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Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium Kickstarter

Commodore 64: A Visual Compendium Kickstarter The “Commodore 64: a visual Compendium” is a Kickstarter for a high-end, coffee table book that celebrates the visual beauty of the worst best-selling computer the Commodore 64.  This will be ...
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6 Great Flappy Bird Clones

6 Great Flappy Bird Clones Flappy Bird was the King of mobile gaming, but now the king is dead. Here are some Flappy Bird inspired Games that will fill that void in your life. Maverick Bird (Web) This Flash game was written by Terry Cavanagh the Indie ...
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Sword of Fargoal 2 Revamps Classic c64 game

Sword of Fargoal 2 has got a kickstarter. Although the game is almost 80% complete they just need a little help to finished the game off. The Kickstarter campaign is there to help that last 20% run as smoothly as possible, adding new animation, music, ...
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Punch Quest

Punch Quest Endless runner games are very popular at the moment, especially on mobile devices. As they seem to be very sutied to the format but still provide a fast arcade like gaming experience. Punch Quest is an Endless runner game, but with a twist. ...

Amiga Classic Battle Squadron now available for iOS

Cope-Com have releassed their classic Amiga hit Battle Squadron for iOS and it’s now now available on the App Store. The original Amiga Game was very highly rated, with one magazine, Amiga Computing, rating it at 109%. The game the developers ...

Independent GAMER: ALEX ARIS

Here at Obsolete Gamer we like to check out games no matter if the developer is a huge global company, or just a single programming working away in his bed room. Definitely in the second category is Alex Aris, here are some of the games he has developed. Check ...

Project Zomboid

Project Zomboid looks like it could be the next big indie hit (The last being Minecraft). It’s has been generating a buzz on twitter in the last week. It will be played in via a download or within the web browser which means it can be played it ...

Remake and Reboot

Hollywood is going through a phase at the moment. The “reboot” of films such as Batman Begins, or the remake of titles including “The Taking of Pelham 123”, demonstrates a lack of original ideas and voices. And the games industry seems to be ...
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Retaining

Bravo’s series Deadliest Warrior got me thinking about all the great games over the years featuring ninjas, from the classic System 3 game The Last Ninja to various beat ‘em ups. But there is one series I am not a fan of – Ninja Gaiden. It’s ...

Top Ten Platforming Cliches

It’s no joke being the hero in a platform game. Once you’ve died a few thousand times you know there are still so many clichés standing between you and success. Here then are the top ten… No matter how carefully you tread, that bit of platform/bridge ...
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A Swipe At Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe

For those of us on this side of the pond you can learn more about Gameswipe here. Charlie Brooker used to review games, and in his BBC4 programme Gameswipe (part of the BBC’s Electric Revolution season) he took his usual acerbic and satirical view at ...

The Whine List

Gaming forums are not a good place for the faint-hearted, but just recently there seems to have been a lot of whining and misplaced angst. While there are easy targets – Sony’s poor handling of the PSP Go – there have been some misguided campaigns ...
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Portable problems

Sony had the chance to shake up the portable console market and to maintain its grip on gaming. Somewhere along the line things went wrong after such initial promise. The latest iteration, the PSP Go, has boosted sales but does it have a long-term future? When ...

Points Make Prizes

When Microsoft launched the Live Arcade, I was very sceptical about the Points system. While in theory it makes transactions easier, being forced to buy in set amounts puts the purchaser at a disadvantage. It saves them money on organising small credit ...
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Exile

  Exile title   Exile is probably the best game most people have never heard of. It was first released on the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro in 1988. The game was designed and programmed by Peter Irvin and Jeremy Smith (the author of Thrust, another ...