Yearly Archives: 2015

Retro Gamer #145

This is what you can read in issue 145 of Retro Gamer: The Legacy of Satoru Iwata Back to the Nineties – August 1998 Peripheral Vision: Game Boy Camera The Making of: Space Harrier Ultimate Guide: Arkanoid The Making of: … Continue reading

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Review: Super Mario Bros. (Famicom/NES, 1985)

Super Mario Bros. was one of the the first games I’ve played on the Nintendo NES. But when it was released in Europe in 1987, the game was already two years old. Super Mario Bros. was released on the Famincom in Japan … Continue reading

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Retro Gamer #144

In issue 144 of Retro Gamer, you can read about this: Back to the Nineties – July 1998 Ultimate Guide: 1942 The Making of: Firetrack Retroinspection: Magnavox Odyssey The Making of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap Ultimate Guide: Dig … Continue reading

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Kickstarter: Generation 64 – How the Commodore 64 inspired a generation

You should support the Kickstarter for translation of the Swedish book Generation 64. This is a great book and it’s about the Commodore 64 and how it influenced Swedish gamers in the 80’s. The Kickstarter run until August 4, and … Continue reading

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A look at… Nintendo Virtual Boy

The Virtual Boy might be the black sheep of the Nintendo console-family, but it is an impress hardware. And it’s easy to see why Nintendo wantet to make Virtual Boy. The early 90’s was the years of VR. Gunpei Yokoi … Continue reading

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Kickstarter: The story of the Commodore 64 in pixels

Chris Wilkins is back with a new book on Kickstarter, this time it’s a book about the C64: The story of the Commodore 64 in pixels. He have previously made books about the ZX Spectrum and Ocean. I have them … Continue reading

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Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata dies at 55

In a short pressrelease, Nintendo of Japan announced that Satoru Iwata, the president and CEO at Nintendo of Japan, died on Saturday July 11 due to cancer (bile duct growth). Satoru Iwata  (1959-2015) started his carrier in HAL Laboratory. He became president … Continue reading

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Is this a prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation?

The Internet more or less exploded today when news about the Nintendo PlayStation surfaced. I learned aout it first on nintendolife.com. This might very well be a prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation, all though some think it’s a fake. The … Continue reading

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Rare Replay to Xbox One in August

I look forward to August 4 when the Rare Replay collection is out for the Xbox One. The game was announced at Microsoft’s pressbriefing at E3 in June. The collection will contain 30 classic Rare games from 1983 to 2008. … Continue reading

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Retro Freak is 11 consoles in 1

I recently learned about the Retro Freak console. It’s a Japanese console like the Retron 5 and can play games from 11 different consoles. Like the Retron 5, the console is based on emulation, can output video via HDMI with … Continue reading

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