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Are We Paying For Nintendo Plastic?

Something came to me the other day… If the NES Classic Mini plays SNES games, is the upcoming September 28-29th release of the SNES Classic Mini literally just the Mini NES unit rebranded and rewrapped in a different plastic shell and different software? If so, would we literally be paying £30 more for 2 SNES controllers costing £1.26 each to manufacture (bearing in mind one controller came ... »

The Genius Of Codemasters

The Genius Of Codemasters

The Genius Of Codemasters If you look at the simplest of mass produced electronics and I do mean the simplest, then just take a minute to look at the board design, like myself, you may wonder ‘how the hell did they do that?’. Not to put myself down but some of us talk the talk and some of us walk the walk and guess I’m the one talking right now so enough said. Codemasters have al... »

Mini NES A Classic Mistake?

Mini NES A Classic Mistake?

Mini NES A Classic Mistake? When Nintendo first started making cards, I’m presuming they wanted to sell as many packs as possible. Like any business that will thrive, this is just good business sense, however, one could wonder if there is anything common between the sense they showed back then and the way it is dealing with it’s products in today’s market. The Nintendo Classic Mi... »

play expo manchester 2016 review

Play Expo Manchester 2016 Review

Play Expo Manchester 2016 Review Play Expo Manchester has always been right around the corner for me, so it always tends to feel like I’m cheating when attending, especially when the NEC in Birmingham hosts other larger events which we frequent. However, these other larger events, have a rather small retro-gaming section, if any at all, so Play always feels a little different to most other e... »

Draw Me A Line – A Story About My Life In Gaming

Draw Me A Line – A Story About My Life In Gaming

Draw Me A Line – By Neil Dee Fuck adding pictures, I’m going old-school so google them or send me your fax number for me to ignore. Besides, I haven’t learnt to make one of those monotonous 25 page galleries with 18 words on each. So sue me. I would love to say this was a retro-gaming post but in reality, it’s more of a post about gaming. When you have been in the gaming se... »

Atari And Commodore To Hook Up With Sinclair?

Atari And Commodore To Hook Up With Sinclair?

Atari And Commodore To Hook Up With Sinclair? Retro gaming went total rumour-ville here at GaminGuys recently when Sinclair, master’s of the 1980’s and also Indiegogo campaigns with the Vega and Vega+, hinted that Atari are in a collaboration with them to develop (or is it re-develop?) a handheld console. Did I also mention Commodore? After an amazing 2hr 37min pod-cast, raw recording ... »

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

I’m in a world of shit. Life can be so painful, full of misery, cancer and cancer. In the meantime between being sympathetic to our very existence, feeling sorry for ourselves and generally dying, how about we play some games to pass the time? Sound fun to you? Life does suck, if you ever look at the big picture, it’s the truth, hence why we look at the smaller picture, the one we can ... »

An Era In A Gamers Life

An Era In A Gamers Life

An Era In A Gamers Life My uncle was Nintendo 64 all the way. The only things I remember was playing Mario 64 and pulling out a tooth that was loose at the age of 8 and getting 1.2 euros the next morning as i was in Holland. Honestly that is all I remember. I have grown up with a step-dad most of my life, however, my best memories of gaming are with my step-dad and my brothers. My first gaming exp... »

The Better Build

The Better Build

The Better Build I’ve snapped the corner off an Atari 2600 whilst A/V modding it and the drill-bit got stuck, oops. Changed out the cartridge port on a couple of NES last year and one day I’ll get round to A/V modding one of my Intellivision. I’ve customised more Xbox 360 into Jtag’s than I probably have repaired for RROD. I have been hands on with pretty much every type of... »

Silent Hill.. The Game That Nightmares Are Made Of

Silent Hill.. The Game That Nightmares Are Made Of

In late January of 1999, Japanese developers, Konami would release a brand new survival horror game for the Sony PlayStation that would completely redefine the genre. Silent Hill was born. I was in my late teens when Silent Hill was released to the UK market and by this time, I was already an avid fan of the PlayStation and I could happily say that I was also a fan of a good scary, horror game. I&... »

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