OPM ended with Lara’s behind

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out from under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about games magazines. This month: the final issue of the Official UK PlayStation Magazine from March 2004. The early days of...

Kuni-Chan’s Game Paradise

Released: 1991 Format: Sega GameGear Kuni-Chan no Game Tengoku (Kuni-Chan’s Game Paradise) has so much history buried deep within its After Eight-shaped cartridge that it’s hard to know where to begin. The intro is a good place, I suppose – it’s set within the walls of Castle of...

3D with glasses

Every month we trawl eBay’s completed listings to find stuff of interest that has sold for vast sums. Why? Because it feels so good. With the 3DS now in the back pockets* of thousands, if not millions of gamers I thought it would be a fine idea to...

About a Boy

The Nintendo 3DS is released in the UK today. Being at the cutting edge of games journalism, we can bring you a complete look at Nintendo’s first 3D hardware. That is to say: the Virtual Boy. Not the 3DS. Back in 1995 Nintendo went head first – no...

Old football games should be kicked into space

Every month we trawl eBay’s completed listings to find stuff of interest that has sold for vast sums. Why? Because the voices told us to. What would you do with 192 copies of This is Football on PlayStation 1? Apart from using them to play a giant game...

Man finds Sega stuff in skip; gets skip in his step

A Greek gamer has blogged about his joy of finding five brand new Sega Mega Drive II consoles and six new GameGear handhelds thrown away in a skip next to a Greek toy store. Although the boxes were dusty, their contents were completely intact. Just imagine how much...

The murky world of multi-game carts

Being the mere human that I am, curiosity runs through my veins. Bootleg multi-game carts just so happen to be something that gets my curiosity glands flowing – there’s joy to be had from coming across one of these mystical beasts, plugging it in, and seeing what treasures...

Monkey Puncher

Released: 2000 Formats: Game Boy Color Animal rights organisation PETA has been around since 1980 and occasionally backlash against videogames which feature animal harming for entertainment. Super Meat Boy and Cooking Mama are two titles that have recently rattled their cage… pun fully intended. It’s odd, then, that...

$22,800 for a NES game, anyone?

Every month we trawl eBay’s completed listings to find stuff of interest that has sold for vast sums. Why? Nobody knows the answer to that, man. Even though Christmas was only a month ago, somebody still managed to find $2,425 (£1,516) to bag a complete set of American...

The Sega 32X – it wasn’t rubbish. Honest

It made me smile when websites started speculating that the Kinect could end up being another Sega 32X. This is because similarities between them are vast – the Sega 32X also promised a new gameplay experience, bolted onto an already existing console, required software especially developed for it...

Theme Park

Released: 1995 Formats: Mega Drive (played), Mega-CD, SNES, PC, Amiga, 3DO When Bullfrog started developing Theme Park for the Amiga and PC I doubt that even in their wildest collective dreams would the game end up on the humble Mega Drive. But EA gets what EA wants, and...

Sega GameGear: An Appreciation

If you’re a follower of our Twitter feed then you may be aware that I’ve been collecting Sega GameGear stuff since the start of the year. After having been lucky enough to bag a few large bundles on eBay relatively cheaply, I’m not far off from having a...