James Matson explores the mysterious sorcery of the SD2IEC floppy emulator for the Commodore 64, a device which promises to reverse the aging process and give everlasting life to your favorite C64 games.
James Matson discovers a secret cache of retro gaming goodness nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling CBD.
James Matson reckons the Amiga computer is about the epitome of vintage computing. He really wants you to own one. And you, and you. But especially you. That’s why he’s taken some time out to give you a +1 in Amiga education so you know which model is right for you.
James Matson yells at some kids to get the hell off his lawn, settles into his rocking chair, and rattles off some reasons why retro gaming is what’ll put hairs on your chest.
James Matson asks the question – if you can’t be a hedgehog or a plumber, what will you be? The answer seems obvious; a Ninja from the Nth dimension. We can’t all be Sonic or Mario. The Sega mascot was (and still is) responsible for some of the finest moments of gaming, while Nintendo’s undisputed […]
Acorns, Orics and Spectrums oh my! James Matson is coaxed away from playing Gods on an Amiga 500 to explain why retro computers are easily the equal of retro consoles, and why you – dear reader – should be gaming on them right now….
Cartridges. They’re the icon of the retro gaming world, and despite having long been succeeded by optical or digital media never fail to rally the hearts and minds of the vintage gaming crowd. James Matson puts his reputation on the line and invites the banter and counter arguments of retro gamers the world over to […]
So addictive. Just need one more hit. Just one. We’ll give you the $200, just give us some. Now. We’re talking of course, about Game & Watch handhelds. James Matson gives some tips to the beginner wanting to collect these crazy fun and often crazy expensive pieces of Nintendo history
Like any hobby, collecting retro gaming paraphernalia comes with a mostly imagined and incredibly loose set of rules or guidelines that you’ll often find over zealous members of gaming or retro forums espousing any chance they get. Some of them are common sense, helpful bits of wisdom that have no doubt evolved over many years and from […]
Wearing nothing but a lubricated rubber glove, James Matson reaches down into the misty, murky depths of obscurity and plucks out a fantastic little Commodore 64 platformer that deserves more of a mention than perhaps it ever got at release…
James Matson pauses for a moment, to reflect on the reason many of us involve ourselves in the world of retro gaming. To covet and collect, to have and to hoard. Three cheers for the retro collectors!
One incredible attack helicopter. Two unique gaming platforms. Only one can emerge victorious while the other skulks through life as a defeated loser, eventually moving into a run down unit on the outskirts of Broadmeadows where it will live out its remaining days addicted to Meth and re-runs of Survivor. James Matson gets all judge, jury and […]
How do you make an awesome thing better? You add peripherals, that’s right, peripherals. To wit – The F16 Falcon is great, but when you add a couple of AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, it becomes awesome. Fish & Chips are good, but when you add enough chicken salt to dehydrate an adult Rhino they become spectacular. […]
Shoryuken! Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku! Hadouken! It’s okay, James Matson is not having a stroke, he’s simply a bit excited about thrashing out a few rounds on Street Fighter 2, CE and Turbo on a variety of home platforms to bring you the best and worst of the bunch. Let the fighting begin!
Retro games are fun to play for us old timers, because they evoke awesome memories of when we weren’t such…er…old timers. But are there any retro games which stand tall and proud against modern offerings? James Matson makes camp in the affirmative….