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GOG: Classic console games ‘might be possible’

GOG, a DRM-free marketplace for PC games that sells a mix of modern and classic titles, has said that classic console games could be a possibility on the service, but it’s a legal problem rather than a technical one. “I think it might be possible at some point,” Marcin Paczynski, …

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NES Mini … SNES Mini … and now C64 Mini

While retro mini consoles have been around for years, the NES Mini, and the just launched SNES Mini have broadened the market and visibility of such devices. So it makes sense for Retro Games to release this miniaturised version of the massively popular home computer. With a retail price of …

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OPINION: Old games, new revenue – how retro is still big business in today’s event market

Andy Brown, director of Replay Events (pictured right), specialises in retro gaming events. Here, he talks about how serving the retro community has genereted huge growth for his company. When it comes to the games industry, they say everything is cyclical. Every few years, the three major first party players …

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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 3: Events of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. Big themes in 2016 included the fallout of Brexit (or lack of), the rise of eSports as a commercial force to be reckoned with, the tarnishing of a few reputations on YouTube, and much, much more. Hope …

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Coleco cuts ties with Retro VGS manufacturer

The owner of the Coleco brand has said that it is no longer associated with the makers of a supposed retro console that was to carry its name. Retro VGS has decided that the work that they have created is not sufficient to demonstrate at this time,” the Coleco Facebook …

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Questions asked about legitimacy of Coleco Chameleon retro console

A retro console recently demoed at the New York Toy Fair could be little more than a hoax, it is being alleged. Nintendo Life reports that development of the Coleco Chameleon, itself a rebranded version of failed Kickstarter The Retro VGS, has been put on hold following a string of …

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Retro Mega Drive console sales surge 400% at Argos

A quarter of a century after its release in the UK, the Mega Drive could be a star performer this Christmas. The Daily Mail reports that sales of AtGames’ Sega Mega Drive console have jumped 400 per cent at Argos in recent weeks”. This version of the machine includes two …

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