Back in the late 80's - before the advent of social media and online advertising - if you wanted to let people know about your amazing new handheld console, you had two choices;. Thankfully for all of us - when Nintendo released the Game Boy they opted for the latter.

Blackthorne - DarkwyndPT takes a look at a very good classic action game! Well, like I promised last time, today's review is from a GOOD action PC game and it's also one of the first games produced by a famous game developer. I'm talking about Blackthorne. Blackthorne is an action / platform game developed by Blizzard and published by Interplay.

Boy, Oh Game Boy: Play It Loud! From the time it was released in 1989, there was one criticism, one grievance that seemed to follow the original Game Boy wherever it went: "Where's the color?" It was the one perceived shortcoming of Nintendo's handheld device, and one that competitors such as SEGA's Game Gear and Atari's Lynx had little qualm going after in their advertising.

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