2014 probably won’t go down in history as one of the best years in video gaming. Players of all kinds suffered through delays, bugs and even hacks on both Xbox Live and PSN. Despite the disappointments though, there was a shining beacon of light in ’14 and it was the indie games.
Access Software, the studio formed in 1982 by Bruce Carver brought the early computer game world numerous gems including the Links series and two Tex Murphy games. There’s an entire history of the studio, including their acquisition by Microsoft and their name change(s), on Wikipedia if you’re interested. I just thought it would be great to Read more
Sega’s handheld Game Gear emerged at the start of the 1990s and aimed to do battle with the wildly popular Nintendo Game Boy. Things didn’t really turn out well for the handheld, but there were a lot of amazing titles which deserve a look back on.
Here’s a 10 minute look at Urban Champion for the NES courtesy of Retrophile TV. Game Info Two rival characters meet up one day on the city streets and arrange a fight. Both characters will start in the middle with two blocks on either side of them leading to an open manhole. The first person to knock the Read more
There were a lot of truly memorable Sega Genesis titles released for the iconic console over its lifespan. From Moonwalker to Sonic the Hedgehog, there’s almost nothing that wasn’t wildly impressive at the time in terms of speed, graphics and gameplay.
So here’s a home brew builder who’s gone mad and decided that the world needs a Commodore 64 laptop.
The Motorola 68000-based Atari ST hit the scene in the mid 1980s at a pretty steep price. Adjusted for inflation, The color version of the machine costed well over $2000 ($999 in 1985), and while it certainly was a capable machine, it only enjoyed limited commercial success.