Latest Articles News - Page 17

Feature: An Ode to the Owl: The Inside Story of Psygnosis

An Ode to the Owl: The Inside Story of Psygnosis

Ex-Psygnosis staffer Richard Browne pays tribute to the legendary UK studio

Back in August 2012, Sony closed the doors of Studio Liverpool. Formerly known as Psygnosis, the studio was arguably most famous for its Wipeout series of futuristic racing titles, but it's easy to forget that it enjoyed a rich and vibrant history long before it was...

News: Book Focused on EarthBound's Development and Localisation Shut Down by Nintendo

Book Focused on EarthBound's Development and Localisation Shut Down by Nintendo

Marcus Lindblom: "I have no desire to rock the boat with Nintendo at all"

Marcus Lindblom was the primary translator and localisation expert for iconic Super NES title EarthBound, and since its emergence on the Wii U eShop last year he's spoken a fair amount about his work on the project. It's emerged, however, from an interview with

News: Final Fantasy VI On Android Is Pricey and Looks Rather Peculiar

Final Fantasy VI On Android Is Pricey and Looks Rather Peculiar

One alternative is the Wii Virtual Console...

Square Enix is a publisher that's made a significant push on smart devices, often standing apart due to its willingness to release some of its biggest franchises at premium prices, clearly resisting the ongoing race to the bottom. The latest case in point is Final Fantasy VI — commonly known on the...

News: Quest Begins To Find The Best Game Boy Tetris Player In The United Kingdom

Quest Begins To Find The Best Game Boy Tetris Player In The United Kingdom

Block buster

Since the release of the excellent King of Kong, it's fair to say that the world of video game high-score chasing has become a little more respectable. The documentary showed that the people who post these amazing scores are necessarily locking themselves away in rooms for weeks at a time; they're normal people with families and jobs...

Weirdness: Alex Kidd Infiltrates The Legend Of Zelda, With Disastrous Results

Alex Kidd Infiltrates The Legend Of Zelda, With Disastrous Results

Crossover chaos

Before Sonic the Hedgehog sped onto the scene, Alex Kidd was Sega's undisputed mascot, appearing in a host of Master System adventures — as well as a single 16-bit outing — and attempting to challenge Nintendo's Mario in the sphere of platforming goodness. Since being ousted by the blue hedgehog, Alex Kidd has wandered in the...

News: Nintendo World Championships Trophy Up for Auction

Nintendo World Championships Trophy Up for Auction

Now YOU can be Atlanta's 11 & Under winner!

Back in 1990 you needed skill, dedication, and maybe a little bit of luck to get your hands on a Nintendo World Championships trophy. Today, all you may need is some cold, hard cash. An alleged 1990 Nintendo World Championships trophy has popped up on ebay for the Buy It Now price of $2,000 (or best...

Video: This Awesome Games Done Quick Super Metroid Race is a Must Watch

This Awesome Games Done Quick Super Metroid Race is a Must Watch

Learn how to speed-run a classic

At the weekend we shared the exciting news that the week-long Awesome Games Done Quick Event raised over $1 million, which was an outstanding effort from everyone concerned. We'd also heard that the Super Metroid race — between runners Garrison, Ivan, Krauser and Zoast — was a stand-out event; it had certainly...

News: Christian First-Person Shooter Super Noah's Ark 3D Is Sailing Back To The SNES

Christian First-Person Shooter Super Noah's Ark 3D Is Sailing Back To The SNES

The reissue that nobody asked for

Remember the days when a game became almost impossible to get once it was no longer being printed? NES, SNES and even N64 titles became lost to us and wound up online for ghastly prices, and we just had to live with the fact that we weren't going to play certain games. Thankfully those days are a thing of the past...

News: Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 Raises Over One Million Dollars for Charity

Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 Raises Over One Million Dollars for Charity

An exceptional effort

Around a week ago we told you about the start of Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, which was seven days of live streaming of speed-runs and assorted challenges, all with the goal of raising plenty of money for the Prevent Cancer charity. The events are now closed, and the current total — post-event donations may add a little...

Matters of Import: Battling with Beautiful PSone Brawler Panzer Bandit

Battling with Beautiful PSone Brawler Panzer Bandit

A distinct lack of panzers and bandits

There’s no getting away from it: Panzer Bandit is obviously “inspired” by Treasure’s seminal SEGA Saturn classic Guardian Heroes. Fortunately, there’s far more to Fill-in-Cafe’s beat-‘em-up than merely imitation for imitation’s sake, as what we have here is a stunning game that not only serves...

Video: Learn How To Play Mega Man: The Board Game

 Learn How To Play Mega Man: The Board Game

Figure out the rules and power-up with this sample playthrough

Let's forget all about consoles for a moment. Mega Man is an icon that defies the medium, up there among the greats and immortalised in song, literature, and even Lego. He's had a shot at just about everything by now, and in December we reported that an officially l

News: The Rockman X Sound Box Album Set Includes Four Tracks Cut From Mega Man X

The Rockman X Sound Box Album Set Includes Four Tracks Cut From Mega Man X

And now you can listen to them for free

Years from now we may refer to "doing a Capcom Anniversary", with a knowing wink and nudge. For example, in a parallel universe Nintendo didn't celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zelda franchise by releasing Skyward Sword with a special CD and a game plot right at the beginning of the timeline, but sold us...

Video: Xbox One vs. Nintendo 64

Xbox One vs. Nintendo 64

There's a reason why the classics are referred to as classics

A new comparison video by Jeff Rubin, in which he pits the Xbox One against 1996's Nintendo 64, has proven what many of us have known all along: the Nintendo 64 is hands-down the superior system. The short tongue-in-cheek video (see below) actually makes a pretty compelling case as to...

Matters of Import: Cute Witches Blow Things Up in Cotton 100%

Cute Witches Blow Things Up in Cotton 100%

May contain less cotton than advertised

Märchen Adventure Cotton 100%, to give it its full and unwieldy title, first allowed us to summon magical death on baseball bat toting snowmen and boggle eyed trees back in 1994 on the Super Famicon, before finding itself ported to the PlayStation almost a decade later under the budget ‘SuperLite 1500’...