The problem with Gatekeepers The retrogaming community is for the most part a wonderful, open, welcoming place. You see people from vastly different backgrounds mixing together, enjoying their shared love for old video games and hardware. Sadly, there is a negative element to the community. I’m talking about the self appointed guardians of retrogaming: Gatekeepers. […]
Ah, Tetris. Quite possibly the most perfect videogame yet devised. Tetris is easy to pick up and learn, yet difficult to master. Tetris is a game that can be enjoyed by everyone. In this video, I look at the iconic Nintendo Game Boy version. I also examine the version released for the Game Boy Color. […]
To tell the truth, I’d actually forgotten about this blog! Terrible, I know, but life has been so busy over the last, what 14 months, that something had to give, and this was it sadly. Any way, I’m back! So, whats been going on in the world of 8/16/32bit? Well, despite not having time to […]
Given that we are just days away from another Xmas holiday, I thought I’d share some of my finest Xmas gaming memories with you all. First up: World of Illusion. This was the first game fired up on the Sega Megadrive 2 that my brother and I received for mas in 1992. After a hour […]
I have to admit, I was never that impressed with the PSP when it was announced. Sure, it was clearly the most powerful handheld system devised at that point, but the price and proprietary memory stick formet (with the extra expense this implied) left me feeling distinctly meh. Fast forward a few years, and I […]
Back in the mists of time, when I was a young man (or the 1990s in other words. In the 1980s it was all about John Menzies) I used to spend far more time than was probably healthy in games shops. After completing my morning paper round on a Saturday, and collecting my wages, which […]
So, I already mentioned that my beloved Saturn is now not reading game discs, which was a bit of a bugger as I had just bought a couple of new games from eBay. Thanks to the miracle of emulation, however, I can play the latest additions to my collection: Athlete Kings: Segas own (quite good) attempt […]
Good day: My copy of Athlete Kings arrived! Bad day: My Saturn has decided to stop reading discs. 🙁 Guess its back on to eBay next payday to find a new one (again)! grr!