Thursday, 18 January 2018

DUNE


The movie adaptation of Dune bombed hard on its 1984 release, a fact that makes this 1992 tie-in a rather strange proposition. How many other big money losers can hold public interest almost a decade later? Created by the French developers at Cryo Interactive, this interesting concoction of adventure and strategy did just that. It even sold well enough for a sequel to usher in an entirely new genre.

Friday, 5 January 2018

TOP 10 GAMES OF 2017


With a website almost solely about retro video games, you'd think there'd be little room to play any modern titles. In actuality, I played a fair few (though not as many as I'd like). Some of them to completion (though not as many as I'd like). Read on to hear my thoughts on my favourite games of 2017...

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2017


After the event filled year that was 2016, I was hoping that a travel through 2017 would be a calmer one. If you put aside everything that happened in the real world and focus on movies, I'd say that wish came true. Let's not talk about Trump, Teresa of that time I narrowly missed a terrorist attack by an hour. It's time to talk movies, specifically my top 10 of the year!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

RODNEY GREENBLAT'S GAMES OF WONDER


Why is it that entertainment made specifically for young children feels like an insane acid trip? Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Yo Gabba Gabba - each are nightmare-inducing to anyone old enough to know what LSD is. Rodney Greenblat, the Californian artist behind the PlayStation game PaRappa the Rapper created a trio of CD-ROM oddities in the 90s: Rodney's Funscreen, Rodney's Wonder Window and Dazzeloids. And each will keep you awake at night.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

BLACK DAHLIA


The infamous unsolved murder of the aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, dubbed the Black Dahlia, has become one of Hollywood's biggest true-life stories. Over forty years after the tragic death, Take 2 has taken the mystery and mixed it with mythology to create an epic FMV adventure.

Monday, 27 November 2017

POLAROID PETE: THE GEKIBO COLLECTION


Gekibo, a portmanteau of Gekisha Boy (translation: Photograph Boy) is at first glance just another of those weird Japanese games that YouTubers love to rag on about. First released on the PC-Engine in 1992, Irem's short-lived series is a satisfying mix of a shooting gallery with a platformer. It's a rather unique concept with only Pokemon Snap coming to mind that bears any kind of similarity to the gameplay on show. So why didn't we see this in the west?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

DC ANIMATED COMIC BOOKS


DC's Justice League movie is almost here so what better time than to look at some CD-ROMs of superheros' past. In 1996 Inverse Ink released a slew of interactive animted comic books. Four were released based on Aquaman, Batman, Superman and Superboy. Read on to learn more about them.