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Half-Life 2: The Past and Future

Half-Life 2: The Past and Future

Ten years after the release of Half-Life 2 Episode 2, let’s look back at the series and its future. What’s the longest you ...

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The dawn of the NES

In Japan, a small consumer electronics company called Nintendo (you may have heard of them) was having lots of success with their ...

Photo: kyleburning @flickr

God of War Retro Review

God of War first released onto the PlayStation 2 in March 2005. A lot has happened since then, the smartphone revolution changed ...

Half-Life 2: The Past and Future

Half-Life 2: The Past and Future

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 1
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The dawn of the NES

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 2
Photo: kyleburning @flickr

God of War Retro Review

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 3
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Half-Life 2: The Past and Future

After 10 years, where are we now?

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The dawn of the NES

In Japan, a small consumer electronics company called Nintendo was having lots of success with their console the Famicom. Wanting to garner international success, they locked their sights on the USA

Photo: kyleburning @flickr

God of War Retro Review

God of War first released onto the PlayStation 2 in March 2005. A lot has happened since then…

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Pokémon Red/Blue & Yellow – Retro Review

It has been 20 years since Pokémon first hit the shelves and to celebrate, Nintendo has re-released the games that started it all. But do they hold up today? Read on to find out.

Photo: Ubisoft entertainment S.A.

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc – Retro Review

How well does Rayman’s second 3D adventure hold up to the first? Josh Goldie puts the two games side-by-side and see if this was a step in the right direction or not

Photo: Ubisoft entertainment S.A.

Rayman 2: The Great Escape – Retro Review

Did Rayman make a successful attempt escaping from the world of 2D into 3D with Rayman 2: The Great Escape? Read on to find out

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Geist – Retro Review

Josh Goldie goes back in time and takes possession of a GameCube in order to bring you Geist, Nintendo’s unique answer to the first-person shooter genre

Photo: Empurasie

The Battle of Olympus: Emphasis on ‘Battle’

Josh Goldie looks back at an extremely difficult NES game, The Battle of Olympus. A game which tests your memory as much as it does your patience

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An Island in the Sun – Super Mario Sunshine

Marcus Winchester revisits a love-or-hate classic in Super Mario Sunshine

Heroine Samus Aran flaunts her power stance. Photo: PictureTrivia @Flickr

Retro Corner: Metroid Prime

Matthew Cole leaps and morph-balls through the GameCube classic.

Image credit: DarkZero

Retro Corner: Hogs of War

Kris Coombes relives the early-noughties cult classic

Image source: ToTheGame

Retro Corner: Army Men

Tuan Dao plays the Toy Story spin-off about it’s smallest heroes