Unreleased Game, Hardcore, to Appear on Mega Sg

Way back in October, I wrote about the upcoming FPGA-powered Mega Sg by the always fun manufacturer, Analogue. To be their Sega version of the Nt, Nt Mini and Super Nt (which were based on the NES and SNES respectively) the Mega Sg would boast support for the Genesis...

Pipe Mania

Modern video games are wonders to behold. They blend cinematic graphics with complex storytelling in a way that transforms the act of gaming into a deeply involved, sometimes emotionally exhausting experience. Take the 2010 classic Heavy Rain. It’s a nuanced drama...

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...

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...

Dino Eggs for the Commodore 64

Everyone knows that if you travel to the past and tinker with historical events, nothing can possibly go wrong. It certainly won’t alter the course of history forever. There’s simply no risk associated with messing with the space-time continuum and anyone who tries to...

PlayStation Gear Review

PlayStation’s current slogan may be called, “For The Players”, but does it really live up to what it promises to its consumers and the fan community? This doesn’t seem to be the case for the PlayStation Gear online store. Not only that, but there is a silver lining or...

They don’t make them like they used to!

The saying "they don't make them like they used to" is getting a whole new meaning when it comes to video games. Back in the day, games lacked all the flashy effects and graphics they have today so, in order to be successful, they had to offer their players something...

Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Last month, Carmen Sandiego debuted on Netflix. My kids, 11 and 5 respectively, both love the show and have already watched the entire first season. It’s a fantastic reimagining of the franchise, and it sent me on something of a journey back in time. It is the early...

Double Dare!

If you were not fortunate enough to grow up in the 80s and 90s, you missed out on the golden age of Nickelodeon. Shows like You Can’t Do That On Television, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Hey Dude, Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Hey Arnold, and Are You Afraid of the Dark are...

7 old-school video games no one played

While all of us love our games and gaming, there are often times when a particular game, after its release is highly underrated even though they are brilliant on every other front. The answer about why it is so, is entirely unknown. It might be that the games, despite...

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

I make no secret of my love for all things Disney. If you’ve read my pieces with any regularity, you know I’ve written about a fair number of Disney based games, ranging from titles for the Nintendo Game & Watch to NES classics built around the Disney Afternoon...

Nintendo 64 Chronicles [9] Dark Rift & Starfox 64

#17 : Dark Rift Yet another fighting game joins the ranks on the Nintendo 64, but we still don't have our first native fighting game, with all the released ones being re-released titles. Dark Rift comes from a cancelled fighting game that was intended for the Sega...