Tag Archives: PlayStation Vita

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.

Super Podcast Land Episode 0: GameBoys and GameBoobs?

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The pilot of Super Podcast Land is now out! I’m very excited to release this as I’m now getting back into the swings of podcasting! This is the GreatBitBlog’s Monthly Portable gaming podcast; ranging from Game & Watches to PlayStation Vitas, if it fits in your hands and runs on a battery, we’re talking about it! In this month’s episode, Dave, Vince and I talk about our own personal history with our GameBoys and other portable consoles, talk about our favourite original GameBoy game, get a bit side tracked into GameCube and Pokemon, before finishing off talking about Senran Kagura on the PS Vita!

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I want to thank Dave and Vince for being my co-hosts for this great new podcast! I want to give a big shout out to Zackery Wilson who aloud me to use his awesome, Ain’t Got Time to Bleep, track for the intro of the podcast!

Come on Sony, bring the PSTV Value pack over here!

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I’ll admit it. I kinda want a Playstation TV. Games such as TXK, Freedom Wars and a bunch of great looking indie games the system is fairly attractive to me. However my gripe with the system is simply that once you buy the system, you still have to buy one of those damn Vita memory cards!

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Now granted, the PlayStation TV does feature a one gigabyte internal memory to it; which the PlayStation Vita didn’t. But it bugs me to no end that if I get myself a PSTV, I would have to fork out a lot of money on these Vita memory cards, otherwise I’m stuck with a teeny tiny 1GB of memory!

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Happy Guy Fawkes Night!

Yup, on the 5th of November, us Brits celebrate something called “Guy Fawkes Night”, where we celebrate the fact we executed a terrorist who attempted to blow up the House of Commons and Lords with dynamite and failed. Sounds a bit gruesome and nasty, but unlike the depiction of Guy Fawkes in V For Vendetta, Guy was a nut case who ran around Germany and Holland killing off Lutherans to support the Catholic Roman Holy Empire… So yeah, he deserved what he got to be honest… But let’s not think of that! Let’s think about why us Brits like Guy Fawkes night! Beer, bonfires, and fireworks! So let me show off Fireworks in Video games!

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The first example of Fireworks in video games that I can think of is in Super Mario Bros on the NES. By grabbing the flag pole at the end on the level with the last digit on the time showing a number six, you’re awarded bonus points and six fireworks shooting off. You can do the same thing with three as the last digit on the time for three fireworks, and one for one firework. Continue reading

PlayStation Vita… TV?

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Well this is certainly interesting… I thought this was a joke, kinda like how Nintendo announced the 2DS, which I still need to blog about. But as I’m typing this as it appear on Kotaku, let me say that the last few weeks have been totally barmy in the console industry as Sony and Microsoft release their next generation consoles! Get your straight jackets and enter a world of insanity that makes total sense!?

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