Tag Archives: retro

OPINION: Kickstarter is making me feel Dizzy

I feel like I’ve been here before recently. And I still feel uneasy about it. The Oliver twins are important figures in the history of UK games development and I sincerely wish them the best in their new Dizzy Returns Kickstarter. They’re after a total of 350k for a reboot …

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Time names its all-time 100 best video games

US magazine Time has named its all-time best 100 video games – and as you’d imagine there are some expected and definitely not as expected inclusions. It divides its list into decades. The 1970s, for instance, includes obvious contenders such as arcade smash-hit Space Invaders and tennis sim Pong, as …

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London indie Game Focus closes doors

Iconic central London indie games retailer Game Focus has closed its doors, it has been confirmed. It comes after a gradual reduction in its floor space, starting first with the closure of its basement shop and a spate of heavy discounting. After almost 10 years of business, Game Focus has …

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Atari justifies iOS legal action

Longstanding publisher Atari has effectively confirmed that it has taken action to block iOS games that apparently infringe on copyright. Yesterday it was accused of getting Apple to remove games from the App Store that are similar in appearance to some Atari titles. Atari said in a statement that its …

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Retro café offers fresh approach

A new retro games caf that doubles as a retailer has opened in Cornwall, combining food and drink with gaming. The outlet is based in Falmouth and has been named Loading. It was set up by local entrepreneur James Dance and specialises in games and hardware from previous generations, with …

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Xbox Live Game Room revealed

One of the more surprising announcements to emerge from CES 2010 was Microsoft’s reveal of what it is calling Xbox Live Game Room – a virtual meeting place for friends to meet up and play games. Does that sound familiar? As with Sony’s PS3 Home, Xbox users will be able …

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