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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…

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…

Game Review: Star Wars Armada (In Association With Tritex Games)

Game Review: Star Wars Armada (In Association With Tritex Games)

Intense dogfights between X-Wings and TIE fighters screaming past one another amidst an all-out offensive against Endor or in the timeless whirls of space as a looming Star Destroyer advances forward.

It’s this experience that people have been trying to recreate ever since the original Star Wars trilogy came out – in the arcades, on the PC and even in the playground.

Fantasy Flight have brought this experience to tabletops in the past with their beloved X-Wing miniatures game, but now they’ve come out with Star Wars: Armada; a game on a much grander scale.

6 Spin-Offs That Overshadowed The Main Games

6 Spin-Offs That Overshadowed The Main Games

Spin-off games can be a really mixed bag. For every excellent Ace Attorney Investigations or Crisis Zone, there’s a rubbish Shadow The Hedgehog or Death By Degrees waiting to sucker you out of cash. But some spin-offs are so good that they genuinely overshadow the games they were spun off from – here’s a look at six of them…