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Post by Sureshot » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:36 pm

http://www.8bitpeoples.com - One which I've mentioned before; this website showcases multiple artists who are in the business of making 8bit and 8bit-inspired music. Best of all, you can download albums and EPs free and legally.

http://www.rfgeneration.com/ - Mainly a community for collection enthusiasts, but also offers a comprehensive database of games and scans over many platforms.

http://www.digitpress.com/ - Another site with substantial collecting guides, but also has columns, features and more.

http://www.sega-16.com/ - Covering Mega Drive, Mega CD and 32x, this site is packed with reviews, interviews and other retro-inspections.

http://www.wickedretarded.com/~crapmame/ - Well it's certainly interesting and amusing, if a bit confrontational ;)

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Post by chewy » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:31 am

Hardcore Gaming 101
Crap name, great website. (I'm also on the forums there.)

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Some Links

Post by driver695 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:35 pm

Thought I'd add a few:

An online book with some stuff of interest: http://www.dadgum.com/halcyon/BOOK/MISC/CONTENTS.HTM

Some cool little vids on gaming history - Yank but good:
http://onnetworks.com/videos/play-value

A strategy wiki - good for tips on all sorts:
http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

Amusing censored tke on Dragon's Lair LOL:
http://www.studiohunty.com/dungeon/

Hope someone can make use

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Post by driver695 » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:01 pm

Sureshot wrote:http://www.wickedretarded.com/~crapmame/ - Well it's certainly interesting and amusing, if a bit confrontational ;)
http://www.wickedretarded.com/~crapmame/
is FANTASTIC! LOL

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Post by mqark » Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:40 pm

My Konix website featuring LOADS of info and contributions from most of the people involved in the actual project

http://www.konixmultisystem.co.uk

Thanx for looking, Mqark.

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Post by woody.cool » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:46 pm

CPC Live: http://cpc.devilmarkus.de/

Unfortunately it's in German but there's a Java emulator (called JEMU) which can play CPC games in any Java enabled browser - it can use DSK files you have stored locally on your hard drive too.

For those non-German people, theres a link to a Google translation but it's a bit dodgy!

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Post by SirClive » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:57 am

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:04 am

A Brief History of the Videogame Console:
http://www.thegameconsole.com/
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Post by sscott » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:57 am

For those people who love Dungeon Master. Lots of re-makes for the PC and a Java version too.
www.dungeon-master.com
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Post by 8bitgamer » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:45 pm

I regularly update my blog with video game and comic book reviews and other relevant information. I try to keep it entertaining. Just click on the link below.

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Post by SirClive » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:33 pm

The weekend Gamer website turned a year old this month, so I think we deserve another plug :)

http://www.weekend-gamer.co.uk
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Post by Steve » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:33 am

^ Congrats on one year! I'm about to hit the one year mark myself, this coming January.

Speaking of which, I hope to have my website mentioned in a future ish of Retro Gamer, but I'll definitely settle for posting the URL here.

As a long time DIEHARD Sega Saturn fan turned born-again SNES fanatic, I've opened a website that honors both -- with the main focus on the Super Nintendo and its great legacy of games (and not so great ones). My "Obscure Super Famicom Games" section is quite a popular hit, as I look at very little-known SFC curiosities and break them down.

Yes, I was a bit influenced by great sites like Sega-16 and Sega-Saturn.com (viewable on archive.org). It's amazing there is not really a SNES review site out there, at least not one in the vision that I had coming in. What's the difference between me and the million game-related sites already in existence? What makes RVGFANATIC different? Well, I'm entirely a one-man show for one, and my reviews... well... some are probably unlike anything you've ever seen. 56K users beware!

http://www.RVGFANATIC.com/301.html

I just published a review for F-ZERO in time for its 17th Birthday. The site also has a lot of personal life memories, so it is not strictly game-oriented. Some people don't care at all for these articles, which is all good, but a few have told me they're very touching, and well done. Because it is my site, I have no one to speak to, so I can do whatever I want which is the great thing about it. It pretty much represents who I am: my life moments, and my gaming passions.

In short, it's the mad ramblings of a recollective retro renegade. In general, you'll see I do things a bit differently from the norm. If you drop by, make sure you VOTE for which one you liked better: Super Mario World, or Yoshi's Island.

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Post by humorguy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:20 pm

You know what we don't have - and this thread proves it? Websites or even threads (it seems) that cover the early PC games from the CGA to EGA to VGA PC games, say from the late 80's to the mid/late 90's! Yes we have abandonware sites, but I am talking about talking about the whole market back then! You know, the period where we got Elite Plus, X-Com, Terra Nova, Doom, System Shock, Darklands, SEAL Team, M1 Tank Platoon, Pirates, Kings Quest, Task Force 1942, Midwinter, F-14 Fleet Defender, Gabriel Knight and on and on (Sorry I am a strategy and RPG PC gamer, so couldn't think of the arcade type games! I am sure you can fill in my gaps!) Where we had multiple PC gaming magazines vying for our attention, where every town had at least one independent retailer where gamers gathered on a Saturday to talk about the latest games and try them out! It truly was the heyday of PC gaming that has been in fast decline in the last 5 years or so with the advent of next generation consoles and the ever increasing and frequent cost of upgrading to play the latest games!

This is a huge disservice to PC gaming, that retro gaming means every format except PC! While CGA PC gaming can maybe be forgotten, it didn't last long and once we hit EGA and VGA 100's of classic games were released - a much higher number both in total and as a percentage than we have had in the last 5 years of PC gaming! The golden days of PC gaming were the early 90's through to the late 90's, with approx twice as many PC game unit sales as today and with twice as many genres as we have today! In the USA we had one of the world's greatest gaming magazines 'Computer Gaming World' and in the UK we had the early stirrings of PC Zone and PC gamer - it was the height of PC gaming that we have lost in the last few years - and yet no one covers it! Unless you can prove me wrong....!!! :)
Modern PC gaming is dying Retro is growing - so get over it!

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:04 pm

Not exactly retro, but Steven Poole's site is now offering a free PDF download of his book, Trigger Happy. Something of a marmite book, but I'm firmly in the 'love it' camp and have read it in paperback form a couple of times.

http://stevenpoole.net/blog/trigger-happier/
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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:44 am

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