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An Ode to Marvelous Mini Games

January 16, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

With so much grand content packed into games these days, some times it's just fun to stop and smell the roses. That might be soaking up the view of a Caribbean sunset in Assassins Creed IV, pausing in the middle of Los Santos in GTA V and letting the city wash over you...

Retro Reflections

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    Sonic The Fighters Retro Reflection

    March 3, 2015 | by Aidan Fundamenski

    There was a time, believe it or not, when Sonic the Hedgehog was a household name. With as much edge as hedge, Sega’s blue speed demon was “killer-app incarnate”, single-handedly selling the Genesis...

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time retro reflection

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Retro Reflection

    February 25, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

    If you’ve read anything about Monolith’s Shadow of Mordor recently, then apart from being more up to date with video games than I am, you also probably know that it borrows heavily from Ubisoft’s huge Assassin’s Creed franchise...

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    Metroid Prime Retro Reflection

    February 16, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

    When a new Metroid game was announced for the Nintendo GameCube way back in 2001, fans of the series the world over collectively filled their trousers with smelly excitement...

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    North & South Retro Reflection

    February 3, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

    There was quite a lot of American Civil War history in my house growing up. We weren't an American family (Australian, in fact), but my father was rather fond of the PBS mini-series The Civil War...

  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater retro reflection

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Retro Reflection

    January 21, 2015 | by Illiya Vjestica

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is the game that changed everything for me. Its incredibly deep storyline, unexpected humour and survivalist stealth-action gameplay is the pinnacle of true happiness and my favourite...

  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer retro reflection

    Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer Retro Reflection

    January 13, 2015 | by Aidan Fundamenski

    So many Star Wars games, so many memories. From 1997 when the original films were re-released in theaters, to 2005 when the last prequel film came out, LucasArts put out so many Star Wars titles, it was practically its own genre...

  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver retro reflection

    Soul Reaver Retro Reflection

    January 12, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

    In 1999, amongst the releases of massive games such as Super Smash Bros. for the N64 and Final Fantasy VIII for the PS1, little known developer Crystal Dynamics (Pandemonium, Tomb Raider Legend) crept out of the darkness with the atmospheric...

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    Devil Kings Retro Reflection

    November 1, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

    It's the midst of autumn, a spooky, eerie time of year that's perfectly personified in the most badass of all yearly celebrations: Halloween...

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