6 Reasons To Worry About The Future Of Retro Games

6 Reasons To Worry About The Future Of Retro Games

No matter how great new games get, it’s always comforting to be able to wrap yourself in the nostalgia blanket and play a childhood favourite. It’s always been easy – go out and pick up the old hardware, a few cheap cartridges or discs and party like it’s 1999. But technological developments are threatening the future of retro games in a variety of new ways, and very little is being done to address this. So here are six reasons why you should start wondering if you’ll still be able to play your favourite game 20 years from now…

Fallout 4 Review for Xbox One

Fallout 4 Review for Xbox One

What is it that makes Fallout so unrelentingly captivating? What aspect of it compels us to spend hundreds of hours wandering through a wasteland; staring into the endless abyss of washed-out environments, wrist-mounted menus and discarded American dreams? Seriously, Fallout has to be the only game series on the planet that can so easily tempt you into dedicating so much of your time and life to simply sifting through dead people’s broken shit. But that’s what living life at the end of the world will do to you; it’ll warp you into a compulsive hoarder, potentially with murderous intent.

Halo 5: Guardians Review for Xbox One

Halo 5: Guardians Review for Xbox One

It’s easy to draw parallels with the past when it comes to Halo. In spite of 343’s intentions, it seems the sins of the franchise are doomed to be repeated. Halo 5: Guardians has emerged as the spiritual successor to Halo 2, and long-time fans will know that statement is something of a double-edged energy sword. 343 has struggled to deliver a well-rounded package with its sophomore effort, like Bungie a decade ago.

Discover The Fan Games That Led To Sonic Mania

Discover The Fan Games That Led To Sonic Mania

For the first time in a while, there’s a real buzz about Sonic The Hedgehog thanks to the announcement of his new 2D game Sonic Mania. But while the history of Sega and PagodaWest games is well known, you might not be familiar with Christian Whitehead or Headcannon Games – both of which have roots in the Sonic fan community. Here’s a look back at the unofficial projects that got them a foot in the door with Sega…

Rise Of The Tomb Raider Review for Xbox One

Rise Of The Tomb Raider Review for Xbox One

We can finally see why Microsoft worked so hard to keep Rise Of The Tomb Raider as an Xbox One exclusive. The new title takes what the 2013 series reboot did and runs with it, expanding almost every aspect of the game into an all-out, action-packed romp through dusty tombs, dripping caves and bombastic setpieces. At its best, this is probably the best game on Xbox One right now – and considering the competition that’s a big statement.