The Pacman Legacy By Scott Marriott

The Pacman Legacy By Scott Marriott

If you had to name the first three significant arcade games in the industry -- and we're talking historically significant, not the game you first fell in love with -- the answer would have to be Pong (1972), Space Invaders (1978), and Pac-Man (1980). Each helped...

Revenge of the Birds By Chris Cavanaugh

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. Reprisal comes in the...

Top ways to make money as a gamer

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...

Five Atari 2600 Games Worse Than E.T.

Five Atari 2600 Games Worse Than E.T.

It is a common belief that E.T. for the Atari 2600 is “the worst game ever!” -- a notion repeated ad nauseum on internet forums -- yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. The following five games are closer to the bottom of the Atari 2600 barrel, and they...

It’s War! Classics Vs Remakes

It’s War! Classics Vs Remakes

In Classic Gamer Magazine Vol. 1, Issue #6, five classic games were compared to their modern day, upgraded remakes. The classics won in decisive fashion, 4 to 1. The only remake in the list that bested its progenitor was the PlayStation version of Q*bert, which takes...

BRINGING THE PAST BACK TO LIFE

BRINGING THE PAST BACK TO LIFE

For many video game lovers, the closest they'll come to owning their own bona fide home arcade is a large-screen television fed by their choice of home console systems. For Rodney Minch, however, it began by collecting and repairing classic arcade machines. Fueled by...

Retro Gaming is Officially Making a Comeback!

Retro Gaming is Officially Making a Comeback!

The technological advancements in the gaming industry are huge. When you compare a game from the 80s or 90s, with another from recent times, you will outrightly see the superiority of the present games. The gaming environment and graphics are much better, and the user...

Super NES VS Sega Genesis

Super NES VS Sega Genesis

In an industry where originality is at a premium, it is not surprising to see the same games appearing on as many platforms the market will support. After all, companies need to be profitable and not every console system has the user base to justify spending the added...

Karaoke Revolution By Scott Alan Marriott

Karaoke Revolution By Scott Alan Marriott

Konami’s ongoing Bemani series (short for the company’s first interactive music game, Beatmania) has proven that rhythm-based games are more than the flavor of the month. Yet their overall appeal caters more to Japanese tastes than the American palate, especially when...

Age of Mythology: The Titans

Age of Mythology: The Titans

Expansion packs are notorious for providing minimal additional content at a premium price. Age of Mythology: The Titans is a glorious exception. There's plenty of new content -- a whole new single-player campaign, a new civilization (The Atlanteans) and adjusted...

Top Casino Games To Look Out For In 2020

Top Casino Games To Look Out For In 2020

If there is one thing that is constant in the world of online casinos, it is the fact that game providers will continuously roll out new games every single month. 2020 is no different in this respect and there have been loads of top new games on popular sites such as...

The Generational Gaming Gap.

The Generational Gaming Gap.

It is bound to happen at some point in our lives.  The time when the younger generation starts playing a game and us older/retro gamers start our sentences with, "Back in my day..."  It always happens, we just don't realize it is until it does and it happened to me...

Ninja Gaiden By Scott Alan Marriott

Ninja Gaiden By Scott Alan Marriott

The legendary Ryu Hayabusa is finally back to doing what he does best, that being a wall-jumping, star-throwing, sword-slashing, bat-killing, magic-conjuring überninja. It’s the way it should be. By sparing Master Ryu from an unfulfilling life as a Dead or Alive...

“An Inside Joke” By Todd Deci

“An Inside Joke” By Todd Deci

As a video gamer for many years now, I am probably like most other people who pursue a particular interest or hobby: I want to share the joys of my pastime with the people I love. I am always looking for games that my wife might like playing with me, for example,...

Games. Bond Games.

Games. Bond Games.

Just as creator Ian Fleming’s books helped popularize espionage novels and romanticize the daring life of a spy, MGM’s Bond films have created a visual impression that has managed to transcend the printed page and become part of pop culture. Though many actors have...

Five Games Ideal For Social Distancing

Five Games Ideal For Social Distancing

Being forced to stay inside because of the Corona Virus is no joke as Federal restrictions have put bans on the number of people who can gather publicly, as well as closing places such as theaters and bars. With that being said, many are reconnecting with their old...

Music Reviews: Sonic Boom

Music Reviews: Sonic Boom

No, it’s not an ode to Street Fighter II’s Guile, but rather a focused compilation of Sonic the Hedgehog melodies created by Spencer Nilsen, a music composer, arranger, and producer best known for his work on first-party Sega CD games. Yet Sonic Boom, which...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Mike Lukianoff

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Mike Lukianoff

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Mike Lukianoff, who is displayed on card number 2591, from the Superstars of 2016. Mike is the winner for 3 years (2011,2013,2014) at ScrewAttack’s Ironman of Gaming tournament.  In 2015, at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo, Mike...

Classic Import: PULSEMAN

Classic Import: PULSEMAN

Simply put, there's no reason Pulseman shouldn't have been released in America. This 1994 Mega Drive import (developed by future Pokemon designers Game Freak and published by Sega) has it all: beautiful graphics, inventive design, and intense action. Yet it remained...

Donkey Kong: A Decade Later

Donkey Kong: A Decade Later

Ten years ago this month, Nintendo released the simply titled Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. At the time, it didn't seem like much of a mile- stone, but it has since become the gold standard of how to update a classic game without losing the soul of the original. The...

The Road to 300 By Mark Androvich

The Road to 300 By Mark Androvich

Back in the day when my Atari 2600 was brand new and still smelled of plastic, I used to receive a handful of cartridges each year: one for my birthday, two at Christmas, and perhaps two for special events throughout the year. If I managed to save up my allowance, I...