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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Dōkutsu Monogatari (Cave Story)

I was recently looking for freeware games I could play on my laptop. I would have been okay with a Tetris or Marble Madness clone, but I emerged with Dōkutsu Monogatari (Cave Story), a non-linear platformer that evidently took the … Read more

The You Tube of fighting video games

We’re a little bit late on the uptake with this one, largely because our mates over at NeoEmpire never remember to tell us when they’re launching new stuff, but nevertheless those awesome chaps, along with DNA of Electronic Dojo have … Read more

Starglider 2

Set someone free in a game world and they will do their best to test the limits, whether it’s finding the altitude ceiling in a flight simulator or walking up to the horizon in a game like Hunter (Amiga/Atari ST). … Read more

New design added: Syntax Error

Here’s a new design for you lovely programmers out there. The Syntax Error is available with white decals: Men’s Syntax Error T-Shirt Girl’s Syntax Error T-Shirt Unisex Syntax Error Hoodie And also with black decals: Men’s Syntax Error T-Shirt Girl’s … Read more


I’ve never forgotten the music of Turrican and Turrican 2. They were two of the only games I completed on my Amiga 500. Playing Turrican again recently on an emulator, muscle memory took over, and I flew through the first … Read more

What makes a game retro?

Anyone born before the PlayStation knows what gaming used to be like. Anyone born before the crash of the gaming industry (and the boom) in the 80s will have seen how rapidly games changed. While we are content with our … Read more