Great Retro-gaming websites - the sticky thread!

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Post by mrbungle » Fri May 13, 2011 6:26 pm

"subtle (blatant) plug alert"

I know this guy who lives down the road from my sister's aunties friend, well they have a dog who was telling me about this website where he was getting this cloth like material with retro style images on them - I didn't believe him tho - only last week he was barking away about some kids stuck down a well or sumit!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/martinm ... -slippytee
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Post by Deaddoll » Mon May 16, 2011 5:52 am

Come and pay us a visit at our great little forum.
http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk
it's just been revamped and are looking for new member's.
We also have a great arcade section with online leaderboard with some classic's game's.
Hope to see you on there
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Post by Vyothric » Mon May 16, 2011 6:11 pm

My forum is now up and running :)

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Post by greenpixie » Tue May 17, 2011 5:25 pm

Hello magical retro gamers!
If you truely love the old skool games and want to be whizzed back to the good old days come check out this hidden gem:
http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/
It's still blossoming and we need more members to really get the forums really bustling! We also boast a selection of arcade games such as donky kong, space invaders, pac man and tetris to name but a few, this also features a live score boards for the competative among you! This is not all we have to offer, we have a shop list which will be updated continously with the help of site members, to find out more check the site out, register, chat and play, and become apart of success of the site, every one is welcome!
Hope to see you on there soon
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Post by Tepid Snake » Fri May 20, 2011 4:58 pm

Here are four sites I recommend:

Magweasel - This is, in fact, the best gaming blog on the entire internet, the writer is a freelance translator who catalogues weird Japanese gaming stuff, like Super Mario Bros. guides and electromechanical arcade games. Consider it essential if you're a PC Engine fan- he has a whole category called "I <3 the PC Engine" which you have to read right now go go go.

The Simple Series - I've mentioned this before, and doubtless will mention it again, but it's worth mentioning as many times as possible. A not-quite-but-basically-there listing of all the Simple 2000 Series games- that infamous series of cheapo PS2 games instigated by the sinister cartel known as D3 Publisher, a series that spawned games like Earth Defence Force, Splatter Master and the shameless Onechanbara series. Additionally, it lists their European name where applicable, so it's really handy for PAL collectors. Sadly, the same site's 505 Game Street listing isn't nearly as complete (although it lists some of their cancelled localisations, including Castle Shikigami!).

Jeff Vavasour's Game Page - Just the one page, but this is a catalogue of all the games Jeff Vavasour worked on. Who's he? One of the big guns at Digital Eclipse (now Backbone) who you may remember as the people who brought you Midway Arcade Treasures/Atari Anthology. He talks about all the projects he's worked on (including the GBA Spyro games) and it's very interesting to hear about this sort of thing from inside. Definitely something for Atari fans to check out.

SelectButton - I got hooked to their (sporadic) front-page updates, podcasts and forums because of their fighting game thread during the build-up to MVC3. While not specifically tailored to retro gaming, their Galaxy Oddity threads are essentially 'video games are weird, man!' which encompasses all eras. A bit on the strange side, and the forums are not for everyone (I don't post there very often, I just lurk) but you've got to admire threads like this immense, near-maniacal love letter to Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.

... Is this the bit where I plug my own site? Just click the thing below. It's three years old now, which is terrifying.
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Post by bodmcn » Fri May 27, 2011 9:32 pm

Check out the Crabby Old Gamer site which has a focus on retro gaming and mis-conceptions in the history of videogaming.

http://crabby-old-gamer.blogspot.com/


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Post by VivaAmiga » Tue May 31, 2011 10:58 pm

http://www.amigafilm.com
Film currently in production documenting the rise and fall of the great Amiga. Interviews with the engineers and designers of Amiga computers!

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Post by int10h » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:16 am

Aha! Just spotted this thread. Seeing as everyone else is doing it, I'll throw mine in:

Int10h - BBC Micro Game Reviews

http://www.int10h.co.uk

I review BBC games - focusing generally on the quirkier or unknown games for the Beeb. I normally stick a new review up about once a week. Particularly, I like to take suggestions from readers as to what get looked at.

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Post by ACRetro » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:48 am

Wouldn't want to fall foul of anti-spam rules in other forums, so this seems the perfect place for a plug! :mrgreen:

Some of you may have seen my videos on YouTube looking at Net Yaroze and Official UK PlayStation magazine (and I've just started some Sega Master System tool-assisted speedruns!). A couple of weeks ago I launched a blog to accompany my channel, which takes a (slightly) amusing look at the features covered in old retro magazines.

It's in its infancy at the moment, and I will be branching out away from OPM shortly, but I do put a reasonable amount of effort into it so it'd be greatly appreciated if I could get some followers and maybe, just maybe, some comments! :o

If you have a blog yourself I'll gladly requite the 'follow'.

http://acretro.blogspot.com

Cheers guys & gals. :D

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Post by mrbungle » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:19 am

Chuckie Egg,Excitebike,Dizzy,Gradius,Head over Heels,Crystal Castles and many more retro gaming tshirts now added at http://www.facebook.com/Slippytee
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Post by Mozza » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:09 am

Here's a quirky outside-the-box dead pan take on classic N64 and playstation games and so on. http://lee-morris.blogspot.com/2011/06/ ... -ours.html

The latest article is about alternative worlds in games such as ZELDA, STARFOX 64, GOLDENEYE, BANJO KAZOOIE, DIDDY KONG RACING, MARIO KART 64, FINAL FANTASY VII and the movie HOME ALONE.

(That felt so shameless, but I do want people to have a look. Especially you, my kin on this earth. The people I trust. I love you this much # - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -#. Hugs and Kisses!)
http://lee-morris.blogspot.com/2011/07/ ... yprus.html - Some interesting stuff about Safe-houses in Resident Evil 4, Gameboy game trading, Emo fringes, parallel worlds in the Zelda series, prisons in games, gaming statistics.

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Post by Retro Nintendope » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:24 pm

Here's a great retro stop located in Sutton Coldfield.
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=gro ... 1974500179
^ That's the facebook group.
It sells most consoles such as: NES, SNES, N64, PS1, PS2 etc.
And has over tonnes of games for each retro console, the shop also sells retro plush toys, figurines and nifty collectables for obsessive collectors much like myself.
B72 1QX <-- There's the postal code, I hope this helped.

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Post by PaulEMoz » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:59 am

Hey folks,

I didn't want to just join up and spam this thread straight away, but now that I've been here a while and been pointed in this thread's direction...

I've got a blog called A Gamer Forever Voyaging. It started off as A Game A Day, with the intention of playing and writing about all the games a mate had given me in a clearout, in an attempt to justify keeping them to my missus! I stuck to the game a day format until we had a surprise addition to the family! I haven't got time to commit to a game a day now, so the name has changed, and so has the aim in some ways.

So the updates may not be as regular, but I try and get something out there pretty often. I've got just over 400 posts on there at the moment, ranging from the Atari VCS/2600 through to the XBox 360, with all sorts in between. I'm currently doing an Andrew Braybrook C64 retrospective... if you click on the link, the most recent post which went up today is on Paradroid.

Hope that some of you enjoy it!

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Post by Graham Humphrey » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:05 pm

Lemon Amiga are happy to announce that we can finally be found on YouTube. Our channel LemonTubeAmiga is open to all members who may submit their Amiga (or Commodore) related videos - this could include tutorials, tips, group meets, gaming sessions, you name it!

Lemon Amiga Site Intro video

How popular this channel is depends on the community - it's intended for everybody to upload videos as they see fit. As you can see there are already a few videos on the channel but we will need more as time goes on -check the thread on Lemon for more details on how to submit.

As well as this, we can now be found on Facebook too, for those of you who are that way inclined. This page will be used to keep everyone up-to-date with site news such as updates, new polls, games competitions and of course any new material for the aforementioned YouTube channel. So please add us as a friend and do spread the word amongst your friends too.
Lemon Amiga is now on YouTube and Facebook!
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Post by AmigaJay » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:39 pm

I've put up a Facebook page for Lemmings Ports - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lemmings- ... 8465395474 please come along and 'like' it and keep upto date, post, upload, and poke all things Lemmings!

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