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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&... »

Gran Turismo  –  PlayStation, Start Your Engine.

Gran Turismo – PlayStation, Start Your Engine.

By Ian Sanders   It was early 1998, the PlayStation (PS1) was the hottest console on the market & I had been left wondering why my friends were going a little too over the top for a certain racing game. The game in question? Gran Turismo. It’s not like Sony hasn’t released any good racers yet either… and I mean big titles too. I’d played plenty, like the beginnings... »

Mortal Combat in the 80’s

Mortal Combat in the 80’s

When I was young, it wasn’t just dinosaurs that roamed around our house, there was also Combat for Atari 2600. One of the most basic carts for the system (then again there were a lot on par with it), it was probably the game closest to pong, less the bat and ball. Combat however, had a manly feel to it, you wouldn’t have looked right sat there playing it in a flowery skirt. It was the ... »

Super Mario – The Greatest Plumber in New York

Super Mario – The Greatest Plumber in New York

By Ian Sanders. …And to his credit he’s also a pro golfer, a master at tennis, a world class doctor, party animal, melee fighter, race car driver & did I mention that he still finds time in his ridiculously busy schedule to save the odd princess along the way? Now if you’ve ever wondered why they call him “Super” then you don’t have look much further than th... »

Panasonic Q – More Than A GameCube

Panasonic Q – More Than A GameCube

The Panasonic Q The Panasonic Q, a lot of you may have never heard of it. Imagine the Cinderella of gaming in an era where Gamecube was one of the ugly sisters. The Q was the pretty one, the talented one, the one you want to keep for the rest of your life. I’m sure some would be just as happy to spend their life with the ugly sister too, however this is gaming not married bliss. You can have... »

Memories Of The Playstation One Era

Memories Of The Playstation One Era

How PlayStation One Happened For Me PlayStation One, what an apt name looking back from 2015 where the next generation of console included Xbox One. Apt because the advancements in gaming back in September 1995 as the PS1 hit North America and Europe showed a similar advancement in graphics and game improvements generally in much the same way as we saw in 2013. Not only that, but Japan saw the PS1... »

A Night With Extreme Consoles

A Night With Extreme Consoles

  Extreme Consoles has been producing gaming related consoles, controllers and 3rd party projects for a number of years now. Whether a particular design floats your boat or sinks your battleship, art is a subjective universe with many angles and opinions, however, there is no doubt the passion is there when it comes to gaming based plastics for them. On that note, we decided to ask them to co... »

twitter retro

How Twitter Revived Retro-Gaming

I have never been a Facebook fan, even when it was ‘all there was’ from a social media stand-point. People that know too much about other people’s business just makes them judgemental and nosey. I think this is why Twitter appealed to me in the first place. Like a lot of you, I first heard about Twitter when radio station’s were talking about Stephen Fry being a big fan. Th... »

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