Karate come from China, sixteenth century, called te, “hand.” Hundred year later, Miyagi ancestor bring to Okinawa, call *kara*-te, “empty hand.” Many year after that James Matson bring review of Budokan for Amiga. All Village rejoice.
What would you get if you crossed Game of Thrones with The Simpsons? James Matson has no freaking idea, but reckons Mega-Lo-Mania comes awfully close
James Matson is out there. He can’t be bargained with. He can’t be reasoned with. He doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. He does however enjoy a jolly good write up of retro Terminator games….
Seemingly unable to count up to 50 shades of grey, James Matson seems content to settle for 4 shades instead.
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 […]
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!
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 […]
It was the late 80’s and a truly awesome time to be a gamer with many gaming systems readily available for play from the comfort of your own beanbag. Sure, mention early consoles – and even platform games – and most will recall the likes of those pixelated, cap-wearing, moustache-faced plumbers looking for the princess […]
Released in 1987 for the Commodore 64/Apple II, then a few months later for the home computer (DOS), followed by Amiga and the Atari ST, and ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System in the early 90’s; Maniac Mansion was designed BY puzzle adventure game fans FOR puzzle adventure game fans. Lucasfilm’s first graphic adventure launched […]
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…
Suz E.Q is back and she’s gonna take you on a ride!!!!! DOS. Say that to anyone under the age of 18 these days and they’ll stare at you blankly with their Xbox 360 controller flashing in their hand like you ‘re speaking another language. Well yeah, kinda. Even back in the 80’s and early […]
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. […]
What? No hammer throwing, skateboards or fruit that give you energy? Nah! This is a Wonderboy game with a difference, and an excellent one at that! Developed by Westone and published by Sega, read on and see what Daz thinks about one of Sega’s crowning moments.
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!