SHREDDER’S REVENGE IS A WAKE UP CALL TO THE VALUE OF RETRO LICENSED GAMES

Last week, to the delight of many, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, produced in partnership between Dotemu and Tribute games, was announced. A game that no one saw coming at all, Shredder’s Revenge is a love letter to the beloved TMNT titles produced by Konami – and the 2007 TMNT game for the Game…

UNCOVERING TUROK: RESURRECTION

Nightdive Studios have been a boon to fans of the classic Turok series of first-person shooters from Acclaim. Their stellar remasters of the first and second games in the franchise, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, have given players who long for the good old days a way to experience those games on modern machines, with the…

CHAPTER 14: PLAYSTATION

For my brother and I growing up, video games consoles were produced by two companies: Nintendo and Sega. There was a RadioShack in the T.C Square that had a demo unit for the Turbografx 16 and another in The Village that showcased Panasonic’s 3DO, one of the first CD based systems that impressively played an…

CHAPTER 13: VIDEO GAME STORES

The town of Bay Roberts now has not one, but two dedicated video game stores: Game On Collectibles and the second branch of a store located in St. John’s called Entertainment Center. Like most modern games stores, video games are just one component of these businesses along with trading cards and other collectibles, but they’re…

CHAPTER 12: RETRO GAMES

There’s a sad, almost disposable component to most video games. Months, sometimes years, of anticipation are built for a game and the second it lands, everyone flocks to it like a swarm of locusts, devouring every last morsel of entertainment before moving on to the next thing. Games that once dominated the headlines on video…

COULD THERE BE AN X-MEN 3 AND CHAKAN 2 IN OUR FUTURE?

Before the days of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, console exclusive comic book video games were a big selling point of the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin, or simply Spider-Man (1991), was the first ever 16-bit console Spider-Man game and it was followed two years by X-Men when the team was arguably the hottest thing going in comics at the…