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Go 8 Bit – A Show About Video Games Hosted By Dara O’Briain

Video gaming has come a long way in recent years. Traditionally it was something you did at an arcade, with people playing games for hours after hours trying to beat the top score. The games then…

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Dolphin Emulator Now Has DirectX 12 Support

DirectX 12 is a low-level API which has the potential to allow for console-like optimization across a wide range of PC hardware. While it’s still early days, there’s a great deal of excitement surrounding games with…

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Atari to Launch Classic Game Compilation on Steam

Atari is one of the most iconic names in video game history and popularized the concept of interchangeable cartridges on a home console. Way back in 1977, Atari launched the Atari VCS which eventually become known…

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Penn and Teller’s Desert Bus To Receive Sequel

If you ever study video games (it’s something you can do and I highly recommend) you will come across this game. Desert Bus is known across the board for many reasons, more commonly though due to…

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Retro VGS Console Rebranded as COLECO Chameleon

Retro gaming is becoming more popular every year as people try to recreate memories from their childhood and evoke a sense of nostalgia. As a result, many of the classic or rare titles, can fetch a…

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Doom is Now Fully Playable Using Fallout 4’s PipBoy

Fallout 4’s passionate community is already creating a host of innovative mods to improve the user-interface. While these alterations are incredibly useful, the ability to play Doom on a Pip Boy is certainly one of the…

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Sony To Cease Betamax Sales After 40 Years

Betamax was pioneered by Sony in the 1970s and utilized a magnetic tape to offer mainstream recording functionality. Initially, Sony tried to dominate the market and make Betamax the industry standard. However, JVC had other ideas…

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The Nintendo Guitar Boy Mod is Sublime

Over the years, I’ve seen my fair share of outrageous custom guitars but the ‘Guitar Boy’ is a rockin’ retro-gaming masterpiece. This design was made by [Fibbef], an administrator on the BitFixGaming forum which was built as an…

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The Wackiest Graphics Cards Ever Devised

AMD’s small-form factor Nano GPU provides an insight into the future with HBM stackable memory which leads to more compact designs. As GDDR5 is phased out, graphics cards should become smaller as the memory is no…

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Unofficial Service Pack Released For Windows 98 SE

With all the press coverage regarding Windows 10, it’s very easy to forget Microsoft’s roots and how their operating systems evolved over time. Windows 98: Second Edition holds a lot of nostalgic memories due to its…

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1980s Commodore Amiga Still Working Day & Night at School

I’ve heard the phrase “they don’t make them like they used to” before, but this is still pretty damn impressive. A computer that’s as old as I am is still working day and night to control…

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Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

The man who flew the Millennium Falcon was involved in a plane crash yesterday, but luckily he’s alright. Harrison Ford managed to land his plane on a nearby golf course with what experts describe as exceptional…

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Who You Gonna Call… Kirsten Wiig?

That’s right Ghostbusters fans, the new reboot is to bring girl power to the iconic film series; in the form of the Bridemaids stars Kirsten Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. The other two roles are b-lined for Kate…

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The Most Beautiful NES You’ll Ever See

Designed from a “single, solid block of 6061 aluminum”,  this is perhaps the prettiest Nintendo Entertainment System you’ll see. Inside and out, this NES tribute is a finely crafted retro gaming dream. The Analogue Nt is…

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Ecto-1 NES a Must for Ghostbusters Fans and Retro Gamers Alike

If you’re a child of the Eighties – or always wanted to be – then, by the power of Greyskull, this custom console is made for you. eBay seller ultimatecustoms1982 has modified a die-cast replica of…

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Check Out These Retrotastic Prototypes For Many of Today’s Top Gadgets

  Companies like Apple, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are name to many of the biggest gadgets we use on a daily basis, but they all had to start somewhere. The first prototypes these companies made may…

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Get Wing Commander 3 for Free on Origin

EA gets a lot of stick from gamers these days, and it’s understandable given that the company comes across as a soulless machine for squeezing money out of consumers. However this much is true of most…

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Museums Classic Arcade Machines Restored With Help of Community

The UK Computer Museum in Cambridge plays home to a vast amount of classic arcade units and while many museums would never dream of restoring their items to new condition, this isn’t your average museum. The…

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Commodore 64 – Watch_Dogs 1989 Edition

It’s not the first time we’ve seen a retro-edition of a new game, remember the old school shoot em’ up version of Borderlands that was released a couple of years ago? Well aside from the fact…

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Super Retro Trio Console Launches Next Month

We love a bit of retro gaming from time to time, but since the price of the original Genesis (Mega Drive), NES and SNES consoles is ever increasing, especially for ones in great condition, there needs…

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Bluetooth ZX Spectrum Hits Kickstarter Funding Goal With 3 Days Remaining

Last last year we brought you news that a team of developers were trying to revive the much loved Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Now it looks like the team may actually be able to fulfil their dreams…

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Replay Events Ltd Taking Classic Gaming Championships On UK Tour

Replay Events have just launched the UK’s first nationwide Classic Gaming Championship. Qualifying heats will be held at various events and expos throughout the UK with the grand final taking place at Play Expo in October…

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Snoop Lion’s Latest Music Video Packed With Retro Game Parodies

Snoop Lion’s Retro Styled Music Video Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dog has released a new music video for “Get Away” in which he collaborated with Major Lazer. In a big change for Snoop he has gone…

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New York Man Holds World Record For Largest Personal Video Games Collection

Michael Thomasson has an incredibly large video game collection, so much so that he has recently earned himself the world record for largest personal collection of video games! With a staggering 10,607 titles in his collection…

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Proton Pulse Rift KickStarter Brings The 90’s To Modern VR Tech

Proton Pulse Rift is a game that fulfills the promise of virtual reality from the 1990s, the creators of this crazy game have even created a 90s style ad recorded on VHS just to get the…