Hardware Spotlight – Neo Geo AES

The idea of consolising ones own arcade hardware wasn’t a new concept in 1990. Atari and Sega built their empires upon the back of bringing their arcade hits to the home, and they achieved a lot of success doing so. But both companies ran into…

Appreciating Video Game Box Artwork

Video games are an interactive form of entertainment. We purchase games because we want to play and enjoy them, but how many of you have truly been able to appreciate the artwork for the games we buy? For most people, the artwork is just there…

Mike’s Top 5 PlayStation Games

Disclaimer; this is purely my own personal top 5 PlayStation games. With over a thousand games released in PAL territories alone, there’s no doubt that your own lists will be different. These titles are by no means the best PlayStation games, they are just the…

PC Engine Mini Delayed Due to Coronavirus

Originally scheduled to launch on 19th March, Konami has confirmed that the PC Engine Mini and its variants, the TurboGrafx-16 Mini in North America and the PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini in Europe, have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. In an official statement Konami…

James’s Essential JRPGs – EarthBound

Developer: Ape Incorporated and HAL Laboratory Publisher: Nintendo Format: Super Nintendo Entertainment System For many years Nintendo seemed to care little about EarthBound fans in the west. Originally released for the Super Nintendo in North America in 1995, EarthBound was a quirky RPG set in…

James’s Top 10 Consoles

I’ve always found it difficult to narrow down my top ten consoles of all time. I’ve played video games my whole life, and I’ve been lucky to have played more systems than most. When I’ve thought about this in the past I have always struggled…

New Ocarina of Time VHS Beta Footage Found

Over on YouTube the channel Hard4Games, which explores rare and obscure hardware, as well as fan-made mods, hardware prototypes and regularly upload lost or difficult to find footage of old games, has posted a new video showing some beta footage of The Legend of Zelda:…

Nintendo 64 – The Console With a Distorted Legacy

Many people look back upon the Nintendo 64 with adoration. I’ve spoken to many gamers over the years who rank the system as one of their all-time favourites, declaring their love for the many excellent Nintendo and RareWare titles. I used to be one of…

10 Classic Video Games Which Deserve HD Remasters

Over the last decade, HD Remasters have become a quick and easy way for publishers to make some lazy money. It started out with PS2 games being remastered for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 but it went to new extremes this current generation. Games…

Nintendo and the Video Game Industry’s War on Emulation and Piracy

Notice: This a republication of an article I had originally written on 14th August 2018, for another website I used to run. This article has been reuploaded in its original version, without any new edits. In the last few days the website EMUParadise, one of…