Author Archives: Ian Guebert

GOG’s Double Insomnia Promotion.

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Good Old Games are doing another limited game promotion. This time there’s a classic game up against a modern game. There are limited numbers of each game to sell, and when one get gets sold out, it get replaced with a new game. So keep you eyes out on awesome deals.

I got myself Monster Bash for 99p and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter for £5.99. What games will you get? Tell me in the comments below.

The return of ToeJam & Earl!

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Here’s a Kickstarter that I might support, it’s the new ToeJam & Earl game made Greg Johnson who now works at a new game studio called, Humanature Studios. Sick of the fact that a, real, sequel to the original ToeJam & Earl MegaDrive/Genesis game never came out due to publishers pushing them to change the game, Greg Johnson and Humanature Studios are now working to make a new game for the PC without the pressure for publishers telling them how to make the game; and they’re doing this by getting funding from the fans over on Kickstarter.

The game in it’s early stages look great! It looks like they took some ideas from HotHead’s DeathSpank series. It uses simplistic models and backdrops, in this case two dimensional characters, on top of a three dimensional environment that’s randomly generated, just like the original game!

By the way, Greg Johnson is doing a REALLY bad Scottish accent in this video for the random…

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Intellivision Gen2 is coming out on PC and Mac

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Today on The Retro Magazine website, the Blue Sky Rangers, Realtime Associates and Retro Magazine will be working together to get the Intellivision Gen2 games onto PC and Mac.

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Intellivision Gen2 began as a set of games playable from the PlayStation 3 Home online service. It eventually appeared on the PlayStation Vita as downloadable games before making it’s way onto iOS and Android. These games were, AstroSmash, Shark!Shark! and NightTrap, they were remade and designed with new school graphics whilst maintaining the original gameplay mechanics of their original games on the Intellivision. It was announced that Utopia, Sea Battle, Deadly Discs, and Snafu might appear too on the PC version of Intellivision Gen2.

You can read more about this on the Retro Managazine Web site.

You can join the Intellivision Gen2 Facebook page right here.

Hotline Miami 2 is coming out on the 10th of March!

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You heard it! The sequel to the awesome Hotline Miami, the game I wrote my first review, and first blog article, on this blog is coming out! I’m very excited!

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong number takes place just after the events of the previous game, this time there are new masks such as the Swan that allows you to play two characters at the same time, one with a chainsaw, and one with an automatic machine gun, but you can’t change weapons. There’s a Zebra mask that allows you to do rolls that dodge bullets, and you can wear Biker’s old helmet and imitate him, cutting through enemies with a huge cleaver.

Are you excited about this game like I am!? Can’t wait to try out the new mask!? Time to meet the makers of the mask!? Tell me in the comments below

Birthday Money Spending Pickups.

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It was my birthday over the weekend, and I got myself a good amount of birthday money. I went out and got myself a lot of awesome gaming stuff. There’s some boring things that I needed like new jeans and shirts, but let’s talk about the good stuff!

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Early in the morning, I went to my local carboot sale and found a Russian man selling a whole bunch of games including a Sega Saturn Virtua Gun. It was a bummer that House of the Dead wasn’t included with the gun, but I bought 10 games from the seller for £50. Typically I don’t spend more than £30 at a carboot sale, but I did get a WiiU Game, Nintendo Land, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles on Wii, and Harvest Moon Magical Melody all boxed, complete and in great condition. The only unboxed games I got from the seller was Street Fighter 2 Turbo and FlashBack on the SNES. Even if I spent £50 on all this, it was originally going to be £65! But the seller was quite a pushover and haggled it down to £50; £15 off for all that isn’t bad at all! Continue reading

GreatBitVlog 14: Willy’s big awesome box of GameBoy games!

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I’m perfectly aware that I’m a lazy son of a bitch who’ll do everything half arsed. Such as release a Vlog on Youtube, but not release it on my own damn web site! Not to mention it’s a pretty big deal seeing as it’s a big box of GameBoy games sent to me from the hella awesome William Culver, the host of the Arcade USA show on Youtube. But let me get this over and done with; honestly though, I should’ve done this a week ago!

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Amiibo woes and highs

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Nintendo announced that Amiibos in the future can unlock demos of classic games based on the said character. Which in fairness is all right seeing as Nintendo is trying to add more to Amiibos than they started off with. However I will have to stress that they’re demos and not full games; similar to that seen in the Masterpiece screen in Smash Bros fro WiiU.

It would be nice if Nintendo would give away a free NES game with an Amiibo, then again in doing so might result in increasing the price of them, they’re still £15 each in high street stores. £15 for a figure with no articulation is insane in my opinion, even when it must be 20 years since I left got an action figure! Continue reading

Street Fighter on Virtual Boy?

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Mr. Anon and MK, a pair of users from the Planet Virtual Boy website, went through the effort of porting Street Fighter II onto the Virtual Boy. Street Fighter II did get a port on the original GameBoy with Super GameBoy support, but not the ill-fated Virtual Boy. In-fact I’m pretty sure there wasn’t any fighting games apart from Telero Boxer, which was more of a PunchOut style boxing game rather than an arcade fighting game. The game is called Hyper Fighting, or obvious reasons…

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GreatBitVlog 13: They’re selling N64 Jumper Paks?

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Time for some catch up, seeing as I appear to still be bad at organising this blog! In Today’s Vlog I talk about something weird I noticed today when I found a charity shop selling an N64 Jumper Pak. The thing you use in order to boot up the console, you only ever remove it if you’re installing an Expansion Pak into your system. But after a bit of talking to people on Twitter it turns out that some retailers where known to remove jumper paks out of pre-owned N64 systems!

Not only that, I talk a bit about the announced Zelda Netflix TV show, Persona 5, and an awesome modded PS1 with a model of Final Fantasy VII’s Midgar on the top of it! Continue reading