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Still a 90’s kid at heart? Wish it was still 1985? Rather play Frogger than Assassin’s Creed? GameSpew’s Retro section is for you!

Here we celebrate everything yesteryear: the best games of days gone by, re-releases of the classics, and pretty much anything to do with the golden age of video games.

Thousands of Amiga Games Now Available For Free In Your Browser

Have you ever heard of Archive.org, or the Internet Wayback Machine? Well, you've been missing out. A service that's been running for years, the...

Counting Stars: A Look Back Over 20 Years of Star Ocean

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the fantasy/space series, Star Ocean. The original game launched on the Super Famicom in Japan on 19...
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Sega to Re-release Mini Version of Mega Drive

Following on the heels of Nintendo's NES mini announcement, Sega are set to capitalise upon one of their own classic consoles. A mini version...

Nintendo’s Classic Mini NES goes to the top of Amazon’s charts

Sony and Microsoft may have some stiff competition this coming Christmas. Nintendo's Classic Mini NES is already top of the bestsellers list on Amazon.co.uk. Nintendo...

Games That Changed Our Lives #28: Guild Wars 2

I feel like there comes a point in every gamer's life where they'll try out an MMORPG for the first time and it will...

Games That Changed Our Lives #26: Hidden & Dangerous 2

Hidden & Dangerous 2 is probably a game you’ve never heard of. I myself know only a handful of people who are even aware of...

Games That Changed Our Lives #24: The Batman “Arkham” Series

High above Arkham Asylum, a blackened sky looms behind a shawl of thick, grey clouds; each one lousy with smoke and dirt from Gotham's factories. Licks of lightening tear apart...

Games That Changed Our Lives #23: Grand Theft Auto (Part Two)

Not read Part One yet? Click here to read that first! A new generation has begun. One where you no longer needed memory cards, multi-taps,...

Games That Changed Our Lives #23: Grand Theft Auto (Part One)

With the first title released in 1997, the Grand Theft Auto series began its (so far) 18-year journey as a top-down, 2D action title and...

British Company Attempt to Bring Commodore 64 Back to Life

Originally released in 1982, the Commodore 64 (or the CBM 64, if you like) was likely a lot of people's first experience with video...

Games That Changed Our Lives #22: Wizkid

As a young child, I spent my days sneaking into my older brother's bedroom in the hope of scoring some time on his Amiga 500....

Games That Changed Our Lives #21: Sonic The Hedgehog

If you needed a mascot for your brand and your competitor had a podgy plumber with a noticeable nose and magnificent moustache, who or what...

Games That Changed Our Lives #20: Bioshock

Chances are, if you had an Xbox 360 or PS3 back in 2007, you played the very first Bioshock during its prime. It came...

Games That Changed Our Lives #19: Uplink

Back in 2001, hardly anyone had a mobile phone, the internet connected using uncomfortably loud and ridiculous noises, and hacking had only really been seen...

Games That Changed Our Lives #18: FIFA Football

For a series that's 23 years old, FIFA Football has done incredibly well to stay relevant. Its singular focus means it won't appeal to...

Games That Changed Our Lives #17: Deus Ex

If you've played a video game since the year 2000 then chances are that Deus Ex had an impact on it in some way;...

Games That Changed Our Lives #16: Theme Hospital

Simulation games have been around since Fortune Builder in 1984 before being popularised by the first incarnation of Sim City in '89. Since then...
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Games That Changed Our Lives #15: Silent Hill 2

Funnily enough, during my first playthrough of Silent Hill 2, 3 and 4, I never actually touched the controller. I sat on a couch,...

Games That Changed Our Lives #14: Crash Bandicoot

At a time when Sega were the forerunners in the home video games market, Sony were trying to launch the PlayStation. Originally conceived as an...

Games That Changed Our Lives #13: SSX 3

Ever notice how the third of something is usually the best? Die Hard 3, Rambo 3, Alien 3, Starship Troopers 3? Actually, those are...
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