James Matson discovers that parting is such sweet sorrow. Except when it’s parting with retro gaming systems. Then it just blows.
Early this month we had the chance to ask our good friend Dave Danzara a few questions regarding the upcoming release of “The Video Craze”, a movie that is based on the 1980’s video game scene and the pop culture that was spawned from the classic era.
Power on, eject, disc in tray, close and load. No more floppy disks, no more save-file corruption, no more dirty tricks. Just my Playstation and me. The music begins. Revolution Software presents – Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars. Oh George!
HDMI? 1080p? 55 inch LCD? James Matson scoffs at these things, and much prefers to game in the warm glow of a static covered CRT.
2002? 1980? 200 AD? When does something pass beyond the great seal of the fresh and into the realm of retro gaming? James Matson investigates the (total lack of) science behind the vintage threshold.
Wrapped up in a heartfelt plea to the community, James Matson explores the evolution of retro gaming from hobby into cutthroat commerce
In an act of bravery that will pass from story into myth, and myth into legend, James Matson treads beyond the boundaries of this world and enters the twilight horror that is the Sunday Trash & Treasure market.
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.
The Video Craze (Vector Invader Productions) was born in 2011 when Dave Danzara started to film arcade collections and gaming meet up’s. Footage became plentiful so he called on (assistant director) Natalie Rossetti and (second assistant director) Scott Zeiser to put it all together. The end result is, in Dave’s own words, “a documentary that […]
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.
Doc, I’m back, from the future! Now where did I finish up? I know, I’ll just load up a save file and begin where I left off… Oh FFS sake! The save file is corrupted. Well at this point it’s time to load up a new set of games: Roger Will Comply!
You should always think of the children! Well EB Games have and once again partnered with the Starlight Foundation for the ‘Starlight Foundation Gameathon’. I attended the Swanston St, Melbourne, store.
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….