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Episode 243: Bashing Microsoft

December 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The latest episode, which is on the short side after having a really long one two weeks ago, sees Paul returning from the flu with somewhat of a shady attitude this week. Meanwhile, the Gaming Flashback is the 1976 coin-op arcade game Blockade. The news for this week includes: Gabe Newell teases something for E3 [...]

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Tags: E3 · Episode · FPS · Industry News · Microsoft · Podcast · RPG · Show Notes · Xbox 360

Seven Games That Need to Be Remade

February 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments

With the strong rumor that Halo: Combat Evolved is going to be remade graphically from the ground up, it brings us to the question of why aren’t more games being remade?

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Tags: Editorial · Flashback · PC Gaming · Retro

Gaming Flashback: Yo! Noid

January 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Yo! Noid was a commercial opportunity for Domino’s Pizza developed by Capcom. This retro style game revolved around Domino’s Pizza claymation style mascot, the Noid, as he adventures through fourteen stages of side scrolling action. The game sound was much like any other 8-bit action platformer. It reminded me of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja [...]

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Retro FlashBack: DragonFire (Atari 2600)

July 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Now here is another interesting video game for the Atari 2600, the game Dragon Fire consisted of two game screens, one which you ran across a bridge while fireballs were shot at you, you had to duck or jump over the fireball. This screen was a side-scroller style screen (although it doesn’t actually scroll), at [...]

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Gaming Flashback: River Raid (Atari 2600)

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the first games I was introduced to on the 2600 was River Raid, back in 1982. I remember it vividly, as I was at my cousin David’s house, who was older than me, and he’d “baby sit” me so the adults could have some adult time hanging out in the dining room. We’d [...]

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Gaming Flashback: Myst

July 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Myst was published by Brøderbund Software, developed by Cyan Worlds and created by two brothers that did the design and directed the game (it was, much like a movie). The original game was released on the Macintosh (in 1993) and then later ported to Microsoft Windows and Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Jaguar CD, AmigaOS, CD-i, 3DO, [...]

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Gaming Flashback: The Incredible Machine

June 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Incredible Machine (TiM) is a game designed and developed by Kevin Ryan and produced by Jeff Tunnel (now co-founder of GarageGames and their successful title Marble Blast Ultra on the 360 and co-founder in Dynamix makers of A-10 Tank Killer and The Red Baron). At the time, The Incredible Machine series came out of [...]

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Tags: Episode · Flashback · Puzzle

Gaming Flashback: Mega Man

June 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Mega Man, a series franchise was born in the month of December, a series we rarely hear about today but one that inspired many great games in the side scrolling genre. Mega Man was foundation brick in the early Nintendo consoles and a bread winner for Capcom, he was a mascot to represent a genre [...]

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Tags: Flashback · Podcast · Retro · Side Scroller

Gaming Flashback: Lode Runner

June 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Lode Runner, a game many of us logged hundreds of hours upon. Lode Runner has a great deal of replay value thanks to its great map editor. The game was first published by Broderbund in 1983, but was first prototyped by Douglas Smith, an architecture student at the University of Washington. The Lode Runner prototype [...]

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