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What Watch Dogs and other top games would have looked like in the 80s

What Watch Dogs and other top games would have looked like in the 80s

By 27 May 2014

Watch Dogs was released for both current generation and next generation consoles today, 27 May, and it is getting good scores in reviews across the board. Pocket-lint has given the massive open-world game four-and-a-half stars out of five, saying that... >>

Pulp Fiction remade as an 8-bit game... in video form anyway

Pulp Fiction remade as an 8-bit game... in video form anyway

By 13 January 2014

Back in the day when 8-bit gaming was at its peak, there seemed to be countless movie tie-ins and licensed games. What better way to re-enact scenes from your favourite films than to jump around as a character made of blocks on a variety of levels with... >>

Topps Tiles celebrates gaming milestones with super-cool retro 8-bit bathroom designs

Topps Tiles celebrates gaming milestones with super-cool retro 8-bit bathroom designs

By 22 October 2013

Not only are we about to enter a new age of gaming with the next-generation PS4 and Xbox One consoles to be launched next month, but 2013 has seen the 25th anniversary of the Sega Mega Drive and the 30th anniversary of the Nintendo Famicom. And to celebrate,... >>

Jet Set Willy's Matthew Smith to return with new game almost 30 years after his last

Jet Set Willy's Matthew Smith to return with new game almost 30 years after his last

By 27 March 2013

For the older generation the name of Matthew Smith is synonymous with gaming. Although you could count the number of titles he programmed and released on Homer Simpson's hand, his latter two games were mainstays in every British kids' collection. Even... >>

RetroN 5 console gives ultimate retro gaming fix, plays SNES, NES, GBA and Sega cartridges

RetroN 5 console gives ultimate retro gaming fix, plays SNES, NES, GBA and Sega cartridges

By 25 March 2013

If you fancy dusting off some old cartridges, taking Sonic for a spin, or giving Mario a run about, then the RetroN 5 could be for you. Designed to let you play games created for five of your favourite retro games consoles, the clever box has five slots... >>

Portable gaming exhibition hits Museum of Computing

Portable gaming exhibition hits Museum of Computing

By 13 April 2011

Geek's paradise and Pocket-lint fave, the Museum of Computing, based in Swindon, UK, is looking back at 35 years worth of portable games consoles and devices in its new "Gaming on the Go" exhibition. For it, the museum has garnered a mighty collection... >>

Atari's Greatest Hits for iPhone and iPad debuts

Atari's Greatest Hits for iPhone and iPad debuts

By 7 April 2011

Atari has released an app for the iPhone and iPad that is packed to the gills with classic games from yesteryear. And while it was only available in New Zealand initially, it's now gone global. Atari’s Greatest Hits promises to bring the best of retro... >>

Commodore 64 relaunch still on track

Commodore 64 relaunch still on track

By 4 April 2011

First touted back in August last year, Commodore USA's efforts to build a PC inside the original case design of the Commodore 64 seemed to be on hiatus. That is, until new pictures emerged showing a prototype model with its bits and bobs out. The prototype... >>

Speedball 2 Evolution: iOS launch date confirmed

Speedball 2 Evolution: iOS launch date confirmed

By 18 February 2011

The much anticipated iOS update to the ultra-cool, ultra-playable classic Amiga game, Speedball 2, has been dated for the 24 February - bringing Speedball 2: Evolution to iPad owners everywhere. The original Bitmap brothers' Speedball 2 found massive... >>

A few of the best retro racing games ever

A few of the best retro racing games ever

By 24 January 2011

Racing, in a car, for real, is perhaps one of the most exciting things you can do, however it has two rather inconvenient draw backs: it's very expensive, and injury and death are likely side effects. In view of this, if we want to get some kind of racing... >>