For those who haven’t been keeping up with my tweets or the Stalking the Retro Podcast. My good friend Jeremy sent me a GameBoy game that I’ve been seeking out for a while, X, or Ekkesu if you’re Japanese; they don’t have an X in their alphabet, so they have to spell it with four Japanese characters. Speaking of Japanese language, this game is REALLY heavy in Japanese, so I was given the task by Jeremy to create (what we believe will be) the first English walk through. Continue reading →
Aidy from the British IBM and I hosted a Retro Gaming Party at the Centre of Computing History on the 21st of February. At the party I hosted a PacMan Vs. Tournament. PacMan Vs. is a multiplayer PacMan game made for the GameCube that uses the GameBoy Advance-to-Game Cube cable. There is one PacMan and three ghosts. The players playing as ghosts play on a TV screen, whilst the PacMan player would play on a GameBoy Advance. But I came up with a better way to play this game. A Wii, a GameCube, a GameBoy Player, a Projector and a TV!
There’s my PacMan Vs. Set up attached to a projector, with a TV screen facing the other way. Crazy Horse Gaming gets it a little wrong, the GameCube is using a GameBoy Player and is acting as the GameBoy with PacMan, whilst a Wii is acting as the GameCube playing the game with the ghosts.
Since people saw this set up in photos and videos, people wanted to know how I did this. Let me show you how. Continue reading →
One of the many things that my friends often ask me is how to run their old PC games on their new Windows 7 or Mac OS X machine. Well if it’s a DOS game, you’re in luck. DOSBox is a DOS virtual machine that you can run in Windows 7/8, and there are versions available for Mac OS and Linux too! Continue reading →