To Live and Die in L.S. — machinima review

Confession time: I’ve not actually played Grand Theft Auto V. I know, right! I’m probably one of the few people left who hasn’t. It’s actually the first main GTA game I’ve skipped over – an acute case of series burnout following the rather underwhelming GTA IV. But, five years after the game’s original release, I’m…

How legal is it to emulate classic games?

The world of video game emulation has always been a bit, well, shady. As far as much of the gaming industry is concerned, unlicensed emulation is little more than piracy. Yet, despite numerous legal challenges over the years, the emulation scene has largely managed to flourish above ground. Sadly, with 1980’s nostalgia and retrogaming very…

The Long Reach review

What is it? Despite initial appearances, The Long Reach is not a zombie apocalypse game. Probably for the best, there’s already far too many of them these days. No, this game is more Stranger Things and Stephen King than The Walking Dead. Essentially, it’s a 2D adventure game with puzzle solving and horror elements. What’s…

Cannon Fodder Music Video

One of my all-time favourite video game intros has got to be the one from Cannon Fodder. If you’re not familiar with Cannon Fodder, then you’re probably either too young or you’ve were living under a rock back in the early 90s. Either way, I demand that you immediately familiarise yourself with it! Cannon Fodder…

I’ve added a music page to my blog!

Something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, I’ve finally added a music page to my blog! It comprises a three-hour playlist — hosted over on SoundCloud — of music uploaded from my ever-growing personal collection. Geek that I am, I’ve always loved video game music — a passion that dates right back to…

Tasty Amiga Pi: a quick overview to building a mini Amiga

So, way back in December, I published an overview to emulating the Commodore Amiga. While writing it, I did some research for emulator options on the Raspberry Pi and just happened to come across this nostalgia-tastic Retro Amiga Pi case. Well, it was pretty much love at first sight. So much so, that it actually…