Back in Time: 2011

As another year has just ended, we take a look back at the year’s highlights: the games, the ezines, magazines, podcasts and other retrogaming activities…   One of the first homebrew games reported in January 2011 was 1,000 Kung-Fu Maniacs. Developed by Alf Yngve and released through Psytronik, the game follows the kung-fu exploits of Master of Awesome as he travels through the Ninja invested [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 104

Just seeing the catchphrase “Who You Gonna Call?” as the sub-title of this week’s Retro League podcast stopped us in our tracks and we pricked up our ears. We’re massive fans of the Ghostbusters film and the many video games that has materialised over the years – as our big feature in Retroaction issue 3 can testify to – so this alone made the download [... read more ...]

Retrogaming Roundup 40

We hit number 40 of the Retrogaming Roundups and the monthly podcast is as fresh and interesting as ever, with news, discussion, and interviews on all things classic gaming. This month’s returning sections include Hardware Flashback with the Williams PHOF, Guinness Gaming Records, Top Ten with Game Controllers, The British Hour and more. This edition also includes features such as part two of an editorial [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 102

Following the monumental 100th episode, the release schedule of The Retro League podcast seems to have resumed back to its normal weekly edition. However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing of note here. On the contrary, there is the usual look at Virtually Retro (Another World – 20th Anniversary (iOS), Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (PSN)), news (NES-Bit magazine, 15th Anniversary of the Nintendo 64, Games of [... read more ...]

Retrogaming Roundup 39

The Septmember 2011 edition of Retrogaming Roundup has been released. The monthly podcast features news, articles, interviews and more on classic gaming. Regular sections include the Top Ten feature (Text Adventures), Hardware Flashback (Having An Arcade Party), Gaming Trivia, The British Hour, URLs and emails, and more. There is also part one of the Geoff Edwards interview and Tribute to Bill Kunkel in the packed [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 100

It’s the big 100 for The Retro League, as they’ve hurled towards that centenary episode in a flash this week – three episodes in as many days! The – normally – weekly podcast features news, articles and discussion on all things related to retrogaming. Naturally, this week, the guys celebrate their 100th episode by replying to listeners’ questions. The usual segments also appear, including Hot [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 98

The Retro League is a weekly retrogaming podcast that covers news, articles, links and more. This week, the Retro League team continues their retro countdown by covering the year 1998. Hot topics include Top 100 NES games that still matter, while in Virtually Retro, Parasite Eve II and 1950s Lawn Mower Kids are featured on the PSN and DSiWare respectively. Main news story is the [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 96 part 2

Following last week’s Retro League episode 96 part 1, the guys have just released, erm, part 2. This week, the focus is 1996 as Hugues, Critical Failure and Dustin join Hemrawc & Rob look back at the consoles and games that made the headlines that year. Games of the Week titles include Fight for Life (Jaguar), Killer Instinct II / Gold (N64), Super Mario 64 [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 96 part 1

The 96th episode of The Retro League is out now. We haven’t talked about The Retro League for a little while, so if you don’t know about it, this is a weekly retrogaming podcast that covers news, articles, links and more. This week, the guys discuss the ‘philosophy of the “last generation syndrome”‘, popularity of retro stuff and a look at Terraria with guest Critical [... read more ...]

Retrogaming Roundup 38

The 38th edition of Retrogaming Roundup is out. The monthly podcast features news, articles, interviews and more on classic gaming. This month the Top Ten feature has some retro game choices from listeners as it goes live. Elsewhere, there is the regular Hardware Flashback (The Scent Of Video Games), It Came From MAME (D-Day), Gaming Trivia, URLs And EMails. Plus this month, there is an [... read more ...]

Retrogaming Roundup 36

Retrogaming Roundup number 36 has just hit the virtual podcast shelves. Subtitled ‘An Evening At The Cottage’, the epic monthly podcast covers everything retrogaming with articles on the classics as well as news on current happenings. This month, the E3 & EGC take the editorial lead, with Hardware Flashback, It Came From MAME (Navalone [Navorone], Orbitron), The British Hour and the Top Ten (Video Game [... read more ...]

Retrogaming RoundUp 31

Retrogaming RoundUp #31 has been released and is available to download for free. The monthly retrogaming podcast features news, reviews, articles, and more in its in-depth episodes. This month, the guys debate their Top 10 sexiest Video Game Babes, look at sound in video games, unearth lost Atari prototypes, speak with Al Alcorn (one of the pioneers of coin op arcade games) and review Evil [... read more ...]

Classic L337 episode 50

Classic L337 celebrates its 50th episode this week. The weekly videogaming podcast features the best of both worlds, with Tony covering modern gaming and Scott covering retrogaming. This week’s interviews include Zebbe of Pier Solar (the fabulous recently released Mega Drive/Genesis game), Leo Nigro (Cheif Technology Officer of Commodore USA), Jay and Aaron (owner and editor-in-chief respectively) from J2Games.com and Lauren Berggren (aka L337Lauren). Also [... read more ...]

RetroGaming Roundup 30

RetroGaming Roundup is one of the regular podcasts that we listen to at Retroaction, and with good reason, because it’s an excellent production with a fine selection of topics and news on all things retrogaming. In RetroGaming Roundup #30, guys discuss their Top Ten Pinball Machines with the usual hilarious results. Other regular sections this month include Hardware Flashback (Make the Nintendo Wii a Cartridge Based [... read more ...]

The Retro League episode 80

The 80th episode of The Retro League is available to download. The weekly retrogaming podcast features news, reviews, articles and more and is available to download for free. This week the team discusses favourite games from 1980 with the likes of Missile Command (Arcade), Zork (Apple II) and Berzerk (Arcade). Other topics include Virtually Retro (Mega Man X (Virtual Console) and Final Fantasy IV: The [... read more ...]