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Other Magazine Update: Retro Gamer November 2017

The November issue of Retro Gamer (UK) covered my favorite console ever, the one that really started it all, the Atari 2600 and it's 40th Anniversary of its creation.  But some reason the X-BOX got the big cover shot on it. Two great consoles no doubt about it.  Lets...

Coleco Announces New Mini-Arcade Based on Robotech Anime

Originally announced at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, Coleco is returning to manufacturing the mini-arcade tabletop machines they were so renowned for in the 1980’s. This time around, it will be based on the popular anime, Robotech, that was the first anime viewed by...

The Best Wrestling Games Aren’t on Current Generation Consoles

With the release of another edition of 2K Sports’ WWE video game series on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and eventually the Nintendo Switch, players and fans of the medium have been presented with another beautiful game, chock-full of amazing options and things to do,...

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No 35 – Halloween Pt 2 – Ben Drowned

The Creepypasta story that helped defined the genre and praised worldwide is brought to life by Adrian and the Arcade Attack crew in our first ever "audiobook". Followed by Adrian's critique, this is a podcast not to be missed. Check out our interview with Ben Drowned...

The 8-Bit Guy – The Retro Hour EP94

We reminisce about classic computers and modern-day mods with one of our favourite Youtubers, 'The 8-Bit Guy'. The 8-Bit guy on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/adric22 Email us: show@theretrohour.com Thanks to our amazing donators this week: Danny McDermott,...

Episode 65: Star Trek and Galaxian

So here’s the situation. It’s October. It’s 2017. By process of elimination, that means it’s October 2017. Putting two and two together, you get twotwo. Strategically simulate operations and shoot some suicidal space creatures with Sean and Jim as they answer that...

Factory Sealed – Ep. 144: Mario 64

Let’s pickle! It’s-a-time for some Mario 64, where Mario is less than amused to find a little present in a urinal. We also chat (at length) about our legendary trip to Mike’s wedding. Have a question you want us to mill over? Perhaps you have a favorite childhood...

No 34 – Halloween Pt 1 – Night Trap

In the first of our Halloween Specials we take a look at the landmark title Night Trap, what surrounded its initial release and what the PS4 version has to offer. Fancy arguing with us over the points raised in this podctast? Fancy suggesting a topic of conversation?...

RGDS 207 – Halloween Special

Hello Boys & Ghouls and welcome to a Spooktacular episode of RGDS, where the Crypt Keepers  Paul Driscoll and Gordon King take you kicking and screaming through some ghoulish retro Halloween games to enjoy this this time of year. So grab yourself a nice steaming...

Factory Sealed – Ep. 143: The London Live Show!

Brace yourself… this got out of hand. Have a question you want us to mill over? Perhaps you have a favorite childhood memory you’d like to share (and possibly have destroyed!). Send us an email: FactorySealed@ManaTank.com! Like the show? Take a minute to show your...

No 33 – Sonic The Hedgehog Movie???

Parmaount have announced there's going to be a Sonic movie out in a few years' time and it's gotten us all hot and bothered at Arcade Attack. Dylan immediately regrets bringing the whole thing up but there is one thing we're unanimous on - Emma Stone needs to be a...

Do Loot Boxes in Games = Gambling? #CUPodcast

WinBack for N64 Review

WinBack (Operation: WinBack in PAL regions) is widely considered to be the first 3rd person shooter to use a cover system (like in Gears of War etc.). It was also developed by Omega Force who is mostly known for Dynasty Warrior - so not only was it a pioneer, it was...

War Room

Welcome to the War Room! War Room is a new, fast-action, shoot 'em up arcade game for the Atari 8-bit family of home computers. The game was written by Rob Schlortt and Eric Henneke. It was released on Halloween, October 31, 2017. From the game manual: You have 3...

Keep Calm and Insert Coin: Pac Man Fever

Ok, normally I write about the video games that I played in my youth years.  But this time, I am going to do something different.  I want to talk about music for a moment.  Oh man, the 80's.  I don't care what you say, I think that the best music of MY years was the...

100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987: Solar Fox

Solar Fox for the Atari 2600 was a tough call for the inclusion in this book.  I love the game and still play it, but it has some of the most simplistic graphics of any cartridge produced in 1983 - a grid of squares, some enemy projectiles, and a trio of ordinary...

The Radical Redesign of the Super NES

The recent release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition around the world has reignited an age-old discussion about which design for the console is superior: The sleek, rounded grays of the European and Japanese release, or the multiple contours...

Phoenix IV: Sega’s New Console

As Nintendo and SCE volleyed for the top position, it was plain to see that Sega was no longer in the running, even though the Saturn was outselling the N64 in Japan.  American sales for the Saturn had fallen so dramatically during 1997 that Sega of America decided to...

Gigolo and Cathouse Blues for the Atari 2600

Send the kids to bed. These games are for mommies and daddies only. Now for many of you reading this, "adult" Atari 2600 games are old hat, but if they aren't, open a new browser tab, Google "Custer's Revenge" and take some time to immerse yourself in the colorful...

Galaxies Of Gaming this weekend

Come Join us this weekend,  November 10th-12th, 2017 in Ottumwa, Iowa for a weekend of retro gaming,  tournament, trading cards,  and the International Video game Hall of Fame Ceremony. Special guests include Walter Day,  Billy Mitchell,  "Tri-Force" Johnson and team...

Old School Gamer Magazine Exclusive: Inside Riskers

You wouldn’t necessarily call the gameplay in Grand Theft Auto retro, would you? Well, it’s actually been over 20 years since the original GTA game hit shelves and as a result, it's had an impact on a plethora of gamers and more importantly, developers. In this...

Phoenix IV: Arcade Virtuality

As home consoles were becoming more sophisticated, arcade manufacturers had to stay one step ahead and devise games that couldn’t be played at home. Virtuality, a British company, introduced four virtual reality games into arcades. While the games were different, the...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Zach Kaczor

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Zach Kaczor, who is displayed on card number 99, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection.   Zach is one of the youngest gamers to appear on a Video Game Trading Card.  When the card was produced, Zach was 11 years old.   He took...