Archive for September, 2005

Rejoice, Retro Gamers.

Turner Broadcasting is launching a ROM/Game download service called ‘GameTap‘. They are in the middle of a viral marketing campaign, whereby you can receive 1 free month, and then three months for 9.95 a month (regularly 14.95 per month thereafter).

Here,
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Here are examples of the clever ‘fake-sites’ they’ve used. Crawl around any of them long enough, and discover the ‘free month’ offer hiding within.

Posted by 2J on 09.27.05
Posted under: New Games, Retro
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Sounds like EA Games is going release an expansion pack for their Battlefield 2 game. The story is here .

Posted by Xsyntrex on
Posted under: New Games
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Yet another game turned movie is on the horizion. Doom! I guess it didn’t make enough in sales so they are going to try am drum up support with a movie starring The Rock and Karl Urban.

This is going to use a FPS type look and feel so you will see what you would see as if you were playing the game. Interesting concept, wonder how well it will pan out.

Posted by Xsyntrex on 09.26.05
Posted under: Movies
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VGCats has some commentary about the new game consoles with some rather colorful points about the Nintendo Revolution controller.

Posted by Cavorter on 09.23.05
Posted under: Console, Humor
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OK, the Nintendo Four Score wasn’t released 20 years ago–but the NES was! Feel old yet? As luck would have it, I have my very own Four Score! Although, of my 80 or so NES games, I’ve never been able to figure out which ones actually use the dang thing. I finally have the answer! The list below highlights the NES games which support this handy-dandy four-player adapter! Unfortunately, I think I only have one of these games– Swords and Serpents. Even so, I’ll have to give it a try. In the meantime, I think I’ll look around for a copy of Gauntlet II. Even though I really don’t need it–it’s obviously the best title of the bunch and will likely be the most fun to play if I’m ever able to get four people in a room to try it.

  • Gauntlet II
  • Greg Norman’s Golf Power
  • Kings of the Beach
  • M.U.L.E.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street – Coincidentally, this is rated one of the worst coded games ever for NES
  • Super Jeopardy!
  • Super Spike V’Ball
  • Swords and Serpents
Posted by Madaracs on
Posted under: Console, Retro
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