When Nostalgia Unites: DoYouRemember

July 29, 2013

Arcade-Box-for-iPhone

Today we will feature an article from a blog that share’s our interest: retro-gaming. The topic this particular time is joysticks. The homebrew comm– *cough* I mean professionals have cooked up an excellent iPhone add on that let’s you play tons of arcade classics through your apple device. Check it out for more details.

https://www.doyouremember.com/news/the-thrill-of-the-joystick

~Dan


Does Retro Mean Anything in Gaming Anymore?

July 9, 2012

As many times as a TV show or comic book breaks our thinking about how time flows: that it may just be circular instead of linear, is exactly how I feel about gaming these days. What we used to consider out of date, flawed, boring, and old-school has simply become “in”. It’s not an “old Nintendo” anymore, it’s a NES. It’s no longer a Mario T-shirt left over from my childhood, it’s the cool one I got from Hot Topic, or some clever pun shirt from Woot! In any event, I think it’s time we seriously considered if all of these interest groups tied to this concept of ‘retro gaming’, really still serve their original purpose.

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Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri Now on Good Old Games!

June 10, 2011

Everyone’s favorite sci-fi variation on Sid Meier’s classic Civilization formula is finally available as a digital download on the online store Good Old Games.  Manage the first human colonies on an alien planet!  Defend your colony from hostile monsters!  Battle economically, politically and militarily against rival colonies!  Customize all of your units at an unparalleled level of detail!  Design your own civilization from the ground up in an extraterrestrial setting!

Do you need to hear more reasons why this is one of the finest 4X turn-based games ever built?  Go check out a true PC classic from 1999!


Gaming as Culture: In Touch with Our Roots

May 12, 2010

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what gamer culture really is. We hear the phrase tossed around a lot and to many it conjures basic images of nerdy stuff and people enjoying it. Lately, in the face of certain cultural critics claiming that video games cannot be art, many voices were raised in defense of video games. This choir of support is indicative that as a community, gamers have begun to band together on a larger scale than perhaps was previously apparent. Conventions like PAX come to mind when I consider this development. PAX, more than any other electronics gathering I have attended, is not about marketing new products, but rather celebrating games as culture. To me, this means two important developments are occurring. 1. The video game community is growing in size. 2. The video game community is ageing.

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Green rabbits taste kind of like blue rabbits…

May 1, 2010

“Who the hell is Bucky O’Hare?! Fine… show me what this square duck toss game is” -Anonymous

Well this is my first blog post loyal continue? readers, and I am more than pleased to make your acquaintance… and what better way to introduce myself than with the above real-life quote from a friend of mine.

So what’s this about unnaturally colored rabbits and cruel animal throwing games?  Well, back in the 90’s I was a typical wide-eyed boy, totally fixated on cartoons and video games (I guess not much has changed).  One of the games to cross my path, and one which I remember fondly, was strangely titled: Bucky O’Hare.   Tell me more you say?  Well click the link, says I. Read the rest of this entry »


Breaking Up the Monotony with some Snood

June 14, 2009

Well I was moseying around my old computer and I noticed an image on the desktop. An image that I knew immediately and any fan would too:snood

It is non other than Jake the snood. Back when this game was getting popular and I discovered it, I was surfing AOL 7.0 on my Windows 98 PC –  those were the days.

But anyway, today I bring you a revisit of Snood, a game that had its start way back in 1996 (at this point that does not sound right to say) by creator David M. Dobson.
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