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The Last Official Release: 3DO – Creature Shock (1996)

Following on from the last instalment of The Last Official Release in which the Panasonic CD-i was featured, I thought it would be fitting to delve into another facet of Panasonics gaming endeavours. While Panasonic did manufacture the console known as the 3DO...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Dan Wolfe

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Dan Wolfe, who is displayed on card number 738, from the Superstars of 2014.  Dan is currently second on the NES game Bubble Bobble with a score of 1,747,020.   Dan is a super fan of the classic console systems such as Nintendo...

Daze Before Christmas: Claus and Anti-Claus

Outside of his work delivering toys to the children of the world, it is fairly common knowledge that Santa Claus is something of a superhero. Don’t believe me? Then clearly you’ve never seen 1964’s classic film “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” Stop everything you...

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The Making Of The Nintendo Power Glove - The Incredible Story Behind Its Rise & Fall

The Last Official Release: CD-i – Solar Crusade (1999)

Here we are, back again, for The Last Official Release. Welcome. Within these words, we delve into the world of the last official games released for your favourite consoles. I’ve long since run through the major players from the 5th generation and downwards, so as the...

Ji-Wen Tsao and Shark! Shark!

A few years ago, Sprout Games published Feeding Frenzy. In 2006, a sequel was released by PopCap Games (the company behind games like Plants Vs. Zombies and Peggle). In the game, you played as a fish feeding on other fish. The more you ate, the larger you got. Of...

Crazy Controllers – The Super Pad 64

Games have to be controlled with something, whether it’s a mouse and keyboard, a good old joystick, or a modern, two-stick gamepad. In the first of a new series, we’ll look at some of the weird, unwieldy, or just plain bad controllers used by gamers both young and...

Astrosmash and the Blue Sky Rangers

Some things are instantly addictive. One sweet taste and you’re immediately hooked for life. No, I’m not talking about anything illicit. I’m talking about things like Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries, Lay’s Potato Chips (Betcha can’t eat just one!), and Astrosmash for...

EON to Release MK-II of its Popular GCHD Adapter

Back in January, a company new to the aftermarket retro hardware scene, Eon, released the GCHD. This allowed native 480p video output on the GameCube via HDMI – something elusive to the console since Nintendo’s component adapter is relatively uncommon. They’re also...