Classic L337 Episode 39

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Feb 142011
 
Classic L337 Episode 39

Classic L337 Episode 39 – “Better Late Then Never” has been released. Hosted by Tony Stemen & Scott Lammers, Classic L337 is a weekly videogaming podcast that covers both retro and modern gaming. In this episode, Tony discusses gaming in the news, while Scott has a question about Super Mario 3. Links discussed in the

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Lady Kakerlak released on C64

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Feb 142011
 
Lady Kakerlak released on C64

Lady Kakerlak has beeb released on the Commodore 64 courtesy of DATA-LAND. This is essentially an update of Lady Bug, a classic C64 Pac-Man style arcade conversion. However, this version comes with multiple levels plus an excellent editor to create your very own levels. The game is freely available to download from the CSDb, so

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Raiders of the Lost Arcades: Battle Lane Vol. 5!

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Feb 122011
 
Raiders of the Lost Arcades: Battle Lane Vol. 5!

[Continuing our reminiscence of Retroaction’s launch two years ago, we take a look at the very first ‘Raider of the Lost Arcades’ article, which was first published in issue 1.] Arcade gaming used to be a staple diet for most gamers across the land, with such great innovative games like Space Harrier, OutRun, Operation Wolf

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Raze issue 4 Archived

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Feb 112011
 
Raze issue 4 Archived

Another official digital release of Raze has been archived over at Out-of-Print Archive, courtesy of Roger Kean (the former co-founder of Newsfield Publications who granted us permission to host his back catalogue of magazines), Mort (who scanned the magazine) and triverse (who edited this release). Raze issue 4 was originally released in February 1991 when

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The Retro League episode 69

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Feb 102011
 
The Retro League episode 69

The Retro League episode 69 – Get your old-school kicks is available to download. The weekly retrogaming podcast main topic this week is multi-joystick fighters. Regular sections include Games of the Week (Power Blade and Karate Champ), Virtually Retro (7th Guest for iPod/iPad, Bust a Move for iPod/iPad, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 and more) as

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Retro Respect: Speedball 2

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Feb 092011
 
Retro Respect: Speedball 2

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, to give its full title, is arguably the Bitmap Brothers’ most famous and best game. The game was released for many formats including the Amiga, Atari ST, Mega Drive, and even the C64. Taking the basic ideas behind the original Speedball, the Bitmap Brothers used the best parts of the first game and incorporated them with a whole host of new features for the sequel. [… read more …]

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SCROLL videogaming zine launches with SNES tribute issue

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Feb 082011
 
SCROLL videogaming zine launches with SNES tribute issue

SCROLL is a new videogaming “midzine” (minimal magazine) that has been launched that has been produced by Ray Barnholt. The Super NES celebrates its 20th anniversary in North America this year, so to commemorate that fact, SCROLL dedicates its first issue’s 40 pages to the 16-bit console, including the history of the console, its endurance,

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The Retro League Interviews #12 – Brandon Cobb

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Feb 072011
 
The Retro League Interviews #12 - Brandon Cobb

The Retro League Interviews podcast series continues with #12 as Brandon Cobb, President of Super Fighter Team – publisher of Beggar Prince, Legend of Wukon (review and interview in RA#1), Zaku (review and interview in RA#4) and more – drops in for a chat. Although Super Fighter Team has been covered extensively, including in our

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Retro Gamer issue 86

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Feb 052011
 
Retro Gamer issue 86

Issue 86 of Retro Gamer hits the UK high street stores this week. The cover feature this time around is Isometric Evolution, which looks back at the history of the isometric genre, with input from Jon Ritman (Batman, Head Over Heels) and Sandy White (Ant Attack). Another highlight this issue is The History of Streets

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Dreamcast Magazine Issue 1 Archived

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Feb 042011
 
Dreamcast Magazine Issue 1 Archived

Another exclusive for Out-of-Print Archive as the digital archiving of Dreamcast Magazine issue 1 is announced. Dreamcast Magazine was the UK’s Official publication for Sega’s underrated console. Published by Paragon Publishing, the magazine launched in September 1999 and mirrored the fortunes of the machine it covered, coming to a premature end with its last issue

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