Surviving the Horrors of Martian Gothic

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May 282011
 
Surviving the Horrors of Martian Gothic

When you think of Survival Horror, which games come to mind? Resident Evil, Silent Hill or perhaps Alone in the Dark? Well what about Martian Gothic, which was released under the full title of Martian Gothic Unification, and in my opinion is just as good as, if not better, than the aforementioned titles in the

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Retro Gamer issue 90

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May 272011
 
Retro Gamer issue 90

The 90th issue of Retro Gamer hits UK and virtual store shelves this week, although subscribers will have had the joy of getting to read their advanced copy. The four weekly dedicated retrogaming magazine covers all things retro, from the latest news, reviews, interviews, features and more. This month the guys have focused on the

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Remembrance of an Arcade Gaming Pastime

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May 262011
 
Remembrance of an Arcade Gaming Pastime

To many gamers, the late 1980s was the true golden age of arcade gaming.  Looking back at this period, we reminisce about the classic games that we all played and loved.  In hindsight, it was the last great age of arcade gaming as home games consoles began to overtake the arcade in technical ability, negating

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Night Escape released on MSX

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May 242011
 
Night Escape released on MSX

The third entry into the MSXdev ’11 game making competition is Night Escape from Sherif Hashem. Developed entirely in MSX-BASIC, the game is a memory puzzle where the player must memorise the maze layout before the lights go out. If that wasn’t hard enough, there’s a nasty monster roaming the maze ready to pounce and

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Sega Pro issue 1 digitally archived

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May 202011
 
Sega Pro issue 1 digitally archived

The very first issue of Sega Pro – and the first for Paragon Publishing – has been digitally archived over at Out-of-Print Archive. Sega Pro was a very successful UK publication that was launched in 1991 and lasted right up to the Saturn’s demise. The magazine had such esteemed staff as Dominic Handy, Les Ellis

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Ghouls ‘n Ghosts Best Bits

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May 202011
 
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts Best Bits

The Sega Mega Drive / Genesis conversion of Capcom’s arcade smash hit Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is considered one of the machine’s finest games. The 16-bit conversion is playtested, dissected and studied for GameFan’s latest article. There’s no denying the fantastic visuals and gameplay that GnG offers, but oh, that “you gotta be kiddin’ me” difficulty

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Retrogaming RoundUp 31

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May 192011
 
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

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The Genesis of EA Sports

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May 162011
 
The Genesis of EA Sports

It’s hard to think of a gaming world without EA Sports dominating the sports genre with their Madden, NHL, PGA and FIFA franchises, but back in 1991, Electronic Arts were just beginning to realise the potential of their sports division. With the help of the super sleek Mega Drive/Genesis console, EA Sports’ quickly emerged as

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MegaTech issue 2 digitally preserved

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May 132011
 
MegaTech issue 2 digitally preserved

The underrated MegaTech was one of the many magazines that I lost in the unfortunate moving incident of 1999, so it’s fantastic news that meppi has started digitally preserving the issues. MegaTech was the first magazine in the UK dedicated to the Sega Mega Drive and was EMAP’s first publication to feature fully digitised screenshots.

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May 132011
 
Road Rashing GameFan style

I’ve mentioned Road Rash II before, but I never had to chance to delve into it in such depth as I have with this article posted over at the GameFan website. I’d forgotten just how much fun this game can be, especially in two player split screen mode and it still holds up well to

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