0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on December 11, 2012 under Amstrad/Sinclair, Apple, Arcade, Atari, Commodore, DOS, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Other, PC, Sega, Sony
The well known British scientist, actor, and renaissance man, Sir Patrick Moore, famed for his role in the GamesMaster TV series has passed away at age 89. Moore detached (literally), yet biting performance as the face behind the GamesMaster show helped make the 7-season series a veritable hit on Great Britain's Channel 4. One of the first shows of its kind in the UK, GamesMaster specializ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on December 11, 2012 under Homebrew, News, Other
Yes, it's true, the Android-based Archos Gamepad is now shipping from their online store. The only problem? At this point, it is out of stock, which will not be replenished until December 18th 2012, at least in select areas. Unfortunately, in North America, the "Buy now" button is conspicuously absent, and distributors like Amazon, Best Buy and Tiger Direct don't even have a pre-order option. ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on December 3, 2012 under Amstrad/Sinclair, Apple, Arcade, Atari, Commodore, DOS, Interviews, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Other, PC, Sega, Sony
Here's another Kickstarter campaign to start off the day.. History buffs and those interested in behind-the-scenes anecdotes of companies, games and production teams, should find "The History of Ocean Software" fascinating. Chris Wilkins, the man behind the project, intends to roll together years of information, stories, photos, and other information previously unavailable elsewhere and re... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on December 3, 2012 under Commodore, Homebrew, iOS, News, Other, Remakes
If you're an indie game- and Commodore 64 enthusiast and have yet to hear of Paul Koller, you might find this next piece of news very interesting. Koller, a longtime Commodore user and programmer, has taken it upon himself to port some of today's most popular indie games available, such as Super Crate Box, VVVVVV, Canabalt and other titles suitable for the Commodore's computing power. The ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on November 29, 2012 under Apple, Atari, Commodore, DOS, Microsoft, News, Other, PC, Remakes
Remember our brief mention of Elite: Dangerous, the long awaited return to the Elite series? Well, now there's more to the story. The developers at Frontier have put their money where their mouth is and recently uploaded some tantalizing early development footage of Elite: Dangerous. Basically, the clip contains 5 minutes of multiplayer aerial dogfight in space. Actually, it somewhat resemble... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on November 23, 2012 under Arcade, Microsoft, News, Remakes, Sega, Sony
According to a recent tweet by the renowned game developer, the classic fighting titles Fighting Vipers, Sonic the Fighters, and Virtua Fighter 2 are coming soon to a PSN or XBLA near you. For the bargain price of €4.49/$4.99 each, gamers can pick out their favorite(s) of the bunch on November 27th (PSN) or November 28th (XBLA). PC nerds (and non-nerds) will have to wait--perhaps indefinitel... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on November 13, 2012 under Amstrad/Sinclair, Apple, Atari, Commodore, DOS, Featured, Microsoft, News, Other, PC, Remakes
Long before the domination of open world gaming by such titles as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Grand Theft Auto, as many here know well, games in the early age of retro times were generally more scripted and linear. Of course, the technology must be taken into consideration, but then again, it's a bit difficult to imagine Pong or Tetris in an open world. Elite: Dangerous (Source: Kickst... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on November 12, 2012 under Commodore, Featured, News, Other
Here is something for the Amigans... and music buffs. Recently, composer and music designer Allister Brimble began a Kickstarter effort to fund his latest venture: the Amiga Works. This new album will cover many of his many years in the industry, not to mention the myriad of classic games he's worked on. The budgeted goal sought is a bit more modest than many projects in existence, but still f... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on November 7, 2012 under Apple, DOS, Microsoft, News, Other
Wolfenstein is going to Hollywood, baby! The classic iconic nazi-fighting Apple II game first developed by Muse Software in 1981 apparently still has some lifeblood in its veins. For those not familiar with Castle Wolfenstein (made especially popular by ID Software's DOS reboot), the classic dungeon escape pitted an allied secret agent (which ID later bestowed the name William B.J. Blazkowicz)... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Joystick on November 5, 2012 under Amstrad/Sinclair, Apple, Homebrew, iOS, News, Other, PC, Remakes
It looks as if Chaos: The Battle of Wizards will receive a facelift soon--or at least new compatibility on modern platforms. Julian Gollop, known for the original X-COM, officially stated via Twitter that he is tinkering with a "remake/sequel" for iOS, PC, Mac and perhaps other platforms. No word on if there will be any console release. In his official blog, Gallop titled his November 4th e... more.