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…

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…

Do you remember… Xmas Lemmings?

In my sporadic “Do you remember…” series, I whack on some rose-tinted specs and wax lyrical about specific aspects of the classic and not-so-classic games of yesteryear. In recent years, it seems that every video game and his dog has to have some kind of seasonal tie-in. This December, I’ve been eviscerating deranged elves, reindeer…

Do you remember… the Amiga version of UFO: Enemy Unknown?

“Do you remember…” is a new (and probably highly sporadic) series where I whack on some rose-tinted specs and wax lyrical about specific aspects of the classic and not-so-classic games of yesteryear. UFO: Enemy Unknown (or X-COM: UFO Defense outside of Europe) is easily one of my favourite games of all time. There can’t be…