Category Archives: Video games

July 14, 2016

Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System

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Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System launches in stores on 11th November. The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.

I’ll buy this, if only for the fact that the controllers are compatible with the Wii / Wii U.

June 13, 2016

We Happy Few

We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules.

This was first announced at Gamescom last year; a bit more was shown at this year’s E3. One of the most stylish games I have ever seen.

May 12, 2016

Eurogamer on the now-defunct Lionhead Studios

The inside story of how Lionhead rose and fell is difficult but also important. Those who worked there describe a studio high on the fumes of furious creativity, a place where mind-numbing failure would often accompany agenda-setting success. They describe a fiercely British culture that benefited – and suffered – from an American overlord hell bent on winning the console war. And they describe a studio created in the image of a man who inspires as much as he frustrates. It’s a complicated story. But it’s one worth telling.

The entire article is fantastic. Personally, I’m still sad that we will never see a new Fable.

March 25, 2016

The SEGA 3D Classics blog

M2 is known in the games industry as the best emulation studio. If you enjoy the nitty-gritty details of well done emulation, this is a fascinating read.

Sony confirms closure of Evolution Studios

Evolution Studios, the developer behind franchises like World Rally Championship and MotorStorm, has been shut down by Sony, we’ve just learned. The company’s most recent DriveClub was a troubled project for the studio and Sony, having seen delays and online problems – 55 people had been cut from Evolution just one year ago. Now, Sony has made the tough decision to make the rest of the Evolution staff redundant.

Such a shame. When it comes to arcade racing games, Evolution was one the the finest developers.

March 7, 2016

Changes at Microsoft Studios, UK and Denmark

After much consideration we have decided to cease development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees about the proposed closure of Lionhead Studios in the UK. Additionally, we will close Press Play Studios in Denmark, and sunset development on Project Knoxville.

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