Pac is back, the award winning mobile gaming hit is now available on your favourite console. Inspired by the 256 glitch, Pac-man was designed to have no ending, as long as one life was left, the game should be able to go on indefinitely. But when the fruit counter overflows to zero , the first […]
From the team that brought you “From Bedrooms to Billions”, comes the Amiga Years by Nicola and Anthony Caulfield. When their Kickstarter campaign was announced I was instantly attracted to the idea of viewing a documentary focusing on my beloved childhood machine, the Commodore Amiga. Whilst I only owned an Amiga 500 back in its […]
I will be the first to admit that I am generally not a fan of mobile gaming, however it is hard to deny the ever growing popularity of gaming on tablets and mobile phones, as they begin to eclipse traditional portable gaming devices. With this market on the rise, traditional console accessory manufacturers have stepped […]
Am I living in the past or have I travelled back in time? I turn on the news and it’s Bush v Clinton for the US presidency, I look at the top grossing movies and Terminator and a Jurassic movie are the top 2 grossing movies for the month and then I turn on my […]
It’s taken 10 years but the Video Games Live concert has finally arrived in Australia. Waiting in line amongst the cold Melbourne weather I stood there thinking what could I be expecting as I avoided any spoilers on the internet. Tommy Tallarico would post up on the Video Games Live Facebook page which songs people […]
“Video Games are really the training book of computer literacy,” Nolan Bushnell. World 1-1, is typically a term you would hear in any of the Super Mario games featured on Nintendo. However instead of a plump bouncing plumber, we have a 120 minute representation of the history of Atari, directed by Jeanette Garcia and Daryl […]
Space is a dangerous place. What with alien fleets causing trouble and what not. Thankfully, space is defended by the Star-Fleet and their battle starships, and that’s where you come in with Starship Command, a 1983 release for the BBC Micro (Model B) & Acorn Electron.
A point and click adventure classic which was originally released on the Apple Mac back in 1987 but made famous with its release onto the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989 has recently been released in a completely new re-imagined version for PC & Mac. The premise to the game is that you the player must […]
From Bedroom to Billions has finally been released, one and a half years after the Kickstarter pledging began. Was it worth the wait? With a whopping 2+ hours of educational entertainment it’ll keep you enthralled; whether you are a Vintage computer enthusiast, or simply interested in the games industry. It’s nice to see a documentary […]
For those who do not know, AVCON is an anime and video games convention held annually in the fair city of Adelaide, South Australia. The history of this prestigious event dates back to 2002 when volunteers of the University of South Australia’s Japanese Animation Society and Adelaide University’s Video Gamers Association combined their efforts and […]
Robert Englund, Tom Skerritt, Richard Dean Anderson, Hodor!! These were some of the names to appear at OZ Comic Con 2014, the event being held at the old exhibition building in Melbourne. So on a cold wintery morning Daz Retro and your’s truly headed out to yet another huge convention. We were fortunate enough to […]
The Commodore Amiga was heralded by many as a machine before its time. A multimedia, multi-tasking powerhouse that had few rivals in the 16 bit era, the platform was responsible for an entire generation of gamers, programmers and productivity users. Some of the hallmark software developers and publishers in today’s market cut their teeth on the mighty […]
Mighty warrior! oh blessed and stalwart defender! Pick up your mighty….er… dash and three brackets, and your uh…ampersand, because it’s time to defend the realm in the new ASCII text based RPG ‘Sanctuary’.
As you may be aware, I am a keen enthusiast when it comes to adventure games, in particular point and click, I grew up on games such as LucasArts Monkey Island, Sierra’s Police Quest and Revolution’s Broken Sword. When I first found out about an additional Broken Sword being in the works via a Kickstarter […]
What would you expect from a creative genius such as Jon Hare? If you are unfamiliar with the name, cast your mind back 20 plus years to the dawn of the Commodore 64 and Amiga 500. Co-founder of the highly successful Sensible Software, with award winning games such as Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder and Mega […]