Retro Games

Four Reasons Why The Mega Drive Is The Ultimate Retro Console

Nathan Atkinson | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Nathan Atkinson

With Nintendo and Sega having recently launched new retro plug-and-play consoles, gaming fans are once again firmly split in their allegiance. Having reignited an old rivalry, here are four reasons why you should do the right thing and side with Sonic and the Mega Drive.

Man Turns His Garage Into Ultimate Retro Video Game Arcade

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech

Sure you could put your car in your garage, but why do that when you could turn it into a 1980s-style arcade?Mat Corne, 40, has spent thousands of pou...

This New Generation Cabbage Patch Kid Will Give You Nightmares For Weeks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech

Everyone knows children’s dolls are terrifying: there’s a reason why these glassy eyed monsters have been cast in every horror film since the dawn...

Nine Retro Games To Get Your Kids Outdoors

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents

Today's children can be almost entirely sedentary, glued to screens interacting with a virtual games world rather than getting outside and playing gam...

When BASIC Is Good

David Levy | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech
David Levy

The word "basic" has a variety of connotations, and allegedly thanks to Kate Moss it is the more negative ones that became fashionable early this summer. But now, as the new school year starts up, BASIC has suddenly found itself being thrust into the headlines in a much more positive way - the computer language that can enable every child to learn to code.

The New ZX Spectrum Will Be Made In Beeston

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

An all-new version of the iconic games console the ZX Spectrum will start going into production at a factory in the UK. The redesigned ZX Spectrum ...

One Handheld Gaming System To Rule Them All

Alan Boiston | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Tech
Alan Boiston

Gaming while on the go got gamers out of the bedroom and on the move without leaving their games behind.

The 7 Best Classic Games On The 'Internet Arcade'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech

If you were looking for something else to do today other than work, eat or sleep, we have good news: the Internet Arcade has launch, along with 900 pl...

Classic 'Star Wars' Games Are Getting A Re-Release

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech

As everyone knows, the 'Star Wars' movies get worse with every re-release. But the 'Star Wars' games? That's different. Games including Knights of the...

Portable Wooden Arcade Is Childhood In A Box

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

With games consoles like the PS4 and the Xbox One showing us graphics you'd barely believe it's refreshing to see that this portable wooden arcade con...

This Typewriter Keyboard Is Just The Best

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is Qwerkywriter, it's a retro-themed mechanical keyboard that uses real typewriter keys making it, by default absolutely brilliant. Developed ...

Atari Wants You To Start Gambling

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Tech

Atari is back -- but it's not back in the way that'll make your heart warm and your gaming hand itch. Instead Atari is becoming a company that'll use ...

This Man Owns More Video Games Than You Have Ever Played

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Tech

Is this the greatest retro games collection ever? Or the most beautifully presented, at least? Well, it's up there. And as ever, it's all in the detai...

Tetris Played On The Side Of A Building Is Unbelievable

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech

Tetris is one of those rare, classic games that is just as punishing and addictive as ever, whether it's played on a Game Boy or a modern iPhone. And,...

32 Incredible Old School Video Game Ads

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech

Video games are getting the hard sell at the moment, with big-budget trailers, action-packed video clips and - in Microsoft's case - a big ol' box ful...

8-Bit 'Blade Runner' Video Game Would Be Amazing, If It Existed

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Tech

Yes, we know: this '8-bit' recreation of 'Blade Runner' is actually closer to 16-bit graphics. But it's still amazingly awesome. Ace work, Cine Fix. N...

Play Missile Command... On YouTube

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Tech

As part of its Geek Week celebrations, Google has unveiled a new YouTube easter egg which sees any video turned into a mini game of classic arcade sho...

Paperboy Remake Has 3D Graphics, Virtual Reality And An Actual Bike

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech

Most retro video game remakes are pretty unambitious, perhaps adding some new graphics or the ability to share high scores. But Paperdude VR is differ...

Woman Buys Old Video Game, Turns Out To Be Worth $15K

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Tech

A woman who bought an ancient video game in a charity shop for $7.99 has just become $15,000 richer. The lucky shopper picked up a copy of Stadium ...

#PlayStationMemories: Remembering The Old Skool Ahead Of PS4 Launch

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech

Sony has newer things on its mind, but while gaming fans wait to get their hands on the next-generation hardware there is still a lot of love for the ...

Top 5 Retro Versions Of Modern Video Games

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Tech

Many modern games, from FIFA to Doom, have been around long enough to have actual retro versions lurking in the archives. But others, including cur...

VIDEO: How Would 'We Sing 80s' Have Looked... In The 80s?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech

Releasing retro versions of new video games has become quite fashionable lately - much like the 1980s themselves in fact. The latest title to pull ...

PICTURES: Colossal Retro Games Collection Sells For €1m On eBay

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Tech

An enormous collection of mint-condition video games has sold for £838,000 on eBay. The huge cache of retro video games includes every title ever ...

Michael Rundle

Pixelated Dreams: New Retro Games Shop Opens In London | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Tech

A couple of months ago, a charming but tatty, half-empty and run-down retro gaming shop in London closed. "We held on and fought as long as we cou...

WATCH: Top 50 ZX Spectrum Games

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Tech

If you only play modern video games, probably the biggest inconvenience you have to deal with is when the yellow Angry Bird won't play ball and assass...