Caveman

Pinball has a long and varied history, with roots that stretch back hundreds of years. In the 18th century, the game Billard japonais (Japanese billiards) introduced the spring launcher that is a staple of all modern pinball machines. A little under 200 years later,...

An Insight Into Cosplay

There’s more to cosplay than meets the eye. There’s more to simply donning a costume. Depending on which character, there is a lot that goes into creating a cosplay together or putting it together. If you’re constructing it, you’ll have to track down the right...

Kirby’s Dream Land

One of Nintendo’s most iconic characters was never really meant for the screen. Kirby, who has appeared in over 30 games, was initially just used to hold space until developers created a more detailed character. The game’s developers, HAL Laboratory, planned on...

Chase the Chuck Wagon for the Atari 2600

When I started collecting Atari 2600 games in the nineties, Chase the Chuck Wagon was the Holy Grail. There were entire Geocities pages dedicated to its rarity complete with lists of the privileged few who owned a copy, those either lucky enough to find it in the wild...

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...