The 64 IndieGoGo Campaign Looks to Remake the Commodore 64

The 64 is looking to remake the Commodore 64 with a modern flair. The British team has turned to IndieGoGo to to fund their dreams of bringing two Commodore 64 devices to market, a traditional desktop inspired by the original Commodore 64 and a portable handheld device. The desktop device may look like the old Commodore 64, but the hardware supports modern trappings like an SD card slot, HDMI conn...

Coleco strikes back with COLECO Chameleon Old-School Console

For anyone out there that has no clue what a ColecoVision is let’s start off with a bit of a history lesson. The original ColecoVision by Coleco Industries was a 2nd generation home video game console release in August of 1982, and personally speaking was my first ever video game console I ever owed.  The Colecovision console at the time offered amazing arcade quality graphics and gameplay a...

Funstock.co.uk Announces the Blaze Tab Retro Gaming Tablet

Funstock.co.uk, the number one destination for retro gaming in Europe, has announced the BLAZE®TAB. It is a brand new gaming tablet aimed specifically at retro gamers. The tablet features a quad core processor and a dedicated graphics processor. It can play all retro games made for consoles including but not limited to the ZX Spectrium, Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 2600, Famicom, Super Famicom, NES,...

Cyber Gadget’s Retrofreak Video Game Console is Now Available for Pre-order

About three and a half months ago, Japanese video game paraphernalia designer Cyber Gadget revealed their Retrofreak retro video game console system. Previously translated details can be found here and here. Just this week, Cyber Gadget revealed that the system is planned for release this October, and the variations of the console, which will be detailed below, are now available for pre-order. The...

World 1-1 Documentary Premieres Today on Steam

The documentary on the early days of video gaming, World 1-1, launched today on Steam. The film covers the explosive growth that shook the entertainment industry and the near death of the video game industry during that time. Major figures in the industry like Nolan Bushnell, co-founder of Atari, and David Crane, co-founder of Activision, appear in the film. World 1-1 released in theatres last yea...

Cyber Gadget Reveals More Details About Their Retrofreak Retro Game System

Today, Cyber Gadget revealed more details about their Retrofreak retro gaming system. The new details have been translated here into English, along with a previously revealed detail about how HDMI works with the system. Retrofreak can connect to a television with a HDMI cable. Games can be upscaled to output a 720p image, so compared with an analogue connection, retro games will have feature highe...

Cyber Gadget Announces Retrofreak Retro Game System

Cyber Gadget, a Japanese company that develops video game console paraphernalia, has recently announced a new retro game system called Retrofreak. The details translate as follows: Retrofreak will allow you to play video game software from no less than 11 different types of cartridges via an adapter that is compatible with retro games, all with a single machine. Note: games may not play properly i...

World 1-1: The Pioneers Documentary Launches on January 15th

After their successful Kickstarter campaign, Lighthouse Pictures will be releasing their video game documentary on January 1th, 2015. World 1-1: The Pioneers covers the early days of video gaming, when arcades happily munched on the week’s allowances. Film makers Jeanette Garcia and Daryl Rodriguez interview some of the biggest names of the era, such as Nolan Bushnell, Al Alcorn, Dona Bailey...

Thimbleweed Park: A New Game From the Creators of Maniac Mansion

Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick are the geniuses behind much loved games such as Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island. Now they seem to be taking a journey back into the past (1987 to be more precise) with their new project Thimbleweed Park. This new game promises to “rediscover the charm of the point and click adventure”, and who better than to tackle this agenda than the creators who helped shaped the ...

Super Hidden Gems – Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie

We call a lot of games hidden gems that are not so hidden. Deadly Premonition, Indigo Prophecy, Flower…the list goes on and on. While these titles did not see mainstream promotion, they are not even in the same category of “hidden” when compared to the games you knew existed, but chose to ignore. These are titles that flew way under the radar. You have seen them a thousand times, but passed them b...

Ready To Run coming exclusively to PlayStation 4

Yielding from Eastern Europe, independent game developer Beatshapers Ltd has announced that their upcoming title – Ready to Run – will be available as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Remember playing with your R.C. cars and track sets? Well, Beatshapers is trying to bring out the retro feel while imbuing a futuristic mojo into this ‘furious’ title. Let’s see what unique se...

Super Hidden Gems – The Aquatic Games

We call a lot of games hidden gems that are not so hidden. Deadly Premonition, Indigo Prophecy, Flower…the list goes on and on. While these titles did not see mainstream promotion, they are not even in the same category of “hidden” when compared to the games you knew existed, but chose to ignore. These are titles that flew way under the radar. You have seen them a thousand times, but passed them b...

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